As a passionate traveller, photographer and blogger, I’m always looking for inspiration. I love looking at travel photography blogs to learn more about new places, see what other people are doing, and pick up tips and ideas for my own work. And even more so right now, when I can’t travel for real, so exploring via travel photography blogs is the only way to feed my wanderlust.
And there are LOADS out there! When you stop to look at just a few, you’ll see there’s an astonishing number of highly-talented, hugely creative people pouring their heart and soul into their travel photography blogs, creating gorgeous content and then putting it out into the world for you and I to enjoy, free! But of course the downside to that is that if you’re looking for travel photography blogs to follow, the choice can be overwhelming! Where do you even begin?
That’s why I’ve collated this list of 25 amazing travel photography blogs to start you off. It’s not exhaustive by any means, but I think it gives you a fantastic taste of the kind of talent that’s out there. The bloggers in this list are a mix of nationalities, ages, and specialisms, some are full-time professional travel photographers or travel bloggers, others do it for the love, but they all share one thing in common: they’re some of the best and most gifted content creators working today.
In their own words they’ve described how they created their travel photography blogs and what you can expect when you visit, so you should definitely be able to find plenty in here to fuel your wanderlust and give you tips for your own travel photography.
So without further ado, in no particular order (but starting with my own because why not?!), here they are: 25 Stunning Travel Photography Blogs to Inspire you in 2020.
Passport & Pixels
Passport & Pixels is a travel and photography blog created by Bella (that’s me!), a TV documentary filmmaker, photographer and travel writer from London. An adventurer with an eye for colourful places and characters, Bella’s main interests are wildlife, candid street portraits, and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Her passion for adventure has taken her to places as far-flung as Uganda, Myanmar, Morocco, Tanzania and even Antarctica, from where she brings back gorgeous and colourful images that have earned her numerous awards and award nominations, including being shortlisted three times for the prestigious international Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Bella shares these photos and the stories behind them on the blog, as well as offering travel advice and tips on how to improve your own travel and wildlife photography.
Feel free to stick around and explore this site using the dropdown menus above, or scroll on down to find many more stunning travel photography blogs to awe and amaze you.
Anywhere We Roam
Mark and Paul from Anywhere We Roam specialise in natural travel photography; capturing wildlife hotspots, immersive landscapes and off-the-beaten track destinations. With a thirst for adventure, their photography is an invitation to gain unique experiences and enduring travel memories.
With little attention on big sights or famous Instagram hotspots, Anywhere We Roam focuses the lens on less visited destinations with a story to tell. Their travel blog is a journey through moments that inspire and experiences that enthral, engaging the senses and recreating the emotion of being somewhere completely new. In doing so their travel photography blog encourages a deeper look at different cultures and different ways of life.
Anywhere We Roam is no ordinary moment. It’s breath-taking scenery on relatively unknown hiking trails; it’s close encounters with some of the world’s most precious wildlife; it’s local characters and their collective stories; it’s the joy of simple travel experiences. It’s photography in the moment; inspiration for future adventures.
Visit them at Anywhere We Roam
A World To Travel
After studying, volunteering and working their way around the world; the Galician couple Inma Gregorio and Jose Martinez launched the highly visual sustainable lifestyle and travel blog A World to Travel in 2012 to share their experiences around the world, passion for festivals and unique events, the great outdoors, and all things responsible tourism.
From the beginning, one of its main focuses was photography. Be it landscape, music festivals, architecture, and even portraiture for some special projects like his series ‘Humans in Indonesia’; their images – except on rare occasions in black and white – are colourful and bring to life a pleasant world, where the human figure usually only gives the scale and donates the prominence to what surrounds us, which usually deserves it more. You will like it if the idea of ‘tiny people in big places’ seduces you.
They have been featured in some of the world’s largest print and TV media including the BBC, National Geographic, and Lonely Planet. In addition, they collaborate with other great travel outlets on a regular basis. More recently A World to Travel has been awarded as the most responsible travel blog of the year in their home country, Spain.
Explore their site at A World To Travel
The Coastal Campaign
The Coastal Campaign is a travel photography blog with a focus on aerial travel photography. Luke and Roxy’s passion for aerial photography began in 2016 while living in Western Australia. Being surrounded by beautiful beaches, they soon realised the coastline was even more stunning when viewed from above. They honed their skills while living there and their passion for aerial photography and travel naturally evolved into their travel photography blog.
