Recommended Travel and Digital Nomad Blogs

Recommended Travel and Digital Nomad Blogs

Recommended Travel and Digital Nomad Blogs

The following list introduces digital nomad and travel blogs that I enjoy reading and that inspire me while working on the BecomeNomad blog. I personally prefer following bloggers who discuss all aspects of travel and the digital nomad lifestyle, rather than only focusing on the travel and sightseeing part.

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When deciding on which travel and digital nomad blogs enter my daily feed, those are the main ingredients I look for:

  • Persistence- The ability to continue posting without disappearing.
  • New Information- I want to learn something new of value, which can be either practical or inspirational.
  • Fun to read- I like to be entertained while reading.

Each digital nomad blogger has their own unique characteristics and focus. To make it easier to explore, the following digital nomad blogs list will be divided to categories (e.g. Well written, Fun to read, etc.)

Popular:

Adventurous Kate– Kate was one of the first bloggers I followed when I started my nomadic path. As other successful bloggers started posting less with the years, this blog has only improved and maintained the connection with the readers. Kate is doing a great job on both creating quality engaging content and marketing her blog with social media while actively leading and participating in the global travel industry.

Nomadic Matt– Maybe the most popular travel blog in the world. Matt is giving great advice on saving money and sustaining constant traveling.

 

Well-Written

Johnny Vagabond– Wes Nations passed away recently. A true traveler who could think deep and write beautifully. Life…

Legal Nomads– Although the main theme of this blog is food which is something I prefer to eat instead of reading about, Jodi has outstanding writing capabilities. This blog is a well rounded example of how a travel blogger can be articulate, putting readers first, and communicating effectively via social media. It also demonstrates the writer’s capacity to be vulnerable and share aspects from her life that are not generally seen on other travel blogs (e.g. challenges with health issues)

 

Fun to Read

Wandering Earl – Earl is a great guy who I had the privilege to meet in Romania. He has been on the move for more than 6,000 days, pretty amazing. To top it all, his posts sometimes have punch lines that can drop you to the floor. (Check out the interview I had with him)

Uncornered Market– Dan and Audrey are a couple traveling the world and writing interesting posts about their experiences. The mix of both personal stories together with high quality travel advice is much appreciated.

NeverEndingVoyage– Simon and Erin are one more couple of digital nomad which makes you believe nomadic relationships can be stable and successful. They don’t only create quality content, but also make the additional step and build cool apps which are helpful to Travelers. Respect for builders!

 

Travel Magazines

Roads and Kingdoms- An impressive travel magazine with in depth look on locations and important events taking place in the world. This is becoming one of my favorite travel reads due to high-quality of writing and a great ability to tell stories.

Matador Network– Short bits of articles about Traveling and travel locations. The depth of those articles is quite limited (“10 things you should…”), and the liberal simplified political view can get annoying, but lately they are posting articles by Mary Sojourner, one of the best travel writers I came across. Maybe there is hope for the world.

MapHappy– A good resource which focuses less on travel stories and more on Practical Traveling.

 

Thought Leaders

Nomadic Notes– James of Nomadic notes has done something extraordinary. Other than creating another travel blog, he has gone deeper and provides useful tools for the entire global community of digital nomads. His articles and updates provide immense value, and I hope he keeps up the creating value for the community.

Levels.Io– Pieter is one of the most prominent digital nomads out there. He builds stuff which supports digital nomads such as NomadList, Nomad forums, and Job sites. His blog deals a lot with coding (a required skill for building which you as a digital nomad should know about), in addition to articles about the future of work and travel.

 

Other Travel Blogs I follow

Camels and Chocolate– I enjoy reading Kristin’s blog, for two main reasons. Firstly, she is not a blogger, but a writer. Secondly, the concept of integrating high-quality photos while telling stories is fun, and well executed.

TomasLau– The talented Tomas Laurinavicius is a Lithuanian digital nomad who is covering the digital nomad trends for years. The blog is packed with advice about productivity, mindset and other inspiring nomads.

Goats on the Road– One more recent discovery. This Canadian couple is writing about a wide array of Travel related topics in a fun and knowledgeable way.

