From mystical snowscapes and luscious forests to vast red deserts and sapphire lagoons, examples of the world’s beauty are found in many corners of the globe. In the past, experiencing these wonders would require a plane or ship ticket, a map and a lust for adventure. Now, with the help of the internet and social media, we can travel across continents without ever leaving the house. Through travel blogging, these foreign landscapes, once so far away, are now shared with society via the power of imagery and words. Additionally, the nomadic men and women behind these stunning blogs are inspiring a whole new generation of travellers, seeking to experience similar wonders for themselves. To kickstart your wanderlust and inspire your next globetrotting adventures, we’ve searched high and low to compile this guide to the world’s best travel bloggers.
1. Murad Osmann
Any aspiring traveller will instantly recognise the photography of Murad Osmann. As the creator of the renowned ‘follow me’ photography style, Murad’s stunning images capture his wife Nataly leading him across the globe. As a pair, the husband and wife duo travel the world encouraging their followers to follow them to the exotic, surreal landscapes they encounter. From the streets of Venice to the temples of India, Murad’s work is an endless showcase of the world’s most beautiful sights. In addition to this, the impeccable fashion of Nataly complements her surrounding and enhances the story told by each photo.
#followmeto Amer Fort Jaipur with @natalyosmann. I wonder who visited India from our followers? What is your favorite place there?…………………… ??#следуйзамной к фортам Джайпура. Интересно кто из наших подписчиков был в Индии? Какое ваше любимое место? ?? #IndiaInstameet @beautifuldestinations @mohitrai @abujanisandeepkhosla @amrapalijewels @theluxurycollection @itchotels
2. Nat Geo Travel
Renowned for capturing some of the world’s most iconic images, National Geographic Travel’s blog is followed and loved by millions across the globe. Their incredible photography and magical writing of their expert storytellers allows readers to learn about the world beyond their back door. As a result, a scroll through this feed will take you on the journeys across vast, mystical landscapes. In addition to this, this inspiring combination of photos and writing encourages the understanding of foreign societies, cultures and customs. For those who prefer good old fashioned paper and ink, National Geographic has been producing a beautifully curated monthly magazine for the past 130 years.
Photo: @andy_mann // Standing proudly on the soft green moss of Franz Josef Land, Russia, a polar bear hears the crunch of our footsteps. This bear was high on the mountain searching for bird eggs. Having missed the sea ice drift earlier in the Summer, he now faces a tough few months ahead without his main food source, seals. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @coryrichards @natgeopristineseas // #followme @andy_mann as I travel to #Svalbard in search of polar bears in the face of climate change.
3. Travel and Leisure
The breathtaking, expert photography of Travel and Leisure is destined to push your wanderlusting desires to the max. Capturing the colours of the world at their most vivid, this internationally loved blog will brighten your Instagram feed in an instant. In addition to this, the accompanying, inspiring website filled with comprehensive and unique travel guides will motivate all your journeys. As a result of their vast exploration of architecture, nature, landscape, cityscapes and culture, Travel and Leisure caters to every type of traveller.
4. Loki the Wolfdog
If you’re a lover of dogs and travel, this is one Instagram to follow now. Since 2012, the witty, photogenic Loki and his nomadic human friend Kelly have travelled through the mountains, forests, and seasides of the United States. As a result, one look at this spectacular photography will inspire you to pack your bags and hit the road with your own four legged friend. As the god of mischief, the adventurous Loki can also often be found playing in the snow, snoozing in a hammock or rocking his favourite sunglasses.
5. Chris Burkard
Standing out from the crowd, Chris Burkard has captured the attention of millions across the globe with his incredible photographic skills and powerful storytelling. As a result of these talents, he has also given Ted talks, written books and held art exhibitions. Additionally, fans of this blog may now own a piece of Chris’ expert photography. Through his website, these portraits of the world’s beauty are sold as jawdropping prints.