While travelling, Luke and Roxy are always searching for the most beautiful, off the beaten path beaches they can find. Capturing photos of these places with no other tourists motivates them to get up at sunrise when they visit a new place to have it all to themselves. When you visit their blog expect to see a stunning range of remote beaches from Australia and Asia, with a real focus on Western Australia and the Philippines.
While they also shoot from handheld cameras, they feel their best work is done from the air. The picture below was taken at Bon Bon Beach on Romblon Island. It took 4 days, an internal flight, 3 ferries and several local busses to reach this isolated paradise.
Follow Luke and Roxy’s adventures at The Coastal Campaign
Alexx is a solo female traveller who explores the world with her trusty tripod in tow. Her travel photography is all about finding bright and colourful photo spots, capturing epic experiences, sharing the funkiest places to stay and discovering the best food to eat. Travelling alone can make taking photos tough, but with a decent tripod, a reasonably cheap photography kit, a bit of research and some early morning wake ups, Alexx manages to snap some brilliant photos of famous landmarks, stunning scenery and hidden gems.
She talks a lot about the best entry-level photography gear, phones and accessories for people interested in taking their travel snaps to the next level, as well as her research and shooting process which lets her capture photos solo while avoiding both huge crowds and risky situations (like passing your phone to a stranger!). She’s also super passionate about ensuring destination photos are realistic and representative of a destination, to avoid the all-too-familiar feeling of disappointment when somewhere you visit looks nothing like the photos.
Visit her travel photography blog for destination guides with wanderlust-inducing photos, practical photography tips and a healthy dose of the realities behind long-term solo travel.
You can find Alexx at Finding Alexx
Bobo & Chichi
Megan Indoe and Scott Herder run the travel photography blog and resource Bobo & Chichi which is full of informative travel guides, photography, and unique hyperlapse/hyperflow videos.
Scott Herder, in addition to being one half of the Bobo & Chichi team, is an award winning professional videographer and travel photographer who has worked not only with destinations from all over the world but also with globally known brands on their own digital marketing content. Their specialty style is known as hyperlapse or hyperflow photography, which Scott also teaches to aspiring filmmakers who want to learn this style.
This style blends timelapse, hyperlapse, and video footage into a unique type of video that bends and plays with time showcasing the changes from day to night in just a few seconds. Their destination films alone take over 100+ hours to make from planning, filming, and editing with a result that shows off a destination like you’e never seen before.
Check them out at Bobo & Chichi
Chasing Lenscapes is the love child of Sari and Maya, two sisters and photographers who have a passion for travel, culture and food (not necessarily in that order). They have been documenting their travels for years and finally decided to turn their passion into a career after completing their photography studies.
What can you find on Chasing Lenscapes? Travel and photography guides with useful tips on how to plan the perfect weekend getaway or where to find the best photography locations. This travel photography blog aims to show you the best parts of a city, the coolest neighbourhoods, local restaurants and hidden gems and to inspire you to travel the world. If you love trendy city guides or you’re looking to discover off the beaten path locations, and maybe you are looking for some tips to improve your photography or want to know how to find local artisans and find the best viewpoints, you are going the love these guides and inspirational photo essays.
Find them at Chasing Lenscapes
Shoot from the Trip
Dylan Jones founded his travel photography blog Shoot from the Trip in 2017, as a platform to share his passion for photography and travel. Having travelled extensively throughout Europe and the US, the site covers a wide range of destinations with a heavy focus on the outdoors and mountain landscapes. Being a fan of photography from the likes of Ansel Adams, Dylan’s passion to head out to the Western US National Parks had been present from a young age, and to be able to capture those same dramatic landscapes within the United States was a dream come true.
Shoot from the Trip covers a wide range of destinations as well as mountain scenes. From city breaks, all-inclusive beach resorts, ancient Italian towns or theme parks and attractions, there is something to suit everyone. Having recently relocated back to North Wales on the edges of Snowdonia, expect more stunning landscape scenery and stories in the coming months.
See Dylan’s work at Shoot From The Trip
Delve Into Europe
David Angel has been a professional travel photographer for over 20 years. He has had many thousands of images published in media worldwide over this time, and undertaken many commissioned assignments in the UK and Europe. He also worked as commissioning editor and art director for one of the UK’s main national tourism bodies for 14 years, during which time he continued to freelance. This experience informed and influenced his photography, as he worked with some of the best photographers in the UK, collaborating with and directing photographers with specialisms from lifestyle to press to landscape.
David is completely self-taught, and has considered himself a landscape and location photographer first and foremost. When photographing well-known locations, he always tries to produce something different, his mantra being to look for the photograph within the photograph. He has always loved to photograph architecture, and specialized in night photography from the outset of his career. He loves photographing Prague, where he currently lives, and other cities he enjoys photographing include Venice, London and Sydney.
