Before I started my own travel blog I was inspired by cool photos and motivating stories written by some of the best adventurous travelers.
These are my favorite adventure travel blogs of the year. If you don’t know them, check them out and enjoy this selection.
WHAT METRICS DO I USE FOR THIS LIST?
I’ve used my personal criteria. To create such a list, most people use Alexa Score, Domain Authority, Klout Score and monthly number of visits. However, we know that the most visited travel blog isn’t necessarily the best one. Even the DA, Some people are SEO geniuses and can get a lot of backlinks in a short period of time. They’ll have a high Domain Authority, but this doesn’t always represent the quality of their work.
This list is based on high-quality, well-written articles, informative posts, awesome pictures, nice entertainment and, above all, a lot of amazing adventures around the world.
IMPORTANT: I usually update this list every year depending on what’s new, and also to provide an opportunity for new blogs that are rapidly growing and that deserve to be known. If your blog was on the list but it’s not anymore, I’m sorry. I still love your work but have just updated the list with new projects.
TOP 25 BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL BLOGS TO FOLLOW
1. Nomad Revelations
Joao inspires us with the archive of 15 years of travel experiences, exotic narratives and adventure chronicles. This might be my favorite adventure travel blog!
2. Lost with Purpose
Alex and Sebastiaan really know the meaning of getting off the beaten track. Deep storytelling, epic photos, and all the useful information a backpacker could need.
3. Expert Vagabond
Professional traveler. Adventure photographer. Exploring the world. One of the best adventure travel blogs ever.
4. Divergent Travelers
Lina & Dave, a married couple from Wisconsin, USA. Adventure travel through professional photography, videos, and stories. Super cool design and great adventures.
5. The Adventure Junkies
One of the best adventure travel blogs that provides top notch, easy to understand, actionable education to get you started with outdoor activities.
6. Adventure in You
Tom and Anna are two backpackers who met while traveling on a mission to travel around the world, one adventure at a time. Cool stories, photos and tips.
7. Mapping Megan
Megan and Mike are two adventurous travelers and bloggers – bringing you amazing and inspiring pins from every corner of the world! Top bloggers with great stories!
8. Everything Everywhere
In March 2007 Gary sold his house and has been traveling around the world ever since. He is a really good photagrapher and says: Since I started traveling, I have probably done and seen more than I have in the rest of my life combined.
9. Off the Path
Sebastian won’t stop traveling and exploring the world, and he has gathered all his experiences on this awesome blog for you.
Charli is an adventurous traveler and avid scuba diver. She has great adventures and photos!
11. Across and Abroad
Explore the world alongside Canadian travel writer David Webb. I love his photos, they’re great!
12. Adventure Inspired
An outdoor lifestyle website dedicated to sharing stories, tips, trip reports, gear reviews, and anything related to playing outside!
13. Borders of Adventure
Becki has a top travel blog about adventure and culture. Looking at the world with a different angle to change perceptions of the misunderstood.
14. Just one way ticket
Sabrina is a Top travel blogger and inspires us with valuable tips, breathtaking photos and professional travel videos.
15. Weekend Sherpa
Your e-magazine to outdoor adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Los Angeles Area, and throughout California.
16. Hiking the trail
This is a blog about the journey of one man’s dream to hike the Appalachian trail.
17. Young Adventuress
Liz is a very inspirational blogger. She has a unique way of telling stories from a very personal and beautiful point of view.
18. Round We Go
Round We Go is a travel blog of one couple’s journey around the world in search of food, drink and travel adventures.
19. Stay Adventurous
Mexico Travel Tips by Craig Zabransky, a Mexico Travel expert and travel blogger. A lot of good information gathered on this great travel blog.
20. Unusual Traveler
Chris is a young Norwegian fella who loves to travel! Often he finds himself drawn to the places where no-one, or at least few people, considers going to. One of the newest best adventure travel blogs.
21. The Broke Backpacker
Adventurer and journalist. Backpacking from the UK to Papau New Guinea over 2 years. I love to follow Will’s adventure as he is very funny and a great storyteller.
