31. Anthony the Tart
Anthony is a travel addict but in his own words, not the regular travel blogger you met so far. Let’s hear what Anthony has to say: “you won’t see any wanky stories of how I quit my job to go traveling around the world, or how I became a digital nomad so I could push my money further by living in a third world country.” But Anthony, what will we find on your blog? According to others, a lot of funny stories and let us tell you that Anthony’s writing is indeed spectacular. You won’t have a choice but to laugh and come back for more of his travel adventures, as he seems to be that kind of person that ends up in the most crazy of situations.
The Travel Tart gives us (and please let us quote on Anthony) “funny, offbeat, weird, humor, WTF, bizarre, silly, unusual, and downright WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?” stories of Anthony’s travels. No accommodation guides and tricks, no travel plans, no how-to’s, no product reviews. Just Anthony who seems to be in the right place at the right time to make us jealous that we’re not with him. Still, Nomadic Samuel lists the blog among his top 100 and that is for Anthony’s writings and innate humor.
PR – 3
DA – 46
Alexa Rank – 110344
Fans and Followers: the man has strong social media connections (Twitter followers: 23,000+, Facebook Page Fans: 900+, YouTube Channel Video Views: 700,000+), while the blog registers 15-20,000 unique visitors per month. Anthony was featured by Lonely Planet, Rough Guides and Unique Travel Ideas and he takes travel press really seriously.
Getting in touch with Anthony
You can contact him via e-mail and even do some business together, as he has quite the advertising kit (and a strong portfolio too) for your needs. He was awarded numerous times for his travel writings and closed successful partnerships with travel companies.
“All you will get will be a series of funny travel photos, videos, and stories because travel itself is not meant to be taken too seriously at all! I mean, what’s the main reason we like travelling? Because it’s a lot of fun, and the best dinner party conversations are about the funny sign you saw, or the things that don’t quite go to plan! And that’s my mission in life – to make a career about the silly side of travel!”
32. Chris Gray Faust
Ladies and gentlemen, we have an experienced travel journalist with a professional CV that looks so impressive, you cannot be otherwise than envious of her luck. Chris describes herself as “veteran journalist, travel expert and social media butterfly” and she is all about valuing luxury when traveling. This doesn’t mean staying in 6 stars hotels, but paying a little extra on a room with a breathtaking view while skipping the sophisticated overpriced hotel dinner for a brunch in a local diner. In other words, her mission and her blog’s mission is to “to give you practical tips and advice on how to get the most from your money while on vacation.”
Chris Around the World is about valuing luxury while traveling and boy, is she doing a great job! The section Travel Trips abounds in expert advice and practical information about traveling and spending money wisely when choosing almost any destination in the world, as she seems to have them all covered. She doesn’t write for people whose entire fortune can be packed in a bag, but for those who want to make the most of it from their money (without being eccentrically wealthy or something like that). If you already chose to spend your family summer holiday in a luxurious beach resort, at least take her advice on wise spending and on worthy luxury. Chris is there to teach you!
PR – 4
DA – 49
Alexa Rank – 1037919
Fans and Followers: Her unique, chic and boutique fans can be found on Facebook, counting around 1,500 or on Twitter, counting around 20,000 followers. You may want to check out her Media Kit, as it is more than impressive!
Getting in touch with Chris
You can contact her by e-mail and ask her about the great number of professional travel services she can provide for a company and even an independent blogger. As she says, “if your audience consists of sophisticated professionals who are looking for Value Luxury vacations – unique, chic and boutique – then Chris Around The World may be a good fit for your product.”
“I’ve turned it [the blog] into a place where I can share my expertise from a life seeking out unique, chic and boutique vacation experiences – what I call Value Luxury.”
33. Dani and Jess
The girls that form this American – German lesbian couple of awesome globetrotters had their own personal experiences with travel separately from each other, but it was only when they met that they realized that traveling was a thirst they could quench only if they got on the road together. And since 2010, they travel the planet writing about their travel experiences and the places they see. It all started in Las Vegas, a city you should definitely travel to for countless of reasons, and they are traveling constantly since then. They are perpetual nomads, without a permanent base to call home, but they “have climbed volcanoes, swum with sharks, gone caving deep into sacred Mayan caves, spent time with Buddhist monks, hiked in Patagonia and lived in some of the world’s most exciting cities.”
GlobetrotterGirls is about the couple’s adventures in the wide world, presenting us incredible destinations, travel reflections, food recipes and tips leading to the best places to eat the best dishes around the world. They also have a very useful resource category where you can find useful tips on traveling gear, travel insurance, packing tricks and a lot of other interesting information, from hostels in Paris to insights in the travel technology.
PR – 4
DA – 44
Alexa Rank – 134779
Fans and Followers: 3,476 Facebook people like the girls and also does the media, fellow globetrotters and travel companies whom they work together with for press trips and advertising.
Getting in touch with Dani and Jess
You can contact them by e-mail and talk further about possible business opportunities, such as advertisement banners, sponsored posts, sponsored guest posts, press trips and article writing, among others.
