There are so many brilliant UK travel bloggers – I feel like we don’t get the recognition or klout of our American friends who shout their successes from the rooftops.
So I’m here to highlight some of the best UK-based travel blogs for you to plan your trip by. Let’s look at the best travel blogs, UK style.
– Christmas party with Emily Luxton, WanderlustChloe, Adventurous World and Hand Luggage Only
There are a few other lists out there, featuring the best UK travel influencers, but I’ve met each and every one of these British travel bloggers personally. I can totally vouch for their skills, their personalities and their outlook. AND their dedication.
The UK travel blog scene is a wonderful one, where most of us know each other and we’ll happily meet up out of ‘work’ for a drink or two. We’re a closeknit bunch, and there’s none of the fracas you hear about in other blogging niches.
We all just want to live our best lives and have a lovely time.
This article will introduce you to some of the top UK travel blogs. Whether you’re looking for UK travel bloggers to follow, work with or keep an eye on – these are the best.
List of the best UK travel influencers
The ‘quote’ is taken from the said UK travel bloggers’ Twitter profile and you can click through for more details on their social spaces.
*All the top UK travel bloggers are based in the UK, not necessarily from here.*
So, in no particular order of best UK travel blogs, here goes…
The Top UK Travel Bloggers
Read on for the best UK travel blogs in the WORLD. Some of these UK travel bloggers would call themselves ‘influencers’, others, ‘writers’, but I like to say ‘UK travel content creators’.
1. Victoria Philpott from Vicky Flip Flop Travels
It might look like I’m here there and everywhere but I am actually based in the UK, and will be even more over the next few months. You know me, I blog about festivals, holidays and making the most of your time off.
“Travel and festival blogger | Holidays make me happy | Love life; especially exploring, music, London + breakfast.”
“Whether it’s travelling on a shoestring or splashing the cash to see the world, travel writer Victoria Philpott reports back on her adventures in the hope of giving her readers the confidence and knowledge to embark on their own. She’s a full time traveller now, visiting some of the world’s most interesting destinations and coolest festivals to inspire you to make the most of your annual leave.””
Email: [email protected]
Find out more about My Story and how I got into travel blogging here
2. Helen Davies from Helen in Wonderlust
I first met Helen at a travel blogging conference in Dublin and by the end of our first drink together we had a mutual appreciation for one another. That shouldn’t sound weird if it does.
Helen used to work at Kelloggs but wasn’t responsible for the Choco Krispies / Coco Pops renaming debacle, which was my first question.
Now she runs tours in Africa with her company Rock My Adventure Tours, and lives there half of the year. Her travel blog Helen in Wonderlust, is the leading course of info on backpacking Africa. You can find out more about Helen in the podcast chat I had with her. I’ve also travelled to Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia with Helen, and most recently, went camping in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland with her.
“Liverpool based Travel Blogger, Mischief Maker. Loves Africa, Live Music and Adventure. Proud Auntie.”
“Helen Davies is a an adventurer, part-time traveller and full-time Africa lover. Not one to do things by halves, Helen can usually be found on or planning an epic trip. Having spent a year in Africa, she’s keen to encourage others to explore her favourite continent. She writes about her travels (in Africa and elsewhere), and about the people she meets along the way on her blog.”
3. Paul and Karen from Global Help Swap
Karen and Paul are brilliant.
Together with me, Jen and Alicia we form the originally Midlands consortium of UK travel bloggers. They’ve recently set up house down London way though they’re well-known for their worldwide house sitting skills.
“Responsible, Local and Authentic Travel. Real Travel, Real Experiences. Tips for memorable and meaningful travel.”
“Paul and Karen have visited over 50 countries and are certainly not tired of travelling yet. A recent trip to Mexico was a pleasant encounter with fun loving, generous Mexicans and a few cervezas. When they are not on the move, you can find them deep in a good book with a bottle of red wine close at hand.”
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4. Emily Luxton from EmilyLuxton.co.uk
Emily is great fun and one of my favourite travel bloggers to travel with. She’s an excellent photographer and writer, and loves to get the most out of every trip she goes on. She’s so passionate about travel and often goes off on multi-month adventures, most recently to Central America.
