This month’s best new travel blogs cover travel stories so funny you’ll pee yourself, overlanding through Latin America, travel photography tips and tricks, travel planning advice, RTW adventures plus beer, beer, breweries and more beer.
Blue Green Rock
Hi I’m Nick. I like traveling and making people laugh. This blog is what happened when I combined the two.
Once in a blue moon one blog will wow me so much that I give it special mention. In 18-month history of the BNTBA this has only happened twice (Inside Other Places and My Wanderlist) but now it has happened a third time. I present to you: Blue Green Rock, the funniest travel blog that no one is reading.
Each of Nick’s stories are more like the tales you would hear over a round of beers that all begin a quick glance left and right to see who is listening before the phrase, “Well, this one time…” His vivid style of writing will make you feel as if you are right there with him — and perhaps even take you back to those wild and carefree days of traveling in your early 20’s 😉 With titles like “The Highway To Hell Is A Bus Ride To Laos” and “Bangkok Blur: Chicken Nuggets, Arrests, and Ping-Pong Shows” how can you not give this blog a read?
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Travel information on overlanding the Pan-American Highway and beyond
Yasha and Juergen are expert overland travelers who from 2006-2009 traveled all the way from Alaska to the farthest southern tip of South America in their custom RV. Now as of last year they are back for round two with a new and improved vehicle: a Mercedes Benz 1019 AF they fitted with their own custom cabin they affectionately call Berta. Check it out!
Berta: as we got her – just after picking up the shelter – and finished
Although the old dare2go site archives from their 2006-2009 adventures are still online and fully preserved for your reading pleasure, this new version of their blog (complete with a new, modern design) just launched last year and coincided with the start of their newest adventure. Yasha and Juergen are once again taking the slow route, wandering wherever they want and stopping whenever something catches their eye. They write about land travel routes, border crossings, cooking food on the road and of course the campsites they encounter.
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My Wanderlusty Life
Destinations & Daydreams
Ashley first caught my eye on Twitter with her bio: “I was told my travel blog was funny enough to make you pee your pants. Now don’t you want in on that?” Tell me, how can you not read a blog that promises so much?!
My Wanderlusty Life is a enjoyable, refreshing blog that has a large focus on some of my favorite traveling pastimes: beer. Posts cover a few countries from every continent except Africa, however Europe is by far Ashley’s biggest writing focus. There is also a cool section that I really hope Ashley will expand called: Do This, Not That. Check it out — and if you don’t pee yourself reading Ashley’s about page, well then the first beer is on me her.
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A Globe Well Travelled
Creative ideas for the frugal travel addict
Celebrating her one year blogiversary this month (the cutoff for all BNTBA nominees) is Ashlea’s stylish yet minimalist blog design, A Globe Well Travelled. 2015 marks the year she and her husband begin embracing their new lives as digital nomads and her talent as a graphic designer shows in the site.
A Globe Well Travelled has tons of posts on travel realities (How Hard Is The Inca Trail?), travel planning and travel photography tips, as well as an entertaining and mostly uplifting journal section called My Stories. (It reminds me of my Rants & Rambles collection, only without so many F-bombs.) Ashlea has also learned enough from her first year of travel blogging to begin writing about blogging advice and tips, something which might be helpful to all you other new bloggers reading this.
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The Adventure Junkies
Don’t Dream It. Live It.
Adrenaline junkies Antonio and Amanda’s dual language blog (English and Spanish, switchable via a click of the mouse and not dual-paragraph style) is definitely a cool adventure travel blog. Paragliding, backpacking, cycling, kayaking, hiking, scuba diving, sailing and bungee-jumping, if its adventurous, its here! Plus I especially like the way their blog menu dropdown has “recent” and “featured” posts alongside the subcategories, making it easy to skip ahead to great content. Besides be chock full o’ your daily recommended dose of adventure, their blog is also packed full of useful advice and practical ideas, like how to take a shower while bicycle touring.
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