The Top 20 Superstar Travel Bloggers Of 2016

After 100's of candidates and weeks of deliberation, the PACK Gear team has finally chosen the cream-of-the-crop - the Top 20 Superstar Travel Bloggers of 2016. These bloggers are amazing writers, photographers, storytellers, and risk takers. They travel to inspire us, and the rest of the world. They've forgotten more than most people will ever know. Read their incredible stories below!


Will - "Going Awesome Places"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

When I first started, it was of course all for selfish reasons. I was going on this epic 4 month trip to Asia and I wanted to document it all. It wasn't until after that I realized that others were actually making use of my gibberish.

Since then it's been quite the travel blogging journey. It's been up and down but I'm proud of the accomplishments I've been able to achieve so far. What honestly keeps me blogging after all these years is the fact that I am able to inspire others to travel and help them follow in my footsteps with articles packed with itineraries and need-to-know tips.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

One of the most special travel moments has to be from last year when I finally had a chance to see the Terracotta Warriors of Xi'an, China.

You always kind of worry in the back of your mind whether something is going to be a hit or a dud in China. A lot of it is lack of infrastructure or sometimes its just the crowds. For the Terracotta Warriors, sure there were a ton of people but the original excavated pit of thousands of clay warriors met and exceeded my expectations. There was a certain level of jaw-dropping wow-ness that stuck a cord. The more and more I learned about its rich history, the more I was enchanted by the story of power, death, and the after-life.


Cecil - "Last Frontier Magazine"

WE WRITE BECAUSE...

Alaska is very diversified. We love experiencing them all! From small towns to small cities, each has their own identity.

OUR FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

My family came to visit us in Alaska when I was young. We camped for a week in Anchor Point. Each day when the tide would go out, we look in the shallow pools and find starfish along with other sea creatures. The marine life was very memorable as was the remainder of the trip.

OUR NEXT ADVENTURE WILL BE TO

Sitka, AK


PJ - "MorningMoss"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

MorningMoss is an outdoor, hunting and fishing blog that focuses on generating interest in outdoor sports, namely hunting. We got started with the idea of building an audience that had similar interests and showcasing their experiences. 

I love the outdoors and will take any excuse to get outside, but hunting is my passion. MorningMoss has allowed us to share our passion and interact with awesome people who love being outside hunting, hiking, fishing and doing all kinds of other activities. 

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

I took a trip to Alaska several years ago and was amazed with how awesome it was. Seeing all of that wilderness and the beautiful scenery really made me want to get out and explore more and I've been fortunate to go to some really cool places. 

While in Seward, AK I climbed a mountain with my friends and was physically beat more than I have ever been. Getting to the top has to be one of my best memories ever. 


Diane - "Hiking For Her"

I BLOG BECAUSE...

One of my first backpacking trips involved boating across Lake Superior to reach Isle Royale National Park. After that little taste of freedom as a teenager, I was hooked on travelling to remote places for hiking adventures.

These days, I travel by bush plane, helicopter and raft to access remote hiking destinations in Canada, Alaska and East Greenland. I drink in the solitude and fill up my ears with silence until I must return to the noisy, fast paced human world. 

MY MOST HEART POUNDING MEMORY

Sweeping around a river bend on a Class II section of the river, I spotted an enormous grizzly bear on the riverbank, its brown coat glowing in the sunlight. A jolt of fear crashed through me, even though I was safe in the swiftly flowing current. Replaying this memory of the top predator in the hiking food chain keeps me humble whenever I hike in bear country.

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

Iceland's remote hiking opportunities beckon. But I'm always open to suggestions!


Jess - "Thrifty Traveler Tips"

MY THRIFTY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I have always loved to write and I also love to encourage those around me to follow their dreams. Blogging about travel has enabled me to share tips that I have gathered while traveling, and saving money to travel, so that others can travel the world, even on a tight budget. I love that my blog helps readers realize that their dreams are attainable. I live for the moments when someone is so inspired by my blog that they rush off to plan their next adventure!

MY FAVORITE THRIFTY TRAVEL MEMORY

My favorite travel memory was made in Paris as I gazed patiently and intently at the beautiful Eiffel Tower. My boyfriend and I had brought along a picnic of bread, meats, cheeses, and a bottle of wine to watch the sun set and wait for the light show. Time felt like it slowed down and almost stood still as the lights turned on and started flashing. It felt like something out of a movie to be there, in Paris, with the love of my life who shares the same dream of traveling the world. It was a moment that will be ingrained into my memory for the rest of my life.

