Looking to discover more diverse travel blogs for women? You’re in the right place!
There’s definitly a ubiquity of identity in the travel blogging community. Every time I click on my Discover Page on Instagram, it’s filled with white, able-bodied, straight women. And more power to them! I’m proud of their success and wish them more of it. But there is room for more voices in the conversation.
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I recognize that I also check some of these boxes and carry a lot of privilege with me on my travels. I’m a straight, white, able-bodied girl from Texas. The way I view the world, the way I experience travel, and how I am perceived by others is going to be very different from those with different identities.
For example, I have never been bullied online (or in person!) because of my race as many bloggers of color often are. My sexuality is not illegal in any country. I don’t have to think about the accessibility of tourist attractions or even managing a chronic illness on the road.
Because of this, it’s important for me to open myself up to the captivating, intelligent, and uplifting voices of people who experience this crazy life in very different ways than me.
Sometimes the voice my readers need to hear isn’t my own, so here’s a list of my favorite diverse travel blogs for women. I hope you all enjoy following their adventures as much as I do.
(I’m also always looking for new blogs to read — so let me know your favorites!)
Glo is hilarious. Her Instagram stories always leave me snorting with laughter. I feel like I’m right there with her trying to escape the women enforcing the “no-tripod zone” in Hong Kong, chortling over the housekeepers in Bali pointing her camera directly at her bed, or dancing while enjoying a night out in Sydney. When her little bubble pops up on top of my Instafeed, I know I’m in for an adventure.
Glo is also realistic. She gives actionable advice about how to travel on a budget, g(l)o with the flow, and what it’s like to be a woman of color traveling in certain countries and existing within the travel blogging community. She’s got expensive dreams with an affordable hustle.
I like reading what Oneika has to say because she doesn’t mince words. She is bold, authentically herself, and addresses important topics with insight and grace. Her series “Traveling while Black” examines things like her experiences with prejudice and racism in specific locations and the best places for African American travelers to visit, as well as hair care tips for black women on the go and support for other influencers and causes within the travel community.
Oneika is also the expert on packing lightly and effectively. She even has a series for with the Travel Channel “One Bag and You’re Out.”
Lilo’s A+ pun game is reason enough for you to follow her. I had to pause for a good two minutes to let the cleverness of her blog’s name wash over me. If you are interested in learning about traveling while Deaf, traveling as a part of the LGBT community, as a bi-racial woman, and more, then you have a friend in Lilo.
She was also formerly a part of Deafinitely Wanderlust, another great site for Deaf, LGBT, and women of color travelers. I can’t wait to follow her adventures!
Meg and Lindsay are up for cutest couple of the century. Their blog is a “space dedicated to inspiring and equipping LGBT travelers to live a life of adventures.” They’ve put together dozens of resources for LGBT travelers ranging from honeymoon planning advice, safety tips, destination guides, and more!
I like reading Dopes on the Road because each post is so throughly researched and presented with great wit and commentary. If you have questions about life as an LGBT traveler, Dopes in a great place to start.
Alysia started Wheelies around the World to document her own travels as a person who uses a wheelchair and share tips on how others could do the same, but it quickly grew into a community of thousands of people sharing their experiences and chasing their dreams.
You can also follow Alysia on her personal Instagram here.
I feel a special kinship with Kiona because she’s my fellow Texan and also shares my love for Selenas. She also calls out basicness in all its forms and leaves me in stitches with tears in my eyes with her quippy writing style.
Her blog is also one of my favorites to read because of her “Perspectives” series in which she offers a platform to “share in experiences by walking in someone else’s shoes to create understanding and connect the world through empathy.” Topics have included “Traveling while Black,” “Long Distance Love Stories,” “Traveling while Queer*” and more.
It’s my go-to place to find new diverse travel blogs for women to follow!
Naomi is a blogger from the Netherlands (where my brother-in-law is from, so she’s already scored major points with me!). She’s extremely well-traveled and her blog is full of comprehensive travel guides for countries all over the globe.
She writes about traveling solo, traveling as a couple, and traveling with a chronic illness, from both her perspective, and through the insights of others via a series of guest posts. If you are looking for resources on this, she’s a great place to get started.
Sally’s tagline, “Travel and dine sans spirits and swine” gets me every time I read it. I’m a sucker for rhymes and it’s just so dang clever. One quick warning about reading Passport and Plates: it’ll make you so hungry!
You can count on Sally for the inside scoop on food tours, cooking classes, and just overall good times the world over. She also has an important series called “Traveling while Muslim” which offers great tips for women looking for advice on how to travel while fasting or staying sober on the road.