6 Female Travel Bloggers Dispelling Myths And Offering Tips

Travel is not an easy thing you can just do on a whim. It requires planning, budgeting, and knowing how to manage your time and resources while you're exploring a new place. Many people are overwhelmed when considering a trip, and feel deterred by factors like expenses and cultural barriers. If you're yearning for a vacation but are feeling a little reluctant, the female travel bloggers included on this list, who offer advice on everything from cheap flights to traveling with a disability, will help give you the inspiration you need to embark on your own exciting excursion. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Women Travel Bloggers Who Offer Tips and Challenge Misconceptions

Name Highlights
Melissa Hie Instagrammer who provides advice for being responsible with money, showing how travel is possible without breaking the bank
Anita Hendrieka Often talks about lesser-known destinations, and offers travel hacks as well as suggestions for traveling alone as a woman
Wanderlust Chloe Acclaimed UK blogger who maintains a strong focus on identifying world cuisines and the places where they can be found
Soumya Nambiar Reflects on her unique experiences as an Indian traveler, emphasizing how to get a visa as an Indian citizen and where to find vegetarian food
Stacey Marlene A Deaf Mexican-American who promotes accessible travel and disability awareness, and seeks out other disabled communities around the globe
Lisa Lubin Discusses packing, budgeting, and traveling tips, and strives to inspire readers to move beyond their comfort zones and take advantage of more local opportunities in other countries

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Things to Bring on Your Next Vacation

  • Travel size toiletries that won't take up too much space
  • Keep your dirty clothes separate from the clean ones with a laundry bag
  • A money belt for easy access to cash & cards
  • If you're traveling with kids, you might want to bring along some games
  • Depending on your preference, either a backpack or some nice luggage
  • Cozy pillows can improve any long flight or car trip
  • If you're going to a country where you don't know the language, a translator can be a big help
  • A travel mug for your coffee or tea

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Title Author Locations Explored
Traveling with Ghosts Shannon Leone Fowler Eastern Europe, Israel, and more
Illegal John Dennehy Ecuador
The Temporary Bride Jennifer Klinec Iran
Almost Anywhere Krista Schlyer America
Border Kapka Kassabova The border between Bulgaria, Turkey, & Greece
Reckless Traveler Walter Rhein South America
Between River and Sea Dervla Murphy Israel & Palestine
Tell Them To Get Lost Brian Thacker Southeast Asia
Adventures of a Railway Nomad Karen McCann Several countries across Europe
Vroom with a View Peter Moore Italy

In Depth

Traveling can be an intimidating proposition: it's frequently costly, time-consuming, and logistically overwhelming, making it hard for many people to plan it around their schedules. Thankfully, a number of female bloggers are showing by example how exploring the world doesn't have to be an unmanageable burden. Debunking myths and offering useful pointers, they prove that wanderlust can be satisfied with ease and success. In no particular order, here are six women travel bloggers helping readers on their own globetrotting journeys.

For #1 we have Melissa Hie, a popular Instagrammer who documents her travel and food experiences on her blog Girl Eat World. Located in Singapore, Hie travels to a number of Asian countries including Japan, China, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as other popular global destinations such as France and Australia. Accentuated by striking photos, her blog posts focus on itinerary planning, must-eat national cuisines, and lodging tips.

While travel is often a major expense, the self-funded Hie shows how it can be done without breaking the bank. She offers advice for being responsible with money, including making a budget, staying in hostels or other low-cost accommodations, and taking advantage of opportunities for walking and using public transit. Most of her posts provide comprehensive overviews of a location's significant sites and recreational activities, while also outlining detailed, day-by-day itineraries for where to visit, eat, and stay.

While travel is often a major expense, the self-funded Hie shows how it can be done without breaking the bank.

At #2 is Anita Hendrieka. Originally from New Zealand but based in Albania, Hendrieka fills her eponymous blog with travel ideas, stories, practical tips, and information that exposes common misconceptions about various national cultures. With a passion for discovering lesser-known destinations and opening people's minds to all they have to offer, she offers both personal and guest articles about places such as Kosovo, Samoa, and The Gambia, while still paying attention to eminent, touristy countries like Italy and Greece.