She claims she’s a shy girl who found herself travelling, but usually when I see her she’ll be making friends with a glass of wine in her hand. And I see her quite a lot as we’ve lived together for three years now. We’ve had a lot of adventures together – including paddle boarding in Hampshire, in Trentino and in Chang Mai in Thailand too.
“Award winning full-time travel blogger and solo traveller championing deeper travel. Blogging about adventure, food, and personal development through travel.”
“In a nutshell, my travel style is Deep Travel. That means travelling slower when possible, and travelling intelligently. My mission is to get to know the world; not just travel it all or see it all, but to try to understand it as much as possible – and have some fun doing it! I blog mainly about culture, food, art, people, and landscapes… always focusing on connecting with a new place as deeply and honestly as I can.”
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- List of the best UK travel influencers
- 1. Victoria Philpott from Vicky Flip Flop Travels
- 2. Helen Davies from Helen in Wonderlust
- 3. Paul and Karen from Global Help Swap
- 4. Emily Luxton from EmilyLuxton.co.uk
- Do YOU want to be one the UK’s top travel bloggers?
- 5. Jen Lowthrop from She Gets Around
- 6. Monica Stott from The Travel Hack
- 7. Emily Ray from The Cosy Traveller
- 8. Chloe Gunning from Wanderlust Chloe
- 9. Macca Sherifi from An Adventurous World
- 10. Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only
- 11. Jess Gibson from The Travelista
- 12. Neil Barnes from Backpacks & Bunkbeds
- 13. Abi King from Inside the Travel Lab
- 14. Julie Falconer from A Lady in London
- 15. Arianwen Morris from Beyond Blighty
- 16. Mollie from Where’s Mollie
- 17. Alice from Teacake Travels
- 18. Alicia Drewnicki from Alicia Explores
- 19. Char Taylor from Taylor Hearts Travel
- 20. Victoria and Steve from Bridges and Balloons
- 21. Beverley Reinemann from Pack Your Passport
- 22. Amar Hussein from Gap Year Escape
- 23. Dylan Lowe from The Travelling Editor
- British Travel Bloggers
- 24. Kat Burrington from Travel with Kat
- 25. Jodie Young from The Little Backpacker
- 26. Paul Dow from Trav Monkey
- 27. Simon Heyes from Simon’s Jam Jar
- 28. Ed Rex from Rexy Edventures
- 29. Sophie Collard
- 30. Virginia Stuart-Taylor from The Well-Travelled Postcard
- 31. Flora Baker from Flora the Explorer
- 32. Victoria Brewood from Pommie Travels
- 33. Charlie Marchant from Charlie on Travel
- 34. Becki from Global Grasshopper
- 35. Jai from Savoir There
- 36. Jayne from Girl Tweets World
- 37. Kirsty Leanne from KirstyLeanne.com
- 38. Scott Tisson from Intrepid Escape
- 39. Roma & Russ from Roaming Required
- 40. Steph from Big World Small Pockets
5. Jen Lowthrop from She Gets Around
Me and Jen go way back, in travel blogger terms. Now she’s one of my favourite people in the UK travel blogger world – we’ve had some great times in London, Porto and Brighton at various conferences. She’s all about the volunteering, and the dating, and is a great person to talk to to chew the fat with too.
“Travel blogger on a journey to find my element, through #travel, adventure, writing, drama, food, love and community.”
“For Jenny, there is nowhere too typical, too outrageous, too hot or too cold to travel to. From a tranquil walk around the Taj Mahal to a nine-month trek across Asia to a hectic but momentous 48-hour bus ride in Northern India, she travels for the people and the stories.
The unparalleled experiences, rare moments and genuine human connections feed her passion for exploration, which is hinged on learning cultures, eating exotic delicacies like sugar-fried crickets and living like a local wherever she goes. Jenny says she loves the world too much to let time go by without her next adventure planned.”
6. Monica Stott from The Travel Hack
Monica is one of my favourite bloggers and people on the list, if I’m allowed a favourite. She’s got three beautiful children and life up in Chester somewhere and one of those French bulldog dogs that people like too. She’s all about the stylish travel and I don’t know anyone who enjoys Twitter chats more than her. We used to work together in social media what seems like an age ago, but now we just talk a lot on Facebook Messenger instead.