MY NEXT THRIFTY DESTINATION

Ireland because it's beautiful, but especially to go on the Game of Thrones Tour


Nikki - "Where is Noodles?"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Where is Noodles? humbly started out as a simple travel journal to share amusing stories with family and friends during my solo around-the-world trip in 2014/15.

But then people not biologically related to me started reading it (not really sure how that happened!?!) Still...it was nice to know that other people were enjoying my stories and it's definitely my readers that inspire me and keep me driven.

Now my feet are back on English soil, I am hoping Where is Noodles? will continue to grow into a travel resource for fellow wanderers, while I plot some new adventures that I can fit in around the day job.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

This is so tough! But my skydive in New Zealand is definitely up there! There are just no words that can describe the buzz you get when falling through the air. As soon as my feet had hit the ground, I wanted to go up again!

MY NEXT DESTINATION

My plans aren't set in stone yet, but I'm hoping to visit Tanzania again towards the end of year, but between now and then I'd like to explore a bit more of Europe.


Stella - "Where My Heart Travels"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I love to travel and I love to write. I have always kept a journal during my adventures around the world. This past year, as a job elimination process left me without a job, I decided to pursue travel writing and photography as a way to do what I love and make money.

I am making new friends, discovering new options, and living life by traveling. I am currently teaching English as a second language in addition to travel writing (in Mexico).

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

A trip to Kenya included a safari in Samburu National Park. We were late arriving to the park and encountered a large male elephant blocking the primary road to the night's accommodations. With ears flapping and trumpeting sounds, it was clear he did not want us invading his space.


Jenn and Jack - "Who Needs Maps?"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Alaska is very diversified. We love experiencing them all! From small towns to small cities, each has their own identity. 

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

My family came to visit us in Alaska when I was young. We camped for a week in Anchor Point. Each day when the tide would go out, we look in the shallow pools and find starfish along with other sea creatures. The marine life was very memorable as was the remainder of the trip. 


Kimberly - "A Walkaboot - around the world"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I think I was born with a free spirit, a certain need to explore, discover and learn. The idea of being locked into a location has never quite agreed with me. I started my blog to connect with others who share a similar perspective on life and to inspire those who wish to do things like travel, summit mountains, surf, scuba dive, and generally push the limits to find their inner adventurer and make it happen. I love to search for the extra-ordinary in both people and places.

I love being location independent, to have the opportunity to feel like I am really living. Every day spent in a new place, in a new language, and in an unfamiliar culture is more than I could ask for. Sharing my experiences with readers and swapping stories with fellow bloggers, continuously discovering more places I need to see keeps me going. I love to support and inspire and so it is important to me to share with people that if you want to do something, you can, you just have to find the means that works best for you.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

If I could re-live any moment it would be my time spent on Easter Island. Easter Island is most definitely a place which is considered almost magical to many. The flight to Easter Island was even special as the collective feeling on board among passengers as we flew over this remote island for the first time was one of excitement and appreciation. To share that feeling with all the passengers and doing things like sharing window views equally so everyone had their chance, was pretty cool.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

In 2016 I am heading back to Colombia and Panama. There are visions of Iceland in my future as well. My dream destination is time spent on the Seychelle islands, Reunion Island, and the Maldives/


Sarah - "Paper, Ink, and Passports"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

My blog started out as a way for family and friends to keep track of me while I was traveling during college and grad school. When I returned home, I kept writing in it, but it became a way for me to document my (miserable, failed) job hunt. I realised through writing that I was unhappy and I started traveling again. The blog stayed a way for me to let friends and family know what I was up to and share my photos with them, but I realised I could make it more about travel in general and what I was seeing while I was out there.

Now, I share what I'm doing as well as what others are doing; I'm working on collaboration posts and looking at sharing wider adventures with a wider audience.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

I'm not sure I can pick just one. I've been snorkeling with sea lions, I've kissed a grey whale, I've seen a baby polar bear... I've hiked a mountain solo, gone skydiving, swam in pristine coral reefs. I've seen some remote prehistoric ruins and been one of about fifty people in the Sistine Chapel.

