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Top 25 Budget Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2014


Let’s be honest: traveling is expensive. Heck, life is expensive. Everywhere you turn it seems like you’re taking another dollar out of your pocket for something. For most of us, even though we want to treat ourselves or our family to a memorable vacation once in awhile, the phrase “spare no expense” is not applicable. There will be expenses spared. The question is, which ones, and how can we spare them without sacrificing too much quality? As with most things, it is best to turn to the experts for tips on how to keep costs down when traveling. We recommend you keep up with this list of the best 25 budget travel bloggers to follow this year so you’ll return from your next trip full of a lust for life, not financial regret.

A Little Adrift

A Little Adrift is a resource spot designed to answer nearly every question a traveler might have when planning their round the world trip. The site features in depth travel resources, a popular section on cost of living and budgeting for countries around the world, as well as beautiful photography and storytelling about each new place and culture. – Shannon, A Little Adrift @shannonrtw

Backpacking Matt

Backpacking Matt is an adventure focused travel blog that provides advice and inspiration to those planning trips to New Zealand. Matt has lived and explored New Zealand for the last five years and blogs about his adventures paragliding and hiking in New Zealand’s mountains and experiencing life in the Land of the Long White Cloud. – Matt, Backpacking Matt @BackpackingMatt

Backpacks and Bunkbeds

Come visit backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk to find out all about saving and budgeting your money whilst on the road as a backpacker. Learn where to stay, how to get around, what to do and even how much certain trips/activities costs. Yes, I do full breakdowns where possible. If you like getting value for money and seeing your money stretch as far as it can, maybe I can help. – Neil, Backpacks and Bundbeds @packsandbunks

Budget Traveller

My mission with the BudgetTraveller is to inspire people to travel in style on a budget. With that in mind I created a guide to 50 design ‘luxury’ hostels across Europe ( which you can download from the blog for free ) where besides staying in a funky dorm or ensuite room, you can enjoy facilities like swimming pools, bar, onsite restaurant or even find a cinema. On the blog you can also discover a section on cheap eat guides across 20 cities at the moment plus lots of practical useful tips like 75 ways to save money travelling through Europe & a guide to money saving travel apps. – Kash, Budget Traveller @budgettraveller

Don’t Forget to Move

Don’t Forget To Move is an inspiration to all wannabe travelers of the world, whether you’re a first timer or a backpacking veteran. Come read our stories, tricks and tips to find out how you can experience authentic travel on the cheap! – Jules & Christine, Don’t Forget to Move @dontforget2move

Euro Cheapo

Since 2001, our mission has been to make your time in Europe affordable and memorable. The world is out there, and it’s less expensive than you think. – Euro Cheapo @eurocheapo


FlipNomad is a great resource for those who are thinking of traveling on a budget in Asia. There are lots of budget tips about various destinations that you will definitely find helpful. – FlipNomad @FlipNomad

Globetrotter Girls

“Dani Heinrich has been a digital nomad since April 2010 and is big believer in slow travel, and is of the opinion that ‘budget travel’ is not a dirty term but shows the ability to travel smart, making the most out of a small budget. Dani runs GlobetrotterGirls.com, a travel website sharing inspiring travel stories, hard-earned travel information and experience to help independent travelers plan their own adventures. With the motto ‘One Globe. No Regrets’, Dani has traveled through over 50 countries on four continents and has no plans to stop any time soon. You can also follow her adventures on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.” Globetrotter Girls @Glbetrottergrls

HappyTime Blog

This website is the story of how we took a laptop, some determination and a fistful of cash, and turned it into a lifestyle… A way to travel the world indefinitely. From here we share our backpacking experiences, travel tips and ideas on location independence. – Aaron, HappyTime Blog @HappyTimeBlog

Hobo Traveler

“Andy is a serious budget traveler. He never insults or disgusts me by calling a $100 a night hotel room cheap.” Kaylyn D

“The only travel site that is real.” James

“Why? He has traveled non-stop for 16 years to 100 different countries. You haven’t.” Owen K

“The Andy Show goes where most don’t dare to follow… but wish we could.” Steven

“He tells the truth, Andy is not beholden to any travel company!” Sal @hobotraveler

One Step 4Ward

I love to show people that if you follow your dreams, success will come. Don’t subscribe to a life of third party expectations, do what makes you happy as often as possible. Onestep4ward.com is proof that it can work. – Johnny, One Step 4Ward @OneStep4Ward