“Travel blogger with a love for adventure. Top 10 UK travel blog.”
“”Monica is a full time blogger and one of the UK’s top 10 travel bloggers. She runs The Travel Hack, a blog about stylish adventure travel and will soon be blogging about travelling with a baby as she’s expecting her first child. Monica began blogging in 2009 when she travelled around Asia and Australia for 2 years. She studied to become a journalist but got swept up in the big, bad world of blogging and never left.”
Email: [email protected]
7. Emily Ray from The Cosy Traveller
Isn’t she lovely hey?
Emily is a sweetheart and is enjoying her lovely life with the help of a good brew and with the presence of an animal now and then. I just went on her blog to find her social media details and for her latest post she’s photoshopped her face onto someone holding a koala. That’s just the way she rolls over on The Cosy Traveller.
Emily is definitely one of my favourite UK travel bloggers.
“Travel blogger and content writer. I blog about comfort, tea and animals all over the world.”
“Emily Ray is a London-based copywriter who seeks to make the most of weekends and her annual leave to explore everything the world has to offer. After completing her journalism studies, Emily re-launched her blog The Cosy Traveller in June 2014, which focuses on everything that makes her happy, including animals, tea and luxury. She’s also a published travel writer, with work appearing in TNT, Time Out and Flight Centre’s online blog.”
8. Chloe Gunning from Wanderlust Chloe
Anyway, her blog is awesome and she’s an ambassador for Lonely Planet and Visit England, and probably other stuff I don’t know about too. She used to work as a producer with Emma Bunton – Baby Spice!
“Travel blogger, creative producer, foodie and adventurer showing you the world. Happiest when holding a mojito! Regular Lonely Planet + Metro contributor.”
9. Macca Sherifi from An Adventurous World
Macca and I used to work together too, with Monica. Oh the FUN we had. He’s a good friend, and I especially enjoy his company after we’ve both had a little drinky drinky.
Last time I went out with him he was singing McFly songs at full volume at the bar. As for being a blogger, he’s super passionate about his work, and seeing the world. His photography and video skills are amazing.
We haven’t ever actually travelled together – need to rectify that.
“Travel blogger | Photographer | Presenter. Capturing the world one destination at a time. Warning: Will do anything for adventure!”
10. Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only
Lloyd and Yaya were crowned Vuelio’s Travel Bloggers of the Year in 2017 & 18. Meaning, they’ve actually got the highest views of any travel blogger in the UK. Their blog is AMAZING. It’s the fun and the photography that makes it so good.
They’re two of the best people I know and after our awesome weekend in Hamburg together, I just think they’re both brilliant. They deserve every success they have. Think they should probably sit down and take a rest though – travel much?
“Travel & photography blog by Yaya & Lloyd | Lovers of travel | Dance ninjas extraordinaire | Will travel for cake.”
11. Jess Gibson from The Travelista
Jess looks incredible wherever she goes and whatever she does. I love seeing what she’s wearing around the world – pretty sure her Canada trip was some of her best outfits. She’s not just all about fashion though, her travel tips for England, Europe, the US and her Asian adventures will help you travel in style. Jess has just welcomed her son Theo into the world and I’m so excited to see her embrace their journeys together.
We had a great time on a Princess Cruise press trip together.
“A Luxury Travel Blog from Yorkshire via The World | Travel Mama-to-be”
12. Neil Barnes from Backpacks & Bunkbeds
Great guy. Neil is not ashamed of a pint or two and has some great stories of his travels both off and online. Went on a night out with him and his girlfriend once, she’s a hoot. He’s one of the few guys on the list and whatever London event we’ll be at he’s usually outnumbered.
“London based budget travel blogger, instagrammer, WordPress geek, football fan, burger and pizza fiend.”
“Backpacks and Bunkbeds is a simple and clean backpacking blog which details one London lads (and occasionally his girlfriends) travels around the globe. It’s packed full of travel diary entries, maps and costs from the countries I’ve visited over the past 7 years or so, and also includes segments such as top 5’s, travel blogger interviews, what to do in London and travel blogging tips.”
