BY: AMANDA STANCATI
There’s nothing getting lost in the world of travel blogs when you have some time to spare and a case of serious wanderlust to look after. Whether you’re commuting to work or taking some “me” time to read under the sun, here are some of our favourite travel blogs by Torontonians that will inspire you to take a trip of your own!
Ayngelina was a solo female traveller before meeting husband and Toronto chef, Dave. With a passion for travel and food, Ayngelina gives us a taste of the destinations she visits through her travel guides. She shares recipes, videos, and stories of food, traditions, and people abroad. We especially love her posts on Playa del Carmen, one of her favourite spots in Mexico.
When Janice became a widow and empty nester around the same time, she turned to the world of solo travel and started writing about it. Her blog has become a top source for those seeking a solo adventure to find tips, stories, and destinations. Plus, her Facebook page has become a place for the community to engage in conversation and exchange tips and tricks for solo vacations.
Dave and Deb are an adventure seeking couple who inspire people to get out of their comfort zone and find their own adventure — with the message that you don’t have to be an adrenaline addict or athlete to do it. Married over 20 years, they write about everything from travelling on a budget to the top activities to experience in a destination.
Carolann and Macrae are together 24/7. From backpacking and couchsurfing to road trips and stays in luxury hotels, this couple has made memories all over the world. Read their blog to learn travel tips and tricks, read reviews of hotels, restaurants, tours, and cruises, and find out what it’s like to travel as a couple.
Eat North uncovers the best places to indulge all over the nation, so don’t read this on an empty stomach. A great resource for Canada 150 travels, find restaurant recommendations from coast to coast, from the best wineries and pubs to the sweetest patisseries. You’ll also find recipes, videos, and interviews to inspire you to taste your way through Canadian cities.
Justin + Lauren is a blog about “adventure and kind travel.” From cruises of the Caribbean to wildlife voluntourism in Kenya, Lauren’s experiences are plenty and diverse. Lauren writes about travelling as a couple and solo, with an emphasis on ecotourism. Find stories of nature, wildlife, and responsible travel, plus vegan restaurant guides for those with dietary restrictions.
Adventurous and curious, Kristen is the voice behind Hopscotch the Globe, along with her husband Siya. Since being bitten by the travel bug in Paraguay, Kristen has visited over 40 countries, launched her travel blog, and began vlogging on her YouTube channel with over 130K subscribers. In addition to travel tips and guides, Hopscotch the Globe is a source for lifestyle content like food, fashion, and DIY.
Mariellen shares stories of transformation on her travel blog, which emphasizes solo female travel and meaningful, authentic experiences. An India travel expert, Mariellen dreamed to become a yoga teacher, travel India, and write full time – and that’s just what she did. Follow her adventures of responsible travel and spirituality around the globe.
From local getaways to trips of a lifetime, Lisa recounts her adventures with the kids on her blog, Gone with the Family. Find guides for themed family adventures to Disney and Harry Potter attractions, plus general tips for travelling with kids, on a budget, through airport security, or while pregnant.
Max and Oksana are nomads who met in Waterloo, Ontario and later hit the road in favour of a sustainable travel lifestyle. Their blog chronicles their adventures abroad, from living in Australia to tying the knot in Costa Rica to attending the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Find travel hacks, blogging advice, photography, and inspiration on where to go next.