22. Ordinary Traveler
Christy and Scott are traveling the world & sharing the view through their lens. This is a blog for serious photo lovers!
Matt Gibson is an outdoor adventure travel writer & photographer. Expat, surfer, snowboarder, in love with mountains, beaches, barefoot walking & naked swimming.
24. Don’t stop living
Jonny is a travelling Northern Irishman in his late thirties and he has an absolute passion for people, places, travel, beer and football. Sometimes all at the same time.
25. Nomadic Samuel
This globe-trotter has been on the road for almost a decade inspiring us with amazing stories, photos and videos.
Not enough? Do you want to know other travel blogs I love? Ok, there you go:
Audrey is a travel blogger and youtuber with a passion for great adventures around the world.
Backpacking Travel blog
A very usefull travel blog with lots of tips, guides, ideas and great photos.
Smiling Faces Travel Photos
A fun project by the hand of Nomadic Samuel with lots of great photos and stories.
Learn how to travel full-time in a financially sustainable way with Nora, the Professional Hobo.
A collection of travel stories, photos and personal opinions focusing on less known travel destinations.
Lydia Yang is an Asian adventurer who loves rock climbing and all things outdoors. Her travel blog is dedicated to bringing fellow adventurers on a journey to discover the great outdoors, sharing travel tips to everyone out there with the same aching desire to explore & venture forth.
Do you have any question about Top 25 Best Adventure Travel Blogs? Please, contact me!
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Hi, I’m Miguel; Adventure traveler, scuba diver and hiking lover. I have been traveling the world for the last 12 years and I hope my experiences, photos and hiking routes inspire you to travel the world too.
Meg Jerrard says
Wonderful list – some bloggers I knew of already and some I didn’t,; thanks for the additional reading tips!
And thankyou for including us in your list – honored to be among such wonderful blogs 🙂
Happy travels in 2016!
Hi Meg! Thank you for your wonderful work! Yes, there are some new and very interesting blog to check out!!
Happy travels too!!
Adventure travel – my favourite! I’ll be sure to check out some of those names I haven’t heard of. 😉
Salt in our Hair says
Whoo, great list! Hope to be in the list next year!
Good selection of new and established travel blogs! We’re curious what you think about our travel blog http://www.acoupleofcountries.com 🙂
We built this website from scratch with the mainly personal goal to preserve our memories of the places we’ve traveled for ourselves and our friends.
We’re always happy about other bloggers leaving us their feedback 🙂
Trails Unblazed says
Nice list. Check us out for next year!
Jonny Blair says
Hi Miguel, thanks for including me in this list. I have been off the grid for a while but I am back touring again and concentrating on my Polish niche now. Thanks for being so positive about everybody. Safe travels one and all. Jonny
Thank you Jonny! Keep it up man and safe travels! 🙂
Thanks for including me in this list, Miguel. Hope you have same exciting destinations on your list this year and am looking forward to reading about your experiences.
Thank you Anda!!!
One couple, one motorbike, 18 countries and 20000 kilometers over 4 months. This is the journey shared through the experiences and reflections in the blog http://www.DostiOnWheels.com.
It would be an honor if you find it worth your review…
Hello Thanks for your work here !
I would like to suggest you to take a look to my Travel Photo Blog here:
Oh great list of blogs, nice collection. Thanks for sharing.
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Dempsey Cappelle says
Another outdoor adventure blog is ‘An Adventurers Journal’. Travel stories about independent travel to some remote regions like Spitsbergen.
Adventure traveller such a nice travel blog that list about good travel knowledge, Tips and advice. Thanx for sharing!
It would be honour if have a look at my blog list
Thanks for sharing and creating so great blogs list! Very usefull!
So many new bloggers I have to check out but my personal favourite one is borders of adventure. I run a travel blog, let me know what you think of it.
Gaurav vinaik says
Hope to be in your list next year. thanks for sharing this. with us
Ryan O. says
Thank you for the great list. Gotta check each one out later.