The subject matter of his travel photography blog has meant branching out to include more diverse content, from cafes and street scenes to details of locations. He says he never switches off, always mentally composing images wherever he goes – which is especially true in Prague.
Check out his work at Delve Into Europe
If you’re landing on the homepage of travel photography blog Divergent Travelers, prepare to be transported to some of the most beautiful and interesting places on the planet. Multiple award-winning travel photographer Lina Stock, along with her husband David, illustrate stories and travel guides from more than 100 countries on all 7 continents with stunning photography.
From a very young age, Lina was drawn to photography and learned quickly to delineate between the poor-quality photos her tiny film camera produced and that of the SLR Pentax her mother carried with her. It didn’t take long until she was mastering the art of photographing subjects with that SLR in hand. For many years she shot photos as an amateur, simply for the pleasure of creating pretty images, before ultimately turning professional and pursuing the career and lifestyle she has today in travel content creation. When asked about her specialties, she doesn’t hesitate to state that while photographing unique wildlife and off-beat destinations around the globe is her passion, she cannot be pulled away from an epic landscape either. The beauty of photographing in the travel vertical is the ever-changing amount of subjects and scenarios that are present, making it the perfect genre for someone that loves to be on the move.
Find Lina’s work at Divergent Travelers
Eat Live Travel Drink
Nicole Sunderland is a travel and food photographer from Washington, D.C. whose main focus is beautiful destinations, luxury hotels and a lot of landscapes and sunsets. She uses a drone and a Canon DSLR to make the majority of her photos.
Her main focus is to shoot beautiful imagery with no people in them and do light editing so that the viewer can truly understand what to expect when they visit. Not having people in 95% of her images is what has helped her stand out in the travel photography industry. Most photographers take photos with them as the focal point of the image. From the beginning her focus was always to keep her photographs clean and with no people so the viewer could really picture themselves there.
Another thing she focuses on in her travels is food. Not a lot of travel photographers do both, but there is no denying that food and travel go hand in hand. Often people want to know what they can eat at resorts/hotels or restaurant recommendations for cities they are visiting. Same process, she takes these photos with no people in them and close up or flatlays.
Find Nicole at Eat Live Travel Drink
Trimm Travels is a travel photography blog focusing on all aspects of travel photography but with specialities in wildlife, aerial, and nighttime cityscapes. When visiting the site, readers can expect to find a photography menu divided into a variety of categories. Additionally, there is an average of 30-50 photos per post with a writing style that supports the photos vs the photos supporting the writing.
Categories include aerial, cityscapes, natural landscapes, tropical, and wildlife, and are updated periodically. Aerials are mostly shot from windows of commercial flights while featured wildlife shots are obtained unbaited in the wild.
This site focuses on colorful photography. Whether that is shimmering city lights dancing on the water at night or an array of colorful bowls and rugs found in markets across the world, Trimm Travels’ photography is meant to invoke a sense of colorful, meaningful influence without changing the natural colors of scenery.
Photography guides are part of Trimm Travels, a North American Travel Journalist Association photography award winner. Readers can find inspiration for their own photos as well as how to obtain the best shots for iconic locations. The desire is to help other travel photography enthusiasts achieve their goals!
Visit Trimm Travels to find out more.
As a photographer, the visual experience is central to Jodie’s travel blog, Alajode. As well as having an entire section dedicated to travel photography, she uses her photography to bring all of her other posts to life.
Since Jodie’s travel blog focuses on responsible travel and ecotourism, wildlife photography features heavily in many of her posts. She often travels to see wildlife and share advice for how others can do the same. From the rainforests of Borneo and the depths of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, to the remote Galapagos Islands, Jodie has travelled all over the world to photograph endangered and unique wildlife, and then share them with her readers through both words and images.
If you also love wildlife, you’ll love scrolling through her wildlife-focused posts. Otherwise, you’re sure to enjoy her guided itineraries and the epic landscape photos that accompany them.
Check out Jodie’s travel photography at Alajode
Experiencing the Globe
In her travel blog, Coni, a Chilean freelance photographer, allows us to be part of her journey through her pictures and stories. Her goal is to inspire people to travel more sustainably, which translates even to her travel photos. As a Human Rights lawyer turned travel writer, her main interest is portraits. She’s going around the world trying to make people understand that there’s only one human race, and we’re all part of it – no matter where we happened to be born.