My most favourite memories involve friends, so I think it's safe to say that I would relive one of my girls weekends or road trips in the Scottish Highlands. But... no, I can't make up my mind! ;)

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Well, I'm living in New Zealand currently, so I think I'll stay around here... if I could get to Fiji or Palau this year, that would be sweet as. I've applied for the Oceanwide Expeditions Antarctica contest, and Antarctica has always been on my list, so that would be a dream come true if I won that. Otherwise, 2017 should see me in Southeast Asia or South Africa.


Lee - "Eat Travel Cook"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I’m a professional chef who left the hot kitchen and restaurant life after 20+ years -- in order to experience first-hand all the sights, smells and tastes of foods around the world. I started taking chef jobs on private yachts in the Caribbean and the Med, and so began my travel addiction. Even when I wasn't working on a boat, I traveled. I realized I was learning so much more about the people and culture of a place when I merely sought out the local or specialty foods to try. I became curious as to the story behind those dishes. I went to the markets, the farms, the docks and the restaurant kitchens and talked to the people there. I found myself learning the history, the geography, the religion, even the climate nuances of a place – as well as the celebrations, traditions, and cultural differences too. I came to a much deeper understanding and appreciation of where I was at... of the people, their culture, and what made that place special, dare I say it? Unique. All because of food.

I was emailing and telling friends so passionately of my experiences, that they kept encouraging me to blog about it. They wanted to live and learn vicariously through my food adventures. So EatTravelCook.com was born. Now, in addition, I write freelance, have two books in the works, lecture on board cruises about food culture, and teach cooking classes when I’m not on the road. I've only been to about 35 countries, so I've got a lot more ground to cover, and discover on my my mission to "Taste the World!"

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

One of my favorite experiences was in Jamaica: I was looking to buy some really GOOD coffee to take back home. Most people are familiar with, or at least have heard of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, and its reputation to be the best coffee in the world. Our nefarious looking cab driver, the one with super-black tinted windows on his Volvo -- told us about Elvis. Elvis had good coffee. Really good coffee, mon. But he was kind of a recluse. He didn't get out much. He had his beans delivered to him, and he roasted them on site. I was intrigued.

We were dropped by the side of the main road, at the end of a very long dirt and rock driveway, if you could even call it that. We were surrounded by tall grass overtaking defunct sugarcane fields. It was blasted hot, and the only sounds were the insects buzzing around our heads. No buildings in sight. "Ya mon, go ahead. Walk down that way. For a while. You'll find him. Call my cell when you want me to come back to pick you up," as the Volvo sped away, with dust flying, or was that smoke suddenly drifting out his windows?

You’ll have to read the rest on my blog, but I did meet Elvis, the uniformed Rastafarian who roasts Blue Mountain beans on the West End of Jamaica. We spent the whole afternoon there, heard his stories, ya mon, and we got some good coffee. Really good, ya mon.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Southeast Asia, in particular Thailand, VietNam, Cambodia and Myanmar


Tamar - "Portjam & Co."

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I had always wanted to get involved in a travel-related field but never really knew what that would be. A year ago, I stumbled on an Instagram-based travel blog and suddenly figured out how I'd step into the world I had dreamt of: travel blogging! I quickly filled up lots of post-it notes with blog post ideas, and saw the blog forming in my head. That was 9 months ago and the ideas haven't stopped yet!

I'm always inspired to keep moving forward with my blog because I have a lot of stories I want to share and constantly get inspired by the travels of my friends, family, and basically anything travel-related in magazines and online. Of course getting complimented on my blog always helps keep the coals burning!

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

My favourite travel memory is when I found the "hole in the wall" bar Buža in Dubrovnik, and joined the cliff divers and swimmers below. The feeling of floating in the wide expanse of the Adriatic sea taking in the sights and sounds around me makes me feel instantly peaceful!

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Ideally, Paris, Norway, and Chile. Realistically, 2 of the 3.


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Samantha and Yeison - "MyTanFeet"

WHAT INSPIRES ME...

