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Travel blogs recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

I’d like to take this opportunity to give a big shout out to the lovely community of bloggers on WordPress. Leighton Travels has grown considerably over the past few years and my fellow WordPress bloggers have played a key role in that.

Indeed Sladja and I remain humbled by those loyal readers who, article after article, week after week, month after month, year after year, continue to read, like and comment. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.

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We also enjoy following a host of excellent WordPress blogs. It would be impossible to name them all, but I’d like to wholeheartedly recommend what we believe are the very best travel blogs on WordPress. If you have the time, please do go and check them out.

The Hungry Travellers.

The Hungry Travellers Recommended blogs by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

Let me introduce you to Phil and Michaela, The Hungry Travellers. These adventurous retirees will actually make you feel bad about being young (er) and not yet retired as they travel the world living the kind of adventures most people can only dream of. We love their blog because they really know how to set a scene. In fact, their articles are full of great storytelling, bags of humour and wonderful photography.

Grand Misadventures

Grand Misadventures travel blog Recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

When I want to transport myself to The United States, I often head for Grand Misadventures to follow the exploits of Meg. There, you’ll find a broad range of travel articles, including national parks, Civil War history and a near exhaustive look at the wonderful state of Tennessee. Her international adventures are well worth following too, such as her fascinating blogs on Israel.

Wet and Dusty Roads

Wet and Dusty Roads travel blog

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I have never been to South Africa. Like so many other places, it’s very much on the list. And yet I feel like I know this country well, thanks to Corna, author of the brilliant blog Wet and Dusty Roads. She and her husband Berto have explored large swathes of the country and excel in bringing you the very best of the local nature and cuisine. Because of them, I know that one day I simply have to experience some classic braii (South African barbecue).

Picture This (with K.A. Gould)

Picture This K.A. Gould blog recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

Another blogger I have a lot of time for is Allan, a retired Canadian with a love of photographing the great outdoors. He’s also a talented poet and a dab hand at witty wordplay. Through Allan’s lens, one can see some of the most beautiful regions of Canada. Beyond his homeland, I highly recommend Allan’s outstanding Analogue Adventures, a series documenting his 1980s adventures across Asia and beyond.

Rebecca Goes Rendezvous

Rebecca Goes Rendezvous recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

I couldn’t have drawn up my recommended list without mentioning one of my most loyal long-term readers, Rebecca. An L.A. based millennial, Rebecca has travelled extensively, sharing her adventures on the informative and wanderlust-inducing Rebecca Goes Rendezvous. There’s a lot to sink your teeth into here, from the towns and villages of rural France and church-hunting in Guatemala, to photo challenges, atmospheric poetry and food envy galore.

One For the Money Two for the Road

One For the Money Two for the Road travel blog

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Another US-focused blog I always keep up with is One for the Money Two for the Road. Writer Kellye Hefner has such a talent for presenting fascinating locations across the country. She is truly the history teacher I never had and one of my favourite readers/commenters on Leighton Travels.

Monkey’s Tale

A Monkey's Tale travel blog

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Several of our favourite blogs focus on the thrills and spills of outdoor adventuring. In this respect, Maggie and Richard of Monkey’s Tale have crafted a wonderful site. On more than one occasion they’ve pushed the boundaries of what the casual traveller might consider. Take, for example, their experiences climbing The Seven Summits.

Salsa World Traveler

Salsa World Traveler Travel blog Recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

For revealing insights into the aviation industry, including flight costs, COVID regulations, lounge reviews and general flying advice, click your way onto Salsa World Traveler. You’ll be in good hands with John from North Carolina, who also shares his many worldwide travels. His experiences rarely fail to surprise and impress, from hot air ballooning in Africa and exploring the Alaska Range, to chapters on Civil Rights history from The U.S.

Wandering Canadians

Wandering Canadians recommended by Leighton Travels

Recommended by Leighton Travels.

Hiking enthusiasts will love the adventures of L&K, a pair of Canadians addicted to wandering the forests, mountains and national parks of their homeland. These guys have seen a lot of Canada, and that’s only going to increase as the months and years pass. Look out for their recurring cabin posts too. And for their international adventures, including memorable posts on Iceland, Honduras and Japan.

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  • kagould17

    Thanks for the recommendation Leighton. I will do my best to earn your praise. I am away on the road right now and perhaps have been a bit less attentive than I should be. I will definitely visit your other recommended sites, once I get back home. Thanks again, stay well and keep telling stories. Allan

    October 20, 2022 - 5:52 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers Allan, enjoy being on the road!

      October 20, 2022 - 6:00 pm Reply

    Wow a very big thank you Leighton, both for our inclusion and your complimentary words, we are very grateful for both, and humbled by your praise. We get a lot of enjoyment from recording our experiences and I think that’s the biggest message we’d hope that we get over. Yours is one of those sites which tempt us towards new places – and store information which will be hugely useful when we do. Thank you again.

    October 20, 2022 - 11:37 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers guys, here’s too many more unforgettable adventures over the coming years.

      October 20, 2022 - 11:43 pm Reply
  • Stan

    what a fantastic idea. i shall certainly check out at least a few of these blogs

    October 22, 2022 - 11:02 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks Stan, I’m sure you would enjoy any one of these. There are so many talented bloggers on WordPress.

      October 22, 2022 - 11:05 pm Reply
  • Corna Wiese

    Well, thank you so much Leighton for mentioning our blog here – like I’ve said, we feel privileged to be mentioned together with some highly talented bloggers on your page here! We will certainly have a look at some of your friends’ blogs (that we don’t know already). How do they say: A friend of Leighton, is a friend of us 😁.
    And we will certainly treat you to a truly South African ‘braai’ if we ever get the chance of meeting up!

    October 24, 2022 - 11:10 am Reply
    • Leighton

      Cheers Corna! Needless to say you’d be our first point of contact should we ever plan a trip to South Africa.

      October 25, 2022 - 9:21 pm Reply
  • Mike and Kellye Hefner

    Aw, Leighton, I am so very honored to be included on your recommended/favorites list. As you know, you are one of my favorites too – at least I hope you know. Your sweet comments have put a huge smile on my face! I value your opinions, so now I’m going to go follow the other bloggers you mentioned. Hugs to you and Sladja, and I wish you very safe travels as you leave Georgia.

    January 12, 2023 - 9:23 pm Reply
    • Leighton

      Thanks so much Kellye! We have forty eight hours left before taking our (almost) midnight train out of Georgia 😉

      January 13, 2023 - 9:40 am Reply

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