As we continue to indulge in the wonderful world of travel blogging, we also find ourselves entering a great community of like-minded individuals who have the same interests and goals in mind. Goats On The Road is our pride and joy, but we would have a hard time keeping it fresh without the help, support and inspiration from our favorite travel blogs.

Here’s a list of the top travel blogs out there. Check them out and get a broader scope on the big wide world of backpacking!

top travel blogs1. The Planet D: One of the real travel blogging superstars, Dave and Deb take personal travel blogging to a whole new level. Browsing their pages, you get an immediate feeling for who they are and what they live for… ADVENTURE! We continuously return to The Planet D for travel ideas and inspiration, as well as help with our blog.

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We love our Canadian friends, Dave and Deb at The Planet D

top travel blogs2. Nomadic Samuel: Fastly becoming one of the most popular travel blogs on the web, Nomadic Samuel’s sarcastic writing style and talent with video editing has allowed him to reach a wide audience of travelholics. He’s inspired us with many of his stories and he is now living a life completely nomadic!


3. Vagabondish: Mike Richard runs this blog as an online magazine and it offers readers so much more than travel stories. You can browse the pages and find great news headlines, gear reviews and top ten lists that will have you returning for more each week. Sign up to his daily newsletter and you’ll probably never leave one unopened.

top travel blogs4. That Backpacker: Nomadic Samuel’s partner in crime, Audrey, writes about her personal travels while informing other travel wannabees how to follow in her footsteps. Her writing style is gripping and humorous and her photography is stunning as well.


5. eTramping: We’ve only recently found this gem of a travel blog. eTramping is all about travel on a budget… that’s our kind of blog! They have great sections on how to travel on less than $25 / day and they are an inspiration to budget travellers the world over.

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Best friends, Cez and Agness from Poland are a cool budget travelling duo!

6. Adventurous Kate: Kate’s blog is well written and informative. She has some great information for travel bloggers and she also has a great weekly Q&A section where she answers a question from one of her readers in great detail.

7. Nomadic Matt: Matt is the king of the Travel Blogosphere. He is definitely one of the top travel blogs. His writing has been increasingly positive and he has loads of information for those who travel on a budget, including an e-book, a published book and online guides. We find a lot of inspiration from interviews that he has done on other travel sites where he explains his amazing lifestyle in detail.

best travel websites8. Further Bound: Hannah is one of the best writers in the travel blogging world. She is able to portray stories better than most people online and it shows in the success that she has found in writing. Even if you end up on one of her more lengthy posts, you’ll most definitely find yourself reading to the last line.

9.The Professional Hobo:Another great travel inspiration for us! Nora has written some of travel’s most popular posts online with hundreds of thousands of views. When one post gets shared over 5000 times via social media.. you know it’s by a good writer. Nora is able to capture readers with great finesse and her blog is full of great stories and information on travelling in a financially sustainable way.

best travel blogs10. Global Grasshopper: This husband and wife team runs a travel blog with loads of travel stories and tips for the independent traveller. We love the fun writing, beautiful photography, as well as the funky name. We find ourselves returning to this blog quite often to read new and interesting travel tales.

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Becky and Gray are the UK based couple behind this awesome website! Come here for tips and great photography.

Every day we are finding new travel blogs and this list will probably change each week. There are so many great resources out there for every different type of travel. The best way to get information from these blogs is to use a little bit of each one and create your own travel style and experiences with the knowledge you learn on their pages. Hopefully you find Goats On The Road useful as well!

Who are your favourite travel bloggers or online writers? Tell us below!

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Nick Wharton and Dariece Swift are the owners and founders of Goats On The Road. Together they have been travelling and working abroad since 2008 and have more than 20 years of combined experience in online business, finance, travel and entrepreneurship. Their expert advice has been featured on the Lonely Planet, CNN Money, Business Insider,  WiseBread and Forbes and they also spoke at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul about the business of travel blogging.

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21 thoughts on “Top Travel Blogs – A List Of Our Favourites!

  1. Good reads — and a few I haven’t heard of, so I’ll have to check them out! I enjoy a few of the ones you mention here, but also I recommend Backpackology ( He’s a great narrative writer who goes to some pretty remote — and dangerous — places that most bloggers, let alone Americans, travel to (like Pakistan). Also I enjoy HoneyTrek (, a couple taking a honeymoon around the world. Great writing and photography from both of these sites.

  2. We feel honoured to land on your list of favourites! Thank you Dariece and Nick. If we created one, you would certainly be there too.

  3. Hey Ellen!
    Thanks for the comment. I’ll have to check out the ones you mentioned, I love finding new bloggers to read!

    Cheers and safe travels 🙂

  4. You’re welcome!
    Thanks for having such an awesome website.

    Cheers 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for including me in your list of favourites, I’m truly honoured, especially as I am amongst such exceptional blogs. It really means a lot, and your kind words have made my day 🙂

  6. Thanks Joanne! We also like Johnny Vagabond, this list could have been much longer!


  7. Of course you were included! Your style of writing is phenomenal, I love reading your articles. Enjoy your day in Thailand!


  8. Thanks for this great list. I’m familiar with several, but there are also some new ones for me. I’ll be checking them out. One of my favorites (besides yours of course) is Johnny Vagabond. He can entertain and educate at the same time – not always easy to do.

  9. Good list guys. Do you ever read Very professional and very entertaining stuff. Oh, and my blog is awesome, too.

  10. Hey Scott!

    Ya we do read Gadling, they’ve got some good stuff on there…and we like yours as well 🙂

    Cheers for the comment.

  11. Oh wow thanks for the mention guys we’re very flattered. We love your blog too!

  12. You’re welcome guys! We’re glad you like our blog as well 🙂


  13. Although there are literally thousands of travel blogs, and I don’t read many of them, I have to say you’re definitely my number one. At least the only one I read regularly and check frequently for new posts 🙂

    I love your sense of humor, your interaction with your readers, how humble you are and most of all your sense of adventure to get out of the beaten track. I actually found you because I was searching for tips on the “stan” countries on youtube. I’m glad I did!

  14. Wow Yara, that means a lot to us. Thank you so much for following and for your kind words 🙂

  15. I admire your work and witnessing your growth and success is wonderful 🙂
    I didn’t want to do a 1 to 5 list and decided to do an alphabetical order instead, but you’re definitely my n#1:

    Keep up with the good work and I’m sure 2014 will be full of new surprises!

  16. Thanks so much for including us in your list! We really appreciate it 🙂

    Here’s to a happy 2014!

  17. Hey Milly!

    It looks like you’re having quite the journey. We’re going to Mexico and South America next so we’ll have a better look at your site soon for some tips and info 🙂

    Thanks for the comment.

  18. It’s almost if this list is timeless. These travel blogs were great 2 years and are still great now. I think there is only one on that list I’m not familiar with.

    It would be interesting to see your most up to date list for 2015, maybe a top 20 blogs. Let’s face it there so many great travel blogs now you can have a favourite for each travel niche 🙂

  19. There are so many amazing blogs out there! We too still love the ones on this list – probably should do an update though as this list is quite old!

    Thanks for the comment 🙂

  20. My Girlfriend and i are about to start our first trip together at the end of the month, i can honestly say that your page and normadic mat have played a large part in the planning of our trip. To the point where i even signed up to trusted house sitters because of reading your blog about the site and have managed to secure a house sit in Australia. I am even trying to make my own blog so i can hopefully pay for me and the girlfriend to travel long term. So i would like to say Thank you !

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