We first started blogging after getting inspired by an Italian friend who blogged in Italy before We learned that people actually make a living off of blogging, and since we didn't want to live the typical 9-5 lifestyle anymore in Costa Rica, we decided to give it a go. We found out that it was actually something we both loved so we spent the past few years learning as much as we could about it. We keep blogging because we love it, and also because it has allowed us to live a digital nomadic lifestyle. It's now our business which has given us so many opportunities around the world and lets us meet so many new people. It's an adventure and a challenge, which is why we keep doing it!

A MEMORY I'LL NEVER FORGET

When we met in Mexico during our long distance relationship. Samantha was still in Seattle and Yeison was in Costa Rica so we would meet in other countries to see each other every few months. Mexico was our first international trip together and that was when the travel bug bit us both. All we talked about after that trip was where our next destination would be!

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Cube, Europe (Never been!)


Federica - "travelliAMO"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I love the idea of being able to make traveling, even if only with the imagination, all those who can't do it, through my words and my pics.

MY FAVOURITE TRAVEL MEMORY

My best travel memory is definitely about my trip in Kenya, especially about my awesome safari in Tsavo East National Park

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Thailand


Ricky Shetty - "Daddy Blogger"

I WRITE BECAUSE...

I am the owner and operator of two popular family-friendly websites:

DaddyBlogger.com - a parenting website focused on parenting from a father's perspective
FamilyTravelBloggers.com, a travel website focused on inspiring families to travel more with their kids

As a dad, one of my biggest passions is taking my wife and kids on family adventures. Since my kids are very young, I created Family Travel Bloggers first for our children so they will have strong memories of our family travels when they grow up and second to inspire other families with young children to travel more.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Our favourite travel memory is taking our daughter to the Philippines to celebrate her one year birthday. This was also the first time she had the opportunity to meet her maternal grand-parents. We look forward to returning to the Philippines again so our kids can learn about their Filipino heritage!

IN 2016 OUR FAMILY WILL TRAVEL TO

Central and South America


Wendy - "Pint Size Gourmets"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Pint Size Gourmets is a kid-friendly food and travel blog inspired by our children, daughter Leah and her brother Jaf. Our writing explores, through the experience of our children, what foods they love from different towns, cities, and countries we visit.
On July 1, 2014 we began culinary world-schooling our children by taking photos, talking to people, living, eating, breathing, drinking, visiting restaurants, and collecting recipes. Basically any means necessary to educate ourselves by way of world food culture.

We hope to inspire you and your children to try new and different foods from all around the world.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Without a doubt, it would have to be the year we spent exploring Europe in an RV. RV’ing allows parents to re-establish relationships with not only their children, but themselves. It removes life’s daily routines and distractions, forcing everyone to enjoy “doing nothing, together.”

But, nothing is without its challenges. Take our first month in the Netherlands for example. From close calls with bulls, getting lost during a lightning storm, daily tantrums over homework, and over-flowing sewage, we all learned a whole new way of living and eventually began to learn more about each other. There was a lot of encouragement when daddy couldn’t figure out how to change the battery, fear when we drove over a bridge so high we thought the wind was going to blow us over the edge, and love when we all watched an incredible sunset over the vineyards in Tuscany.

Today’s fast-paced life often leaves busy parents searching for opportunities to spend quality time together as a family. Increasingly, families are discovering that vacationing in an RV is the best way to cement familial relationships while having a great time. Something, we rarely often do!


Devon - "BlondeChickTravels"

WHAT INSPIRES ME TO EXPLORE

I started blogging about travel after my very first solo backpacking trip to Europe in 2012. I knew from experience how nerve-racking and overwhelming traveling abroad, as a solo female traveler, can seem. I had learned quickly that it’s not as scary as one may think. Experiencing new cultures, making friends from around the world, pushing yourself out of your comfort zone—it’s actually one of the best times of your life! I decided to create a blog to share my experiences with other wanna-be-travelers and inspire them to pursue their dream of traveling abroad too.

Three years and 33 countries later, I’m still traveling and blogging! I’ve learned so much during my travels and experienced an immense amount of self-growth. I continue to blog to share how incredible solo travel really is. The best part is knowing that I’m making a difference for other women who have been inspired by my blog to travel the world for themselves. That’s the ultimate goal of my blog.