She’s been to 50+ countries in 5 continents, always looking for the unexplored treasures along the way, guided by her wonderful travel experiences bucket list. You’ll be transported from Iran to Bosnia & Herzegovina, stopping in places like Armenia and Ukraine. Beware – you’ll be booking your next trip within the first ten minutes of browsing!
Enjoy the experience at Experiencing the Globe
Finding The Universe
Finding the Universe, by photographer Laurence Norah and his wife Jessica, is a travel photography blog which has been live since 2010. The site helps people plan trips to destinations all around the world, and is also filled with useful and practical travel photography tips and advice. There are also thousands of photos from all around the world, for those looking for a bit of travel inspiration.
Laurence particularly loves to shoot remote landscapes, and enjoys getting out into nature and capturing the world in all its beauty. He’s been a passionate photographer for over 30 years, and his work has been published in print and online in major publications, including the BBC and CNN. Laurence believes anyone can learn to take great photos, and has written a great many guides to improving your photography, which you can read on his site.
Learn more at Finding The Universe
It’s All Trip To Me
It’s All Trip To Me is a travel photography blog run by writer Maria and photographer Katerina. On this website, photos are not just there to fill the gaps and provide interruptions to huge blocks of writing, but they are a vital part of the actual storytelling. Katerina’s travel photography adds value to the stories told, brings life to the most precious travel memories and inspires the readers’ future adventures.
As a travel photographer, Katerina is particularly fond of landscape photography. She makes use of special moments during the day, such as the golden hour, in order to capture the scenery in the most stunning colours. She also loves to shoot incredible night scenes and is known for having a soft spot for long exposure shots as well.
Visiting this site, you should expect nothing less than top-quality photos of gorgeous natural settings, fascinating urban scenes and unique travel moments, all painted in the most enchanting colours and taken on a camera rather than a cell phone. Last but not least, It’s All Trip To Me will soon feature a special section dedicated to travel photography which will include photography tips as well as inspirational articles about the best photo locations around the world
Find Maria and Katerina at It’s All Trip To Me
Meandering Wild is a travel photography blog combining wildlife encounters, wild places and road trips. The emphasis is on exploring the more remote areas of the planet and creating photographs that help save your memories. As well as sharing beautiful locations the blog shares insights into how photographs were taken and how this can be replicated with whatever camera you have available. The photography tutorials are simple and can be applied to any camera from a phone to a DSLR. The whole blog focusses on our environment, our place within that environment and how photography can preserve memories, the landscape and the wildlife we find.
Find Suzanne at Meandering Wild
Slow Travel Guide
The photographer behind Slow Travel Guide finds his perfect habitat in the ancient sites you see all over Turkey. Coincidentally, Slow Travel Guide is a travel photography blog about Turkey, and nothing else. No selfies there, but a series of photos showing the diverse Turkish landscapes, sites steeped in history, and a few cities or people’s portraits in between.
Their photography focusses on capturing the soul of a place, and, to achieve that, they spend a lot of time wandering around the areas that they visit. Timing is everything, so picking the right moment to visit a site is just as important as knowing what settings to use. In their case, this means trying to avoid the crowds, as they distract you from the essence. It also means making the most of golden hours, playing with shadow and light, or showing things from a different angle.
With their approach, they show authenticity seekers that there’s a lot more to Turkey than the usual clichés. They show that – to appreciate the beauty of the country truly – you only need the time to immerse yourself in it.
See the beauty of Turkey at Slow Travel Guide
Tigers in the Wild
Tigers in the Wild is a travel photography blog that focuses entirely on wildlife photography in the jungles of India. Camilla has travelled extensively throughout the country in her eternal quest of its forests’ most elusive gem: the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Tracking tigers and getting a good shot of the mysterious cat is no easy task. It requires hours of wait, often in extreme weather conditions, in the arduous attempt to outsmart this solitary and territorial creature. A good dose of patience, knowledge of the animals’ behaviour as well as the company of skilled guides and drivers are the keys to achieving amazing safari pictures.
On Tigers in the Wild you will find photos of the majestic striped cat and of the other denizens of the enchanted Indian forests. The blog’s articles focus on Camilla’s experience, her tips and advices on wildlife photography and on the best destinations to enjoy the fantastic biodiversity of the country.
Enjoy Camilla’s work at Tigers In The Wild
Travel With Kat
On her travel blog, Travel With Kat, Kathryn shares her passion for discovering new countries, cultures and cuisines. With a background in graphic design and photography while working within the travel industry, as you might expect, her site is packed full of wonderful images from her adventures around the world. She started her blog initially just for fun and soon found a new passion for writing. In 2017, Kathryn was delighted to win the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Blogger of the Year. Being dyslexic, this is an award she’s particularly proud of.
