I have been an avid reader of numerous blogs for many, many years and when I decided to embark on a solo trip, I added tons of travel blogs to my feed reader. Traveling solo as a girl is not the same as traveling solo as a guy, and I found these blogs to be particularly inspiring/helpful/authentic for my travel preparations:
Travelettes: “The Travelettes are a group of female travelers, writers and photographers sharing their travel stories online since August 2009. We come from all corners of the world and it is our goal to inspire, inform and motivate young women to travel more.” There are hardly any countries not featured on this traveller collective’s website. They are particularly strong on content for Asia and Europe and also run a very active and helpful Facebook Group.
Adventurous Kate: “At age 26, I quit my job to travel the world alone. I spent six fantastic months in Southeast Asia and turned my travel blog into a full-time business. Today, I travel full-time, going anywhere that sounds wacky or beautiful or interesting. My goal is to show YOU how you can travel the world on your own — easily, safely, and adventurously.” I guess there is nothing more to add here!
Alex in Wanderland: “I’m a New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I’m just a little obsessed with photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit.” I love the colourful layout of her blog, combined with good photography and authentic writing. This blog makes you want to pack your bags immediately.
Messy Nessy Chic: “Blogging on the Fashionable, the unique and the chic, everything you read and see on Messy Nessy Chic has been written and designed from my shabby chic room in Paris or sometimes from the little cafe downstairs ; ) Messy Nessy Chic is a mood board of information for just about anything from life & style to travel & food recommendations.” This may not be your traditional travel blog, but I could spend hours procrastinating over Nessy’s eclectic content.
World of Wanderlust: “Out of a love for writing and sharing stories, I created this space on the internet to connect with likeminded travelers around the world. I travel the world solo full time living a work + travel lifestyle. I share my experiences and travel tips here on WoW and I hope you enjoy the site!” Definitely more upscale and less adventurous than the other travel blogs featured here, but I still love Brooke’s writing and photography. Plus we both share a love for hats.