I’ve been doing a heck of a lot of reading lately, mostly travel reading of course. I’m constantly looking for new ideas, new adventures and new dreams to dream. I have been building a list of my favourite travel bloggers for a while, these are the travel blogs that have inspired me, over the years, to create one of my own. So here are the travel bloggers you should be following in 2020.

Unexplored Footsteps

Unexplored Footsteps are a travel couple, Olly and Milly, who met in Australia and have been creating travel guides and beautiful content ever since. Whilst traveling in Vietnam this blog was an absolute lifesaver. I just wish I found out about Unexplored Footsteps sooner! Whether you’re looking for information about how to start a travel blog, packing lists or travel guides, this blog has it all. Milly and Olly have helped me so much on my blogging journey and for that, I am so grateful. 

@unexploredfootsteps // https://unexploredfootsteps.com

Anywhere We Roam

The prize for the best travel photography goes to Anywhere We Roam. Wow, the photography is amazing, these guys will have you drooling over destinations you never thought you’d visit. I could spend days upon days reading everything on this blog. It’s easy to see that Mark and Paul have put their hearts into this blog, there is so much information and it is unbelievably helpful. 

@anywhere_we_roam \\ https://anywhereweroam.com

The Travel Leaf 

The Travel Leaf is a blog packed full of travel guides from all over the world. Whether it’s Asia, Europe, North America or South America, you’re bound to find something useful to help you plan your trip. Behind The Travel Leaf, you’ll find Anete and Gita. 3 years ago they were living in Latvia, working 9-5 office jobs until they bought one-way tickets to Thailand and set off to travel the world and build their own business.

@thetravelleaf // https://www.thetravelleaf.com

Journey Era

Journey Era is the travel blog of the established and well-known travel journalist and photographer, Jackson Groves. If its Asia you’re heading to, you’ll find a heck of a lot of information here, especially the Philippines. Jackson Groves is also the founder of @adventurebagcrew encouraging people to bring bags on their adventures to remove the plastic from our earth as they explore. Leaving the world in a better condition than you found it is so important in 2020.

@jackson.groves // https://www.journeyera.com

Nomadic Matt

Nomadic Matt is the OG of the travel blogging world. I was reading this blog even before I knew what blogging was. Back when I left for my travels In 2014 this was the only travel content I was reading. And now I’ve been traveling full time for 5 years, Nomadic Matt shaped the way I look at long term travel. I seriously owe him. 

@nomadicmatt // https://www.nomadicmatt.com

Renee Roaming

Renee Roaming isn’t just a travel blog. Whilst she writes about travel and adventure, she also shares tips about photography and social media too. Each of her photos is a work of art, I find myself scrolling through her Instagram dreaming of visiting each location. 

@reneeroaming // https://www.reneeroaming.com

The Blonde Abroad

The Blonde Abroad is the go-to website for solo and female travel around the world. Her blog is a well trodden path. The Blonde Abroad inspires me to work hard every day, I love everything she stands for and I really look up to her in the travel blogging world. 

@theblondeabroad // https://theblondeabroad.com

Hand Luggage Only

Probably the most impressive list of destinations I’ve ever seen, Woah. If you’re planning a trip, check Hand Luggage Only to see if they’ve got a travel guide on the area (they probably do). Here you’ll find travel hacks, photography tips, videos and so much more. I could spend hours on this blog. 

@handluggageonly // https://handluggageonly.co.uk

Beanies and Bikinis 

I had the pleasure of meeting Nikki whilst I was living in Queenstown, New Zealand. Niki is now a van life guru living the dream in her self-built ford transit camper van. I love to follow her adventures on YouTube as well as reading about them on her blog. 

@nikkibigger // http://beaniesandbikinisblog.com

My One Big Planet

This is the blog of a very well-traveled Canadian. Valerie has a very impressive list of destinations and a really useful section of travel tips. She is also the queen of cute Instagram photos.

@myonebigplanet // http://myonebigplanet.com

Notes From The Road

By road, by kayak, by seaplane and most of all on foot, Erik tackles the themes of city and country in the modern world. If it’s inspiration you’re looking for, look no further. Here you’ll find captivating stories of adventure and awe.

@erikgauger // https://www.notesfromtheroad.com 

The Vaga Brothers

This travel blog is bursting with new ideas, new adventures, and brilliant photography. If you like to learn about new destinations by watching videos, these are your guys.

 @vagabrothers // https://www.vagabrothers.com

Wandering Earl

Wow, 18 years of nonstop travel. As you can imagine, Earl has literally all the tips, all of the tips. From travel guides, to how to travel forever, food, travel tales, travel costs, travel gear and all kinds of travel advice. I’ve only recently discovered this travel blog, so I’ve still got a lot of bedtime reading to do here. We could all learn so much from this full-time traveler. 

@wanderingearl // https://www.wanderingearl.com

Thank You

Finally there’s me, @sheisthelostgirl, little old me in my corner of the internet. I just wanted to say thank you for the support, every single person who clicks on my blog is so so appreciated. You’re really helping me create my dream life.

So there you have it, the top travel bloggers you should be following in 2020. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Thank you for reading! 

Wishing you safe adventures, 
The Lost Girl

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About Me

Hi! I am Beth Johnstone, a travel journalist and photographer.

I began travelling in 2014 with what I thought would be a short holiday. I’ve now been travelling around the world full time for five years, taking photographs, writing about the places I’ve been and immersing myself in new cultures.

I am passionate about capturing the whole experience not just with images, but with words too. My blog is a positive place where I welcome readers to learn about the best places to stay, along with tips and advice on long term travel.

“Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now.”