“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.”
– Dhirubhai Ambani
Today’s blog is not all about structural information and the dos and don’ts of living abroad. Today is all about gathering inspiration and motivation to make your dream of living abroad a success. Whether you would like to travel or if you’re planning on moving abroad or have already been abroad for a long time, these blogs will deliver some red ants to your pants and make you want to see some more of our amazing planet. Below is a list of the 7 most inspiring travel blogs of 2015… according to me.
List of 7 Most Inspiring Travel Blogs of 2015
The competition is tough out there. Só many amazing blogs and unique experiences- it was really hard to compare them. However, I have come up with a list of my 7 favourite blogs (not in any order of superiority), that have me excited and inspired to go travelling, blogging and exploring my environment.
A Little Adrift is an extensive blog and source of information on the life and travels of Shannon O’Donnell. She is a wintered adventure-seeker and has been trotting the globe since 2008. Shannon has a really warm and honest style of writing that does not camouflage the realities and downsides of living abroad. She gives list upon list of practical, financial and travelling advice that any backpacker or expat could put to good use.
2. Manger by Mimi Thorisson
Manger means ‘to eat’ in French. Manger is a blog written by Mimi Thorisson. She is the perfect mélange of French and Japanese and is married to an Icelandic photographer. They live in Médoc, in the South of France, with their seven children and 14 dogs. Mimi and her husband are masters at translating their down-to-earth, rustic lives into a wonderful and whimsical blog about food, living abroad and family. This blog will make you squirm with boredom at your monotonous city life. However, if you would like to experience a day in the French countryside with Mimi for a day of cooking and exploring, you can sign yourself up for one of her workshops here.
Last update… The Olive Harvest Lunch
3. Young Adventuress by Liz Carlson
“Not all those who wander are lost.” This is a quote by J.R.R. Tolkien on Liz’s ‘about’ page and it is a perfect representation of what she does and who she is. She loves travelling and exploring the world on her own and has seen a lot of it for such a… uhm, young adventuress. Which 50-something year old can match her list of over 40 countries? She had a taste of the travel bug when she studied in Spain and has never stopped since. Why do I recommend this blog? Liz is a breath of fresh air in the travel blog industry and living proof that even young girls can make their dream of living abroad extensively, come true. Who run the world? Girls!
Last Update… Surprise! Dubai has Mountains!
4. Jungles in Paris
Jungles in Paris is a very modern, online scrapbook that has been crafted by photographers and filmmakers from around the world. It gives very interesting views on unchartered natural environments and bizarre ways of living and touches on subjects of culture, craft, geography and wildlife. What really is captivating about this blog is how it is able to put together so many ‘unheard’ of subjects of our world. The videos will definitely inspire you to go to the furthest ends of the world to discover and document more unique moments.
Last update… The Ringstrasse, a merry-go-round of old Vienna
World of Wanderlust is a blog that has accomplished the ‘American Dream’ as such in a very short period of time. Brooke Saward began her blogging career in 2012 and three years later you could almost call it a booming business. The blog has six contributors in total and each of these contributors brings something special to the table. WOW is an awesome and endless resource for traveling, living abroad, starting a blog, changing a lifestyle and just having a really good read. These girls sure know how to get me jumping out of my seat to the next best airport. Can’t get enough of WOW? Read a book by Brooke. Order one here.
Last update… Best of 2015: Most Popular Travel Sites
6. A Brit and Abroad by Macca Sherifi, Brian Ceci and Brianna Wiens
A Brit and a Broad is a three-man-show that travel the world and document some amazing places. They are three friends that aspire to inspire and each have their own unique talent. Macca and Brianna are presenters for the vlog. Macca being the ‘Brit’ and main author for the blog. Brianna is the ‘Broad’, comedienne and director for the vlog and Brian is an award-winning cinematographer. Together you could call them the magic trio that produce some marvellous videos. To check out what they’ve done so far I would recommend watching a few of their videos here.
Last update… Our Round Up of 2015
7. A Girl in the World by Denise Castelvi Gamboa
Love, love, love Denise’s writing style. She has a very honest, intriguing and colourful way of describing things. Her stories about living and traveling around the world are just as varied as her own history. She takes amazing photos of strangers wherever she happens to find them and has a knack for making art inspired by her surroundings. She writes about topics like her dramatic love affair with London and shares personal events like her picturesque wedding. She has such a multicultural background and has had such a varied career that all these ingredients make up for a recipe to inspire and encourage any person to live abroad.
Last update… Exploring Buenos Aires
I hope you enjoyed reading some of these blogs as much as I’ve enjoyed doing the research for this post. I would encourage everyone to take some inspiration and advice from these talented and brave people that share their experiences with the world. Naming a ‘best’ blog is very hard due to the fact that every blogger is so unique and of course every reader is so unique as well but I’m sure you can agree I’ve got some of the most inspiring travel blogs in this list.
Want some more information on finding your groove abroad? Please stay tuned for my next post!
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