It’s hard to fathom my site is close to celebrating its first birthday. In a sense it feels as though I’ve been blogging for an eternity but at the same time it’s as though I just started. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster ride of a year filled with drop dead lows and epic highs. I’ve been grateful for the immense support I’ve received from my loyal fan base and fellow travel bloggers along with family and friends. Ever since I’ve been tracking the best travel blogs I’ve noticed certain sites emerging as future stalwarts in the industry. I’d like to highlight four in particular. Some of these travel sites have already cracked the Top 100 Travel Blogs list whereas others are just on the cusp. The following is a list of two travel sites that I feel are trending upwards and are going to be massively successful in the course of time. Remember folks, you heard it here first 😛 In no particular order:
Finding The Universe
There are a lot of seriously talented travel photographers. I’m constantly blown away by some of the photos I see on other travel sites and I’ve noticed certain bloggers in particular who have really advanced their photography skills in recent months; however, when it comes to Laurence Norah, he’s in a league of his own. If there are a handful of travel sites with elite level photography he’s in the upper echelon of that tier. One of the most popular posts on my site recently was his amazing Australia Photo Essay. His site is hardly a one trick pony offering up travel advice, blogging tips and riveting narrative. His blog is on the verge of cracking the Top 100 Travel Sites and I fully expect to not only see him on there soon but to enjoy watching him climb the ranks. Discover Laurence’s Finding the Universe and if you don’t feel addicted after a short while I’ll have to check your pulse for you.
Maybe the worst kept secret on the internet is that I’m no longer Mr. Solo Backpacker extraordinaire. For a guy who relishes the opportunity to travel alone it takes a special lady to keep me distracted. Audrey’s not only my girlfriend but also one heck of a talented travel blogger. Her stories are typically quirky delicious and she has a knack for finding off-the-beaten track destinations. Based in South Korea currently she’s recently dished out what is like to be living and working in Korea as an ESL teacher. Her site is rapidly gaining popularity and I’m excited to be hitting the road with her on an extended around the world adventure early next year. We’re in the process of creating several new sites together but for the time being check out her flagship That Backpacker.