Welcome to the first edition of the 2015 Best New Travel Blog Awards (#BNTBA). This month’s winning travel blogs cover everything Africa, how and where to party like a rockstar around the world, how to balance a job and still travel, and much much more. Take a look!
HugeParty Travel focuses on the fun, culture and craziness that can be found throughout the world.
I make no secret of my love of alcohol — not only the way locals tend to open up more after a few drinks but also the wild adventures that eventually ensue later in the night. That’s why I’ve been watching Ben’s blog very closely since I first discovered it last year. He has dedicated himself to visiting some of the most well-known (and yes, dare I say “infamous”) party cities around the world in search of epic alcohol-fueled festivities. From Berlin to Las Vegas to Prague, Ibiza, New Orleans and everywhere in between (including party cruises) Ben does — and drinks — it all.
— ⌠ Derek4Real ⌡ (@the_HoliDaze) November 18, 2014
My only qualm with HugeParty Travel is that it uses Blogger and as David Sottimano said, “Friends don’t let friends use Blogger.” I pointed this fact out to Ben but he quickly and deftly responded with some comment about getting the content up first before, before perfecting the design. While I definitely agree here, at least this shows Ben is thinking about the future of HugeParty Travel. Now if we can just get him to be more diligent about responding to comments… 😉
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For all things Africa
Africa has long been overshadowed by other more popular tourist destinations, such as Asia, Europe and the Americas. However Emma feels right at home there and now is doing all she can to help promote the continent as a wonderful and diverse tourism destination. Her blog is only six months old and very much a work in progress, however thus far she is off to a great start. Her articles are well-written and very enlightening — I learn something new from every one — but beyond that they will inspire you on why you should travel Africa.
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Bruno is, as his blog name suggests, a Geeky Traveler. But not in the Dungeons & Dragons or Star Wars sense. Bruno instead considers himself a geek because he cannot travel without his gadgets. (Of course I think this goes for just about everyone nowadays, wouldn’t you say?) His blog centers around his style of traveling smart and all the impressive food and sights he encounters along his journeys. Although he is still working and not yet a full-time traveler, he has great plans for his blog and I see it only getting better!
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Flying The Nest
Your Daily Dose Of Travel Inspiration
Since starting their blog in September 2014, Stephen and Jess have already achieved something few other blogs ever do: write one post a day, week after week, month after month — hence the “daily dose” in their slogan. Thus far Flying The Nest has been a combination of posts documenting the amazing places they have been, travel inspiration for those still stuck on the couch, including photo essays on some of the wild things you will see when traveling, and of course the obligatory travel advice and tips that one needs to know. Now that they are starting out on a grand one year adventure, I’m quite curious to see if they will be able to maintain their one post a day rate 😉
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Flirting With The Globe
My Love Affair With The World
The stylish design of Flirting With The Globe quickly drew me in (hooray, not another cookie-cutter blog from a budget traveler 😉 ) but the writing is what keeps me coming back for more. Karisa may be a full-time lawyer and new travel blogger (two things the world probably does not need more of hahaha) but her writing is a glimpse at the world through her eyes. She squeezes in as many trips to as many far flung places in between her work and so far is doing a great job. Plus her itineraries section is great for anyone looking to squeeze as much as possible into a short trip.
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