I could spend hours exploring my favorite travel blogs. They often inspire me as a traveler and challenge me as a writer. Here are ten blogs I’ve been crushing on for awhile (in no particular order). This list reflects my passion for visiting new places, eating great food, and reading lots of books.
If I’ve missed one of your favorites, let me know!
“ShermansTravel Media is a leading publisher of top travel deals and vacation destination advice. Founded by James Sherman in 2002, ShermansTravel Media has built a loyal audience among travelers who share a passion for the best travel deals on flights, hotels, vacation packages and cruises.”
Visit NC is a gold mine of tourism information for North Carolina. Trip ideas, travel deals, accommodation suggestions – it’s all here. “Whether you’re into scenic tours, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure, or great local food and drinks, we’ve got you covered.”
It may seem odd to have a hotel on this list, but once you visit their website you’ll understand. It’s much more than a “here’s how awesome our property is” site (though the property is pretty freaking awesome). Fresh blog content includes recipes, local attractions and events, and wellness articles.
“Cruise Radio delivers web-based radio-style podcasts, along with interviews, news, unique industry insights, interactive listener Q&As, and other highly topical items of interest, along with YouTube videos, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other leading edge social media platforms.”
“Uncommon Caribbean is Steve and Patrick Bennett, two brothers from St. Croix changing the way people think about travel to the Caribbean by putting authentic aspects of island life and the region’s unique cultural heritage in the spotlight ahead of the glitzy, one-size fits all tourist trap image popularized over the years.”
“Rachelle believes the best way to learn about a destination is through its flavors and often collects recipes from her trips and recreates them here onThe Travel Bite.”
I especially love the “Literary City Guide” section, where locals share their favorite bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants. “Eat This Poem launched in January 2012 as a way to fuse two of my passions, food and writing. I hope you’ll stay a while (preferably with a hot mug of tea or coffee in hand) as we explore how poetry moves from page to plate, and inspires our palates along the way.”
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