Browsing the Web for More Travel Stories
GoNOMAD provides visitors to their site with feel-good travel articles, photos and quality information for travelers of all ages. GoNOMAD also provides information on lodging, travel books, study and internship abroad programs and much more. Growing up in a far-north suburb of Chicago, I’m familiar with the annual Chicago Blues Festival that takes place in early June. Here’s a great article from that event.
Started in 2001, World Hum provides readers with quality travel articles, photos, and videos. Travel anthologies published on their site have been featured in The Best American Travel Writing book series. World Hum has received many awards including Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards. War Story is one of my favorite travel articles on the web. You may need some kleenex ready before you read.
Wonderful Wanderings is a personal favorite of mine. Sofie is a travel blogger based in Leuven, Belgium. I came across her Facebook page when I was growing mine. Since finding her blog, she and I have become friends through the internet. She travels the world and tells her stories. She is also learning more about her home country as she travels to events, festivals, museums and every food place in Belgium. Word of advice, don’t try to steal her chocolate, you’ll lose.
Free Candie was started by Candice Walsh. She was a mentor of mine when I started travel writing. She is a former faculty member for the travel writing program offered by MatadorU’s online travel journalism school. Originally from New Foundland, Candice currently calls Germany home. I can practically guarantee you she’ll try every beer made in Germany with furious delight.
Matador Network is the largest independent travel publisher on the internet. Winner of two Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, Matador Network has 12 million unique monthly visitors. Matador publishes topics on culture, religion, adventure travel, luxury, family and much more. I’ve had the honor of having one of my photos included in a published piece on why travel is the best education.
BBC Travel is a New York based Webzine providing narrative nonfiction travel stories, photo essays and videos. If you are looking for a story based in a specific region or want to read about a particular interest, BBC Travel’s website is easy to navigate to find your topic. BBC Travel won a 2015 Silver Lowell Thomas Award for their Inaugural “50 Reasons to #LovetheWorld” package.
Are you looking for ground level information about a specific location? Lonely Planet is your answer. LP is the largest travel guidebook publisher in the world. Lonely Planet provides information on hotels, museums, restaurants, galleries, historic landmarks, bookings for flights, car rentals, adventure tours and more. They also provide information on travel insurance. This comprehensive website has everything you need to put together a trip or get your questions answered.
Don George is a well-known international travel writer and editor. He has worked as the Global Travel Editor for Lonely Planet Publications and started the travel site Wanderlust. Currently, Don is Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler magazine and the magazine’s Book Review Columnist. Don also hosts his series ‘Conversations’ in which he sits down and interviews travel authors.