Email: [email protected](dot)co.uk
13. Abi King from Inside the Travel Lab
As one of the most well known and experienced on this list of UK based travel bloggers Abi has been featured in the likes of Grazia, Conde Nast, the BBC and Stylist Magazine. Ooo, the blogger did good. And once upon a time she was a doctor, which explains all the ‘lab’ influence. Just realised she’d be a great person to go on a press trip with, what with all that medical knowledge.
“Travel writer and photographer who swapped a career as a doctor for a life on the road…Exploring unusual journeys…”
“Abigail King is an experienced journalist and photographer who works with both print and online media. She has circled the globe twice, camped in the snows of Kilimanjaro and Patagonia and tracked down tigers, turtles and panda bears. She’s then had a hot shower and embraced the city life of New York, Rio, Paris and Tokyo. Her work has appeared in Lonely Planet, the BBC, CNN, National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel, France Today, easyJet Traveller, The Huffington Post and more. She’s also written countless city and regional guides.”
web (at) silverfootprint.co.uk
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14. Julie Falconer from A Lady in London
Julie’s been a featured Instagrammer on Instagram and runs all kinds of workshops on travel blogging. Although she’s from the US her blog style is elegantly English featuring her sussing out the best of the things to do around the world, not just in London. Julie’s also got a travel planning business, if you need.
She’s one of the top travel bloggers in the UK.
“Top 5 UK travel blogger. Social media consultant & speaker. Expat Californian in London. 100 countries & counting!”
“Julie Falconer is a London-based travel writer and consultant. She writes an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog,A Lady in London, for which she has traveled to over 90 countries. She is also an online strategy and social media consultant, public speaker, and freelance travel writer.
Julie’s writing has featured in National Geographic Intelligent Travel, Time Out, Lonely Planet, and other leading publications. She also teaches regular classes on social media and blogging in London, and has lectured and given talks about travel at Cambridge and other universities.”
lady [at] aladyinlondon [dot] com
15. Arianwen Morris from Beyond Blighty
Arianwen is an original member of The Travel Chicks but left to go and explore South America for a year. Then she came back, lasted a few months, and went travelling round New Zealand. She’s now in London but the last time we went for a few glasses of red wine, I could tell her feet were definitely getting itchy. I’ll give her a few months before she’s off again on another #scaredbritless adventure (her #, can’t take the credit!).
“Adventure travel blogger, marathon runner and professional editor. Enjoys photography, travel literature and high-adrenaline activities.”
“Arianwen Morris is the publisher of the travel blog Beyond Blighty – a collection of anecdotes, tips and advice for the independent and adventurous budget traveller. She recently completed a six-week adrenaline-fuelled tour of New Zealand and is now chilling in London until she works out her next move.”
16. Mollie from Where’s Mollie
Mollie is one of the youngest on the list, and is well known for her action adventure camps around the world. She unites her readers with her Where’s Mollie Global Travellers Meet Ups, in England, Croatia, Australia… wherever she fancies. She’s partnered up with all kindsa brands including GoPro, Herbal Essences and car brands too.
She was also on the Princess Cruise press trip – so lovely! She’s definitely one of the leading travel influencers in the UK.
17. Alice from Teacake Travels
I love Alice’s attitude to life, and to travel. She’s done so much and is totally inspiring. I’d love to travel with her one day. She’s so strong and kickass cool, total solo female traveller inspiration right there!
Check out her blog for more on her adventures, and you can also listen to our podcast chat about solo female travel here. Hers is the UK travel blog for you if you’re looking for a strong female to tell you what life on the road is really like.
“Solo female traveller inspiring women to face their fears, push their boundaries & reach their full potential through travel.”
18. Alicia Drewnicki from Alicia Explores
I’d say Alicia would be the number one call if you’re looking for someone to present something – a TV show, awards, podcast – anything. I first met Alicia when she had to interview me for a Jack Wills Adventure Travel night in store. We hit it off right away and always have a good laugh together when we hang out. Love her.
“Travel, Dating & Lifestyle Writer, Video Host & Videographer | #TravelMassiveLondon Chapter Leader | @WeLoveDatesColumnist”
“Alicia Drewnicki is a freelance writer and video presenter based in London and is a regular features writer for Skyscanner UK.
