Got Travel? Travel Blogs and Travel Bloggers, Unite!


For some time  (100,000 years  in internet dog years), I’ve wanted to collect *all* the travel blogs in one spot and organize them by destination.    That’s not happening … yet …  but I’m very happy to see so many great folks online blogging travel now as well as many  lists of bloggers popping up.

An interesting issue in finding the holy grail of travel information is whether people would rather hear from *travelers* or from *locals*.      I used to lean to the former – ie I wanted to hear from other folks who had visited a place to get the best information, but it’s become clear to me now that the best source for travel information are well informed local folks – ideally those who are in the travel industry and therefore familiar with a lot of attractions, hotels, restaurants, history, customs, etc.     An example for Oregon is … me.

I worked in the travel industry for many years and I know a *lot* about Oregon, especially Southern Oregon.    Unfortunately there are not very many people blogging “local travel” from a local perspective.  Ironically pretty much all the travel writing blog folks  (including me) are so busy talking about their own trips out and about, they are not writing much about their local places – the kind of information that would be simply wonderful if you were to visit a place.

So … my challenge to travel bloggers is to write a few posts about things to see and do in your own neck of the woods.   Let me know if you do and I’ll be happy to feature it prominently at our heavy traffic site  “Travel and History”.  Please include a bit of history in the travelogue if you can.

Here are some from some cool traveling folks:

Blogs/ Travelers list from Traveling Teri:

  1. 1step2theleft
  2. 20sTravel
  3. 501 Places
  4. Abigail King
  5. Adventure Girl
  6. Adventure Living
  7. Agent Cikay
  8. Alex Berger
  9. Almost Fearless
  10. Andi Perullo
  11. Andrew G. Hayes
  12. Andy Murdock
  13. Around the World “L”
  14. As We Travel
  15. Aussie Nomad
  16. Bairds Travel
  17. Beth Arnold
  18. Bike Raft
  19. Boots n All
  20. Border Jumpers
  21. Brendan von Son
  22. Brian Swan
  23. Brooke Schoenman
  24. Budget Travel Sacramento
  25. Cailin O’Neil
  26. Cal Bosch
  27. Candice Walsh
  28. Cara Lopez Lee
  29. CC Burns
  30. CG Travels
  31. Christine Amorose
  32. Couch Surfing Ori
  33. Dave’s Travel Corner
  34. David Lytle (davitydave)
  35. Diana Ellefson
  36. Docudramaqueen
  37. Don Nadeau
  38. Donna L. Hull
  39. Drifting Focus
  40. Dustin Main
  41. Earth Explorer
  42. Eat Live Travel Write
  43. Elite Travel Gal
  44. ELoren
  45. Erica Kuschel
  46. Everywhere Trip
  47. Fodor’s Travel Guides
  48. Fox Nomad
  49. Gadling
  50. Gerard Ward
  51. Girls Getaway
  52. GloboTreks
  53. Got Passport
  54. Got Saga Latino
  55. Got Saga
  56. Grumpy Traveller
  57. Happy Go Lucky
  58. Harriett Baskas
  59. Holiday Greece
  60. I Live to Travel
  61. Isabelle’s Travel Guide
  62. Janelle Norman
  63. Jason’sTravels
  64. Jeff Titelius
  65. JoAnna Haugen
  66. Jason’sTravels
  67. Joe Hunkins
  68. Johnny Vagabond
  69. Journeywoman
  70. Kevin May
  71. Kim Mance
  72. LandLopers
  73. Larry Blanken
  74. Legal Nomads
  75. LJ Rose Expeditions
  76. Lonely Planet
  77. Malaysia-Asia
  78. Margaret Kinney
  79. Monica Wong
  80. My Journey of a Lifetime
  81. My Melange
  82. National Geographic
  83. Neverending Voyage
  84. New York Times Travel
  85. Nomadic Chick
  86. Nomadic Matt
  87. Ottsworld
  88. ParisBuff
  89. PatriciaVance, GotSaga
  90. Pauline Frommer’s Travel
  91. Perrin Post
  92. Peter Greenberg
  93. Richard Escobar
  94. Rick Steves
  95. RTWDave
  96. Runaway Juno
  97. Sam Daams
  98. SaraKateTravel
  99. Secured Traveler
  100. Serendipity Traveler
  101. Shawnosaurus
  102. Smart Women Travelers
  103. Solo Friendly
  104. Solo Traveler
  105. Sosauce
  106. Soultravelers3
  107. Spencer Spellman
  108. Spunky Girl Monologues
  109. Stay Adventurous
  110. Stay Bank
  111. Sumit Gupta
  112. Susan Farlow
  113. Suzy Guese
  114. Technomadia
  115. Thank God I Surf
  116. The Jungle Princess
  117. The Longest Way Home
  118. The Mad Traveler Online
  119. The Planetd
  120. The Roaming Boomers
  121. The Tashinga Initiative
  122. The Travel Tart
  123. The Travel Tweeter
  124. The Trip Chicks
  125. Tiffany Travels
  126. Timesonline Travel
  127. Travel Answerman
  128. Travel Blogger
  129. Travel Bully
  130. Trailer Campers
  131. Travel Cuts
  132. Travel Designed
  133. Travel Dudes
  134. Travel Girl (smultronställen)
  135. Travel Happy
  136. Traveling Anna
  137. Traveling Perly
  138. Traveling Savage
  139. Traveling Ted
  140. Traveling Teri
  141. Travels of Adam
  142. Travelocity
  143. Travel Off the Cuff
  144. Travel Optimist
  145. Travel Maus
  146. Travel Muse
  147. Travel Savvy Mom
  148. Travel Squire
  149. Travel Susan
  150. Travelwriticus
  151. Trey Ratcliff
  152. Tuscan Blog
  153. Unbrave Girl
  154. Uncornered Market
  155. Vagabond3Italian Notes
  156. Vagabondish
  157. Velvetescape
  158. Wandering-off
  159. Wanderings of a Travelbug
  160. Wandering Trader
  161. Want to Go Travel
  162. Welcome Tuscany
  163. Wend Magazine
  164. Where I’ve Been
  165. Wild Junket
  166. World Nomads

