41. Dave and Deb
As usual, we should tell you briefly some details of their story as a travel couple, but not this time. This time you will have to read their story as it is incredible, almost impossible and exciting to the point of shouting. Spoilers? Alright, maybe a few: they left their promising careers in the movie industry (and we are talking Hollywood blockbusters) for a life of traveling around the world. Their athletic performances are also quite incredible, while their love story seems to be taken out directly from famous love novels.
The Planet D became one of the most known and appreciated travel blogs around the world. Take into account only the fact that these two adventurers are American Express Canada 2013 Ambassadors and Expedia.com ViewFinders and they have worked with countless of travel companies and magazines. Their adventures led them to some of the most unique parts of the world, while they are constantly keeping us updated to their travel adventures and travel tips.
PR – 5
DA – 64
Alexa Rank – 31306
Fans and Followers: over 17,600 people love their Facebook page, while Twitter counts around 65,000 followers.
Getting in touch with Dave and Deb
They receive a lot of e-mails, so it’s better to follow carefully their contact page: they are open to guest post submissions from aspiring writers, sponsored posts and other forms of advertising, media services and a lot more, but you should check their guidelines for a better communication with the two.
“We want to show that ordinary people can live extraordinary lives. We aren’t special, we aren’t independently wealthy and we aren’t superhuman. We are just two regular people who believed that everyone has the potential to live their dreams.”
42. Sherry Ott
Another escapee of the cubicle, Sherry worked in the IT field long enough to realize she can combine working with pleasure, so she became a digital nomad. No home base and no plans to return home in the immediate future, Sherry’s stories about slow traveling, her immersing in every culture she’s visiting and every country she steps foot in, her personal views on things and her job experiences throughout the world are exciting, compelling and thought – provoking to say the least. If you want to know more about Sherry, you can read her 25 Thing You Didn’t Know About Me article and while you’re there, you may also check her Travel Bucket List, maybe you’ll get inspired.
Ottsworld tells the travel and life experiences of an American corporate runaway in a fun, engaging and attractive manner, as Sherry’s solo adventures are quite impressive. She’s done a lot of things in a lot of places and documented her teaching and volunteering experiences through photos. She speaks about destinations, people, culture, traditions and lifestyles and her insights on solo traveling are more than useful for those seduced by the idea. Take into account that Sherry is also the co-founder of www.MeetPlanGo.com , a famous career break travel site in America which focuses on encouraging and helping Americans to take a career break and do extended travel. Sherry’s stories were featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Fox News, CNN and Business Week among many others.
PR – 0
DA – 52
Alexa Rank – 54088
Fans and Followers: 2500 Facebook fans are in love with Sherry’s adventures, while over 18,300 Twitter followers wait for her updates.
Getting in touch with Sherry
You can write her via e-mail but you have to be patient, as sometimes she answers a little bit with a delay, due to Internet connection. If you’re interested in partnering up with her, you should check her Media Inquiries page for more detailed information.
“I now continue to wander the world solo without a home. I still teach occasionally, do freelance work, housesit, volunteer, and anything else that sounds exciting and comes with a bed. Sometimes it’s great, and sometimes it’s not so great; it’s just my nomadic life.”
43. Anil Polat
Anil had the travel bug biting from his early years, as he traveled a lot together with his journalist parents. His adulthood gave him the opportunity to travel some more, as he worked as a full-time computer security consultant for 6 years for a company, which enabled him to travel some more. In the end, he decided for a nomadic life, while still working in the tech business but he chose to do that while traveling the world and getting connected through any type of Internet connection. He follows the principle of smart traveling and making the best use of our daily gadgets to be able to travel better and wiser. And he also teaches us how to do it.
FoXnoMad is an interesting travel and travel-tech blog and Anil is doing a great job offering his advice on smart traveling and use of devices. He has an Ultimate Tech Guide For Travelers to be read by those wanting to gain the best experiences and even save some money in their trips. You will find amazing information about lodging, security, money, culture and foods, all articles written in a fast pace and a friendly tone, just what we need to learn and become better travelers. In order to see his press portfolio, we suggest you take a look over his dedicated page, as there are way to many entries to be summed up here. In conclusion, he is a famous and appraised travel blogger with the potential of becoming even more famous.
PR – 5
DA – 62
Alexa Rank – 56627
Fans and Followers: 18,335 people like FoXnoMad: travel smarter and over 11,600 Twitter followers wait for his advice on smart traveling.
Getting in touch with Anil
You can contact him via e-mail and talk further about advertising opportunities and submitting guest posts on his site, but make sure you follow his guidelines.
Yet another couple who sold everything they owned and started traveling the world in an indefinite digital nomad lifestyle. They left for Rio only with a backpack each and a one-way ticket and from that point on three years ago, they are roaming Neverland. They work as digital prodigies wherever they go and they promise us the truth and nothing but the truth, as some experiences are not all that shiny and pink and they assumed the duty of sharing realities to the world.
