9 Travel Experts That You Need to Follow
So, you have taken an interest in traveling, but you have no idea where to start? In a world full of bloggers and self-proclaimed “experts”, it can be difficult weeding out the truly educated among the aspiring travelers, but don’t worry – TravNow™ has got you covered. Here are some of our favorite travel experts on Twitter:
Created in the 1930’s, Fodor’s Travel guidebooks, eBooks, and apps are premier resources for travelers of all ages, locations, and budgets. They even give great advice! Their Twitter is
chock-full of hints and tricks ranging from comfortable fashion, book recommendations, and of course travel tips! If you check out their website, fodors.com, you will gain access to resources including digital guides on cities and countries all over the world, lists of hotel recommendations, travel news, cruise tips, and even trip ideas ranging from family trips to honeymoon ideas!
The Frugal Traveler
The Frugal Traveler is a column at the New York Times notorious for catering to the budget traveler. The tagline on nytimes.com is literally “Tips for How to Navigate the World on a Tight Budget” – enough said. Their timeline consists mostly of the articles published on the media platform, but the tips are a dime a dozen and super useful. Want to know how to get a
three-course meal in Paris for 20 euros? Frugal Traveler will show you how to do it. Need to do a little research on India before booking your ticket? Check out Frugal Traveler. Do you need more information on travel credit cards? Don’t worry – Frugal Traveler has you covered.
Over 100 thousand people look to Rachelle Lucas on Twitter for the foodie’s guide to world traveling. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, and even on the Travel Channel! The best thing about her Twitter, though, is that it’s not all business – many will appreciate her Game of Thrones commentary or even just her appreciation for other travelers. But mostly, you’ll appreciate the countless photos of food she shares on your timeline, as long as you follow her!
Many people may not be familiar with this, but a website for reviews and ratings on the seats of over 1,000 aircrafts actually exists – and it’s Seat Guru! But that’s not it – Seat Guru also gives you check in procedures, baggage policies, seat picking tips, and more on the featured airlines on the site! Seat Guru updates its aircraft selections and reviews regularly, so if you want to pick the best possible seat on your next flight, follow Seat Guru!
Gary Arndt is a travel photographer who began traveling full time back in 2007 after selling his house and his business. He has been named Travel Photographer of the Year by Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) in 2014, and twice by the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA). He even has an eBook that he gives away for free with his top 100 favorite travel photos he’s taken on his excursions around the world! His podcast, The Well Traveled Life, gives listeners a glimpse into the world of frequent travelers, as well as useful tips on how to travel smarter. If you appreciate natural aesthetics, @EverywhereTrip is the perfect twitter to follow!
If you want a little bit of everything, @VelvetEscape is a fantastic resource! Keith Jenkins, founder of Velvet Escape, uses his Twitter and blog to showcase all the best cuisine and locations around the world. He also has an abundance of universal travel tips and tricks any traveler can use!
Wendy Perrin has quite the footprint - with over a 120 thousand followers between her two twitter accounts combined (@wendyperrin & @perrinpassport). She shares her wealth of knowledge regarding travel news and tips with her followers on a daily basis. Not only is she a travel expert, but she’s a mom who takes her children and husband on her travels with her! Be sure to check Wendy out if you’re looking for quick and easy travel tips to make your life a little easier and your travels more enjoyable!
Samantha Brown is a world-renowned travel expert with a resume to show for it. She’s got her own travel show called Samantha Brown’s Places to Love on PBS, her own luggage and travel accessories line, has traveled to over 60 countries and has been to over 250 cities all over the world! Samantha has become a well-respected voice in the travel industry, so her word is bond! Check her out on twitter for a daily look at her voyages all around the world!
Intrepid Travel is the perfect resource for more introverted travelers who prefer to travel in smaller, more intimate groups. The company offers tours, group trips, and once in a lifetime experiences with like-minded individuals. People of all ages and backgrounds find themselves on tours with Intrepid Travel, so there’s never a chance of feeling out of place. If you are looking for some inspiration or a travel idea, check out Intrepid Travel’s collection of travel brochures.
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