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I love reading blogs; especially travel blogs. I love reading about places to visit, tips for getting there and for making the most of my time in a city or country. There are plenty of travel blogs I follow (see how I use Feedly and Evernote for travel research) but I prefer reading the blog of part-time travel bloggers, perhaps because I am a part-time travel blogger myself.
Part-time travel bloggers I recently started following
Here are my a few part-time travel bloggers I recently started following for travel inspiration – they are in no particular order!
1. Part Time Traveler
Part time traveler, Anne Lowry, spends half of her time traveling the world and the other half living in San Francisco. I like her blog for the variety of destinations she visits (she has visited more than 50 countries), the practical tips she gives and her writing style. Even though her writing is easy to read, I find that she occasionally writes an article that makes me think and reflect; that is a quality I admire in a writer. One of my favorite articles from her blog is The Evolution of Part-time Travel. I really identified with what she wrote about prioritizing travel a bit more, but not wanting to be a digital nomad.
2. The Red Headed Traveler
When I found Julie Tulba, the Read Headed Traveler’s blog, I had to chuckle about her description of her philosophy:
My philosophy in life is simple: when you can, travel, when you’re not traveling, eat something delicious, and when you’re not eating something delicious, cook something even more delicious.
Isn’t that an awesome philosophy to have! I think it speaks to making the most of every moment of your life, whether you are traveling or not. Julie’s blog covers a wide range of destinations, but also many posts on Pittsburgh where she is based. Julie loves good food as can be seen from the multitude of food posts.
One of my favorite articles from her blog is Why I decided not to hike the Inca Trail. I found her honest and realistic assessment of doing the hike refreshing. There is no right or wrong way to travel and explore a country, we must each do what is best for us.
Julie has even written a book! I just bought it as it is available on Amazon, I am really looking forward to reading it.
3. Pack me to
Adelina from Pack Me To has been traveling since she was young. She has lived abroad in different countries, but currently, she is a part-time travel blogger. I love her blog because she lives by my motto of making the most of your vacation time when you are working full-time.
As with the other part time travel bloggers, Adelina covers many different destinations and food is another category covered extensively on her blog.
An example of one of her great blog posts is 150 Awesome Things to See, Do and Taste in Canada. This post was fantastic for someone like me who has always wanted to visit Canada.
4. From Shores to Skylines
Katie, the blogger at From Shores to Skylines, is a full-time biologist who loves to travel and explore different foods. She started her blog as a way to document her travels, which is how I also started out. She writes really well and has beautiful pictures with all her blog posts.
An example of one her posts is this one: 150 Awesome Things to See, Do and Taste in Canada. I love how comprehensive her posts are.
5. Kami and the rest of the world
Kami is a part time travel blogger from Poland. She travels extensively over weekends and during her vacation time. I love Kami’s blog, her posts are very detailed and she gives good advice on how to spend one’s time in different destinations.
She discussed the good and the bad part of solo female traveling, which is one of the reasons I follow her blog. Kami’s blog is especially useful if you are planning to travel to Central and Eastern Europe, which is an area I still have to explore.
6. On the Luce
Lucy is a part-time traveler from the United Kingdom who aims to achieve a balance between family, friends and her business. Her blog, On the Luce, features many articles on trips around the United Kingdom and Europe, but also features other destinations. I came across her blog as I was researching train trips in Europe, she had a lovely article on this topic.
7. The World is a Book
Mary Solio is the part time travel blogger blogging at the World is a Book. She is a mom who wanted to instill a love of travel in her kids. I love reading about her travels with her family. A favorite article of mine is Touring European Castles and Palaces – I hope I get to explore some of these castles and palaces in future!
8. Eff it, I’m on Holiday
Vlad is a part time travel blogger from Romania. His blog, Eff it, I’m on holiday, features his posts about budget travel and how to deal with travel mishaps. Iceland has been high on my bucket list for such a long time, so I really enjoyed his articles on his trip to Iceland, such as the Golden Circle Tour – the Perfect Intro to Iceland.
9. Different doors
Revati and Charles Victor are the part time bloggers behind Different Doors. What I love about their blog is that they focus on unique experiences they have had in their travels. One of their articles that I particularly love is How to travel at home: Feed your wanderlust. They inspire me to always look for something different to experience while traveling (or even staying at home).
10. Travel with Penelope and Parker
Penelope works full-time and uses her blog, Travel with Penelope and Parker, as a way to keep a record of their travels. I loved her article, Travel Fears and Scares. So often bloggers only focus on how enjoyable travel is and how easy it is to get around and plan trips, but Penelope provided an honest account of the other side of traveling. The things she mentions we all worry about when traveling, but we never discuss it.
How about you? Do you enjoy reading the blogs of part-time travel bloggers? If so, please comment below and let me know of any part time travel bloggers I have not yet discovered!