Here at Travel Channel, we’ll go to the end of … the Internet in search of inspiring travel stories. Here are just a few of the travel blogs, online ‘zines and YouTube channels we frequent for your bookmarking pleasure.
If your first question is always, “Where are we going to eat?” …
The New Potato
You can learn a lot about a city from its restaurants and the tastemakers who call it home. Sisters Danielle and Laura Kosann dish up both on The New Potato.
Eat This Poem
English majors, rejoice! Nicole Gulotta of Eat This Poem curates literary city guides; consider them your field guide to the best bookstores, coffee shops, places to have a proper meal and other fun finds.
If you’re looking for new travel hacks …
Matt Long’s blog, Landlopers, is a mix of travel news, tips and guides that are informative, entertaining and accessible to the non-backpacker-but-still-want-an-adventure crowd.
If “maximizing every day and every dollar” is a travel mantra you can get behind, you’ll want to dial in to Clint Johnston’s daily outposts on TripHackr, which run the gamut from 72-hour guides, roundups and “hacks” he’s picked up from years on the road.
If you like to just press “play” …
Your Expedition South
Alex Chacón rode a motorcycle around the world for 3 years and documented it all on his blog, Your Expedition South. While we love reading about his modern motorcycle diaries, it’s his videos that caught our attention. Selfie + drone in Veracruz, Mexico? Boom.
Sonia Gil is a familiar face at Travel Channel thanks to her Almost Free web series, but it’s also worth tuning in to her personal channel for a steady stream of product reviews, packing tips and moments from her travels around the world.
If you’re looking for a kindred spirit …
One Mile at a Time
To the average traveler who’s used points for a cheaper fare or upgrade, this one might be a bit overwhelming. However, if you’ve ever considered flying to Stockholm for dinner to secure a certain rewards status, as our own mileage runner did, One Mile at a Time is a must-read.
Paper-goods designer Kelly Purkey, by her own admission, travels more than she’s at home. On her blog, she shares details of her travels, from beautiful interiors to packing tips, always with a keen eye for design.
To immerse yourself in far-flung cities …
A recipe and food blog first and foremost, native Tennessean Beth Kirby’s Local Milk landed on our radar because of her “slow living” creative retreats. Her hauntingly beautiful photos and words remind you to be present in the moment and find beauty in the mundane while soaking up the beautiful backdrop.
The nomadic team behind Boat magazine spends several weeks in a city before featuring it in the magazine. What emerges are honest, “inside-out” portraits that evolve just like the cities they are covering. Check out the team’s journal to tide you over in between issues.
We’re always on the lookout for a fresh perspective on travel. Share your favorites in the comments!