Maverick Traveler– An interesting blog from James, which might not be for all (especially not for those who are fans of politically correctness). Regardless, and although some of the views there can trigger controversy, James is writing it as he sees it, and that’s definitely a quality most travel bloggers (including myself) in order to keep everyone happy. If everyone is happy, you are doing something wrong.

Making it Everywhere– I enjoy reading Mish and Rob’s posts and find them funny and informative, which also means that as marketing people, they are probably very good at their job. Mish and Rob are also creating relevant resources for nomads such as the Nomad Project map and an internal digital nomad community. Good work!

Dangerous Business– A recent discovery, Amanda’s blog is well written and enjoyable. We feel the same about Athens by the way.

Expert Vagabond– Matthew’s blog is a combination of interesting stories and good photography skills.

Tynan– Tynan has built a project which has a unique voice in comparison to most travel blogs out there. The blog focuses on travel, productivity, mindset and practical tips.

Spartan Traveler– Interesting blog from Clayton about a variety of topics discussing Travel, Remote work and other cool topics.

TravelsofAdam– A high quality blog with some interesting articles and good city guides. Adam’s blog is also focusing on the LGBT community and the challenges they face while traveling around the world.

 

Business

Tropical MBA– Dan and Ian have the best lifestyle design blog and podcast, and supply great tips on generating income while being location free. They have also created the awesome Dynamite Circle community which adds to their glamour!

Nomad Capitalist– Some interesting resources from Andrew about offshore living, wealth creation
and global citizenship.

 

Travel Tech Blogs

Too many Adapters– Great blog from Dave about “Technology for travelers”. Sim cards, gadgets, adapters, everything is there to prepare you well!

Fox Nomad– Anil is a cool blogger focusing on the technology of travel as well, while also discussing general travel topics.

 

Other Lists of Travel Blogs

Since many of my favorite past bloggers are no longer blogging due to life’s circumstances, I have also listed a few influential travel posts from past bloggers people should check. This list also highlight a few posts from the above mentioned authors that I found outstanding.

JoaoLeitao Travel Blog List– I am covering only a handful of blogs in this curated and very personal preference list, so it makes a lot of sense to check Joao’s Travel blog list of more than 2,300 Blogs! Creating this list is a brilliant effort that should be applauded.

And one more list, this time of the top travel and digital nomad podcasts, for those of you who prefer listening to reading.

As anything in life, things change. Please suggest updates and new additions to this list in the comments.

            

17 Responses so far.

  1. To Whom It May Concern:
    Just dropping by a fellow Nomad’s site. And wanted to invite you to give us a read.

    Safe Travels.

    Chase

  2. Julian says:

    A lot of blog I didn’t know ! Thanks

  3. Paul says:

    Great suggestions there. I actually wouldn’t have included any of these in my top 10 but I certainly love your list and will be checking them out. I might even write my own. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Keep crushing it 🙂
    Paul

  4. Sandra says:

    Great list of nomads to follow. Thanks! I’m new to digtal ‘nomadding’ myself.

  5. Jou Trekking says:

    There are a lot of blog I didn’t know ! Thanks

  6. Steve Nomad says:

    A great list of blogs but I especially like Nomadic Matt and would highly recommend him to anybody thinking of setting out on this Nomadic lifestyle – Steve

  7. Zack Burt says:

    I wrote a book teaching people how to break into freelance consulting. An important part of becoming a digital nomad is having a reliable income stream! So, if you know how to code, freelance consulting is an excellent strategy that’s worked well for me. See you on the road. Zack

