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Top UK Travel Blogs

Posted by Maria Inês Pinto on 18/09/2014
Five Top Travel Bloggers

Travel bloggers can be a great and handy tool when you’re planning your next holiday. They can provide ideas for off-the-beaten-path destinations, unique experiences and personal reviews of hotels, travel products and places that interest you. But with millions of travel bloggers out there, it can be a daunting task to find travel blogs that provide useful and quality information for the type of holiday you want to plan (or simply dream about for now).

Lucky for you, we’ve decided to put together a list of 5 top UK travel bloggers who all take a unique perspective when travelling. Hopefully this short list will make it easier for you to find the inspiration you need for planning your next escape.

BaldHiker: For the Adventure Holiday

BaldHiker was founded in 2010 by north England hiker Paul Steele. The blog was created out of Steele’s passion for travel and storytelling and has evolved into a massive website followed by over 500,000 Twitter users who vicariously live through his many adventures. Having travelled everywhere from Greece to New Zealand, Gambia and Canada, Steele and his friends use BaldHiker to share their personal opinions on everything from unique destinations, handy travel gadgets, great accommodation and perfect hikes. And they’re great at finding hidden spots right here in the UK.

The Well-Travelled Postcard: For Combining Travel & Life Abroad

The Well-Travelled Postcard is a beautiful blog run by 25-year old Virginia Stuart-Taylor. Her studies and work have taken her to over 40 different countries where she has found the time to combine work and play in order to explore all the spectacular corners of the world. Besides her splendid photography, quirky postcards, and all kinds of experiences abroad, Stuart-Taylor focuses her blog on what she’s learned about studying, working and living abroad. An excellent travel blog if you’re looking to learn more (or simply daydream) about living all over the world.

Travelling Calavera: For the Quirky Traveller

An experienced journalist with a background in fashion and a passion for travel is what started this quirky travel blog in January 2013. Its name comes from the blogger’s fascination with skulls (“calavera” means “skull” in Spanish) and from its presence in her many worldwide adventures. What makes this blog so special (besides the stunning destinations and beautiful photographs) are the unconventional places this talented blogger discovers and writes about during her travels. From “creepy souvenirs” and hidden gems, she’ll tell you all about these unusual spots and how to find them on your next getaway.

As The Bird Flies Blog: For the Inspired Holiday

This lovely blog created by Frances M. Thompson (or Frankie as she prefers) is tailor-made for travellers looking for a peaceful place to be inspired. As she explores different beautiful places around the world, Frankie also posts about “writing, location independence and doing what makes you happy”. As a published author, you will also be able to find Frankie’s works of contemporary fiction which consist of collections of short stories inspired by her travels. This is the perfect place to stop by if you’re looking for some inspiration or if you want to learn about how to get started in the freelance world.

48 Hour Adventure: For the Busy Holidaymaker

If you work full-time and don’t have the means to travel for long periods of at a time, 48 Hour Adventure is the best travel blog you can subscribe to. Founded by Chris in 2010, 48 Hour Adventure is essentially a blog dedicated to curating the best 48-hour guides to just about anywhere around the world so that you can rest assured that your weekend getaway will be worth every penny. With over 17,000 hits and 10,000 unique visitors, 48 Hour Adventure is a full-fledged travel blog with a proven track record of delivering quality travel guides and reviews on hotels, destination, and all sorts of travel gear.

There are loads of travel bloggers out there besides the ones named here. The millions of blogs available definitely cater to all kinds of travellers and holidaymakers. It can be daunting to search through them so hopefully this curated list will help you find at least one blog that will cater to your travel needs.