MY MOST COLORFUL TRAVEL MEMORY

I can’t tell you how hard it is to choose just one favorite travel memory. There are, honestly, so many! The one that stands out the most, and not for the obvious reason, is my first hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey. I had seen a photo of the experience two years prior, and immediately added it to my ever-growing bucket list. I hoped that one day this dream of mine would come true.


Chau - "ChauForNow"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

It started off so simple. I went for a walk one day, having had a particularly stressful day at the office and saw a little wallet in a shop. It was so peculiar, the outsides were sky blue with remnants of newspaper print underneath. Inside was a little cardboard sheet with life quotes called the "Holstee Manifesto". There was a line that just got to me, "This is your life. Do what you love and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit." I hung this up on my cubicle, and stared at it every single day for 9 months, thinking about getting up and traveling.

I write about travel for the person I was during those 9 months. The person who wasn't happy with where they were in life but did nothing about it. Daydreaming. Talking and never doing. I wanted to do all these things, I just needed something to tell me it was possible. Traveling isn't just about seeing the world, it's about getting to know yourself and opening up your mind. I love traveling and it's what makes me happy. If you had the ability to inspire others to be happy, wouldn't you?

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

September 2014. It is the eve of my 25th birthday, and I am sitting on the deck of my hotel in Nicaragua, watching the moon's rays cascade through the palm fronds of the coconut trees. There is no drunken chorus of "Happy Birthday" or birthday shots to go around the bar. Instead, the only celebration I hear comes from the waves crashing below me on the beach. I am over 2000 miles from home and the only person who even knows my name here is Anna, the front desk receptionist. It is the happiest birthday I have ever had.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Fjords of Norway


Nora - "Evox"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

It is my hope that I inspire people to go out of their comfort zone and grow as individuals. Travel helps us remember that our view of the horizon isn't everyone's view. It makes us understand that there are lots of ways of doing the same thing but love really is universal.
I want people to read my blogs and know that they have the power in themselves to not only change their stories but change their world.
I am not particularly qualified or special and I make tonnes of mistakes. If my life can be this rewarding and adventurous, anyone's can!

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

During the first day of 2008, I watched the sunrise over the Kathamdu valley from the Soysambu Stupa. Monkeys cuddled each other for warmth in the coolness of the morning and birds began stretching their wings. It was dark and we shivered together with toques and scarves and borrowed mittens. As soon as the sun peaked over the mountains, horns bellowed across the valley announcing it was time to wake and greet the day. After being surrounded by the chaos and the colour of Nepal for months, it was the most serene place to welcome 2008. It felt like every new year and every new day should feel, crisp but warm, filled with unknowns but also possibilities. I could say good morning to the whole valley and from that vantage point, it seemed like the whole world.


Claudia - "NonSoloAmore"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I started traveling through South Carolina in 2013. I was so impressed and flashed about the state. Many of my friends asked me to send them pictures. I thought I'm going to do a blog for my friends and family. That was the beginning. I got caught away from all the things I could write at my own blog. Finally I could write about all the nice places you would never find in any guide. Because everyone is a different traveler. I'm a lifestyle traveler and this is hard to find. You can find backpackers, luxury, budget and so on. But the line between luxury and lifestyle is very thin but it's there. I love what I do and I do it with lot's of passion. That keeps me going.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

I have so many great memories that it is so hard to choose. I think most of the "favorite memories" involves people. You can find awesome places almost everywhere in the world. It will keep you with a open mouth. But if you find people that surprises you and leaves you speechless - I think that is something you will never forget. I met those people in different countries and states. People that helped you and wanted nothing in return. People that touched your heart without knowing you. People that became friends. I think that traveling leaves you every time a great and unique memory you will not forget. That's probably one of the most beautiful things in traveling. It fills your head and your heart.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

There are a few - NYC, Bahamas, San Diego, Texas, Italy and many more. If I could I would do lot's of these and more.


