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:
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.
Candy Harrington’s blog is the ultimate authority on disability and travel.
Look! Pretty pictures. No, I mean really pretty pictures.
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.
If you want to travel smarter, this is the only blog you need to bookmark.
Lisa Lubin is not just a first-rate videographer. She’s also one of the bravest bloggers I know. You go, girl!
Lonely Planet. Blog. Enough said.
Everything you never wanted to know about cruising, but should.
Anne Campbell is a cruise goddess.
Author of The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich shows you how it’s done.
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.
Claire Walter’s travel blog delivers a compelling mix of consumer travel news and destination information.
David Molyneaux, a master of old media, has also mastered new media.
Darren Cronian writes a terrific, pro-consumer travel blog.
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.
So good, the Travel Channel had to buy it. Can’t blame ’em.