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My name is Patrick, I'm originally from Sydney (Australia) - and I love exploring cities (and writing about it!)
I work online in marketing, which gives me the opportunity to travel around the world full time.
So while I am away, I keep this blog updated with full travel info. I tend to stay in a city for a few months at a time, to really get to know it - then I write guides on it.
Welcome to the CompleteCityGuides.com's list of top 30 best travel bloggers for 2016! I love travel blogs, and have always followed a handful over the years. Here is a list of the ones that I really like and regularly read or am subscribed to their newsletters.
To get on this list, a blog has to:
(They are displayed in a random order. If you think we have missed your favourite travel blogger, get in touch and if we like the blog too we will happily add it to this list!
Europe A La Carte is maintained by Karen Bryan.
There are guides/tips to most of the countries in Europe, and the blog is regularly updated.
Runaway Juno is run by a woman named Juno Kim. The site is filled with her travel adventures from all over the world.
Her site might make you a little bit envious about how many cities and countries she has visited and blogged about...
Mapping Megan is written by Megan and Mike. Their site has been running since 2007 and has lots of blog posts about cities and countries all over the world.
They get up to lots of fun adventures, and the whole site is filled with great photos.
Legal Nomads is run by Jodi Ettenberg. It documents her "vaguely chronological account of living and eating [her] way around the world".
Like many other travel bloggers on this list, she quit a career to go travelling - and hasn't looked back since!
The yTravel blog is run by Caz and Craig Makepeace. They are originally from Australia, but have travelled all over the world.
Their list of destinations is pretty long, and they have blog posts about all aspects of travelling.
Around The World "L" is run by Lillie. It documents her travels (and life) as she travels around the world.
She also runs another blog called Teaching Travelling, where she shares stories of great Teacher-Travelers
Grantourismo Travels is run by Lara and Terence, an Australian-born, Asia-based, travel and food writer and photographer couple.
They have lots and lots of experience with travelling, and their site has guides and info on lots of the major travel destinations in the world.
Travel Yourself is a travel blog with an emphasis on videos (which most travel blogs don't seem to bother with). It is run by Cailin O'Neil, and she has been running the site since 2009.
If you like to watch videos and get travel inspiration from them then check out her site!
Wandering Trader is run by Marcello Arrambide, He day trades in the stock market and travels the world for a living. Not a bad life!
He has visited around 80 countries in the last 5 years, so you could say he is quite experienced...!
Nomadic Matt's website is one of the most popular travel blog sites out there.
He has written a best selling book called "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day", and knows a thing or two about travelling!
His site is full of great advice for travellers - both general travel tips, and city guides
Dubbed as "Travel Inspiration for Friends, Families and Lovers", Carol Cain's travel blog is full of tips and advice for cities all over the world. She is a very experienced traveller and writer, writing about her trips on her blog, Expedia Viewfinder, Huffington Post Travel, Forbes and more.
Ottsworld is a fun blog to read, that is run by Sherry. She quit her job in 2006 and has since travelled to over 23 countries and blogged about it on her site.
Her site is filled with great photos from all over the world.
As this is a list of the best travel bloggers, you can probably guess what "1 Dad 1 Kid" is about... yes, a dad travel blogger who goes around the world with his kid.
He has blog posts about the cities they have visited, and is full of tips and tricks to get the most from your stay in a city.
Santa Fe Travelers is a blog run by Billie Frank and Steve Collins. They have been on the road together, one way or another since 1973.
They do mostly blog about their home city of Santa Fe, but have plenty of blog posts from travels around the world too.
Everything Everywhere is run by Gary Arndt. In March 2007 he sold his house and has been traveling, blogging and taking photos around the world ever since. So far he has visited all 7 continents and over 175 countries and territories around the world.
He is quite the skilled photographer, so his site is a good place to look if you want to look at some inspiring travel photos.
JohnnyJet.com is a site full of tips and tricks related to travelling. Johnny started the site years ago, as he was a frequent traveller (often doing 150,000 miles per year for the last 10 years).
He has regular "Tips of the day" and the whole site is full of great blog posts. Check it out!
Traveling Mom is a blog with quite a lot of writers, but they all have one thing in common - they love to travel, and they have kids.
If you want tips for travelling with children, or are a parent yourself then you should check their blog out!
Hole in The Donut Cultural Travel is run by Barbara Weibel. She has blog posts about destinations from all over the world, and the site is kept regularly updated.
It is a nice site to browse, with lots of nice high-quality photos. Go and visit her site and get some ideas for new travel plans!
WildJunket is run by Nellie Huang and Alberto Molero. They document their world travels, and have made "The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook".
Their blog has the motto "Travel Light, Travel Far", which seems like a great motto to live by!
A Luxury Travel Blog is a well-known and well-loved travel blog for travellers who like a bit of luxury when abroad.
It is run by Dr. Paul Johnson, but also has contributions from other writers. It has a huge following on social media, and gets thousands of hits every day.
If you want to get some inspiration for blowing a lot of cash on a trip, this should be your first stop!
Heather Poole has an interesting travel blog, with a somewhat unique view on travelling. Rather than just doing it for fun, she has over 20 years experience as a flight attendant.
Her site is full of nice blog posts and great photos, from all over the world. She is also known for writing books, too!
Land Lopers is written by Matt Long, one of the most popular travel bloggers out there.
He has been featured on sites such as BBC Travel, Lonely Planet, and many, many more sites! His site is full of inspirational travel blog posts, and full of tips and tricks when it comes to travelling.
The Holidaze blog covers the travels of a guy called Derek. He has some interesting blog posts (like the horrible conditions of a Zoo in Indonesia).
Most of the bloggers on this list just blog about their travels and give general travel tips. Green Global Travel is a bit different...
It is run by Bret Love and Mary Gabbett, and it promotes ecotourism, nature / wildlife conservation and cultural preservation.
Definitely worth a read if you are interested in ecotourism.
Velvet Escape is run by Keith Jenkins.
He gave up a successful career in banking, and took up the hobby of travelling! Like many of the bloggers on this site, he has travelled to a huge amount of cities and countries. Check out his blog for some nice travel inspiration.
Breathe Dream Go is run by Mariellen Ward. She has extensive travels in India, but the website covers countries from all over the world.
Adam, from Travels of Adam has visited many cities all over the world.
He provides in-depth guides to cities, and it is full of travel tips and advice.
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The island of Phuket is Thailand's second most popular tourist destination (after Bangkok), and nearby is another island known as Phi Phi. There are lots of confusing webpages giving false or outdated information about how to get to Phi Phi. This page clears up every option and tells you how to get to Phi Phi from Phuket.
Bangkok, in central Thailand is home to over 8 million (14 million in the surrounding areas). Over 16 million tourists flock to Bangkok every year. So it shouldn't be surprising that there are lots of things to see and do in Bangkok. The city is full of amazing sights, including numerous awe inspiring temples, friendly locals and delicious street food. We have complied this 3 day travel itinerary for Bangkok, so you can see all the major sights, get a good feel for the city.
Do you find passports interesting? Love to collect stamps in yours? Well check out this gallery of the most interesting looking passports from countries all over the world.
Get some inspiration for travel ideas, with these top movies about travelling and/or backpacking. Tell us in the comments below what your favourite travel movies are!
Thailand is famous for having high fees when it comes to exchanging money or withdrawing from an ATM machine. So what can you do to avoid wasting money on fees? Well, read on to find out!
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