Are you interested in seeing the best budget travel blogs out there and how they’ve gotten their smart?
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Here are 25 budget-friendly travel blogs that focus on choosing better destinations, so travelers still have room in their budget to enjoy everything a new place may have to offer!
“We’re full-time travelers. But for most of our lives, like most people, we had day jobs and could only travel on weekends and holidays. We know how it feels to work hard and look forward to spending limited time and money on travel.
When we were starting out, we made a lot of mistakes. We got lost all the time, got scammed all the time, and ended up spending more than we should.
“We created this blog to accomplish two things:
1. document our misadventures, and
2. provide budget travel tips
…so others won’t have to waste hard-earned money when they travel.”
–Yosh and Vins, The Poor Traveler
“My mission is to make travel as easy and accessible for you as possible, and that is why The Budget-Minded Traveler exists.
Learn from my mistakes, catch on to my budget tricks, live vicariously through the photos and stories on this site until you just can’t take it anymore.
Then, go for yourself. Life is too short to live vicariously.”
– Jackie Nourse, The Budget Traveler
“Hi, I’m Nora Dunn. In 2006, I decided to take the plunge.
I sold my financial planning practice in Toronto, Canada, and got rid of all of my belongings in order to free myself up for the adventure of a lifetime.
I hit the road in early 2007, and over the next 12 years, I traveled slowly through over 55 countries and five continents, carrying my best travel camera with me and taking images of everything that caught my eye.. I have lived a variety of lifestyles by working in the trade for free accommodation.
As such, I can travel in a financially sustainable manner like this for as long as I wish. And I plan to.”
– Nora Dunn, The Professional Hobo
“Etramping is a travel blog devoted to discovering and sharing the passion for outdoor adventure in all its form.
This is where experienced worldwide travelers share their inspiring stories, unique activities, and crazy adventures from all around the world to ignite the wanderlust in you and motivate you to start or continue your own journey.
Packed with pro-budget-friendly travel tips, Etramping features amazing unknown places you never knew existed and no man dare to visit. In fact, you’ll find every single country in the world covered on Etramping.
All of this to show you that adventure is worthwhile, the world isn’t as dangerous as you think, and everyone can afford to travel.”
– Agnes and Cez, Etramping
“My goal is to show that you can travel, and you can go further and do more while spending less than you probably thought possible.
Because I don’t save money by staying in hostels, sleeping on couches of strangers, going camping or sleeping on buses (planned, anyway), I don’t expect you to either. I eat out, sleep in comfy beds, and see all the sights.
I compromise by packing less, doing laundry, making a few meals, and using coupons/promo codes.”
– Shereen Rayle, Shereen Travels Cheap
“I am here to help you make traveling easier, sharing what I’ve learned on my journey, the good, the bad and the ugly. I am sharing the mistakes I’ve made so you don’t have to make the same ones.
I am sharing my money-saving tips, travel hacks, and places I loved. I strive to make GlobetrotterGirls.com your go-to travel resource you can trust.”
– Dani, Globetrottergirls
“We’re James and Susan — a husband and wife team that loves living and traveling in Europe.
We created The Savvy Backpacker way back in 2010 to help people plan their budget travels through Europe.
Our mission is simple: We want to help you travel around Europe without spending a fortune.”
– James and Susan, The Savvy Backpacker
“For 9 years, I’ve been traveling in style on a budget and challenging people to think differently about budget travel.
So, whether it is staying at a luxury hostel in Madrid or Tokyo to showing people where to find the best, authentic street food in a city, you’ll find it all here on this blog.”
– Kash, The Budget Traveller
9. Nomadic Matt
“I’m Nomadic Matt, a New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to travel cheaper, turn your dream trip into a reality, save money, or travel the world, you are in the right place!
This website will give you tested tips, advice, and suggestions so you can see more for less and make your dream trip a reality. Unlike other travel websites, you won’t find sponsored content or paid trips here.
Every place, restaurant, or attractions has been personally visited by me (or one of my guest columnists) and we pay our own way.”
– Matt, Nomadic Matt
10. On The Luce
“Back in 2011, I gave up the day job after 10 years in London to develop a more flexible lifestyle.
I did the whole ‘give up everything and travel for years’ backpacking trip in my 20s, but now with a business, house, family and friends, I’m trying to bring them all together.
So, I mix up travel and home life – with trips ranging from weekends in the UK and Europe to more far-flung exotic trips.
I still travel on a budget, but have done my share of hostels, overnight buses and instant noodles.
Today my travels come with a touch of luxury – proper beds, internals flights and a glass of wine included.”
