Top 25 Adventure Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2014

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You only live once - #YOLO. A phrase adopted and since-overused by popular culture, it is actually rooted in #truth. You should always be pushing your boundaries, striving for your most difficult goals, and scaring yourself every day with something new. These principles certainly carry over to travel. You SHOULD spend that little extra, take that zip line through the rainforest even though you're scared of heights, and eat that insect-like foreign delicacy even though it is thoroughly disgusting (but protein-filled!) If you're looking for inspiration or just to read stories that wow you from afar, consider following our list of the Top 25 Adventure Travel bloggers to follow this year.

Across and Abroad

Across and Abroad.com is the outdoor enthusiast and travelers’ best friend. I publish feature articles, destination guides, travel tips and photographs that will help any adventurer and/or traveller make the most out of his or her trip — whether that trip is around the block, or around the world. - Across and Abroad @davidebwebb

Adventure Inspired

The name "Adventure-Inspired" evolved from the idea that adventure can take many forms, and that the best way we can learn and grow is to expose ourselves to all the beauty the outdoors has to offer. From rock climbing to hiking, from mountaineering to mountain biking and everything in between, Adventure-Inspired exists as a place to tell stories and share musings, gear reviews, and anything else related to playing outside. - Katie, Adventure Inspired @AdvInspired

Adventure Women

AdventureWomen® has been a pioneer, custom-designing and leading some of the most unique adventure travel tours for active women over 30, since 1982. Our adventure vacations continue to delight and inspire women traveling solo, or with their sisters, mothers, daughters, partners and friends. - Susan, Adventure Women @AdvWomen

Adventurous Kate

I started Adventurous Kate to show women that yes, it IS possible to travel the world on your own, it's possible to do it safely, and you can have the time of your life doing so! I've now adventured across more than 50 countries and I'm still looking for more. - Kate, Adventurous Kate @adventurouskate

Borders of Adventure

Becki Enright is a British Press award winning travel blogger and writer with specific Southeast Asia, East Asia and Middle East expertise. Her writing focuses on adventures with a social conscience and journeys to change perceptions, with insight into social, historical, political and economic factors that shape a country. Becki regularly reports on misunderstood destinations, and if travelling to a well-established or popular destination, aims to find a different angle on it in order to entice readers to dig a little deeper. Her motto? Travel differently, adventurously, responsibly and with purpose. - Becki, Borders of Adventure @bordersofadv

Chasing Travel

This blog is about travel experiences more than destination. It is for people looking for authentic, local travel experiences through Europe including adventure, food, festival and culture. - Christina, Chasing Travel @travelingjourno

Expert Vagabond

Addicted to adventure travel and photography, I’m on a mission to inspire your next journey with entertaining stories, beautiful images, and useful tips from around the world. From traditional tattoos in Thailand to living in Spanish gypsy caves, follow along to explore this incredible planet with me. - Matt, Expert Vagabond @expertvagabond

Global Grasshopper

Becky and Gray, the creative duo behind the award winning travel blog GlobalGrasshopper.com are based in the UK but regularly travel the world on a mission to seek out the world’s most beautiful and underrated destinations. They are also joined by a team of blogging globetrotters and together they offer travel advice, inspiration and photography with a fun, quirky outlook. - Becky and Gray, Global Grasshopper @globalgrasshopr

Go See Write

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road, down in Colombia, writing about it all. I hope you enjoy what you read and see. Thanks. - Go See Write @GoSeeWrite

Hiking the Trail

Hiking The Trail is an online chronicle about Adam's adventures in backpacking, hiking and camping. Adam also provides gear review, trail reports, and helpful tips. - Adam, Hiking the Trail @hikingthetrail

Just One Way Ticket

My blog is all about traveling, stories from the road, travel advice, tons of photos and inspiration. - Sabrina, Just One Way Ticket @Just1WayTicket

Life, Love and Adventure

Life, Love and Adventure is a travel blog that gives you first hand experiences, information and honest recommendations when it comes to traveling the world. Adventure and History is what I seek; come travel the world through my eyes. - Dawn, Life, Love, and Adventure @DawnKealing

