Having recently noticed that almost all the blogs I have been following for the past year or so are predominantly female travel bloggers, I set out in search of the world's best male bloggers to see what sort of adventures they were up to. Following much research, this is my list of the world's fastest rising male travel blogging stars, bloggers who have only had their site up and running for exactly 3 years or less.
10. Rob and Chris, 2 Travel Dads
Rob and Chris Taylor's site, 2 Travel Dads, follows their travels around the US with their two adorable sons. I literally can't get enough of their photos, as they explore the country with their kids in tow. What I love most about their site is that they prove having a family should never stop you from continuing to travel and go on adventures. If you are looking for inspiration and travel tips for family travel in the US, as told by two of the loveliest guys on the internet, this is the blog for you.
9. Will Hatton, The Broke Backpacker
Who knew budget travel could cause such extreme levels of wanderlust? Will Hatton, The Broke Backpacker, has lived in India for a year, worked in bars in Vietnam, herded goats in the Holy Land and conquered the highest navigable pass in the world armed with just a poorly drawn map and a packet of ritz crackers. If you are looking for a blog literally exploding with stories of adventure told by a fearless, budget backpacker, this is the blog for you.
8. Erick Prince, Minority Nomad
When someone has traveled to over 87 countries, you know they will have a good story or two to tell! A former US Air Force Aerospace Engineer, Erick Prince now spends his name traveling to fascinating destinations that many people might overlook. If you are looking for beautifully written trip reviews, a travel perspective with a difference, and incredible photography that draws the reader right into the story, this is the blog to follow!
7. Stefan and Sebastien, Nomadic Boys
Besides the fact that Stefan and Sebastien pretty much make me laugh every time they upload a photo, these guys have grown a huge social media following of over 65,000 fans , write extremely comprehensive and useful guides to gay travel and have an excellent eye for photography. If you are looking to follow the adventures of two adult mermen as they munch their way around the globe with constant smiles on their faces and new friends by their side, this is the blog to follow.
6. Derek Freal, The HoliDaze Blog
The good, the bad and the ugly, this brilliant blog by Derek Freal tells it like it is...including that time a tweet landed him in an Indonesian jail. From partying with Japanese rappers is Tokyo and starring in a film in Indonesia to doing the unthinkable and driving over 2,000 miles across India in a Rickshaw, this guys has some ridiculous travel stories to tell.
5. Kyle Jennermann, Becoming Filipino
Set up in 2014 when intrepid traveler Kyle Jennermann decided to pack up his life in Canada and move to the Philippines, this blog has grown from strength to strength over the past few years and now has an eye-popping 270,000+ fans on Facebook. From the minute you land on this site, you immediately become aware of Kyle's inherent love and passion for all things Filipino. This blog is filled with hilarious and heart warming adventures and is a great testament to the friendliness of Filipino people.
4. Justin Carmack, True Nomads
Set up by Justin Carmack after he quit University and set off to travel the world (79 countries and counting!), Justin is now exploring the top 100 dive sites, one dive at a time. He has hiked through ancient temples in Jordan, come face to face with humpback whales in Mozambique, dived with bull sharks in Mexico and has snorkeled in a crater in Hawaii. This blog is an incredible resource for diving fans.
3. Shane Dallas, The Travel Camel
Shane Dallas, unlike most other travel bloggers, only likes to go where others will not. Shane argues that North Korea is one of the safest travel destinations you will ever visit, that Afghanistan is the most beautiful country he has ever seen and that rarely-talked-about Somaliland is actually a pretty interesting place to visit full of slobbering camels and incredibly kind people. A fascinating writer and must read blog.
2. Nathan Allen, I Dreamed Of This
Nathan Allen always dreamed of travelling the world but when he set down in the Philippines back in 2013 he quickly decided there was no place he would rather be. His blog and photos of life in the Philippines is pure dreamy and most definitely helping to promote the country as one of the world's best tourist destinations, with his posts often reaching a few million people!
1. Drew Binsky, The Hungry Partier
Ever wondered what it would be like to pack up your life into a backpack and head off on an epic adventure, eating and drinking your way around the world? Well, that's exactly what Drew Binsky 'The Hungry Partier' is up to right now and it has grown him a huge social media following of over 89,000 followers, who have helped him to party in over 150 cities in 40 countries.
This post was originally published on Journalist On The Run.