– Lucy, On the Luce
“Ordinary Traveler is an award-winning adventure travel and lifestyle blog, written by Christy Woodrow and Scott Calafiore.
In 2009, we created Ordinary Traveler to chronicle our travels and share our love of photography.
Over the past 10 years, Ordinary Traveler has grown tremendously and it’s now one of the top travel blogs, offering useful travel advice and tips on balancing a home life with extreme wanderlust.”
– Christy and Scott, Ordinary Traveler
12. The Planet D
“We live by the motto ‘Adventure is for Everyone’ because we believe that you don’t have to be an uber-athlete, adrenaline junkie or a part of the ultra-rich to be an adventurer!
All you need is the desire to achieve something more.”
– Dave and Deb, The Planet D
“Jacking in my corporate job in 2011, I went on a Round the World Trip and I had never stopped traveling since. From then I started a travel blog, Rexy Edventures.”
– Ed, RexyEdventures
14. Traveling Mom
“Our network of family travel experts can help with everything from family vacation planning suggestions to packing tips.
We know the best packing hacks, how to get the most for your money, where to find the free things to do with kids.
Our family travel experts have been to all seven continents and they know how to have fun on a staycation.”
– Traveling Moms
“The travel blog for people who want to make the most of their annual leave, weekends, money and friends, by exploring the world, and a festival or two.”
– Vicky, VickyFlipFlopTravels
16. yTravel Blog
“We’re here to show you that you can travel anywhere in the world on little dime, you can rock up in a country where you know no one and have life-changing experiences, you can travel with the one you love and have a thriving relationship, and you can create a strong lifelong bond with your children through the shared memories of travel.
To be clear, we’ve created a lifestyle of travel for over twenty years without a trust fund, without special privileges, or well-connected friends. We’ve made it happen with an intense desire and by putting one foot in front of the other.”
— Caz and Craig, yTravel Blog
“I’m Becki Enright, and I’m a British Travel Press award-winning writer, blogger and avid explorer.
Borders of Adventure is a leading culture and adventure travel blog, where destination inspiration is combined with social, historical, political and cultural reporting.”
– Becki, Borders of Adventure
18. Backpacking Matt
“Backpackingmatt.com is dedicated to giving you tips on how to travel the world and showing how living an alternative, unconventional life can be satisfying, rewarding and realistic.”
– Matt, Backpacking Matt
“In this blog, I’ll try to help fellow backpackers and travelers alike where I can by posting articles covering costs, maps, directions, money-saving tips.
If you also fancy starting your own travel blog, I also like to post on the ‘art’ of travel blogging, so expect a few techy types posts too. If there’s anything else you’d like to see more of on this site please just let me know.”
– Neil, Backpacks and Bunkbeds
“At Don’t Forget to Move, we help promote and inspire adventurous, authentic and responsible travel around the world.
We show travelers how to see the world authentically through unique stories, engaging photography and videos, honest reviews and practical travel tips.”
– Christine and Jules, Don’t Forget to Move
“After starting a wildly successful blog for female entrepreneurs, LadyBossBlogger.com, accruing 150,000+ followers in under 2 years, I decided to document my travels on Instagram @elainerau and my blog and teach people how to make money online as a travel influencer.”
– Elaine Rau, LadyBossBlogger
22. One Step 4Ward
“Hey guys, I’m Johnny, an Irish guy who left home 10 years ago with no money but with a dream to live a better life.
I taught English in Asia, traveled a lot, ran out of money. Figured there was more.
So, I started my blog, started ‘working’ as I traveled, made over $1m USD from blogging and now I’m free.
Oh, and I’ve traveled to every single country on the planet as I’ve blogged.
Now I’d love to teach you guys how to ‘Dream Big. Travel Far. Live Full’. If I can do it, so can you!”
– Johnny, One Step 4Ward
23. Our Oyster
“The Our Oyster family consists of Jade and Simon and their two young children, living in Australia and traveling around the world.
So far, we have explored 60 countries! One of our main mottos is: Travel on a budget, so you can do more for longer.”
– Jade, Our Oyster
24. Rocky Travel
“My mission is to help like-minded travelers become more independent, travel in a smart and sustainable way, lead a healthy lifestyle and travel more.”
– Michela, Rocky Travel
“I help people figure out how to travel well for less and show them where they’ll get the most bang for their budget.
I write about the cheapest places to travel as well as great places to live abroad for less.”
– Tim, Cheapest Destinations Blog
Claire Erickson is currently a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger.com. Claire has just returned from studying abroad at the London College of Fashion and will finish her senior year studying retail merchandising back at her home university – University of Minnesota (Twin Cities). She is looking forward to a having a future in buying, trend research, or planning.