Littered with stories of people quitting their jobs and packing up to travel, these seven travel blogs have us wishing we could do the same. Even if that’s not exactly your cup of tea,
the adventurous stories and seriously inspiring photos from some of the best Canadian travel bloggers are sure to provide you with minutes or even hours of escaping from your world into theirs. Sit back, relax, and start dreaming of your next voyage (and we apologize if you get addicted).
Breathe Dream Go
Mariellen Ward melds travel with spirituality in her award-winning blog, Breathe Dream Go. She chronicles her adventures and shares, as she puts it, “tales of travel and transformation.” Focused on travelling India and female solo travel, her posts cover topics like safe travel, packing tips, conscious eating, and personal journeys. We love Mariellen’s inspirational posts on topics like appreciating silence and women explorers. Based in Toronto (and sometimes Delhi), Mariellen founded Breathe Dream Go in 2009.
What’s next? I am going on a road trip to Atlantic Canada this summer as part of The Ripple Movement. It’s a collaborative blogging project and I am one of only three Canadians involved. – Mariellen
The Barefoot Nomad
Reading Charles and Micki’s stories on The Barefoot Nomad makes us want to travel the world – and teaches us that it isn’t as hard as we think. They have been travelling since 2003, first as a couple and then as a family of four. The blog reads like a pretty magazine. The Travel Blogs and Travel Photos section has us dreaming of different destinations while the Travel Tips and Travel Tech sections provide useful information on things like airfare, budgeting, family travel, insurance, apps, books, and gear.
What’s next? Our next adventure is in the interior of British Columbia this summer. We’ll be searching for legendary Okanagan Lake Monster Ogopogo, hiking the beautiful trails, and searching for hidden hot springs. – Micki
Hike Bike Travel
For the outdoorsy person, Hike Bike Travel is the blog to get you wanting to throw on your runners and hit the road. Leigh, author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures, and former geologist and dietitian, takes us through beautiful scenery around the world and exciting activities like kayaking and skiing. Many of her tales are focused on Canada, while others give us the low down on amazing natural gems and outdoor activities around the world.
What’s next: Next exotic trip – Turkey for 2 weeks in October but almost every weekend and many weeks between now and mid-September I will be looking for adventure – from Saskatchewan to Banff National Park to Milk River canoeing in Alberta to two weeks kayaking/canoeing in Algonquin Park and Killarney Park to biking in the Kawarthas to hiking in Glacier National Park. -Leigh