Never Ending Voyage also promises us that we will benefit from really useful no bullshit advice and together with them we will discover the best vegetarian food in the world, together with the most amazing destinations and reliable information on practical issues. They also host a Gear and Products category which may be useful for those who need some pertinent reviews over some products. The recent awards the blog has received includes Winner of Best Photo Blog – Skyscanner Travel Bloscars 2013 (UK) and also important mentions in travel sites and journals such as The Expeditioner, The Guardian Travel, National Geographic Intelligent Travel and many more. For their complete portfolio, you should check their Press Page.
PR – 4
DA – 47
Alexa Rank – 108428
Fans and Followers: These guys have 10,400 +Twitter followers, 5600 + Facebook fans, 45,000 + unique visitors per month and around 102,000 + page views per month. Now that is a happy crowd!
Getting in touch with Simon and Erin
You can contact them via e-mail, as they are open to partnerships, advertising opportunities and sponsorships. You can download their Media Kit from here.
“Never ending voyage: because life is short and the world is big.”
Adam describes himself as a hipster traveler and if you are still confused about the term “hipster”, you can always check out his personal view on the matter. Otherwise, he is a Bostonian who left his book design job in 2010 and became a globetrotter. His traveling experience to Iceland changed his life and from that point on he still travels Europe and the planet, while keeping a home base in Germany.
In his own words, Travels of Adam is a place where he wants to explore the world from the quirky to the amazing. It’s all about my personal experiences and alternative & indie travel tips from around the world. And apparently, he managed to do this at an exemplary level. Here is how Brendan Van Son describes Adam’s travel blog: “is a top-rated travel website & blog of featuring personal stories from around the world. The site receives over 50,000 page views per month from 100+ countries. Readers are modern, open-minded and socially responsible individuals with a very strong interest in travel and city destinations. Adam strives to find interesting and unique stories from around the world, whether political tours, art exhibits or destination guides.”
PR – 4
DA – 50
Alexa Rank – 99337
Fans and Followers: 4,377 likes on Facebook and over 10,500 Twitter followers, and that is not all. According to Brendan, this blog’s success can be measured differently: Readers consistently use the website as a source for useful & interesting travel information. Readers have been known to purchase tours, visit recommended travel websites & change travel itineraries based on recommendations published on the travel blog.
Getting in touch with Adam
The usual social media channels are a good option and if you are thinking business, you can write him via e – mail about sponsorships, advertising solutions and sponsored posts, but it is very unlikely that he will accept guest posts from strangers.
“It wasn’t until I met people my same age from all over the world (doing very different things than what I was doing) that I was inspired to take some action. It just seemed unfair to think they had all these amazing stories to tell, and here I was, beginning to feel more and more complacent in my generally comfortable life.”
46. Sophie Redisch
Now this lady is so amazing from so many points of view, we don’t know how to begin. Well, she is among the few female globetrotters to encourage and promote traveling with children as opposed to leaving the children behind while on vacation. Sophie has seen more than 100 countries and most of the times, her two daughters share her adventures and experiences with the same joy. Sophie is focused on the world’s most curious places and that’s why you will find incredible stories on her website.
You can stat reading Sophie’s World now and finish it some months, as there is a lot of information there to keep you hooked for hours in a row. She is right about the unsung corners of the world and if you’re curious enough to take a look, don’t miss her impressions and her dazzling photography from Antarctica, Oceania or the Middle East. You will find there everything from business travel advice, food and drink considerations, quirky corners of the planet and much more. As Brendan said about this website, Sophie’s World has been on the To p100 radar since the beginning. Her Press Page will give you more details on exactly how successful Sophie is.
PR – 5
DA – 42
Alexa Rank – 70011
Fans and Followers: with 1200+ followers on Facebook, 5 000+ followers on Twitter and growing, Sophie’s fans are from all over the world.
Getting in touch with Sophie
You can write her via e-mail and if you’re interested in working with her, more opportunities and information are available by checking her Press Page.
“We aim to entertain you with tales from around the world, but perhaps most especially from places that may be less familiar. At Sophie’s World, we’re fascinated by the world’s more remote and often unsung spots.”
47. Mark Shea
How can you make people want to travel, need to travel and learn where and how to travel but showing them videos of your own adventures? Seeing the places and reading about the places is not quite the same thing, and Mark realized this better than anyone. This is why this video producer and trainer specialized in documentary and travel/tourism related content has a website and a YouTube Channel that turned him into one of the most famous travel bloggers in the world.
Overlander TV brings you the most fascinating and interesting travel topics possible, accompanied by spectacular photos and videos from all around the world, and don’t think it’s only about landscapes. Mark’s eye scoops around beautiful corners, bars, streets, events and destinations and he has seen some things in his travels, take our word for that.
PR – 4
DA – 36
Alexa Rank – 1138701
Fans and Followers: Mark has around 1,500 Facebook fans and around 1000 Twitter followers, but the big bunch is over there on YouTube, with more than 18,000 subscribers and counting.
Getting in touch with Mark
You can contact him via e-mail and you can always follow his videos on YouTube or subscribe to his updates.
“It’s the faces that make the places!’ My motivation is to show that wherever I go, I will find good people, passionate enough about where they live to show me round.”