Alicia has a passion for travel and loves sharing her best travel tips and experiences. She has backpacked around the world, travelled from West Coast to East Coast USA and has visited over twenty-five countries.
As well as being a travel expert, she has also appeared on TV, radio and online media as a dating expert.”
19. Char Taylor from Taylor Hearts Travel
If you don’t follow Char’s weekly competition update you’re missing out. I’m pretty sure I won my upcoming September Cuba trip by entering one of the competitions on her page, although I can’t be sure. I love the design of Char’s blog, and the content too. If you’re looking for a UK travel blog with a realistic idea of what it’s like to travel with children, you need Char.
“Stylish, unique & exciting travel for you, your home & wardrobe. Travel lifestyle blogger. Shortlisted for ‘Best Female’ Blogger Awards 2014.”
“Shortlisted for “Best Female” in the lowcostholidays Blogger Awards 2014, and featured in Company Magazine’s High-Street Edit as a favourite blogger, Taylor Hearts Travel is a stylish travel blog to inspire amazing travel; from ideas for epic bucket list ticks to suggestions for local weekend trips.”
20. Victoria and Steve from Bridges and Balloons
Victoria and Steve are a dream team. They run their blog alongside their passions, for Victoria that’s her charity work and for Steve it’s his Planetary Collective film, shown at SXSW. It’s thanks to them that I visited one of my favourite places, San Pancho in Mexico, last year. They’re such lovely people on their blog and off, I hope I get to be like them one day. Two of the loveliest UK travel bloggers you’ll find!
“Semi-nomadic couple with a fondness for cake, indie bookshops and cosmic wonder. Can be found writing and making films in beautiful places. Home is #Peckham”
“Sometimes we go for a weekend, other times for six months, and once for three years. We seek out all things special – the unique, the cosy and the creative – the kinds of places and experiences you want to tell people about. And that’s what this blog is for – a place to share our finds and our stories from along the way. It’s yours for inspiration.
Things we love, and that you can expect to read about on here, include: special places to stay; whiskey cocktails; mountains; glamping; hipster coffee shops; vegetarian brunch; yoga; street food markets; cakes; festivals; beaches; independent bookshops and cosmic wonder. I also tend to share a lot of my personal journey – the ups and downs from along the way. I try to write things I’d like to read.”
21. Beverley Reinemann from Pack Your Passport
I met Beverley once she’d move to London, after hearing a lot about her through my fellow London travel bloggers. She’s great. I really enjoy reading her thoughts on London, and how she copes with living in one of the craziest and most intense cities in the world after her time in New Zealand.
She now lives in Leeds and I love reading her UK travel blog for its take on day to day life, and FOOD!
“Freelance writer | Travel & lifestyle blogger | Feminist | Feet in London, heart in Sydney | Dreams of living in a campervan | Also; PR @Distilled”
“Beverley Reinemann is a freelance writer, and digital marketing consultant, and the blogger behind Pack Your Passport. Originally from England, she left her marketing job in 2010 to work and travel on the other side of the world, starting in Australia, then New Zealand, before moving to London in 2013.
Pack Your Passport is a travel and lifestyle blog with a focus on unique city break destinations, solo travel, expat life in Australia and New Zealand, London life, and personal travel stories.”
beverley (at) pack-your-passport.com (dot) com
22. Amar Hussein from Gap Year Escape
Amar’s a great guy. He’s probably one of the people I’ve known the longest on the list. His blog is filled with practical advice for newbie travellers to make the most out of their adventures.
If you’re looking for someone who’s really travelled, before all this ‘travel influencer’ stuff came along, then check out his blog at Gap Year Escape.
“Editor-in-Chief of GapYearEscape.com, 7 continent world traveller since ’09, author, digital nomad, pug lover and peanut M&M connoisseur.”
23. Dylan Lowe from The Travelling Editor
Oh Dylan, he’s such a sesquipedalian (see previous reference). Dylan was one of the first UK travel bloggers I met back in April 2012 after I’d just started. He was so friendly and welcoming to me and now I know I can call him a friend. He’s well known among the UK travel blogging community as the hostess with the mostess, well, maybe not in those words but he’s the go to man for bloggers in need of some London accommodation.
