Our roundup of the best family travel bloggers you should follow right now for travel inspiration near and far
One of the many things I enjoy about being a family travel blogger is the opportunity this job gives me to meet inspiring families with a love for travel.
I meet in them in many different ways: some of them I had the chance to get to know in real life, like it happened when I went to blogging conferences in Stockholm or Cardiff , while others I have met online, thanks to google and social media.
Families who love to travel tend to have some things in common (usually a curiosity and open mindedness for the world) however, what I love the most about this group is that what people actually do, their circumstances and travel styles vary quite a bit.
Over the course of the years, I have found myself inspired by families who travel full time, families who make the most of weekends away, families who explore faraway places and some that find the magic near home.
Today i want to share with you some of my favorite families to follow.
Passports and Adventures
I open this list of inspiring families to follow with ‘Passports and adventures’, a family travel blog written by Cath, an Irish mum now living in Portugal with her son, husband and 6-year-old black German Shepherd.
Their go-to type of vacation used to be package holidays to the Canaries but an unusual trip to Slovenia gave them an appetite for something a bit different and, taking a leap of faith, they decided to book a trip to New York with their son when he was 2, booking everything separately.
As soon as they returned from their first USA break, they booked an epic 2-week USA road trip for the next year. And since then, independent family travel is their favorite way to explore!
On her blog, Cath shares their family trip reports, compiles ideas for things to do in certain cities with young kids and also shares her hints and tips to make family travel easier for her readers.
One of their most inspiring self-organised trip was one they took earlier this year to Lapland. You can follow their upcoming adventures on their social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Wanderlust and Wet Wipes
The name Wanderlust and Wet Wipes says it all: if you want a fix for great family travel ideas and tips for traveling with children, this is a great site to follow!
The writer behind the blog is Emma, a travel mad mum originally from the UK who now lives in Doha, Qatar, with her equally travel mad husband, their 2 kids (who they call Thing 1 and Thing 2) and a dog (the Original Thing).
Emma loves variety and challenges. Her family’s travels include a wide range of destinations and styles – from backpacking to home rentals to luxury hotels. Her aim is to brings a refreshingly realistic and honest angle to the world of family travel bloggers.
On her blog you’ll find a mixture of destination specific guides alongside more general guides for dealing with everything from planning to holiday illnesses to picky eaters.
I got to know her blog following her excellent Jordan itineraries for families (a destination we most definitely would like to tackle one day) but you an follow her regular travels and tips on her social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wyld Family Travel
I first met the Wylds of Facebook, where we discovered a shared love for cultural tourism in Europe and since then I have been following them as they explore their local area (not so local to me, they are Australian!), their beloved Europe and now the world – they are currently in South East Asia and not going home anytime soon!
Wyld Family Travel is Mark, Bec, Willow and Marley and their family travel blog focuses on affordable travel with the occasional foray into luxury.
They enjoy cultural, histories and food experiences and are currently travelling full time since January 2019.
They blog about attractions and travel with teens articles. You can get a taste for what they are all about reading this article about amazing castles to visit (they are huge castle lovers) and you can follow their travels as they go on social media. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Travelling with our kids
If you follow our site you may know that we love going on holidays with the grandparents, as well as the kids, and I was delighted when I discoverer Traveling with our kids as they also have a mix of adventures on their site, catering for different age groups.
The writer behind this family travel blog is Sam and her family consists of Big K who is 7 and Little K who is 4.
They try to keep their travel as affordable as possible while also enjoying multigenerational travel with her parents in tow and on their site you can find reports of several types of trips ranging from from caravan holidays to villa holidays, self-catering holidays are what they enjoy while travelling.
Travelling With Our Kids is where you can find handy tips which cover many aspects of family travel from destination reports, tips and some useful tips on travelling with a gluten and milk free diet.
Sam’s favourite picture from her recent travels is from Glen Affric in Scotland. The snow-capped mountains and the stunning view were enjoyed by the whole family. If you love the outdoor lifestyle and stunning views, then Glen Affric is great for families, you can find their suggestions for visiting here.