Our Oyster

Don’t let your finances stop you from living your travel dreams. OurOyster will show you how to navigate the world’s destinations on a budget – whether you are traveling solo, or have the kids in tow. – Jade, Our Oyster @our_oyster

Raising Miro

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being out of the country with my son for 6 continuous years is that there is no difference between living, traveling and learning. We travel slowly, live as visiting locals in each country we’ve been to and immerse deeply into each culture. The world teaches us and there’s so much to learn. It’s like being in an immersive learning retreat with my son for 6 years!!! Now that’s living. Now that’s learning. Now that’s traveling! – Lainie (and Miro), Raising Miro @ilainie

Rexy Edventures

Ever wanted to go travelling on a budget and get good value from sound and hilarious advice? Then come to RexyEdventures and be inspired and read about all of his crazy adventures, heart-warming stories and great tips! – Ed, Rexy Edventures @rexyedventures

Rocky Travel

Rocky Travel Blog is about 10 years of solo travel adventures in Australia. Not only do I show you where to go and what to do in Australia, I also help you choose and plan your itinerary, save money on your trip, enjoy your adventure and ultimately feel confident when travelling alone around Australia. – Michela, Rocky Travel @RockyTravel

Shereen Travels Cheap

Money saving tips from a real budget traveler that will teach you how to save on all aspects of your vacations without having to sleep on a park bench or live on PB&J your whole trip. – Shereen Travels Cheap @shereentrvlschp

Solo Traveler

Solo Traveler is the blog for those who love, or those who long, to travel alone. Budget travel can be particularly challenging for solo travelers. Fortunately, Solo Traveler publishes a monthly Advisory of Deals which you can sign up for free. – Erin & Tracey & Janice, Solo Traveler @solotraveler, @soloandsocial

The Frugal Wanderer

Frugal Wanderer is a unique website because of my passion for budget traveling, and my background in writing and social media. I understand how important it is to travel and see the world at every stage of your life – even when money is tight – and my hope is to share and discuss ideas within an online community. – Krystal, The Frugal Wanderder @frugalwanderer

The Poor Traveler

“We do not claim to be an authority in budget travel. What makes us Poor Travelers is that we have so much to learn and we wish to learn them along the way. We make mistakes, lots of them. But here’s hoping you’ll learn from them.” – The Poor Traveler @ThePoorTraveler

Tim Leffel’s Cheapest Destination Blog

From the author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations and A Better Life for Half the Price, this original budget travel blog (established early 2003) runs down the how and the where on international travel and living bargains.  – Tim, Plan Your Escape @timleffel

Traveling Mom

TravelingMom.com is an online family travel magazine with a network of 60 writers–from TravelingMom with Babies to TravelingGrandmom–whose goal is to make all family travel easier. We offer tips and insider knowledge on traveling with babies, tots, tweens, teens and grandparents. Our most popular feature is Free in the 50 States., a map full of fun, free stuff to do in America. – Kim, Traveling Mom @TravelingMoms

VickyFlipFlop Travels

The aim of my blog is to make your holidays better; more invigorating and more rewarding. I want to show you where you could go for your money, from cheapo beach weeks to bucket list adventures. I’m also partial to the odd awesome festival too. – Vicky, VickyFlipFlop Travels @VickyFlipFlop

World Travel Family

World Travel Family are giving their kids an amazing education by showing them the world through non stop travel. Their first year, 13 countries, 4 continents, is in the bag at under $100 a day and they have no plans to stop. – World Travel Family @worldtravelfam

Young Adventuress

Hi, I’m Liz, and I got my first taste for traveling when I was 16 years old. On my own, 10 years and 40 something countries later, my wanderlust has only grown and the list of countries I want to visit longer. After living in Spain for the past few years and returning home for a stint, I then quit my job and moved to New Zealand. Follow my misadventures as I wander, eat, and photograph my way around the world. – Liz, Young Adventuress @YoungAdventures

YTravel Blog

We caught this bug 16 years ago, and have been travelling ever since. It’s our absolute passion to help others follow the same bliss. And we’ve been changing people’s lives to do that on this travel blog since 2010. If you’re looking for a place to further fuel your desire for travel and a little push to help you believe you can do it, you’re in the right place. – Caz and Craig, YTravel Blog @YTravelBlog


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