“Travel writer, photog, blogger. Brit. Storyteller. Designer. Food geek. Self-editor. Creator of @RippleMovement.”
“Dylan is a travel and food writer, photographer, and storyteller. The earliest onset of his passion for crafting travel literature began in student journalism, at Imperial College London; since then, on his blog and canvas, The Travelling Editor, he has been documenting his discoveries and encounters around the world with a strong focus on narrative. He has also cofounded the Responsible Tourism Twitter Chat (#RTTC).”
British Travel Bloggers
Of course, this list of top UK travel bloggers is my opinion, based on who I’ve met, worked with and heard about. If you want a scientific calculation of the best travel blogs in the UK, check out this blog directory from Gary Arndt.
He’s one of the world’s top travel bloggers and looks at many different stats to come up with his list from all around the world. When I last checked, in April 2020 these were the top 5 UK travel blogs…
1. A Luxury Travel Blog
(he has 100s of writers, so I don’t consider it a blog for this list, but Gary does).
2. Hand Luggage Only
3. The Travel Hack
4. ME – Vicky FlipFlop Travels
5. Abi, Inside the Travel Lab
24. Kat Burrington from Travel with Kat
Kat and I went to Gambia together back in December 2012 on a press trip. She’s part of the Travelator Media group, a group of travel bloggers aged 40+ ready to create content. Kat writes about sustainable travel and human rights, among other topics, and has won the AITO Responsible Tourism Award for her work in Gambia.
“Travel photographer, writer & blogger. Co-founder @TravelatorMedia. @PlanUK Digital Ambassador.
Travel with Kat began in 2011 but Kat has always been a travel writer and beauty lover. She received her first camera at the age of 10 and, since that moment, she’s never abandoned it. Through her blog she’d like to share with readers the joy of discovering new lands, cultures and friends whether exploring Britain (her homeland) or on her travels many miles away.
25. Jodie Young from The Little Backpacker
I went to the Gold Coast with Jodie as she won a competition with my old work gapyear.com. I was responsible for chauffeuring her and the other two winners around, except the hilly route was so windy and scary I decided it would be much better left to Jodie. She saved my bacon. Really like Jodie, she’s got a great life attitude and her blog is both informative and fun, love your work. And yeah, she’s actually really little.
“Small and Adventurous Travel Blogger. Student in London. Lover of photography, travel, roadtrips, ice cream & the ocean.”
“The Little Backpacker is a travel blog about adventurous and budget travel. Follow along for advice on travelling on a budget, tips for taking a gap year/working abroad and lots of pretty pictures to inspire you.”
26. Paul Dow from Trav Monkey
Paul is a straight talking Manc who knows how to make a beautiful video. His site is a platform for all bloggers to submit content with him looking over it all. It was actually on here that I wrote my first guest post, under the ‘VickyFlipFlop’ guise. Paul is also responsible for the awesome Traverse events, along with Micheal Ball too. Interesting fact for you; I once threw a capirinha in his face after a misunderstanding. He’s never let me forget it (definitely deserved it).
“Pro Travel Blogger, YouTube creator. Have a wallet full of strange currency.”
“TravMonkey has been going for around 8 years and first started when Paul was half way through a 2 year stint of travel around the world. These days he covers his travels and London life with a focus on the quirky and adventurous.”
27. Simon Heyes from Simon’s Jam Jar
Simon Heyes, what a guy. Even though he pipped me to the post to go to Papua New Guinea and be their blog ambassador, I still like him. We’ve had some great nights out at travel events in London together and he’s very entertaining. He recently, actually I think it was a while ago now, did the 24 Peaks Challenge in 24 hours to raise money for a charity close to his heart. He’s one of my absolute favourite English travel bloggers, although I feel like I’m saying that about everyone now.
“Digital Marketer / World Traveller / Storyteller / Foodie / Winner ‘Best Male’ Travel Blogger Awards 2014 / Co-Founder at 8MS.com.”
“Up to 2012, Simon had an international role as a digital marketer. He took over 100 flights a year. After 9 hard working years, he chucked in the towel and decided to travel on his own time. Simon recently completed a six month trip to South America, Australia, New Zealand and China, and plans to explore Indonesia, Bali, Central America and Antarctica at some point in the next few years.”