We moved through the Ice at a snails pace in these conditions. You could have walked or ran faster than we were moving. The captain had only one rule, do not block his view. Navigating through this was a constant back & forth across the boat making sure the we didn’t make contact with the bigger icebergs. As the wheel spun in what seemed like a haphazard pattern, I was amazed we never made a sudden impact through this busy fjord. A testament to the skill of Captain Siggi aboard the @auroraarktika
6. The Trend Spotter
With Dasha and Colin’s impeccable wardrobe, photography skills and a shared love of travel, The Trend Spotter’s very own Mr and Mrs Gold are amongst the world’s best travel bloggers. In addition to stunning imagery, each post is complemented by inspiring, thoughtful prose. As a result, followers are invited to become a part of the couple’s travelling experience. From dazzling glaciers and medieval castles to mountain summits in the clouds, their passion for adventure is showcased as they seek out the wonders of the world. Consequently, after exploring their beautiful feed, you’ll be adding a round-the-world plane ticket and a drone to your birthday wish list.
Have you ever thought of staying at the medieval castle? During our trip to the South of France with friends, one of the guys suggested we'll stay at the castle, and we all went 'yea lets do it'! We searched the net and came across the 13th century Chateau d''Esparron. This family owned castle overlooks an old village with a lake, I will never forget the experience and the breathtaking view from the top. ?Col's drone loved it too, it was fun watching the locals pointing to the sky and stopping to check out the crazy chick on top of the castle with 'high tech bird' flying around it. Perhaps it was a ghost ? of modern times but hey check out the snap ???#ChateauEsparron
7. Gypsea Lust
Floral festivals, lush rainforests and sapphire beaches are just a few of the things you will find on Gypsea Lust. Before she was Gypsea Lust, however, the beautiful woman behind these posts was simply 24-year old Lauren from Northern NSW, Australia. Now, her job consists of travelling the world with her equally successful travel blogger partner, Jack Morris (@doyoutravel). Focusing her content on fashion, lifestyle and travelling, this blonde haired beauty can be found perching on sky-high canyons, exploring mystical snowscapes and enjoying a cup of coffee with giraffes.
8. Tara Milk Tea
Meet Tara; the wide-eyed beauty from Sydney, Australia with a talent for creating expertly balanced, beautiful images. With an Honours degree in Design, her creativity consequently shines through her kaleidoscope of colourful photos. In addition to this, her unique fashion style complements the exotic worlds she visits. As a result, Tara is your personal passport to the beauty of Marrakech, Spain, Japan and beyond. In an extension of her clear love of travel, Tara’s website also explores the genres of lifestyle and food writing, providing inspiration for all facets of life.
9. Do You Travel
If you’re familiar with our previously featured travel blogger, Gypsea Lust, then you will undoubtedly recognise her nomadic other half, Jack Morris, a.k.a ‘Do You Travel’. Jack and Lauren’s breathtaking Instagram profiles, therefore, form a ‘his and hers’ collection of picture-perfect adventures. Having mastered the art of photography and Adobe Lightroom editing, Do You Travel brings to life the vibrancy, colour and beauty of the world. Consequently, like the scenes from an adventure movie, these photos will transport you from the pyramids of Egypt to the mountains of Peru, before settling down on the sapphire waters and white sand beaches of Samoa.
Mixing designer accessories with affordable pieces, the stylish, carefree Tezza brings vintage vibes to the arena of top travel blogging. Dancing across the globe in a whirl of floral dresses and other playful outfits, a scroll of her gorgeous feed will have you booking a one-way flight to Europe in no time. Due to the popularity of her images, Tezza also sells her own Adobe Lightroom preset packages. From warm vintage tones to colour popping vibrancy, these filters will allow you to add her signature dreamy aesthetic to your photos. As a result of this exquisite editing, beautiful photography and covetable fashion, this tanned blonde is one of the world’s best travel bloggers.
Alexandra Linde is an experienced writer holding a bachelor's degree in Journalism. She is the owner of Alexandra McKiterick Creative and has expertise in travel, fashion, fitness and lifestyle. Alex has previously written for Flightcenter, Travello, and Backpacker Deals.
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