“Our mission is to inspire curiosity about the world and provide the tips and tools to help you see as much of the world as you can for yourself. […] We believe that travel is a state of mind, requiring only curiosity and exploration wherever you are.”
People always told her she “should” do whatever normal people do. She disagreed and left to find her true self and her true path in Latin America, leaving behind a job, a partner and a home. Now she’s a globetrotter with a base established in Toronto, but the travel bug doesn’t leave her alone for a second. She is in search for newer foods to try and newer cultures to experiment and now, she is happy.
In 2012, Nomadic Samuel wrote that “Ayngelina’s Bacon is Magic is a travel blog with a strong emphasis on food and culture. Her site is geared towards her personal stories which sometimes extend well beyond travel. Her ability to connect with her readers on an emotional level is one of the primary reasons she has one of the best travel sites in the world.” He couldn’t have been more to the point. Her articles are wonderfully delicious, her emotions transpire from every word and you find yourself suddenly drawn to a world you really need to know more. Her magic is in her words, her shared feelings and her true passion about mixing food, with culture and adventure.
PR – 4
DA – 52
Alexa Rank – 106474
Fans and Followers: the blog counts 10,062 likes on Facebook, while over 20,000 people follow Ayngelina on Twitter. The blog was featured and mentioned in countless media environments, from Huffington Post as one of the Top Travel Blogs to Discover to being consistently top 10 ranked in Top 100 Independent Travel Websites.
Getting in touch with Ayngelina
You can reach her by e-mail and social media channels or subscribe to her monthly newsletter.
“The longer I travel the more I see that the culture of a place is found in its food. So you won’t see me hiking many mountains, I’d rather stay at the bottom and meet the farmers, fishermen, winemakers and food producers.”
35. Brendan van Son
This is a name you all must have heard at least once, as Brendan is one of the most famous travel bloggers in the world. Feeling that his university studies in Political Science and Human Geography couldn’t teach him everything he needed to know about life, he decided to become a globetrotter and learn for himself. His adventures led him to one corner of the world to another and now he became an established voice in the traveling world.
You can find anything and everything there, from hotel reviews to travel guides and from humorous travel stories to photos documenting his adventures. He also has a 100 best travel sites top and was featured in Nomadic Samuel’s lists. He was featured in several travel magazines and is considered a great storyteller, while the blog gathers tens of thousands of visitors each month.
PR – 5
DA – 47
Alexa Rank – 76209
Fans and Followers: 19,843 people like his Facebook page while a lot others subscribed to his weekly updates. There are few magazines and travel authorities to not feature him by now, or his photos or his adventure stories and recommendations.
Getting in touch with Brendan
You can write him via e-mail and check his partnership proposals, including guest posts, reviews, banner placing and writing gigs.
“If travel really is what you want to be do doing then go out and do it. If you seek guidance you need not look further than your own desires. If you need support your friends and family will always be there for you. And if you need a hand, those who have set the trail ahead of you will always be there to lead you or, more importantly, remind you that it’s alright to burn your own path.”
This lady was nominated by Nomadic Samuel among the best travel bloggers in the world. Lili is from Romania, a country that should ring a bell to anyone, if not for its amazing touristic opportunities and famous athletes, at least for the legend of Count Dracula and his Transylvania origins among many other things. Muza means “muse”, “inspiration” in Romanian language and because she openly admits a personal fascination and attraction to Japan, the suffix -chan seemed only natural. Muza indeed opens a gate to Japan for us and her travel blog is a wonderful experience for every travel junkie. If you ever get ready to pay a visit to this awesome country, besides some basic knowledge you should have before your departure, her blog is the next best thing in offering you information, tips, tricks, pieces of history, explanations about the culture and the traditions.
Muza – chan brings Japan to your feet in a very well informed, exciting and passionate way. As Muza spend at least one month a year in that place she calls home, you can follow her thoughts and personal impressions on the locals, the habits, the places, the traditions and the Japanese lifestyle. She has a very good eye and hand for photography and this is one of the reasons Nomadic Samuel listed her site among the world’s best. The Japan facts category is a wonderful information source, while if you are a foodie traveler, her dedicated space to Japanese food will make you drool in expectancy.
PR – 4
DA – 45
Alexa Rank – 33447
Fans and Followers: Muza’s musings of Japan are followed by a round number of 58,000 people on Facebook, G+, Twitter, mail subscriptions and RSS feed.
Getting in touch with Muza
Social media seems to be the best way and her site seems to be kept closed to business opportunities.
“I want to share with you my travels through Japan and my readings about this wonderful culture, to see Japan through my eyes, from the temples and shrines to the cities and people of Japan, from places filled with history and spirituality, to the the modern Japan with skyscrapers and pop culture.”
37. Beth and Randy
This couple took their trades (professional photographer and professional journalist) in a trip around the world that seems to have turned into a real life on the road, nobbled with volunteering work wherever it was needed. The couple makes a great team and their travel stories have been featured in countless magazines and travel journals (G Adventures, USA Today Travel Tips, San Diego Reader, San Diego Uptown News just to name a few). Considered by Brendan Van Son ones of the best travel bloggers around, these two globetrotters have a lot of experiences to share, a lot of good advice to give and a lot of resources for you to check. The photos are incredible and they carry you away in the farthest corners of the world.
