Favorite Links


Cari posing in front of one of Paris’ most beautiful panoramic views at the Sacre Coeur


A Directory of Black Travel and Black Ex-pat blogs:

African Diaspora Tourism

We Connected – Take A Leap!

Tripping on the Weekend with Britni Danielle

The Skychi Travel Guide

Urban Travel Girl – Thoughts on Black Women living Globally Through International Travel.

Kiratiana’s Travels – Let a Black Girl show you the world!

Fly Brother – Check out Ernest as he details his travels from his new home base.

Spirit of Black Paris – Walking The Spirit Through African-American Paris. Where it’s Black History month all year…

Black and Abroad – Experiences of a Black woman traveling and living abroad in the Netherlands..

Thanks for the Food – Taking on the challenge of cooking real food in Norway everyday without going broke.

No Debt World Travel – One guy’s attempt to travel as far around the world as he cheaply can.

My Favorite Travel Bloggers:

Traveling With Sweeney

Smiling Faces Travel Photos

Bohemian Trails

Nomadic Samuel – Join this globetrotting Canadian as he celebrates his sixth year of world travels.

Technosyncratic Travel Blog

The Roamantics – couple & solo travel adventures & misadventures around the world

That Backpacker

Strux Travel

Hike Bike Travel

Man on the Lam – Raymond is a man and he’s on the lam. He runs a cleverly written travel blog with a focus on the upbeat, the offbeat and the word on the street. His motto is, ‘I give good blog!”

I Should Log Off

Our Oyster

De La Pura Vida – A US expat living and traveling in Costa Rica – insider advice, travel tips, life, culture, food and photography!

World Travel For Couples

Expat in Germany – An insider’s travel tips for Germany, Europe, Canada and the rest of the planet from a Canadian expat living in Germany.

Traveling Gringo – Motorcycle touring and travel: people, places, and food. Non-bikers welcome too!

Budget Travel Intentions – Travel passionately, Spend wisely, and experience more – one man’s desire to challenge people on how and why they travel while getting the most out of their adventures.

Trains on the Brain

Gap Year Escape

Border Jumpers

Budget Traveler’s Sandbox

Eileen Barish’s Monastery Lodging Blog

Enjoy Cyprus Holidays

Off Track Backpacking

Perma Tourist

Trail of Ants

Bacon Is Magic

Glamour Granny Travels – Travel ideas for older women who roam the world in style and comfort

Globo Treks

No Vacation Required

One Step 4ward

Darn Good Digs

Everything Everywhere

Explo Guide

Fox Nomad

The UnRoadWarrior

Global Grasshopper

World Travelista

Cheap Travel Style

Tech Guide For Travel

Travel Blog Advice

Solo Female Traveler

1000 Fights

The Travelling Travel Agent

Dave’s Travel Corner

Travel Planner

Wandering Trader

Easy Hiker

Lonely Planet Featured Bloggers for 2010 – 2012:

Uncommon Travel – World Travel: Traveling, writing, being human. I write offbeat, quirky vignettes.

Backpacking on the Cheap – Love and Sex and Backpacking.

Todd’s Wanderings – Travel, adventure, advice and food from 10 years on the road…and counting.

My Bella Vita – A site about living and traveling in southern Italy, with a main focus on Calabria.

Malaysia Asia – A site dedicated to travel around Malaysia and Asia.

Just Wandering – Budget travel in the Philippines, Southeast Asia and Australia.

Travel with Den Den – About Europe, at the moment mainly Switzerland.

Lex Paradise – All about travel in South Korea – Experience Sharing.

Los Diarios de a Bordo – Diario de a bordo is a diary abut my travels around the world. It’s written in Spanish but with English translations!

Let’s do something different – A site mainly about traveling with children.

Ever the Nomad – Lonely Planet author based in Brooklyn, New York but always on the road, blogging about all things travel

Seat of our pants – Currently in Sweden. Next: Turkey, UK, US.

Alpaca Suitcase – California family spends a year volunteering, traveling and homeschooling their kids: 6 months in South America and 6 months in the Mediterranean.