Blogroll from Travel Answer Man John Van Kirk:

From Elliot.org

Alaska TravelGram
Almost Fearless
Anders Meanders
Arthur Frommer
Brave New Traveler
Consumerist
Evan Sparks
Everett Potter
ExpertCruiser
Flight Wisdom
Gadling
Hidden Travel Gems
Hotel Blogs by Guillaume Thevenot
HotelChatter
Intelligent Travel
Jaunted
Jeanne Leblanc
LLWorldTour
Marriott on the Move
MaxaBlog
Online Travel Review
Peter Greenberg
PlaneBuzz
Rick Seaney
Roads Less Traveled
Safe Cruise
Ship Critic blog
Southwest Airlines
T2Impact
The BOOT
The Cruise Log
The Daily Traveler
The Practical Nomad
This Just In…..
Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations
Towers and Tarmacs
Travel Babel
Travel Gear Blog
Travel Log
Travel Maven blog
Travel Post
Travel Rants
Traveler 2.0
Traveler’s Check
Tripinator – Travel 2.0
Tripso
Upgrade: travel better
USA Today’s Hotel Hotsheet
World Hum
WSJ.com: The Middle Seat Terminal

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About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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37 Responses to Got Travel? Travel Blogs and Travel Bloggers, Unite!

  1. Hey Joe,

    Thanks for the shout out. I did write about home, just recently 🙂
    http://www.sharingtravelexperiences.com/four-types-edinburgh-trips/

    But agree, most folks only write about stuff far away from home. But everyone loves a good travel story, regardless of the location.

    Andy

  2. Gray says:

    Thanks for the inclusion here, Joe. Actually, I’ve got a whole section of my blog dedicated to my hometown.

    http://solofriendly.com/solofriendly-burlington-vt/

    I also blog about specific Vermont events, restaurants, etc. as I experience them. Since I only get to travel three or four times a year, I figure why not fill in the blanks with Vermont info for people visiting my home state?

    • JoeDuck says:

      Gray I think it’s great you are featuring your local stuff as well as your trips, and agree that all of us should be doing that.

      I’m fond of Burlington because I grew up across the lake in Plattsburgh, NY – we used to ride bikes over on the ferry.

  3. WanderWoman says:

    Couldn’t agree more. Many of my posts have been dedicated to “Weekend Getaways” for travelers wanting to get out of Dodge without breaking the bank. I also write about why women should get out there! Lots of great posts on here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. Monica says:

    Thanks for calling me cool Joe! 🙂 I try to incorporate some stories by my hometown, NYC, but when you work 10 hours a day, blogging becomes a little harder.

