This page highlights other blogging and traveling friends; if my travel planning resource page and FAQ didn’t answer your questions, the stories and advice from these friends is a great next step. And if you’re interested in a volunteering resource, my sister site (and passion project) is Grassroots Volunteering.
I’ve been on the road since 2008 and these are the inspiring people I have met through this journey who I am honored to call my friends. Each one has a unique story, a personal reason they decided to travel long-term and explore the world.
- Legal Nomads: I met through traveling and she should have been my sister. Jodi shares stories of food and culture on the road.
- Uncornered Market: Audrey and Dan are producing some of the best long-term travel content in the industry. They’ve been on the road for many years with truly amazing photos and stories the whole way.
- Everything-Everywhere: Each day Gary shares a new travel photo from his very, very extensive travels.
- Bridges and Balloons: Victoria and Steve made my months in Mexico memorable and will be life-long friends. They have a lovely voice and beautiful photos.
- Pamela MacNaughtan: She’s run a few sites over the years—her own travel blog and now she runs the definitive guide to traveling in Canada and it’s fabulous and you should use it to plan your travels to any of the country’s major urban hubs. She also helps run things behind-the-scenes here at ALA.
- Globetrotter Girls: A very good friend I was lucky enough to meet and travel with for a bit in SEA when I traveled with my niece.
- No Vacation Required: Their travels and lifestyle often focuses on services to others in addition to the all the expected travel photos and stories.
- Nomadic Notes: James has been on the road for more than 10 years working as a digital nomad and we try to cross paths whenever we can.
- Fevered Mutterings: Mike is hilarious and the funniest blogger on the list; he is a freelance writer sharing his misadventures on the road.
- Wandering Earl: Earl goes to crazy places sometimes and comes back with great stories; he also offers tours in various regions if you’re looking for a highly personal tour of the world.
- Nomadic Matt: Matt has created the best site for budget travel and should be a first stop if you’re planning some travels.
- The Art of Nonconformity: Chris has a hugely helpful and successful site about lifestyle design and how to create a life outside of the 9-5; he’s also traveled to every country on Earth, which isn’t too shabby either.
If you’re interested in the business side of blogging, this page lists out designers I love and the services I have used over the years to grow this community. Of note is that Hannah from Further Bound designed this site and does amazing work.