The Planet D – The world is one big adventure playground and Dave and Deb want to prove to other travelers that you don’t have to be an elite athlete to have an adventure. Their motto is “Anyone can do it!”

Happy Time Blog – Backpacking around the world on a budget.

Sophie’s World – Sophie wanders the world, mostly with kids, sometimes solo.

This is Ghana Blog – Ghana, blogging and social entrepreneurship.

Matthew’s Travel Blog – My thoughts on everything – A travel blog focusing on the weird, wonderful and more traditional aspects of Thailand. My website is South East Asia focused.

A Lady In London – The adventures of a 20-something Californian living a fabulous life in London and traveling around the world.

Vagobond – Morocco Life, World Travels, Vagabond Info.

Indian Bazaars – about the traditional bazaars in India.

Music Road

Bear-shaped Sphere – Expat in Chile blog. With a dash of wherever else I go, which can be anywhere!

Photito’s Blog – A travel journalist’s confessions.

Coconut Radio – Lonely Planet author based in French Polynesia but covering everywhere from South America to Southeast Asia & more.

Broke Ass Stuart – We write for busboys, poets, social workers, students, artists, musicians, magicians, mathematicians, maniacs, yodelers and everyone else out there who wants to enjoy life not as a rich person, but as a real person. Namely, we write for you.

First Time Travel – This travel blog was created to help first-travelers as they embark on something different. It is an assurance for every tourist and traveler that even the most seasoned one has started out as a neophyte.

Grand Cycle Tour – An Aussie couple share their experiences of riding bikes around the world.

Museum Chick – I am a expat New Yorker living in Paris. I visit museums, art and special events around the world. I share my travel photos, stories about museum visits and art spotting with cultural information. I also have a MuseumKid section for parents.

Nateniale – I am from Penang, Malaysia and currently living in Singapore. I am passionate about traveling – be it short trips around South East Asia or longer trips elsewhere. These are my reflections on my travels (and everything else that I love).

Africa Attraction – Oliver Robinson – One of the three Gentleman Explorers.

Patrina Does The Globe – Stories from our round the world honeymoon and other travel tips.

Sunset Mood – My Personal odyssey through Indonesia and Asia.

The Complete Idiot’s Travel Guide to Koh Chang Thailand – All you need to know about the island of Koh Chang, Thailand. The good, the bad and the ugly. (Plus a bit of sarcastic humour.)

I Moved To Africa – I moved to Africa, traveling, experiencing life on a US Embassy compound and waiting for the recession to end.

Inside the Travel Lab – I write about unusual journeys from around the world – hope to see you soon!

Cheap Weekend Breaks – Traveling cheaply around Europe one weekend at a time.

The Brink Of Something Else – Working, Studying and Traveling Abroad – Born as a blog about long-haul travel and my continual search for new experiences, The Brink has taken a somewhat unexpected turn as I’ve found myself setting up full time in Cusco, Peru, and starting a different sort of journey – opening my own hostel.

Tuck Joe Tuck – Gap Year Blog. Told one day at a time, in no particular order.

My Kind of Town and Around

Traveling Naturally – Green Earth Guide author – I write about green/eco traveling mostly in Europe and the USA.

What Up Vienna – Americans living as expats in Vienna and traveling through Europe.

Florence Journal – Living and tourism information for Florence, Italy.

La Tortuga Viajera – A travel resource and blog based on my experiences as an American living in Spain with my Spanish fiance.

All Seasons Verona – Stories and experiences from my trips to Verona, Italy over the years and at different times of the year. An introspective description as I relate new experiences as a visitor of the city to my childhood growing up in Verona.

The View From Fez – The main English language site for Morocco, contributors include a Lonely Planet author and two established authors and photographers as well as casual contributions from visiting journalists.

Travelling Wakanoobies – Travel as we see it, all around the world.

Great Places in Bulgaria – Alternative tourism in Bulgaria – the real natural wealth of Bulgaria you won’t find in brochures.

Fourteen months, four countries, and three kids – Tales from the Field – Stories from a family with three kids traveling to and living in four countries over the course of 14 months. Also, political commentary and tips for writers.