New to Travel Blogs?
Nowadays everyone seems to have a blog. You’re even reading one right now. If you are interested in travel, you have come to the right place. I want to help cut through all the stuff, so I have included my favorite blogs along with a few comments about them. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know in the comments section.
Aaron’s Favorite Travel Blogs
There are hundreds of travel blogs that exist, but these are my favorite. I read these on a daily basis, and they all offer some form of great advice. Note that many of the BoardingArea.com blogs work with banks and credit card issuers to push credit cards in many of their posts, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t trust their advice.
- Focus on breaking news and trip reports.
- Lucky has a team who writes for him in addition to his posts. Some are great writers, some are not.
- Some misleading headlines to push credit cards. Just be aware.
- One of the oldest travel blogs out there.
- Gary writes all of the content himself. No guest writing or other bloggers.
- Great trip reports like One Mile at a Time.
- Some misleading headlines and blog posts to push credit cards. Just be aware.
- A bit more underrated and not necessarily a “travel blog.”
- Pushes out great content for those interested in the latest credit card sign-up bonuses, bank bonuses and other deals.
- No pushes from banks or card issuers to promote certain content.
- Focus on trip reports and travel hacking.
- Very few credit card pushes.
- Excellent writing and great tips for novices and experts.
- Recommended last because TPG is great for starting out but not for those who want a deeper dive.
- This blog solely exists to push out credit cards. A lot of blog titles are misleading and are just there so you click on the credit card links.
- Think of TPG like Comcast–one of the biggest out there with a large budget to spend on marketing, trip reports, Google optimization, etc.
- Again, the site will try to sell you a credit card (and often multiple) on nearly every blog page, regardless of what the post is about.
A great tip? You can search either of these forums (use Google, type in site:flyertalk.com or site:tripadvisor.com). They have plenty of great free advice. The search function on TripAdvisor works okay, but the one for FlyerTalk is not good.
- Offers resources for everything travel related, from credit cards to advice for specific countries.
- I always note how many posts someone has on the left–the more a user has, the more trustworthy.
- Great for hotel reviews. Despite the bashing, I use it to determine the best hotels in a city.
- Good for things to do abroad. Use this in conjunction with Yelp for domestic U.S. destinations.
- Use Google to search the forums for common and uncommon questions. Great for travel abroad.