Tom - "Travel My Road"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Who is this crazy guy that’s talking about selling everything he owns and traveling the world? Well, that would be ME! I am a Freelance Graphic Designer who has decided to sell it all and travel full time. I grew up in a typical a semi-normal middle class family. My parents were raised in the depression era, then lived through WWII and truly knew the meaning hard times. As a kid I didn’t spend a lot of time in the house, heck if it was light outside we weren’t allowed inside. Instead we rode our bikes everywhere, climbed hills, fished and playing “kick the can” was a high-tech game. In the past 4 years I have gone back to school to learn a new skill, graphic design. I have worked hard to build my business to be mobile and to work with clients who understand my goals and are OK with them. I have been blessed to follow goals that have allowed me to be a caregiver for my parents as they grew older. But with my mother being 89 I am planning for my life after my current responsibilities. Now I am working to live my dream of being debt free (thanks Dave Ramsey), and traveling full-time. I’ve got a plan and my travel companion (Buddy my lab), now follow us as I unravel my plan through this Blog. Learn how I made the decision to sell it all (yep, I’m scared sh..less about that), how we will be traveling, what we’ll be seeing and we would like you to help us plan our journey! It's all about breaking free from the norm and following my heart.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Oh gosh, there are so many. If one had to stick out it was probably my first international trip to Europe. I remember landing in Frankfurt, Germany and getting off the plane. As I entered the terminal I stopped and had one of those OMG moments.

It suddenly hit me all at once; here I am in a foreign country, I don't speak the language, know the country, I am to far from home to get the support I might need if I get in trouble. WHAT WAS I THINKING COMING HERE?

But once I started to have my first interactions with people all my fears melted away and the experience began. From that point on the love of travel that my parents instilled in me has never subsided.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

Cuba, Europe and hopefully China


Jaynie - "Backpacking Detours"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I have been traveling off and on my entire life and am constantly planning the next trip. I started my blog a year ago as a way to share my adventures and experiences. I want to encourage people to take that step out of their comfort zone and detour off the pre-planned track. I mainly travel with my husband Scott, some of our best adventures have been waking up one morning without a plan and being in another country by the end of the day. Having no expectations allows us to be open to everything!

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

Without a doubt, it would have to be the year we spent exploring Europe in an RV. RV’ing allows parents to re-establish relationships with not only their children, but themselves. It removes life’s daily routines and distractions, forcing everyone to enjoy “doing nothing, together.”

But, nothing is without its challenges. Take our first month in the Netherlands for example. From close calls with bulls, getting lost during a lightning storm, daily tantrums over homework, and over-flowing sewage, we all learned a whole new way of living and eventually began to learn more about each other. There was a lot of encouragement when daddy couldn’t figure out how to change the battery, fear when we drove over a bridge so high we thought the wind was going to blow us over the edge, and love when we all watched an incredible sunset over the vineyards in Tuscany.

Today’s fast-paced life often leaves busy parents searching for opportunities to spend quality time together as a family. Increasingly, families are discovering that vacationing in an RV is the best way to cement familial relationships while having a great time. Something, we rarely often do!


Kirsty - "What Kirsty Did Next"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

I started blogging about travel when I realised that we travel quite a bit but I wasn't documenting it, apart from photos. I want my blog to serve as a reminder of the wonderful places we've been so that I can look back at it at any time and relive the memories.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

I have so many favourite travel memories but one that is quite special is when we were in Mendoza, Argentina on our honeymoon and we went on a horseback ride.


Renate Leknes - "Red Is An Attitude"

MY TRAVEL INSPIRATION

Redisanattitude.com is a very personal travel blog about my experiences during my journeys and my gained perception of what the world’s diverse menu has to offer. Travelling is my greatest passion and I started this blog because I wanted to keep track of my trips.

I'm no typical Norwegian, as traveling is such a big deal in my life. For most stereotypical Norwegians visiting the neighbouring village is seen as exotic. This blog has therefore become a very much needed communication line between my passion and my rebellious non-Norwegian sins (in form of going against the most fundamental Norwegian norm; never leaving your home!). My blog became this safe bridge between Norway and the rest of the world, where I could move freely between the contrasting worlds, which is reflected as my 'Red Is An Attitude'.

MY FAVORITE TRAVEL MEMORY

The day that I got engaged. I can’t do anything else than giggle like a child by the thought of how romantic that man is. Our journey had taken us all the way up to Hong Kong. And more up it went… We had decided to do the hike up to the top of The Peak. The best way I can explain the way Toby proposed is ‘raw’. A beautiful feeling stripped down to the most natural look. There were no glam or glitter, no overdone romance, no sugarcoating, and no one else than us. It was just raw. As raw as the wind against your neck on the top of a mountain.

MY NEXT DESTINATION

San Francisco !