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TBS Blog Series: Travel blogs you should be reading

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Yes, it’s only the second day of the work week, but the mind can still wander. Lose yourself in these travel blogs. Ahoy, tripspiration!

 


Are you an armchair traveller who wishes to escape into another world for a moment? Or are you looking for tips and ideas, and inspiration for your own travels and adventures? Or motivation to start your own travel blog?

These are the Australian travel blogs you should be reading – whatever traveller you are.

 

Grantourismo

Grantourismo is about “making travel more meaningful and memorable,” bringing you superb photography, fascinating anecdotes, food and culture from around the world, and tips and ideas for your own adventures. Perpetually nomadic couple Lara and Terence have learnt Swahili in Kenya, lived amongst ruins in Cambodia and wine tasted themselves through Europe. They also run a culinary travel writing and photography retreat.

Peeling pong tia koun (boiled baby duck eggs), Battambang.

Peeling pong tia koun (boiled baby duck eggs), Battambang.

 

The Aussie on the Road

The Aussie On The Road wouldn’t be living up to his name if he weren’t a true blue larrikin. Chris says that a tragic upbringing is to blame for his lack of interest in holding down a dour 9-to-5 job, raising two-and-a-half rug rats or having a mortgage. Instead, after first getting on a plane at 23, this country boy seeks out exciting, funny and reckless adventures all over the world. His only unhappiness comes from wishing he were bedding more buxom wenches and playing fewer video games.

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The Travel Tart

Blending comedy with offbeat and weird tales, Anthony welcomes you to the blog that doesn’t take travel too seriously. Travel tart Anthony says that travelling is all about fun, having experiences that lead to great dinner party conversations, and revelling in the things that don’t quite go to plan.

The Travel Tart

 

YTravel

Caz, Craig and their two young daughters live a life that takes them from white sand beaches on our doorstep to the bustles of Latin America, to the scenery of Europe, and everything in between. YTravel is about serial travel addicts who are in the business of accumulating memories and rich experiences, giving you valuable tips and advice, and explaining just “Y” you should travel too.

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Nomadic Notes

Nomadic Notes is a blog of travel reviews, guides, stories and photography by “digital nomad” and professional long-term traveller, James. He’s been so many places that although he’s from Melbourne, he has no true fixed address.

Nomadic Notes

 

Our Oyster

“The best time to live your dreams is now.” After a health scare, Jade’s travel bug only intensified. Packed with budget travel tips, plans to get up and go now, and smiling adventures from every continent on the globe, Jade and her lucky three-year-old son Jacob are telling you to travel now, there might not be a later.

Our Oyster

 

Time Travel Turtle

Michael Turtle quit his job in Australian media and wants you to come around the world with him. That is, until he runs out of money, gets bored or falls off his motorbike (his biggest fear). Time Travel Turtle opens up the world behind brochures, giving authentic explorations of peoples and cultures.

Time Travel Turtle

 

The Dropout Diaries

A food and travel blog by a rat race dropout, street food addict Barbara has been on a “working holiday” in Vietnam for almost ten years, starting when she jumped off the corporate ladder, and she has since picked up unusual souvenirs in the shape of a husband and two kids. The blog lets you go exploring with a dropout who has great wit and a sharp eye for unusual travel tips.

The Dropout Diaries

 

The Road to Anywhere

A blog about independent, cultural and adrenaline-filled outdoor adventures. Dean has been inspired by a St Augustine quote: “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Travel with him through words and photographs as he takes you on roads to anywhere, sometimes with his wife and dog.

The Road To Anywhere

 

Travel with Bender

Two kids were not going to dissuade Erin and Josh Bender from their permanent travel bender. Calling themselves an ordinary family, the family of four wants to show you that if they can do it, you can too. They tell you just why you should take that first step out the front door and how to make the most out of anywhere, from exotic distant lands to local jewels around the corner.

Travel With Bender

 

Mapping Megan

Incredibly active adrenalin junkies Megan and Mike have mountain biked on “death road” in Bolivia, skydived over the Swiss Alps and sandboarded down the world’s largest dunes in Peru. Documented with dazzling photography and videos, they give you tips for how you can do the same, no matter how high the mountain or extreme the fete.

Mapping Megan

 

Not a Ballerina

When she was three and dancing in front of the television, her grandmother said that she could be a ballerina. But with a defiant “no,” Amanda knew even then that she was not a ballerina, but a traveller and thinker. Born to parents who took her all around the world, this traveller by birth says that whether you’re a kid learning how different cultures work or an adult learning how life works, seeing the world changes your own.

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  • Travel With Bender

    Great article and, of course, thanks for including us.

  • CWBush

    Wahoo! Thanks for including me :)

    Some of my fave people are in the above list, but there are a few new ones I’ll be checking out too :)

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