Travel Blogs

We know that travel today has changed dramatically. Not just how we actually travel to our chosen destination at home or abroad, but how we make the important decision on where to go.

In days of yore, we would visit the local travel agents, pick-up hundreds of glossy brochures and regardless of what the travel agent recommended, there was still a leap of faith until we arrived at our hotel, apartment or holiday park.

Television commercials adverting holidays in exotic destinations (and I include a barge holiday on the scenic Norfolk Broads in that statement) started immediately after Boxing Day!

Today, the majority of us visit the internet to grab a bargain, a last minute deal or a family break. However, before we make that booking and part with our hard-earned cash we embark on a bit of research, and that’s where Bloggers and Vloggers can make our decision-making that much easier (or indeed more difficult given the choice of on-line reading available).

Here is my selection of just five travel Bloggers out there today. I have chosen them because they are varied, amusing, insightful and very honest.

Happy reading!

Edited by Elaine MacKenzie

Simply Emma

Simply Emma - One of the UK’s leading disability travel bloggers, Emma lives in Scotland with her partner and cat. Her blog focuses on accessible travel and life experiences from the perspective of a wheelchair user.

Urban Travel Blog

One of the largest independent UK travel sites in the blogosphere with over 40-50,000 visitors every month.


Ed is a northern lad who loves adventure and discovering unexpected places and activities on a budget. Ed also writes about travelling while deaf and aims to inspire any deaf person to pick up a rucksack and see the world.

British Travel Blog

British Travel Blog is written and edited by Charlene, a born and bred Brit who just loves what’s on offer closer to home. Charlene is always on the look-out for guest contributors - fancy yourself as a travel blogger, get in touch!