Mapping Megan

Adrenalin junkies and incredibly active travelers, follow Megan and Mike for the latest in adventure travel around the globe! From mountain biking the most dangerous road in the world (Bolivia), to skydiving over the Swiss Alps and summitting Mt Kilimanjaro, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven't been everywhere, but it's on their list. - Megan & Mike, Mapping Megan @mappingmegan

Matt Gibson

Visit Matt-Gibson.org for stunning photoessays, inspiring adventure memes, advice on getting away from the crowds and explore different destinations, and tales of misadventure on the road. - Matt, Matt Gibson @xpatmatt

Meander the World

For those who can't sit still and have hearts that belong in the wilderness. Meander the World focuses on exploring the world one photo and one adventure at a time. Follow along through instagram (@meandertheworld) or the web and be inspired for your next getaway. - Rae, Meander the World @meandertheworld

Melissa Arnot

Melissa has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. She is passionate about climbing and pushing her own limits, but her ultimate joy comes from taking that journey with others, helping them push their limits and get to their own summit. - Melissa Arnot @MelissaArnot

Never Ending Voyage

Simon and Erin sold everything they owned and left the UK in 2010 to travel the world forever. At Never Ending Voyage they write about slow travel, hunting down the best vegetarian eats, and the ups and downs of life as digital nomads. - Erin & Simon, Never Ending Voyage @nevendingvoyage

Off The Path

At Off The Path you will find the best travel tips, beautiful destination guides, cost breakdown reports for countries and beautiful free eGuides to make your next trip the most memorable you've had. Sebastian has lived in more than 8 countries in the last years and is an experienced traveler. He'll make sure that your worries are resolved before you hop on the next plane for your adventure of a lifetime! - Sebastian, Off the Path @offthepathcom

Ordinary Traveler

Christy & Scott launched their blog in 2009 to pursue a life of travel and adventure. Christy quit her job in 2013 and is now a full time travel photographer and professional blogger, sharing stories and inspiration from around the globe. - Christy & Scott, Ordinary Traveler @OrdinaryTravelr

Plan Your Escape

Make your travel dreams a reality by learning secrets of traveling the world for less than the cost of living at home - great travel values, powerful travel tips, unique bargain-finding strategies, interesting tours & destinations, and the latest trends in travel from an experience traveler (100 countries), former Economics professor, travel columnist for the "Huffington Post", and featured speaker at large travel shows. - Wayne, Plan Your Escape @wdunlap

Round We Go

Round We Go is a travelogue documenting one couple's journey around the globe. We share travel adventures and inspirations to encourage others to live they life they imagined. - Ryan & Laura, Round We Go @roundwego

Stay Adventurous

After a recent 38-day adventure through Mexico, Craig is packed and heading to Europe for a 71-day journey starting in August. He has traveled to over 45 countries, 40 states across 5 continents and shares his tales through words and photographs on Stay Adventurous. He believes Stay Adventurous is not just the mindset for travel, but also the mindset for life and his adventures are aimed to inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. - Craig, Stay Adventurous @StayAdventurous

The Planet D

The Planet D inspires adventure in everyone. Dave & Deb are one of travel’s most passionate storytellers; exploring the world one experience at a time. Married for 16 years, they aim to inspire people to follow their dreams and push their boundaries. They travel the globe showcasing their real-time journey through social media, and broadcasting their stories through travel writing, award winning photography, and video. - Dave & Deb, The Planet D @ThePlanetD

Walk Simply

Walk Simply, written and published by Traci Lehman, aims to inspire everyone (young and old) to go outside, enjoy the little things in life, and view our world up close. Based in Southern California, Traci shares unique outdoor adventure stories and photographs, travel trips and tips, and motivation to go outdoors daily. - Traci, Walk Simply @WalkSimply

Weekend Sherpa

Weekend Sherpa was founded by Brad Day, a native Californian who grew up hiking, biking, skiing, and whitewater rafting throughout the Golden State. He and his team have a blast exploring California and sharing their experiences with you each week. - Weekend Sherpa @WeekendSherpa

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