28. Ed Rex from Rexy Edventures
I know Ed from the London blogger meet ups. He lived in London, then he didn’t, then he did, didn’t, and now he’s back again. We travel bloggers just can’t make our minds up – so much world to explore. Visit his blog and expect to see lots of photos of him in tiny shorts on beaches.
“Adventure and Travel Blogger and Writer; Yorkshire Tea Lover; The Journal Columnist; Digital Marketer; Deaf; Goofy; Handsome Egotist.”
“Ed Rex writes about RTW Budget Travel, Deafness and British Backpacking, and Goofy Travel. He loves hats, hates slugs and above all, is passionate about travel.”
29. Sophie Collard
Sophie has a few different projects in the pipeline (don’t we all) but she’s best known for her trainspotting and her love of death tourism. Yes. Known across all the social media as ‘SophonTrack’ Sophie will do all she can to avoid taking a plane anywhere – very eco, well done. She also runs the TravelDarkly site with a friend which focuses on this strange obsession people seem to have with visiting devastation sites. From haunted pubs to old operating theatre museums, she’ll have covered it.
“Travel writer and copywriter. Social media type. Ride trains and blog about them. Write about macabre destinations over at traveldarkly.com“
“A train travel expert and pioneer of using social media in the community (she was responsible for #riotcleanup), Sophie On Track has written about her travels for The Sunday Times and TNT Magazine.”
30. Virginia Stuart-Taylor from The Well-Travelled Postcard
Virginia knows how to sail and she runs marathons – she’s cool, and tough. Check out her blog for language learning inspiration, fitness motivation and just to see what cool and fancy London adventure she’s up to next. As well as her UK travel blog she’s also got a super important job in international development – you’ll have to ask her what that is though.
“Travel blogger, linguist, digital strategy, ambassador for
#OYW & @PlanUK. Loves: travel, foreign cultures & languages. Dislikes: staying in one place too long.”
“A Modern Languages graduate and advocate for all things year-abroad and languages related. Virginia is currently working for Telefónica on their European Leadership Graduate Programme, as well as running her award-winning travel blog, The Well-Travelled Postcard and her other blog, Worldly Minded, which encourages young people to gain intercultural skills.”
31. Flora Baker from Flora the Explorer
Flora is one of life’s good people. She’s so lovely and travels in a way that reflects what’s important to her. I was gripped as she travelled South America, learning Spanish and meeting people as she explored. She’s now based in London and is planning on walking the Camino de Santiago this year.
As well as being one of the top British travel bloggers Flora is also an author – I’ve read the Adult Orphan Club, and although it’s super sad and I dread the day I’ll actually need to read it again, it’s a super useful resource for anyone who’s lost their parents.
“British traveller, blogger & freelance writer. Left handed Latinophile. Perpetual story searcher.”
“‘Flora the Explorer’ is a place for aspiring travellers, avid volunteers and those who want to explore the world through meaningful interaction with local people and their cultures. Over the last six years the site’s founder and writer, Flora Baker, has lived in Florence and San Francisco, worked in India and Iceland, volunteered in Nepal and Lithuania, and more recently, spent eighteen months attempting to become fluent in Spanish while journeying around South America. Through the site’s stories and photographs about her long-term, slow travel experiences, Flora evokes the sense of adventure and curiosity we all have – both for the world itself, and our place within it.”
32. Victoria Brewood from Pommie Travels
Victoria has been travelling and blogging since 2008, making her one of the more veteran UK travel bloggers on the list. Bit jealous that she’s been travelling ever since she finished university – good on her. She’s well into her YouTube channel and I’ve spent the last 30 minutes catching up with the last few weeks. I enjoy the comments about her accent – love a northerner.
“Award-winning travel blogger & YouTuber. Entrepreneur, dreamer and major foodie. See the world, I dare you!”
“Victoria is originally from Manchester in the UK but has visited 32 countries on 5 different continents since 2008. After graduating from university, she decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so she packed her bags to travel the world as a digital nomad. Pommie Travels is a solo female travel blog featuring travel tales, photos, videos and practical tips for the various destinations she has visited.”