In 2019, Sam and her family will be heading to Croatia and hopefully spending some time away in her parent’s motorhome.
Big Family Little Adventures
Traveling with two children, like we do, is pretty full on but what about if you have 7? Mandi at Big Family Little Adventures shows how it is done!
Big Family Little Adventures is a days out and family travel blog for the larger family, written by Mandi and her husband Asa with help from their seven children Xene (21), Lochlan (19), Neva (16), Kaide (13), Eowyn(10, Tyrus (8) and Viggo (5)
They adore Disneyland Paris and have visited three times with many more planned in the future, they love holiday cottages, caravans (big enough for 10) and camping
At the end of March a new member of the family arrived, a Newfoundland puppy named Bree, so their travels have been on hold for a little while, however they live only a short distance from Great Yarmouth, so every day is a holiday!
Are We Nearly There Yet?
Our family is not adventurous in the adrenaline seeking understanding of the word but I do love following active families who seek thrills on their travel and the family of Are We Nearly There Yet family travel blog does that!
The mum behind the blog is Kara, and she has three grown up children, aged 25, 21 and 18 and three younger ones, aged 10, 8 and 5
This makes travelling together and finding common ground tricky, but this is also why her site is so inspiring: there is something for all ages!
Their blog is a record of all our adventures, near and far.
They have a penchant for seeking thrills, whether it will be jumping out of planes, hurtling down ziplines or climbing though trees, but they also love to really explore the locations they visit. You will often find them walking miles though the UK countryside.
Our Bucket List Lives
If a variety of family adventures is what you are looking for, Our bucket list lives is the site for you.
Our bucket list lives is run by Suzy McCullough, who has a 5 year old son. Her husband and Mum often join them on their adventures.
They cover many types of travel from holidays to Disney World or Disneyland plus short mini breaks within the UK and the rest of Europe. They also own a touring caravan which takes them on a few adventures a year.
Suzy and her family stay in a wide variety of accommodation from lodges to hotels and glamping tents to self-catering apartments.
Their main holiday this year took they to Florida where they stayed at Disney World and Universal and also spent a few days exploring St Augustine.
It was a family holiday that they say they will look back on fondly for many years to come. To them it is the perfect family friendly destination! You can follow all their upcoming adventures on their social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Pack the PJs
I love following pack the PJs family travel blog as they are immediately ahead of us, so to speak, when it coms to children age and so we can get inpiration for trips to come.
PackThePJs follows the travelling adventures of Tracey, Huw, Millie-Mae (12) and Toby (10).
They also have two English Springer Spaniels that travel with them when they go caravanning in the UK and on European road trips.
Their blog started out focusing on family cruise holidays, an industry that Huw and Tracey used to work in but also covers camping and days out, and there’s lots of long-haul travel too now – recent visits have included San Francisco, Baltimore, Washington DC, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and The Maldives.
The PackThePJs family recently spent 5 days in Dubai, in the middle of the UAE summer. They loved it!
Using the Metro and the Hop-On Hop-Off bus, they visited aquariums, museums, skyscrapers, souks, and went on adrenaline-filled trips on the Arabian Gulf and in the Arabian Desert. You can read abut their Dubai adventure here and you can follow their upcoming travels on their social media channels Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
The Life Of Spicers
My kids have been pestering me for a trip to Disney and when I started looking into this I came across the Life of Spicers, a family travel blog written by Angela and her family, huge Disney World fans and regular visitors.
Angela writes a lot of handy hints and tips about Disney World and believe me, you need them, the place sounds fabulous but huge and planning without any guidance gets overwhelming very fast!
A favorite part of their trip was when they enjoyed the Hoop De Doo Dinner show, which gives you a great example of the type of practical and thorough advice you get on Angela’s blog.
Juggling On Rollerskates
My husband and kids always go on about going on a camping holiday and for this, i find my inspiration on Juggling on Rollerskates, a family travel blog following the adventures of Zoe Holland and her family.
Based in East Sussex Zoe is a mum, step mum, teacher and local explorer. The blog features both UK and European travel features with a focus on glamping, camping and the outdoors.
