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  • Warning – these up-and-coming travel blogs will give you itchy feet…

    Do you sometimes feel you’re shackled to your desk… and your 9-5? Life doesn’t have to be like this, and these inspiring travel blogs are case in point, as Sarah Holt discovers…

    1) Vagabond Baking 

    It’s not just the cakes that make this blog scrumptious. It’s the soft-focus photos and the insight into a lifestyle that’s good enough to eat. Mrs VB gave up her full-time job in 2007 to backpack around the world. Now she lives in a campervan and house-sits her way around the world – and other people’s kitchens.

    2) The Well-Travelled Postcard

    Virginia Stuart-Taylor collects postcards the way other people collect stamps. And she won’t leave a new country without picking up something arty, either. This blog acts as a virtual gallery for the pieces she’s curated during her time travelling and living abroad.


    3) The Travelling Calavera

    Polly, author of The Travelling Calavera, would make a rubbish ‘Where’s Wally’. You can spot her in a crowd because she’s the one facing in the opposite direction while all the other travellers train their cameras on the guidebook-listed sights. Read about Icelandic curries and tattoo parlours in Dresden on this other-angle blog.


    4) 48 Hour Adventure

    Time flies. But if you can’t beat it, you should join it. And that’s what Justin has been doing almost every weekend for the past 4 years. His weekend breaks have seen him spend 48 hours in countries all around the world – from Hanoi to Rome. Then he returns to his day job on Monday mornings to spend the week working in IT.


    5) Office Breaks

    Linzi Clark is a modern day escape artist. Despite holding down a day job, she’s found ways of Houdini-ing her way out of the office on a regular basis. She writes about everything from quick fixes to office fatigue, like ditching the supermarket meal deal for lunch at a local street food stand, to bona fide weekends and longer breaks away from the rat race.


    6) VickyFlipFlop Travels

    Vicky Flip Flop is your girl-next-door who’s not always in. And when she’s not at home, she’s in places like Cuba, Zanzibar and Sharm El Sheikh. Read her happy-go-lucky accounts of breakfast in Porto and trips around Sydney harbour by speedboat.


    7) As The Bird Flies

    There’s a running theme through asthebirdflies – literally. Frankie likes to run a little every day, and when she goes, she takes her camera with her. But it’s not just her shoe rubber that’s smoking. There’s a spark in Frankie’s writing style too – her travel writing is more prose than post.


    8) Travelling Shopaholic

    Jayne Gorman talks shop on this website. Actually, that’s an understatement. Jane talks markets, boutiques and outlets on Travelling Shopaholic. And it’s not just her that’s talking, either – guest bloggers take you through the finer points of buying designer labels on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and bartering for arts and crafts in Gambia.


    9) Lee Abbamonte

    Single female travel addicts around the world will have tried Lee Abbamonte’s surname on for size. At 34, he’s the youngest American to have visited every country in the world. Swoon.


    10) Bald Hiker

    This is a buffet of a blog. No matter what your travelling preferences, you’re bound to find something on here that’ll suit your tastes. Paul Steel blogs about everything from offroad driving adventures to sightseeing at the Roman forum and his guest bloggers fill any voids with posts on visiting the hobbit set in New Zealand to dancing in The Gambia.


    What are your favourite travel blogs?

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10 Responses to “Top 10 Travel Blogs To Watch In 2013”

  1.' JP B Jun 25, 2013

    Thanks for putting this list together. I had heard of a few but there are some great new ones here I’ll make sure to follow. I’m particularly liking The Travelling Calavera. Thanks again – Cheers.

    • El Berwick Jun 26, 2013

      Glad you liked them!

    • El Berwick Jun 26, 2013

      You have a great blog, Vanessa 🙂

  2. Pity we didn’t make your list… please look us up next time you do a similar round-up.

    Over 100 posts a month, more than 250K followers on Twitter and more than 40,000 likes on Facebook.

    Lots of great quality content (even if we say so ourselves!)… please see and hopefully we can be included if you’re ever doing a similar round-up in the future.


    • El Berwick Jul 24, 2013

      Thanks Paul – we’re definitely aware of your site, having provided content as a guest blogger. So we agree that you have a great blog 🙂

  3.' Paul Steele Aug 1, 2013

    Many thanks for the kind addition and kind words 🙂

    • El Berwick Aug 2, 2013

      You’re welcome, Paul – thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4.' Suman Aug 6, 2013

    Wow Excellent Blog !!
    Many thanks for sharing it.