Beers and Beans (a name you can find out more about if you check their site) is a place that mixes professional photography with skilful storytelling, travel resources, destinations and personal impressions. If and when they have time, they also manage a wedding photo business, but it seems that traveling became their number one priority. Their site doesn’t speak only about their pleasure of traveling and keeping their fans updated to their latest adventures, but a plea for volunteerism, of being able to help where your help is of utmost importance.
PR – 4
DA – 51
Alexa Rank – 109538
Fans and Followers: the couple has 4,595 likes on their Facebook page and they are really proud of their travel specific boards on Pineterst, which have over 8 million followers.
Getting in touch with Beth and Randy
They can be reached via e-mail and some working together opportunities include reviews, press trips and creative campaigns.
“Our blog is all about providing inspiration for your own journeys no matter how big or small. We love documenting the world around us, seeking out eclectic travel moments and inspiring others to live the life they desire.”
38. Cole and Adela
Well, you can despise the word “jandals” as much as you want, but this won’t save you from falling in love with these two globetrotters and their adventurous life around the world. Starting from New Zealand and spending much of their time on the road, Cole and Adela had their share of fun and crazy adventures around the 14 countries they visited in Europe (besides America, Canada and the South Pacific). The Adventure Travel category is for you to watch if you’re in snow adventures, hiking or biking adventures or you just want to learn how others feed their need for adrenaline.
FourJandals is Cole and Adela’s way of sharing with the world their passion for traveling, also providing the ones bit by the travel bug with vast and essential information, travel resources and guides, destinations and travel tips. Even if the site is quite young, it already was mentioned by established magazines and appraised by fellow travel bloggers. Nominated New Zealand’s leading travel blogging couple, these two are as much into seeing the world just as they are into practicing adventure crazy sports and getting themselves into the most incredible of situations.
PR – 3
DA – 44
Alexa Rank – 133548
Fans and Followers: you can befriend them on Facebook, where they already gathered 2,361 likes, follow Cole on Twitter (as he has over 11, 500 followers there) or you can subscribe to their news.
Getting in touch with Cole and Adela
You can contact them via e-mail and social media channels. You can hire them for a lot of traveling services, from social media campaigns to content writing.
“Our main goal is to inspire others to travel. We want to do that by providing adventure travel tips and tales to help you step out of your comfort zone, in comfort.”
39. Rob Lloyd
Brendan Van Son referred to Rob as follows: “I’m not sure I’ve ever met a person as energetic in my entire life. His website shows that energy, and the attitude he portrays through his writing is absolutely contagious.” So who is Rob? A man who liquidated everything and began chasing his dream of traveling the world. He still lives that dream, every day and every moment when he discovers a new place or writes an entertaining piece about his experiences.
Rob started his blog Stop Having a Boring Life (which allies somehow with the previously mentioned idea of getting out of Hell) in an attempt to offer the world something he was missing: a personal point of view of people engaged in globetrotting and not just regular “how to” spin articles. He managed to succeed, becoming thus one of the most energetic, exciting and prolific travel storytellers in the niche and his vlogs are a delight for all those needing to hear, see and learn new travel related information at first hand.
PR – 4
DA – 48
Alexa Rank – 133548
Fans and Followers: 12,525 people love the blog and 104,000 Twitter followers are just waiting for Rob’s next travel adventure. You can also subscribe to his newsletter and search his site for other bloggers just like him.
Getting in touch with Rob
You can contact him via e-mail and if you’re a travel blogger yourself, feel free to pitch him a guest post idea, as he is open to people writing for his site.
“I created this blog to document an endless trip around the world in real-time to give you an idea of what it’s like.”
She was single, no children, no ownership on a house and not so many strings attached to anything. Moreover, the job wasn’t her cup of tea anymore? So what did Diana do to solve her 30′ crisis and get the life she was wishing for? Started traveling, of course. PR specialist by trade and volunteer by heart, D is helping others to achieve their traveling goals while from her current base in Thailand, she is an active lobbyist for raising people’s awareness towards the plight of Asian elephants, while she teaches people everything there is to know about responsible tourism.
On D Travels ‘Round Diana has quite an energetic voice and attitude and her website transpires life, passion and willingness to do good. Her travel tips are more than welcome, while her posts on 3o’ life crisis are savory and entertaining. Her blog talks about escaping to wonder lands and secluded corners of the world, while her sharp mind and trained fingers produce truthful reviews and honest commentaries. D was featured in many journals, such as The Huffington Post, Vegas Seven, Matador Network among others, and her site didn’t miss almost any opportunity to be featured among the best travel blogs in the world.
PR – 4
DA – 44
Alexa Rank – 210982
Fans and Followers: D has more than 5,800 followers on Twitter, more than 1,700 fans on Facebook and the website hits around 9,000 unique views a month, with an average page views number of 14,000.
Getting in touch with D
You can contact her via e-mail and even talk some further business, as she seems to be entertaining sponsored guest posts, banner adds, reviews and press trips.
“Remember, at the end of the day life isn’t about living happily ever after — it’s about living!”