Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting and contributing to the conversation. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet to us! Tell Blog Profiles writers Christine Cube and Mary Johnson why on @BeyondBylines.
I’m going to Hawaii. #sorrynotsorry
Actually, the reason I’m going there is a much larger discussion; it’s a long distance learning program. That’s for another day.
So while I prepare for this trip, completing my studies and packing my snorkel, I found myself thinking about travel, in general.
It’s been a while since I last covered great travel blogs.
Lonely Planet blog covers the globe in all things travel.
You’ve heard of Lonely Planet. It’s a top travel publisher, printing more than 120 million books in 11 languages. The company itself has offices in Australia, UK, US, India and China.
“At Lonely Planet we tell it like it is, without fear or favour,” the site says. “There’s a whole world of amazing sights, hotels, travel companies and gear manufacturers out there – and we want to tell you which ones we think are best.”
Some posts that had me swooning include Pathfinders Pics: On The Wine Trail In Mendoza, Argentina, LP Pathfinders: Top Instagrams From May 2016, and Storify: On The Road in Nicaragua. Also good reading: AccessFest: Getting More People With a Disability to More Festivals More Often.
Follow @lonelyplanet on Twitter.
Nomadic Matt aims to help others “travel more while spending less.”
Matt Kepnes is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, How to Travel the World on $50 a Day.
“I’ve been traveling the world since 2006 and created this website to help others travel more while spending less,” Kepnes says, on his site.
I super enjoyed the writing on Nomadic Matt. Some posts that caught my eye include How Gay Travel is Different (And Why It Matters), 18 Of The Best Spots In Patagonia, and How To (Legally) Stay in Europe For More Than 90 Days.
Follow @nomadicmatt on Twitter.
I Luv 2 Globe Trot features travel reviews, community news, and interviews.
The site is managed by Renee Evans and Nicole Brewer.
According to the blog, Evans and Brewer met as English as Second Language teachers in South Korea in 2010.
“As expats living in Korea they have taken numerous vacations together and quickly learned that they shared a common passion: travel,” the blog says. “They both came to the conclusion that this passion needed to be fulfilled and shared with others. Thus, I luv 2 globe trot came to fruition in 2012.”
Follow @iluv2globetrot on Twitter.
Don’t Forget to Move covers adventure travel and responsible tourism.
The digital nomads behind Don’t Forget to Move are Julian Hatfield and Christine Williams. They’re travel bloggers, adventure seekers, international volunteers, responsible tourism advocates, and vegetarians.
What a cool blog. It really gets you thinking.
Follow @DontForget2Move on Twitter.
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. She’s gearing up for a long flight and can almost taste the lilikoi now. Follow @cpcube or check out her latest on Beyond Bylines on PR Newswire for Journalists.