Kathryn’s most recent blog post is a celebration of the wildlife of Borneo, where she was lucky enough to photograph such animals as orangutans, proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants in the wild. If you’re an animal lover, be sure to also check out her images from Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest and Clayoquot Sound. Architecture, land, and city spaces as well as people, all feature on her blog, as does her home county of West Sussex in England.
Guides to local cuisine are another popular topic – her site is oozing with mouth-watering food imagery. It’s probably best not to visit on an empty stomach!
Check out her Borneo photos and much more at Travel With Kat
Follow Me Away
Victoria and Terrence are the duo behind Followmeaway.com and the Follow Me Away Project. Terrence is the primary photographer and Victoria does the drone photography and writing. They travel the world and shoot fairytale-esque photos in different landscapes wearing capes, long dresses and more. Most photos are shot from behind so the viewer can place themselves in the composition, and so that the emotion of the person in the photo doesn’t take away from the viewer imagining themselves in the location. Their favourite places for travel photography are Iceland and Ireland.
Follow their adventures at Follow Me Away
Travel? Yes Please!
Rhonda Krause is a travel photographer based in Edmonton, Canada who shares her work on Travel? Yes Please!, a travel photography blog that provides independent travellers with destination inspiration and advice.
Photography takes centre stage on Travel? Yes Please! as each article is illustrated with a large selection of pictures. It’s a priority of Rhonda’s to showcase each destination with quality photographs because she believes that pictures have the power to inspire people to travel like nothing else.
On Rhonda’s website you’ll find sharp, bright, vibrant pictures of landscapes, architecture and wildlife. Aside from the odd black and white photograph, most of her work is edited to reflect how the scene looked in real life. Rhonda’s specialty is making the viewer feel like they are part of the scene by filling the frame with her subject, creating a sense of depth, and using leading lines.
You can find Rhonda at Travel? Yes Please!
Trip & Trail
Chris is a travel photographer with an affinity for adventure, as well as the documentation of everyday life and local culture in foreign countries. His projects are usually a series of images interweaved and sequenced to narrate a story, with smaller separate stories frequently being unfolded inside each image. A brief look into his portfolio reveals a multi-genre background which includes everything from street photography, to landscape and portraiture. The fact that travel photography is an amalgam of many photography genders is what drew him to shoot travel from the beginning.
Chris is also the founder of Trip & Trail, a website where he regularly publishes his stories and photo essays. His compositions are characterized by strong lines and are many times defined by the presence of strong human element, or the complete lack of it. He shoots in both colour and black and white.
To see more, head over to Trip & Trail
The Wayward Walrus
The Wayward Walrus is a display of quirky travel tales as told by owner Alex, a native to sunny Florida, solo female world traveler and avid music enthusiast. Her little slice of cyberspace was birthed through her desire to capture and share the beautiful sights and sounds this world of ours has to offer. The blog is written for those, like Alex, who were the daydreaming, head in the clouds type, always looking for the next adventure.
She began her passion of photography with 35mm film and her high school dark room, learning the basics of photography. Years later, she combined her love of music and travel by working with online music publications to capture scenes and artists from music festivals around the world as festival press.
After conquering over 30 countries, mostly on her own, Alex has developed a stylized approach to her travel photography. Her photos are often edited to add a surrealistic look to the places she’s visited to represent how she felt there. Most notably, her series “Once Upon A Time” featured on her Instagram (@thewaywardwalrus), utilizes Lightroom and Photoshop to transform her cityscape and architecture photography into dream-like scenes of fantasy.
You can find Alex at The Wayward Walrus
Engineer on Tour
Through Engineer On Tour Alexander brings you travel photo stories from Europe. There are a large number of posts on Finland and Russia, which are the place he lives and his home country. Unlike most travel photographers, his inspiration doesn’t come from the postcard/magazine style. He was inspired by the photographers of old and modern photojournalists who have been right next to life-changing events with their cameras.
In his travel photography blog, Alexander shows the things that he considers most significant in his region. The photos show the real-life, not the glossed-over postcard-like images. For instance, you will find out how people of Finland choose to be close to nature, how Finns innovate education, what life in St. Petersburg’s inner yards is like, and much more.
For deep travel in high-resolution, as well as camera and lens reviews, visit Engineer on Tour.
And that’s it! I really hope you’ve enjoyed this countdown of some of my favourite travel photography blogs. Which was your favourite? Have I missed one? Let me know in the comments!
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