I may not have an Instagram husband, but today I took advantage of having an Instagram mum 👩👧I also got plenty of photos of my mum on her first trip to #Rome and she’s asked me to make a scrapbook for her. I can’t remember the last time I made a travel scrapbook (I put everything into the blog instead). So I’m excited to print off some photos and get out the pen, paper and glue! Sometimes you have to go old school 🤗📝#thehostelgirl #WinterInRome
👋Hi guys! I am always sharing about my trips but I want to know more about you guys! Can you leave a comment saying where you are from / where you live? Ps thank you all for your book tips last week! I read the Nightingale first (wow so good), am reading Sharp Objects now, and I am Pilgrim next. Great recommendations! Thanks 😊
Next up is Rachel from Hippie in Heels, a travel writer based in Goa!
What I think is refreshing about her blog is her honesty, she graduated as a nurse and worked a full time job before travelling. She has written a post about how she doesn’t think anyone should quit school to travel. Which I agree with, she is a great example of a women in the 21st century working hard and enjoying life. Her blog is also a great inspiration to travel, first of all the format and the design is just dreamy. Just like her Instagram photo above, expect more lust-worthy snaps!!
3. Hand Luggage Only
Meet Yaya and Lloyd from Hand Luggage Only!
2 things stand out from Hand Luggage Only’s blog, the food and photography category. As a massive foodie I appreciate any content on food and well, who loves a good travel photo! I’ve spent too many hours going through the food category because food is my main reason to go travelling! The guys Yaya and Lloyd have also started a YouTube channel with some amazing footage and editing which you can check out. From Tokyo to Portugal, their Instagram has some beautiful pictures!
Why they are one of my favourite Travel Bloggers? Reading their about me page on their website, I saw that they started their blog whilst in Uni whilst in between assignments. Which is how I started (before I came across their blog last year), I moved to Barcelona for my internship for my uni and it was a nice distraction from all the paperwork for Erasmus I had to do! They also seem like really down to earth guys from watching their vlogs which gets me excited about future travels. They are also very honest about travel blogging which makes me like them even more!
I recently read their article on where to have cocktails in Barcelona and it has added another place to visit whilst I am here! Barcelona do some fab cocktails, I’ve tried quite a few!
Also congratulations guys on the 1 million monthly page views mark!
4. Never Ending Footsteps
Next up is Lauren from Never Ending Footsteps!
I came across Lauren a year ago now when I first moved to Barcelona and have become an avid reader of her content. We all see the photos of how flawless travel is and sometimes it’s not. Lauren has even written a book about her unfortunate travel stories. What is great is that it doesn’t come across that you should abandon travel, but embrace it and have fun along the way! Despite some unfortunate events she has the most beautiful pictures for you to gawp at!
Over 6 years now she has been travelling full-time, so she is the perfect person to go to for travel advice!
Why she is one of my top travel bloggers? Because she is realistic and I love how she draws upon all the downfalls she has had whilst travelling and makes travel and the problems seem less of a scary subject. I recently went to Rome and had bed bugs which I wrote about. All of my friends and family were HORRIFIED, and sure I was annoyed at first but I found the funny side of it. These things rarely happen at such a credited hostel and I laughed over the fact that it had to happen to me. Just like Lauren, I accepted it, laughed at it and enjoy telling the stories!
So if Lauren can get over getting attacked by a monkey and breaking her friends key to her apartment in Hong Kong, and not let it put her off travelling. Then you can pretty much handle anything.
5. Mr. and Mrs Monnet
After being set up in Paris, the couple moved to Hong Kong and started their blog in 2015 sharing their experiences around the world. combining fashion and travel, their blog attracts guys and girls alike, single or in a relationship. Their flawless pictures on Instagram almost seem unreal that it seems like a green screen… but it’s not!
So there we have my top 5 travel bloggers that you must follow! BE WARNED … your wanderlust level may get too much!
I have only been back a month from Rome and my daily stalking through Instagram makes me want to book a trip soon!
What do you think of my list and how any do you follow?
Let me know!