The 20 most inspiring travel blogs of 2007

Which travel blogs inspire me to travel, and to write about it? I’ve already weighed in on the most influential blogs of the year and hotel blogs worth bookmarking. But a lot of you have asked me which sites I read just for the fun of it (in other words, because I think they’re really good). Here’s your answer — my very own list of travel blogs that inspire me.

I’m listing them in alphabetical order, along with the reason I’m hooked:

Aviation Daily on Airports

Benet Wilson gets it. When it comes to airlines, it’s not what happens in the air that’s important — it’s what happens on the ground.

Barrier Free Travels

Candy Harrington’s blog is the ultimate authority on disability and travel.

The Best Travel Photographers

Look! Pretty pictures. No, I mean really pretty pictures.

Flight Wisdom

This blog dissects the day’s travel news with the insights of a travel insider. Very clever.


Chris Mohney and his team are the last word on coolness for the jet set.

Intelligent Travel

If you want to travel smarter, this is the only blog you need to bookmark.

LL World Tour

Lisa Lubin is not just a first-rate videographer. She’s also one of the bravest bloggers I know. You go, girl!

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet. Blog. Enough said.

Safe Cruise blog

Everything you never wanted to know about cruising, but should.

Ship Critic

Anne Campbell is a cruise goddess.

Tim Ferriss

Author of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich shows you how it’s done.

Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destinations

If you want to save money on your next trip, Tim’s blog can help. But be warned: you’ll want to travel after reading it.


An inspiring collection of destination narratives, photos and personal reflections.


An overload of travel blogging goodness.

Travel Babel

Claire Walter’s travel blog delivers a compelling mix of consumer travel news and destination information.

Travel Maven Blog

David Molyneaux, a master of old media, has also mastered new media.

Travel Rants

Darren Cronian writes a terrific, pro-consumer travel blog.

Travels with Jane

Can you edit one of the best newspaper travel sections on the planet and blog at the same time? Why, yes! Jane makes it look easy.


Rolf Potts and his colleagues have created a must-read travel blog that features a nice blend of news, tips and notes from the road.

World Hum

So good, the Travel Channel had to buy it. Can’t blame ’em.

Christopher Elliott

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  • Prateek Panchal

    I love reading from Lonely planet….Truly inspiring.

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  • Mikayel Saghyan

    Very strange but I liked 2007 blogs more than 2011 :)

  • holiday in germany

    Another good list and a couple of travel blogs never heard.
    I have to be straightforward though, they are really useful.