48. Jürgen and Mike
A German and an American teamed up and started traveling the world having in mind two concepts: slow travel and immersion in every new culture they step foot in. This is how they explain their 91 days: they are bound to spend an average of three months in every city they visit, to mix with the locals, learn, experiment, enjoy their stay. So they have been and lived almost everywhere, from Istanbul to Buenos Aires and from Sri Lanka to Savannah. Their cultural journey is one of a kind and their insights on each location are incredible.
For 91 days documents the wanderers’ stay in each place. By the time we are writing this, they are in Iceland and their views on the place are indeed profound, detailed and useful for all those who feel compelled to choose this type of lifestyle. What is absolutely great is that they also published a number of e-books holding their 91 days experiences in eight different places, and if you’re interested in taking a look over them, you can see and buy them from here. Check their PR Page to see the number of media coverage they have been featured in and if you want to take them an interview, feel free to ask!
PR – 3
DA – 48
Alexa Rank – 158758
Fans and Followers: the site registers around 40,000 visitors a month, over 2,500 Facebook fans and over 7,600 Twitter followers.
Getting in touch with Jürgen and Mike
You ca follow them through their social media channels and write them over e-mail. They are open for business and advertising too.
“Always being tourists might get lame, but eternal newcomers? We can live with that. So, our plan is to move to an interesting new city, once every three months. About 91 days.”
49. Dave Dean
In his own words, he is a “corporate runaway, world wanderer, coffee drinker.” Sounds familiar? Here’s more “starting was easy, but stopping has been much harder. I’ve now spent much of the last fifteen years traveling through forty-something countries and counting.” So Dave is a perpetual globetrotter and a serious travel addict. What’s he doing? Living his dream and experiencing life at its best. He travels on low budget and he’s happy about it.
What’s Dave Doing documents Dave’s travels and adventures, from hiking the U.S. Canyon to visiting Singapore and his thirst for new places to see and new things to do seems to never quench. His stories are very personal, deep, funny, nostalgic, exciting and seductive (you should read his post about New York…) and with every second that passes, you can’t do anything but admire him and wish you’d be there with him.
PR – 3
DA – 44
Alexa Rank – 76083
Fans and Followers: with over 1,500 Facebook fans and over 5,800 Twitter followers, Dave doesn’t seem to be alone at no time.
Getting in touch with David
You can follow him on social media or drop him a line via e-mail.
“Living a life true to yourself should be more than a vaguely-remembered goal. It should be a requirement”
50. Will Peach
He is one of a kind globetrotter and you’ll find that out very soon if you read his blog. Not everybody gets his sarcastic sense of humor and some might get a little bit offended, but once you get used to his style, you will find and enjoy a completely new vision and a fresh perspective on everything and everyone. He is a writer, editor, creative and aspiring marketeer and strategist. He uses his travels to speak his mind about truths and facts that concern each and every one of us and his observations, while his deep analysis of the world we live in makes his blog a great resource of finding out a little something about ourselves.
Highly appraised by fellow travel bloggers, Will Peach is not about guiding you through hotels, beach resorts and awesome destinations, but a journey to the open world as it is seen by its author. He talks about events, places and people and once you got the taste of his writings you won’t refrain from coming back. The name became a brand in the travel industry and a pleasure to read at any time.
PR – 3
DA – 42
Alexa Rank – 351956
Fans and Followers: Brendan Van Son is definitely a follower, but Will has his his own bunch of followers
Getting in touch with Will
You can write him via e-mail if you want to say hello or express your appreciation for his writing.
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BONUS 51. Andi Perullo de Ledesma
Andrea, also known as Andi is, in her own words, a “gypsy spirit, as I never feel comfortable staying in one place for too long.” Chinese medical doctor and travel photojournalist who is traveling with every chance she gets. So far she visited almost 50 countries on six continents and she won’t stop very soon. She now travels together with her husband and best mate whom she wed in Buenos Aires and they dedicate a lot of time to their common passion: travel around the world.
Called by Brendan Van Son “one of the “cutest” travel sites on the web”, My Beautiful Adventures document Andi’s travel and experiences in the most interesting of places: MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong or the Canary Islands. She writes personally, truthfully and passionately and her photos complete and compliment her beautiful writing and deep observations.
PR – 4
DA – 52
Alexa Rank – 137417
Fans and Followers: 8,913 people follow Andi on Facebook, while approximately 10,600 fans follow her on Twitter. And since Andi’s adventures are so beautiful, you can subscribe to her updates too. With 151,177 monthly page views, there’s no wonder why she is so famous among globetrotters.
Getting in touch with Andi
You can write her via e-mail and ask her about the advertising opportunities on her site, as they are many: banners, sponsored posts, guest posts, sponsored reviews and press trips.
“[…]I believe that a day has been wasted if I have not learned at least one new thing. I believe that change is necessary for the growth of the soul. I believe that everyone should know how to say “hello” and “thank you” in the language of the country they are traveling in […].”
There are hundreds of other globetrotters and bloggers out there! Who are you following? Who’s your favorite adventurer?