  8. Steve B says:

    I love the nomadic lifestyle! I am currently not a digital nomad although I would love to be. I have a side business on eBay that I have been doing for 11 years now. I pick up things from goodwills and thrift stores and sell them to support my driving and some extra money. But have not been able to keep enough stuff going to make it self sufficient. Ive been doing it since I was about 18 years old, 11 years now. Sadly I have only got to travel my own country in the USA. My current career doesn’t support consistent long term travel. So far I have lived in Iowa, Virginia, and currently Maryland. And I plan on moving to Florida later this year. And I have been in a new town in those locations for 9 years now. I love to travel and wish I could do it for a living. I am a mechaniccally skilled person so getting decent paying jobs are no problem for me. I am currently a maintenance tech for an apartment complex. And the nice thing about that is I am almost guaranteed free room and bored when I work for a complex which helps to save money. On my days off, I road travel to new towns and sometimes stay the night either in my car or a hotel. Its hard to stay in one spot. I love to be new places all the time. If I ever win the lottery or come in to some money then I would make my life to travel. I would live simple only buying things I really need. Experience and knowledge in life are the 2 best things a person can ever have. My family never traveled when I was younger so this was not in my upbringing. I remember telling my mom when I was 13 years old in our dinning room that when I was able to, I was going to travel. 9 years later I finally was able to make it happen and its been going great ever since. I have taking many road trips up and down the east coast for the 6 years I have been here now. Any chance I can get, I hit the road. Its an addiction to travel and want to see and explore.

    • Eli David says:

      sounds like a plan Steve. You are still super young, don’t be in the mentality of winning lottery, build something that wins the lottery for you (a business, or a skill). You seem to be on a great start for skills and entrepreneurship. enjoy traveling!!

  9. Dong says:

    After I initially commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox
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  10. Even though the list is a couple of years old it’s amazing! Thanks for the great blog shares!

  11. Lori says:

    My great husband, awesome little dog and I have been living a nomadic lifestyle for a few years. Longest that we’ve stayed put in one place is about 6 months. We sustain our lifestyle with Craigslist gigs for the most part. He’s handy with the construction and tends to make excellent money usually paid daily in cash. The job he’s on now pays $100 cash daily and free lodging. We save money while it lasts. I occasionally pick up cleaning gigs that pay cash as well.
    We have seen amazing places, made numerous friends and the freedom to change and evolve is priceless.
    We travel in our vehicle and what doesn’t fit….. Doesn’t go.
    Living our lifestyle has immensely strengthened our relationship and it is quite possible to be very fulfilled with the right person sharing it with you.

    • Eli David says:

      This is absolutely great! I didn’t know about craiglist being a jobs source 🙂
      Glad it made your relationship better, travel is the biggest challenge of relationships and in my opinion is a great indicator of compatibility if you can travel together.

  12. Julie says:

    Hi There, I am loving this site, I am in OZ and travelled around the countryside for months at a time, came back (homebase) a different and difficult person lol. Had family business to attend to and been itching to move off ever since I came back to the solidness of house and suburbia. Being a mum I wanted to make sure everyone was ok before I travel again. Now a nan its actually been hard to drag myself away, but after a recent negative experience I think it is time to go, and in testing this theory out I discovered your site, checked out a few links and I feel uplifted. I was a restless traveller before family rearing so settling down to years of parenthood was difficult to say the least, and while I value my motherhood time, lately I have been unwell and feel exhausted wondering will I have the strength. I know when I go talk to strangers or take a trip I come back with renewed vi gar. So I reckon it will do me good. I was particularly interested in ideas about Digital Nomads, and products for income. I am no IT specialist, I did start a blog but got a bit lost, the closest I came to code was putting adsense on my blog back then. I am a hairdresser and a practitioner of Indian head massage, Reiki and Meditation, and could see myself doing hair cuts for people not sure how to advertise these things when on the move. I am also creative and put my hand to make anything out of anything. At present I have my car and wonder about taking stuff like massage table, cutting equipment, sewing machine etc. I free camped around last time only pulling into a caravan park to wash clothes, shower, charge up equipment etc. I have a mini wifi device and laptop and phone that travels with me. Eventually though I want to get o/s as I have never been. Well thanks for your site I will keep reading. Julie

    • Eli David says:

      thanks for the comment and sharing your story! I wish I have had more experience of traveling with family, or making money not online, but I can hardly give any advice here. I would still do an experiment of trying to find jobs as a virtual assistant or anything else which comes to mind. a good site to start freelancing in would be http://www.upwork.com , give it a try

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