Zoe particularly enjoys staying ion unique and quirky places. Her posts include reviews of family holidays in a geo-dome in France, a bubble in Belgium and and retro caravan with roof garden in Gloucestershire!
The photo shows their stay at Wickham Manor House on the Charles Palmer Vineyard Estate in Winchelsea near Rye in Sussex.
Zoe features their stay here in a recent review which highlighted the joy of staying in a historical property with children…The house has even been used in the film Mr Holmes starring Sir Ian McKellen.
Their next planned trip involves staying with WigWam Holidays in Worcester and a road trip in a camper-van in Warwickshire.
Days out, UK breaks and far away trips: you can find this and more on Yorkshire Wonders, a family travel blog written by Nikki about their family adventures.
They are a family of four: Nikki, her husband, their son aged 11 and daughter aged 9. They love to travel as much as possible and can frequently be found wherever there are theme parks like Orlando!
They also like to explore nearer to their home in Yorkshire and enjoy reviewing days out and family hotels. They also frequently visit a large village in the Peloponnese in Greece called Stoupa, which you can read about it here, so as you can see, there is quite a variety of destinations and experiences worth reading!
Over the next few weeks the are travelling round the UK and visiting the North York Moors, Cambridgeshire, Blackpool and Norfolk.
Janet’s blog Falcondale Life covers life and travel as a family with teenagers.
Together with her husband and children Fizz (17) and Belle (14), Janet lives in Harrogate in beautiful North Yorkshire.
The family prefer independent travel and road trips, getting the most out of familiar destinations such as UK, France and the USA.
By focusing on destinations that are already popular with people living in the UK, Janet is keen to show that the beautiful and extraordinary can be found just by digging a little deeper.
Janet writes a lot about photography and her blog aims to inspire families to take better photos on their adventures.
Her Instagram account mainly features travel, landscape and nature photography. However she uses her Instagram posts to share the family’s everyday life through the captions, so followers get much more than just the images. A favourite memory for the family is their visit to Watkins Glen in New York state, an easy but breathtaking walk through a waterfall gorge.
There were plenty of photo opportunities. This year Janet plans to get more out of North Yorkshire, especially the moors and coast. Keep an eye on her Instagram stories to be up to date with her beautiful adventures: Instagram
Go Live Young
If, like me, you are contemplating the idea of long term travel, you will love to follow Nikki and her family on their adventures at ‘Go Live Young’.
They are a family of five, with three boys aged 10, 12 and 14, now living in South Wales, UK.
The have recently returned from travelling around the world for nine months, they now travel as much as possible during the school holidays.
Their blog covers a huge variety of places ranging from Bhutan to New Zealand, Fiji to South Africa, Jordan (look how amazing their Jordan itinerary was!) a to Norway and now also has articles on many destinations in the UK .
Travelling as a family for an extended period had always been their dream, but that dream became reality when they left their “normal” lives behind, to travel around the world during 2016 and 2017.
Their adventures are far reaching and include hiking the Great Wall of China, trekking with Komodo dragons in Indonesia, exploring the tiny Himalayan country of Bhutan, travelling New Zealand in a camper van and spotting the big 5 in South Africa.
Travel for Go Live Young is all about having an adventure as a family, creating life long memories by doing unforgettable things, and seeing the world. This summer they will be road tripping in Europe and will be documenting this adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Mama Loves Rome
I am going to close this roundup with a little bit of a cheeky entrance: my own, brand new blog!
Its name is Mama Loves Rome and is pretty much a declaration of love to my wonderful home city.
There, I write about Rome from the special point of view of the local mom turned visitor and talk freely about the places I love the most in the city, those I think you should visit when in Rome with children and I also give practical tips for visiting the city because let’s be honest: Rome is not an easy place to navigate and insider tips are a godsend!
I write extensively about Rome here on Learning Escapes too but sometimes I feel what I want to say about the city is so specific, it simply doesn’t belong here.
So, if you are about to go to Rome and want to see it through my eyes, I think you will enjoy following us there.
I hope you enjoyed this list of fabulous family travel bloggers to follow and fill find lots of inspiration for your next adventure. Safe travels!