I have shouted out to fellow travel bloggers for help to create a series on the many aspects of travelling to help people along their journeys and inspire others to start theirs. These aspects may include the feelings you get when travelling, the positives and negatives, favourite destinations, current hot spots etc. I thought of this idea because it's a good way to share a range of peoples views on a varied amount of subjects within travelling and to get everyone in the travelling community together discussing everyone's adventures.
I was shocked by the reaction I got when I posted a small tweet asking for travel bloggers to contact me in regards to exciting collaborations/posts. They are a range of travellers, from newbies to experienced, from younger to more mature, and solo to group travellers...every different angle I am hoping to approach.
These people will pop up in every post or a few posts, but they are all extremely willing to help me create this series for your benefit. So, let's meet them!
Charlotte - Tickets and Travels
"Hey, I’m Charlotte, travel blogger, dog lover and avid tea drinker. I’m never happier than when I’m exploring a new area, whether that be in the UK or somewhere a bit more hot and sunny. I’ve travelled throughout the UK and spent many summer holidays in France when I was younger but as for the rest of the world, I’m just getting started! I’ve been lucky enough to visit Singapore and Malaysia as well as The Netherlands, Madeira and Italy but as I’m currently on a gap year prior to university I’ve got lots more travelling ahead. This summer I’m heading to Denmark and on a solo adventure in Europe but that’s all still in the works for now! I started my blog ‘Tickets and Travels’ at the start of the year so I’m still a total newbie in the blogging world but I’ve got lots of exciting things planned already!"
Christopher - Travelingmitch
"I'm a Canadian travel blogger, photographer, podcaster and freelance writer. Along the way, I've lived in countries such as Norway, South Korea, Turkey, and Nicaragua and, in total, I've visited over 70 countries as well as 6 continents. I've been lucky to see so much, but that hasn't yet hindered my seemingly endless curiosity.
Writing, reading and travelling are my foremost passions in life and, if at all possible, I try to do be doing one of these three things as much as humanly possible. I genuinely love meeting and connecting with others, so feel free to link up with me on social media, or head on over to my blog to see what I've been up to as of late."
You can follow Christopher on
Dan - I am Dan Elson
"I did what society says you got to do. Go school, get a degree, get a job in your chosen field, move into a city. All that. But after reaching 26 I knew life was about so much more. So I moved out of my city apartment, moved back in with my parents to save like a mad man and a couple of months later I handed in my notice. Then I landed in Brazil on an epic 6 months adventure, I thought it would be a trip of a life time, it was but it was so much more, it changed the way I looked at life.
After 6 months I was broke! But it was so worth it. I moved back in with my parents, got a job and did it all again. In October 2016 I handed in my notice and visited the rest of Asia, and now I'm in Australia on a working holiday visa. My view of the world has changed and I'm on a mission to inspire others to travel too! Launching my website iamdanelson.com to inspire others to travel through my own personal experiences as well as sharing saving and making money tips along the way to help fund long term travel!"
You can follow Dan on
Georgia - Georgia Knight
"I’m a 23 year old Brighton based freelance journalist and blogger who loves to travel! I’ve been to a few places including Morocco, Thailand, America, Mykonos, Italy and more. Due to working commitments I can ‘t go away for long periods of time but I try to make sure I visit at least two places/countries each year and also make time to visit cities and towns in my own country for long weekends.
My travel bucket list is ever growing and currently right are the top are Costa Rica and Botswana or Kenya."
Herbivore and Carnivore (Samm and Jon) - The Inspiration Highway
"Hi folks! We are the Herbivore and Carnivore, a hubby and wife team at The Inspiration Highway. Between us we've visited around 40 countries during our time as solo travellers and in the 7 years we've been together.
As you can probably tell food - veggie and meaty - plays a big part in our travels and life together! Asia, particularly Sri Lanka and India have been highlights for food but our recent epic road trip across Canada still makes our hearts flutter.
As new parents-to-be, we're looking forward to making a little adventurer out of the newest member of The Inspiration Highway."
You can follow Samm and Jon on
Matt - The Guy on Trend
"Hey there I'm Matt from over at www.theguyontrend.co.uk. I never took a gap year so never got the travelling bug too early but have been trying to make up for that ever since by hopping on a plane whenever I can get enough time off work. My absolute favourite destination over the past few years has been Abu Dhabi. If you're looking for guaranteed sunshine, oodles of culture and incredible food then it's bound to be a favourite of yours too. I've visited about 5 times in just a few years as I've got friends that moved out there for work - one day that's the dream! Places on my travel bucket list include Thailand, Jamaica and The Maldives."
You can follow Matt on
Rose - Mrs A To B
"If you asked me what kind of traveller I am, I’d have to confess to being an all-out binger. Six months here, six weeks there, I’ve been collecting passport stamps since before ‘flashpacking’ and ‘glamping’ were part of our vocabulary. Embracing the Gap Year culture, I ticked off South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to ensure I had all the goon-related initiation I needed before heading to uni. City breaks, beach holidays and “work trips” to Bali later, I’ve kept my travel footprint growing, bank balance depleting and holiday allowance completely maxed out. Nearly ten years later, I stretched the definition of ‘honeymoon’ to several months exploring North, South and Central America. Taking my wanderlust-o-meter full time, I’ve just relocated from London to New York City for a taste of life in the Big Apple and a few blogging adventures Stateside ahead of me."
You can follow Rose on
Sally - Passport and Plates
"Sally is the owner of Passport and Plates which is a travel and food blog. She takes you on a journey around the world sharing her experiences and advice from various countries.
Being lucky enough to have a had a taste of travel from such a young age, Sally has ventured around the world during her university years to places like China, Egypt, England and Spain, and went on to finding her dream job last year which has allowed her to gain both a job and travelling."
You can follow Sally on
Sarah - Endless Distances
"I got my first taste of travelling at 6 months old, when my family road tripped me from California to Michigan, where I grew up. I'm not sure if I was quite sold on it at that point, though, as I cried and cried during subsequent moves around the US. I re-fell in love with travel when I studied abroad in the UK, where I additionally fell in love with the country and a guy, and am now back living, working, and doing my Masters. I fit in as much travel as I can between assignments, often to the couches of my friends scattered across Europe. That's my favourite way to travel - to where I know locals who not only offer a free bed and late night chats, but a view to the inner life of a place. I write about my adventures on my travel blog, endlessdistances.com, where I also chronicle my exploits as both a yoga teacher, poet, and gluten free foodie."
Theodora - The Melbourne Whirl
"I'm 22 and I feel like I've been travelling for so many years. But in reality, I've just been lucky enough to travel often at such a young age with lots of flying hours up my sleeve. With variations of trying solo, with others and on guided tours, I've got my fingers in a lot of.. travelling pies. Originally from Melbourne and still living down under, I'm also heavily apart of the travel industry itself - outside of travel blogging. I'm a tour guide which has led me to many different media and working trips which is.. pretty damn good I'd say! Onwards and upwards of travelling because its just the start of more travels!"
A fantastic photograph from Sarah, Endless Distances
We all want YOU to get involved in this series! Please join in with the discussions and lets get the travel community TOGETHER!
(If you have any posts ideas you want to see from us, please let me know in the comments)