I present to you my list of Ireland's Top 10 Travel Bloggers. These are people that will fill you with wanderlust, have you searching for flights abroad and will give you that bit of travel inspiration you are looking for.
10. NIALL DOHERTY
Niall Doherty set off from Ireland on September 30, 2011 on a three and half-year trip around the world...without flying! He successfully completed this insane challenge on May 16, 2015 having visited 37 countries along the way, crossing the Pacific Ocean on a cargo ship, and writing a book!
9. FLUENT IN 3 MONTHS
Benny Lewis, the 'Irish Polyglot' is the man behind 'Fluent in 3 Months' While the purpose of his site is mainly language learning, it came about after he consistently moved countries and continents every 3 months to prove to other that it's possible be become fairly proficient in a totally new language and new culture in just 3 months. Benny is a full-time globe trotter, best-selling author, conference speaker and travel blogger.
8. SQUIDGY MOMENTS
Kathleen O Rourke is the lady behind Squidgy Moments, which is an award winning beauty and lifestyle blog. While she mainly writes about fashion, beauty and her adventures in weight loss, she is also an excellent travel writer. Her photographs from her travels would give anyone wanderlust and I love the way she helps you pack for your holiday by listing all the beach essentials.
7. NEXT STOP WHO KNOWS
6 continents, 38 countries and over 706 days on the road, blogging couple Carlo and Florence must be two of Ireland's most well-traveled bloggers! The pair left Ireland in 2013 with a one way ticket to Thailand and a plan to build an online business while travelling the world...and haven't looked back since! Their site is a mixture of brilliant hotel, tour and gadget reviews, interviews and tales from their worldly adventures!
6. THE DAILY SELF
Nadia El Ferdaoussi is the writer behind 'The Daily Self', a mixture between food, beauty and travel. She takes photos that are sure to create wanderlust for any reader, with some particularly great shots taken with her GoPro Hero4 camera on a recent sailing trip to Turkey!
5. THE WHOLE WORLD IS A PLAYGROUND
David and Elaine McArdle are the travelling couple behind 'The Whole World is A Playground', who have penchant for nice hotels and exotic locations. While most bloggers concentrate on budget travel and backpacking, these guys write about the high end stuff; flights, airport lounges, posh hotels and where to find the world's best cocktail bars.
4. VIBRANT IRELAND
Susan Fitzgerald is the woman behind 'Vibrant Ireland', an excellent travel blog dedicated mainly to travel within Ireland. This blog is probably one the best sites to find information about your holiday in this lovely green isle, with posts about food, events, things to do, where to go and even gardens and plants of Ireland.
3. EAT SLEEP CHIC
Stephanie Buckley from Eat Sleep Chic, gives readers a great mix of fashion, beauty and travel posts. From family trips to Lanzarote and cruises in the Caribbean to tours around Ireland on board a tourist bus, Stephanie certainly offers a great variety of travel posts. She writes regular posts on 'Things To Do in Ireland' but also gives great trip reviews such as her guide to backpacking in Brazil.
2. THE TRAVEL EXPERT
Sarah Slattery, 'The Travel Expert', has worked as a travel agent for over 24 years, and has travelled all over the world both as a solo traveller and with her husband and children. Sarah writes about a range of topics from top child-family holiday destinations, tips on when is the best time to book package holidays, tips for booking online as well as excellent destination guides. A great site if you are planning your next package holiday or or just feeling a little wanderlust and want to get some travel ideas.
1. THE LIFE OF STUFF
Last, but certainly not least, is Edwina Elizabeth who writes a great series of travel posts on her site 'The Life Of Stuff'. I especially love Edwina's 'Five Fabulous Reasons To Visit...' series which details great reasons to visit various destinations from as close as Ireland and as far as India. Her posts are so full of colour, and are accompanied by such great photographs, that reading them makes me want to explore my home country more and more.
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