Among the features on Hendrieka's site are travel hacks, including advice on how to get cheap flights and free accommodations. Additionally, she makes suggestions for traveling alone as a woman, with emphases on staying safe, blending in, and not being deterred by the media's fear-mongering claims about certain countries. Hendrieka also provides ideas for cost-effective sightseeing, underrated places to visit, and accommodations that span castles, hostels, and luxury hotels.

For #3 we come to Wanderlust Chloe, a top-rated UK travel blogger who inaugurated her website to inspire fellow wanderers on their odysseys. Her numerous travel guides range from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, and cover countries as diverse as Morocco, Costa Rica, Latvia, and Chile. Chloe often reveals her itineraries for these trips, and makes thorough recommendations for the top things to do and see in the areas she discusses.

Chloe often reveals her itineraries for these trips, and makes thorough recommendations for the top things to do and see in the areas she discusses.

With a strong focus on food, Chloe devotes much of her blog to identifying delicious cuisines and the must-visit places where they can be found. Her eating experiences take place from the streets of Bangkok to Spanish wine country, and include reviews of restaurants, markets, and food tours. She also has plenty of hotel reviews addressing all budgets and styles, from opulent villas to stylish boutiques and youth hostels. In addition, readers can find articles on specific activities, such as preparing for a hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia, Turkey.

Landing at #4 is Soumya Nambiar, who runs the blog Travel, Books and Food. An Indian who was raised in Tanzania, Africa, Nambiar uses her site to reflect on her unique experiences as an Indian traveler, with a particular emphasis on highlighting vegetarian food from around the globe. She offers guides proving that you can find non-meat dishes in all kinds of unexpected places, and lists memorable vegetarian experiences she's had in the countries she's visited.

Because one of the primary issues faced by Indian travelers is the weakness of their country's passport, Nambiar provides comprehensive visa guides to help Indian citizens negotiate this hurdle. The guides walk readers through the processes of obtaining a particular visa, and detail the countries that do and don't require one for entry. Nambiar's blog also features multiple examples of itineraries for those planning a European excursion, with suggestions for guided tours in various nations.

For #5 we have Stacey Marlene. A Deaf Mexican-American, Marlene started her blog Deafinitely Wanderlust in order to promote accessible travel and disability awareness, and to create useful, empowering content for Deaf and hard-of-hearing populations. Striving to illuminate the challenges faced by these communities, while also showing how they can be overcome, she and a diversity of guest writers share personal travel stories, resources, and advice. The blog also maintains a focus on travelers with mental health conditions.

One of the features on Deafinitely Wanderlust is the "Through Their Eyes" series, which reinforces Marlene's mission to address the lack of disability representation in the travel industry. In the series, Deaf, hearing-impaired, and variously able-bodied and disabled travelers tell their stories and offer tools to benefit readers. A common theme of these and other posts is the existence and solidarity of Deaf communities around the world, which Marlene seeks out during her trips to various Asian, American, and Latin destinations.

Finally, arriving at #6 is Lisa Lubin, an established, Chicago-based travel and food writer and a former TV producer. Upon leaving broadcast television in 2006 and going on a three-year sabbatical around the globe, she launched her blog, LLWorldTour, which she uses to share her many adventures. Through her packing, budgeting, and traveling tips, plus her accounts of myriad destinations, Lubin aims to inspire readers to move beyond their comfort zones, travel further, and take advantage of more local opportunities abroad.

Upon leaving broadcast television in 2006 and going on a three-year sabbatical around the globe, she launched her blog, LLWorldTour, which she uses to share her many adventures.

Many of Lubin's posts emphasize inspirational sentiments, such as articles in which she describes the joys of traveling solo, or the feelings of both trepidation and excitement when taking off for a new place. Other posts are more oriented toward things such as food, humorous stories about toasters and bidets, and photo essays. Meanwhile, Lubin's abundant travel advice assists with everything from camping essentials to money-saving ideas, as well as more long-term plans like finding jobs while on the move.