Pack your bags and grab your passport. Today we’re taking you on a trip around the world with these sixteen incredible travel blogs that will give you a major dose of wanderlust. Readers be ware–you may be rushing to the airport by the end of this post.
I selected these travel blogs for their beautiful photography, elegant website designs, and their unique visual assets (from time-lapse videos and gifs to text overlay images and hand-sketched field notes).
Browse through these blogs and get a taste for the globetrotting life. I guarantee you’ll be jealous (I know I am).
1. Double Takes
Double Takes is a destination and design blog featuring high resolution images, videos, animations, and vector graphics to inspire the adventurous traveler in all of us.
Blogger Lauren Kilberg’s posts don’t have much text – instead she lets the visual content speak for itself.
Stuck in Customs is a bright and beautiful haven for travel window shoppers who will find themselves drooling over Trey Ratcliff’s breathtaking photos. I could spend hours just watching his homepage image slides!
My Life’s a Trip is a multi-media travel diary by Jen Pollack Bianco, sharing food, drink, and scenery from her various travels.
Bianco doesn’t just stick with photos – she also creates gifs and time-lapse videos which give her blog an added visual boost.
Pinch is a beautiful digital magazine giving a glorious glimpse into style, food, art, and design from around the globe. If you’ve ever dreamed of traveling, pinch might give you the push to get going.
Hither & Thither is a lovely design-oriented travel blog with blogger Ashley Muir Bruhn featuring photos and stories from her adventures at home and away. Bruhn provides visual travel guides, foodie features, odes to design, and tips for traveling with toddlers. (Bruhn often travels with her children!)
A Restless Transplant features the cross-country adventures of Foster Huntington who quit his NYC job in 2011 and has been traveling via camper with his friends ever since in an epic road trip.
Since beginning his adventure, Huntington has traveled over 100,000 miles across America surfing, hiking, and chasing sunrises. His largely photo-centric blog offers a beautiful portrait of America.
Tiny Atlas Quarterly is a collection of photo-based travel narratives, told through portraiture, landscapes, and still (plus not so still) lifes.
These beautiful photo narratives inspire traveler daydreams and serious wanderlust, so viewers be warned!
Lost in Cheeseland is a delightful blog by Lindsey Tramuta, a Philadelphian expat now living in Paris.
In her blog, she documents her adventures living the Parisian life, from ordering espresso to indulging in macaroons. Tramuta discusses (and shares plentiful photos of) her favorite local patisseries, her top cafes, and the trials and joys of living abroad in the “city of light.”
Notes From the Road is Erik Gauger’s travel photography blog featuring stunning photos from his trips around the world.
Gauger provides a unique perspective, photographing local birds and insects in addition to the expected travel shots. Gauger also shares his Moleskine journal sketches which are a true joy to flip through.
Gauger reminds us to take the time to notice the small as well as the grand on our next travel journeys.
Warscapes provides a unique perspective on travel, bringing to light the trauma and ongoing healing that is occurring in war-torn countries around the world.
Warscapes publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, interviews, and photo-essays illustrating the devastation of war and its lasting affects.
Warscapes is a reminder that travel isn’t all sunny palm trees and quaint Italian cobble-stone streets – it’s also composed of troubled lands navigating past and present conflicts that will ultimately shape cultures for centuries to come.
11. Prête à Voyager
In Prête à Voyager, designer Anne Ditmeyer blogs about her life in Paris with special attention given towards photos, design, and a heaping helping of glorious maps!
12. Petite Passport
Petite Passport is a clean, neat looking website with stories, guides, restaurant reviews, and brilliant photos from Pauline Egge’s journeys across the globe.
13. Beers and Beans
Self-proclaimed “storytellers of travel tales near and far,” Beer and Beans writers Beth and Randy Kalp share travel tips, tales, and images of their adventures far and wide.
Advocates of slow travel, the pair likes to bring their dog on the road and often enjoy WWOOFing around the world. Their blog will get you itching with the travel bug.
14. Museum Diary
Museum Diary is a very unique blog by Jenni Fuchs who showcases her extraordinary love of museums.
Fuchs shares her experiences and photographs of museums around the world, detailing everything from the hidden museum gems others might pass by to the unique museum cafes she encounters. Museum buffs rejoice – this is the blog for you!
Just One Way Ticket is a bright, boisterous, and colorful site by Sabrina Iovino.
Sabrina quit her job several years ago after deciding the 9-5 grind was not for her. Now her home is where she rests her head at night. Some may call her homeless. But she’s turned her greatest passion (traveling) into a career, and it shows!
Check out Sabrina’s site, and you’ll be booking you trip to the Philippines in a matter of minutes.
Architecture Groupie is a blog by Claudia Cozzitorto which provides the architectural must-sees for building design buffs.
The site is indexed by city making it easy for readers to discover the architectural marvels at their next destination. The site even provides maps you can download to your phone that will help you pinpoint the best sites. If you love to travel and love architecture, add this one to your RSS feed ASAP!
That concludes the list!
So have you booked your flight yet? Maybe you’re already on the airplane at this very moment? I hope you enjoyed these beautiful travel blogs and that they’ve inspired your next travel adventure!
Which blog is your favorite on this list? Any travel blogs you love that I didn’t mention here? Let us know what you think!