I’ve been reading about travel for about as long as I have been a nomad but in the past months whilst setting up this site I have really started to get some scope of the size and immense depth of the nomadic community and my ideas for future travel plans have been put into overdrive. I strongly believe sharing and learning from others is our best way to learn so thought I would share some of the awesome nomads that I have started to stalk (online).
Earl is one of the first nomads that I really started to follow post-by-post. If there is one place you should start with Earl it’s his stunning epic “Thank You To The Militant Who Stole My Car“. If you are not looking at flights after reading this post maybe you really don’t want to travel!!!!
Y Travel Blog
I think I first connected with Y Travel on Twitter via Earl and the thing I like about them is that they are living proof that a family can travel successfully. The post “To All New Travel Bloggers” is a great place to start.
Ok, Matador isn’t one person it’s a network and not all their stuff is amazing. However it has some awesome writers and is well worth following for the standout pieces and good advice it’s writers put to digital page. For me a standout article written by Nikki Hodgson talks of her running in the West Bank. The article can be read here “Chasing a Runners High in the West Bank“.
I found Jodi’s blog quite recently whilst doing my Facebook networking for this site. I was immediately drawn because she is from Montreal, a place I lived for two years, so started having a read over the site. Well, it’s a highly professional site with lots and lots of sound advice. Read her piece “On Homesickness and Long-Term Travel” to get a feel for her stuff.
A lot of this sites content is just really cool photo essays. Photos are a great way to make you long to go somewhere and kick your butt into traveling somewhere! I really like their 39 B&W Photos that will Inspire You to Travel the World.
Traveling Jersey Girl
I connected with Traveling Jersey Girl on Facebook and was enjoying her shares so checked out her site. She is pretty new to the travel game and still in college but seems like she is readying to unleash herself onto the world and keen to travel. An exciting time for any globe trotter! She has been sharing some great pictures and a little writing from recent trips such as one to Hallstatt in Austria.
Matt has been Nomadic since 2004 and he is definitely a professional in this field. The blog seriously reflects that and although is clearly a money making entity is absolutely choc full of detailed and informative posts. Anyone thinking of being nomadic would find interest in his post “How I Make Money and Afford to Travel”
Just like Y-Travel, the Flashpacker family prove that a family doesn’t mean you have to stay geographically still! I particularly enjoyed the post about Bethany’s Love Hate Relationship With Vietnam.
So, obviously I am not advocating for you to genuinely stalk these poor blogs but I think the more we read the more we can shape ourselves as travellers and the more solid and safe we can feel on the road. The perspectives and information available out there is phenomenal.
These are just a few of the huge amounts of awesome online sites and resources that are worth our time so if you know of any worth sharing, even if your own, then please let us know in the comments below.
Thanks a million,