#FollowFriday: The Best of Travel in Social Media

Websites and Blogs — By on November 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

By Kathryn Robinson

In October, I posted an article about 6 of the best websites for travelers. If you missed that—or just didn’t get enough of it!—you’re in luck. In a new bi-weekly installation on Lost Girls, we will be bringing you the best of the internet best each Friday, with links to awesome travel blogs that we love (and hopefully you will, too).

To start us off, here are five very different but equally awesome travel websites we’ve recently discovered. They’re fully LG-endorsed so if you love ‘em too, let them know!

  • My Itchy Travel Feet: This site is the brainchild of Donna and Alan Hull, a “baby boomer” couple who make the proud claim that they’re “not content to sit on the bus and watch the world go by.” Their blog posits itself as being particularly geared toward the baby boomer generation who have the time and money to travel the world, and it looks like these two have been everywhere, from Cairo to Memphis. As someone with parents who started white water rafting and adventuring everywhere once my brother and I flew the coop, I can definitely see the appeal of a blog like this! I may not be a baby boomer but reading this got my own feet itchy for travel. Follow the Hull’s at @DonnaLHull
  • The Cranky Flier: I have to admit, I was drawn to this travel blog because of the name of it. I’m a cranky flier myself: I absolutely love traveling via plane but unless I have the room to stretch my legs out, I get a little irritable (I swear, it’s come from years of bad airplane experiences). Quirky blogger Brett Snyder manages the website, championing himself as the “President and Chief Airline Dork of Cranky Flier LLC”. The site takes an in-depth look at different airlines and flying experiences, and also has a comprehensive directory of different countries and airlines.  Follow Snyder at @CrankyFlier.
  • Fluent in 3 Months: Who IS Benny Lewis, the About page of the blog asks in bold letters. There’s no simple answer to that. Brendan “Benny” Lewis is a self-proclaimed polyglot from Cavan, Ireland who has spent nine years traveling and picking up “shortcuts and unconventional learning techniques” for language, which he shares both throughout his blog (for free!) or in his book, Language Hacking Guide. One only needs to look at the first page of his blog to gauge that it’s pretty awesome: headlines of posts read What will Benny’s next language be?”, “What will I talk about when my language level is so basic?”, and “How I escaped from being locked up by the Brazilian Federal Police”. Follow Benny on Twitter at @IrishPolyglot or on Facebook.
  • Pause the Moment: Pause the Moment is an “Around the world budget travel blog” written by Ryan Gargiulo, a “traveler blogger, digital nomad, and wanderer of the world.” This great travel website spans across countless continents and the topics he writes about are just as varied, from winters in Reykjavik, to cool ways to explore Barcelona, and tips for a successful trip to Egypt. You can browse the site by Destinations, Travel Tips, Reviews, Contests & Giveaways, Travel Photography, and Free Stuff (yes, free!!) Follow Ryan at @PausetheMoment or on Facebook.
  • Canvas of Light: Last but certainly not least in this weeks installment of travel websites is Canvas of Light. Can I get away here with using the cliché “A picture is worth a thousand words”? Visit this photography blog and tell me that’s not true! 30-year-old photographer Daniel Nahabedian from Thailand lets the world in on his own worldly adventures with Canvas of Light, a travel website touting his breathtaking images that really speak for themselves. He’s been everywhere from Laos, to the Netherlands, and has truly captured all the places he has explored. Follow Nahabedian on Twitter at @Eloren or on Facebook.

Canvas of Light

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  • Donna Hull says:

    Thanks for including My Itchy Travel Feet with such a fine group of travel blogs. I’m a big fan of Canvas of Light. Cranky Flyer is a cool name with information that I’m sure will help most of us negotiate air travel. I think it’s cool that your parents are having such fun adventures. Please tell them to keep on scratching those itchy travel feet.

  • Daniel N. says:

    Thank you so much for including my website in your amazing list.
    Glad to be in good company 🙂

    Cheers to you!

  • Ryan says:

    Hey Kathryn, thanks for including Pause The Moment in this list of great sites! I really appreciate the nod.

  • No doubt, some great blogs worth following!

  • Promotion says:

    Hi there, I discovered your web site by the use of Google even as searching for a comparable topic, your web site came up, it seems great. I’ve added to favourites|added to bookmarks.

  • Pete Heck says:

    Some great sites here! Been following all of these for a while now 🙂