  5. Donna Hull says:

    Thanks for including My Itchy Travel Feet, Joe. I often write about my home territory of Tucson and the southwest. There’s plenty of active travel for baby boomers (my specialty) here. I like to mix up blog content between the southwest, domestic and international travels that I’ve experienced. Don’t want my readers to get bored 🙂

  6. What a nice surprise. Thanks for including the Got Passport family in your list! 🙂 We’re in Chiang Mai, Thailand now and will definitely be writing all about this great town and more! cheers!

  7. Joe,
    Thank you and Traveling Teri so VERY much for including me on your list of cool travel folks! What a nice surprise to come home to. I have been in Huatulco the past week with my grandchildren. 🙂

    Stephanie

  8. agentcikay says:

    lovely! thanks for the link:) have linked you back!

  9. Craig says:

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the massive lists; good work.

    It’s a bit hard to write about “home” as we’re almost never there! We did a photo essay on our home city of Auckland while we were there … Not sure if it counts.

    Cheers,
    Craig

    • JoeDuck says:

      Thanks for the note Craig – I think your Auckland piece is exactly the right idea – “visit” your home city through the eyes of a traveler, but with all the experience and cultural wisdom only a local can possess in great measure. Blog on!

  10. Thanks for putting us on this most excellent round up!

    As full time nomads without a homebase, it would impossible to write about what is local to us. In a way, all of our posts about places are about our home for the moment 🙂

    • JoeDuck says:

      That’s cool too Cherie – I’d sure like to a very rough number of what I’d call “real Travel bloggers” which would be everybody who blogs a travel item at least one a week in any venue. I used to think it was extremely high but I no longer am convinced of that – a lot of folks stop blogging after a few months or years, and most don’t talk travel.

  11. Ramesh Dahal says:

    Thanks for the great list. it really helpful to us. We used to our work very easily.

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  16. rapav says:

    Thanks for listing me and I like your suggestion. My town (Atlanta) may not be tourism’s top 10 destination but there are some good things to do and see that I always tell folks about – might as well put it on digital paper! I have this down now on my to-write list. Cheers!

  17. Wow… that is a serious list my friend. Glad to see my name on it, even though there is a spelling error 🙂

  18. Hello Joe!
    Thanks for the inclusion here!
    My hometown is Chicago and although i have traveled around the world, my “Chicago” category has nearly the most posts! I LOVE my city and brag about it on my blog and was an ambassador to it ’round the world. 🙂

  19. Juno says:

    Thanks Joe! How nice of you to shout Runaway Juno out here. All great fellow bloggers. Thanks so much!

  20. Jenna says:

    Great post! I just started a travel blog and how it connects to social media and public relations. These blogs will be great resources for me. Thank you!

  21. tom12399 says:

    I started my blog to write about my trip but feel I will carry on when I get home. Which is in just two weeks

  22. Jerry says:

    My wife and I lived in Salta, Argentina for several months about a decade ago and have been back a few times since then and know the region. We just published a mystery novel set in Salta and the surrounding areas, which should have all the background information anybody might want to have read before visiting the area, at a very affordable price. The book, “The Empanada Affair” is available from Amazon as an E-book for $0.99. Go to http://www.amazon.com and search their book section for “empanada affair”. Click on the picture or title to get to the page where you can buy the book and at the same time you can download a free Kindle reader application. The book has chapters that describe Salta, Cafyate, Jujuy, Purmamarca, Cachi, Humahuaca, and much of the rest of the region. You can also get descriptions of food, wine, and artisanal crafts from the novel. There is a lot more detail than you will find in the typical travel blog. And you’ll also get a nice book to read during the long flight(s) or bus rides to B.A. and Salta from wherever you start your trip.

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  28. Jerry says:

    My wife and I also lived in Montevideo, Uruguay for several months about a decade ago and have been back several times since then and know the region. We just published a mystery novel set in Montevideo and the surrounding areas, which should have all the background information anybody might want to have read before visiting the area, at a very affordable price. The book, “The Ambivalent Corpse” is available from Amazon as an E-book for $2.99. Go to http://www.amazon.com and search their book section for “ambivalent corpse”. Click on the picture or title to get to the page where you can buy the book. At the same time you can download a free Kindle reader application from the same page. The book has chapters that describe Montevideo, the ferry ride from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires, Punta del Este and Piriapolis, the drive north to the Brazil border, a real dude ranch in the Florida province, Iguazu falls, and much of the rest of the region. You can also get descriptions of food, wine, and artisanal crafts from the novel. There is a lot more detail than you will find in the typical travel blog. And you’ll also get an exciting new book to read during the long flight(s) or bus rides to Montevideo from wherever you start your trip.

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