33. Charlie Marchant from Charlie on Travel
Charlie is one of the UK’s greenest travel bloggers. Her Zero Waste Guide has totally just made me buy some eco friendly toilet paper (50% of profits to charity!). She’s an advocate of house sitting and describes herself as an ‘eco-conscious backpacker with big dreams’. Along with her boyfriend Luke they run Charlie on Travel as nature lovers, vegetarians, green advocates and sustainability enthusiasts.
“Travel Blogger • slow traveller • vegetarian • house sitter • eco tourism • responsible travel |
@HuffPostUK contributor | Travelling in UK”
34. Becki from Global Grasshopper
“GlobalGrasshopper.com is a travel blog that likes independent travel, discovering places away from the usual tourist haunts and unique hotels. We display beautiful images bridging the gap between a photography blog and a travel guide.”
35. Jai from Savoir There
Jai! Love her. Jai was one of the first travel bloggers I became proper friends with. We were part of a Travel Chicks Collective we made up. Everything was great until we all disbanded to travel. Jai ended up meeting the love of her life on the Rocky Mountaineer and living in Canada for a few years. She’s been back in the UK for a while now and writes about stylish travel around the world.
“Freelance travel writer, editor & blogger. Lux travel expert. PR/marketing gal. English-Egyptian. Honorary Dane & Canadian. Pun Addict.”
36. Jayne from Girl Tweets World
Jayne – my travel blogger inspiration. I took over Jayne’s job from her at GapYear.com when she went freelance, and eventually went to live in Australia. She’s had some great adventures Down Under but a few years ago moved back to England to start a family and enjoy life back in the motherland. She’s a great person to follow if you want luxury travel experiences, served up with some humour.
“Travelling, Tweeting, Brunch-eating. Affordable luxury travel blogger. Loves boutique hotels & hotcakes. Londoner who was living Down Under.”
37. Kirsty Leanne from KirstyLeanne.com
Kirsty Leanne is on a quest to change the way travel looks. Quite rightly she’s sick of just seeing the same old looking slim white girls as the face of travel, and is determined to get the travel industry to have more of a realistic representation. I wholeheartedly support this. She works hard as a plus size travel blogger, to get others who might normally be put off to travel more. She’s also one of the most fashionable on this list!
“Plus Size Travel Blogger ✈️ International Speaker 🌍 Changing The Way Travel Looks👏🏻#plussizetraveltoo ❤️”
Check out her blog at KirstyLeanne.com
38. Scott Tisson from Intrepid Escape
As well as travel, Scott loves his health and fitness, as you’ll see on his social channels. Over the last few years he’s travelled all over the world, and his main goal is to help his readers to escape their routine as much as he can. Scott was once a finalist for one of Australia’s Best Jobs in the World, and although he didn’t win, he learned so much about content creation he went on to create his own best job in the world.
“🇬🇧 UK Travel Blogger, Presenter & Videographer. 📍 Berlin 🇩🇪 🔜 Québec 🇨🇦 Loves ➡️ 🏃🏻 🚴🏼♂️ ⛷️ 🎥 🏁 ⚽. IG & Facebook = IntrepidEscape”
Check out his blog at IntrepidEscape.com
39. Roma & Russ from Roaming Required
Ozzie born Roma has been living over here for years, definitely earning her place on this list of the top UK travel bloggers. Her and her husband Russell run the site for anyone who wants to make the most of their time off. They have a special interest in historical travel, and from travelling with Russ myself, I know that he loves a castle.
“Aussies in London. Short break experts. Roadtrip fans. FB & IG: RoamingRequired | 53 countries”
Check out their blog at RoamingRequired.com
40. Steph from Big World Small Pockets
I first met Steph when we travelled to Samoa together on a press trip. We had a great time, and oh how we laughed. Steph is great fun, and, as well as that, is an intrepid traveller and awesome blogger too. Last year she won the Teletext Travel Blogger of the Year Award at the Travel Media Awards. Skills!
“Voted The Best British Travel Blogger 2019 💸 Expert Thrifty Mover 💃🏻 Solo Female Adventurer 🍃Travelling Without Flying in 2020”
Check out her blog at Big World Small Pockets.
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