7 of the Best Travel Photo Blogs

By Abi King | Careers and Blogging

Jul 27


NYC Times Square Great Photography

Ken Kaminesky: NYC

The Best Photo Blogs

Many of you say sweet things about my travel photography. I love travel, and I love photography. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that I love travel photography.

And while I can definitely see that my own travel photos have improved over the years, I’m also crisply aware of how far they still have to go.

For inspiration, for pleasure, and for delight in the world around me, while I can’t travel myself, it’s hard to beat looking at fantastic travel photos.

Looking at them, gazing at them, closing my eyes and rolling around in them…

And having spent so much time  soaring through webland to find them, it would be a tad stingy to keep the best to myself.

So here, in my opinion, are the 7 best travel photography blogs out there.

Some I’ve only just found, others I’ve known for years. But what they all have in common is an enveloping sense of far flung adventure, insight, close inspection and oodles of individual style.

But enough from me – let’s set your retinas on fire with delight. Here they are:

7 Best Travel Photo Blogs

1) Ken Kaminesky

Ken’s photos really make me feel alive. They capture the thrill of seeing something for the first time, when every little detail dazzles, at that point before a certain scene becomes “routine.” Read more about his travels over here.

Tuscany Landscape - Ken Kaminesky

Tuscany Landscape – Ken Kaminesky

2) The Planet D

Leopard in Kenya

The Planet D – Wildlife in Kenya

Rock waves USA National Park

USA – The Planet D

Dave and Deb from the Planet D (D as in Dave and Deb, not “planetd” as a 21st century verb abbreviation) are a pretty inspiring pair. They travel the world doing all kinds of dangerous stunts and yet still manage to rustle up outstanding images like these. Read more about their mission to inspire you to do the same (or at least adventure-lite) over here.

3) Lola Akinmade

Huskies in Sweden

Lola Akinmade – Huskies in Sweden

Witch doctor in South Africa by Lola Akinmade

Lola Akinmade – South Africa

Lola’s blog at Geotraveler’s Niche opens with this quote from E.E.Cummings:

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.”

Both her words and photos document her own fight and those of the people she meets as she travels the world, seemingly on her own terms in her own way. Often thought-provoking, always beautiful, read more over here.

4) Gary Arndt

Flaming torch, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Gary Arndt

Girls at Indian Holi Festival, Singapore - Gary Arndt

Girls at Indian Holi Festival, Singapore – Gary Arndt

Unlike the other three mentioned so far, Gary never spent time in the freelance photography or filming business. Instead, he sold up shop in 2007 and has been travelling the world ever since. He’s a man who likes to control his own destiny and spends time seeking out those places that few people manage to get to. He’s scooped up awards left, right and centre for his photography and was listed in Time Magazine as one of the top blogs in the world, full stop. Read more on his blog Everything Everywhere.

5) Beers and Beans

Marrakech from Beers and Beans

Marrakech from Beers and Beans

Paris by Beers and Beans

Paris – from Beers and Beans

If there’s one thing Beth and Randy from Beers and Beans know how to do, it’s how to capture an atmosphere. From tough guys on the street to couples in love alongside the Seine, when you look at their photographs you just know they’ll show you a moment caught and frozen in time rather than a stock photography shot. Beautiful, dreamy, I could browse their site for hours…you can too over here.

6) Meleah Reardon

Alas, since I found her site, this young and thoughtful photographer hasn’t updated it much. Her images are dreamy and beautiful, though, so I’d definitely recommend checking her out. As I haven’t heard back from her, I won’t reproduce her photos here without her permission (I respect people’s copyright on the web.) However, head over there to have a look. You never know, with a bit more social media encouragement, she may get her camera back out and start snapping again!

7) Richard Bernabe

Radiance by Richard Bernabe

Richard’s work is another of my new discoveries. He seems to be the wilderness whisperer in terms of how he captures landscape and wild animals around the world. Feast your eyes on his work over here.

Dusk Quivers by Richard Bernabe

7 of the Best Travel Photo Blogs

So there you have it, my list of seven of the best travel photo blogs. Who did I miss? What other photo wondrous blogscapes exist in the wild out there? Any suggestions, pop them in the comments below.


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Hi, I'm Abi, a doctor turned writer who's worked with Lonely Planet, the BBC, UNESCO and more. Let's travel more and think more. Find out more.

  • Rianne says:

    I love some good travel photography so I’ll definitely be checking these blogs out :)

  • Uma says:

    I love what all these photogs do with their photos … laypeople may be scared by the use of HDR and other editing techniques, but it’s art …. not everyone is going to like it. That said, these guys (Ken Kamesky particularly) just floor me with their talent!

  • There are some great photographers in this list. Thanks for introducing them to me. I particularly like Richard Bernabe’s style.

  • Abi King says:

    I love them all! Can’t pick a favourite…

  • Emily says:

    Thanks for the awesome links. We love travel photography, that is primarily why we wanted to start a website and it’s always great to find inspiration in others. Judging by these, the bar is set pretty high, but we’ll keep on snapping!

  • Photography is an awesome way to promote your place. As they say, one picture says more than one thousand words. And Beautiful pictures tell even more than that!

  • Nicolas says:

    Photography is an important part of the travel scene… many people forget..
    As they say: “a picture says more than a thousand words”.
    To me, my photos can take me back to travels long ago, just by looking at the photo I can remember the slightest detail.

    One remark on the post though… you forgot to add me :-)

    • Abi King says:

      Hehe, nice try! Maybe next time? You’re right about travel photos bringing back memories though…all the time.

  • Brooke says:

    I definitely agree with Beers and Beans, they know how to capture the character of their environment. Lola Akinmade’s photos of the Huskies is very captivating as well.

    • Abi King says:

      Lola does great work covering local events in Sweden, too. It’s not a country I know well but I’m starting to feel as though I do through her imagery.

  • Carmen says:

    Wow, have heard of most of these but not Richard Bernabe! Will be following his blog – his photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  • Cade says:

    These are all great blogs. I could look at some of those landscapes all day. I got two outstanding travel tips from Beer and Beans. Thank you for the compilation. You did a nice job.

  • Ed says:

    When photography happens upon art that is in the moment – Girls at Indian Holi Festival, Singapore is my favourite in this collection!

  • Myriam says:

    Some nice work out there… I just started mine, so hopefully I’ll end up in your list one day :)

    • Abi King says:

      Best of luck and keep us posted!

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