2016 is a year for making your dreams come true!
Well, why not?
If not now, then when? Next year? Or the year after that?
Regardless, to make sure you don’t wait another minute taking positive action towards building a future you’ve always dreamed of, here are 7 cool cats who have decided to take destiny into their own hands by freeing themselves from the American dream and creating a dream job for themselves!
Here are 7 inspiring travel bloggers to watch in 2016:
Mel Giroux – A Broken Backpack
Hailing from Quebec, this French Canadian is currently in the middle of Australia on a working holiday, doing exactly what the visa is for living it up whilst making cash picking fruit for cash from time to time!
She is living every northern hemisphere girl’s dreams, and it shows! In just 6 months from launching her blog, she has amassed over 20,000 followers who are obsessed with all the awesome info she has to offer about living and working in Australia, exploring New Zealand, and smashing eastern Europe in times gone by.
Did I mention the blog is bilingual? So yeah, French folk get the goods too!
Check out her most popular post: 5 Reasons Why The Unlucky Ones Travel
Simon Gonzaga – The Big Black Backpack
This Filipino is one cool cat. Not
only does he hail from the most travel-obsessed country in the world, but he also cranks out some absolutely breathtaking photos. His Instagram is catching fire, and his travel stories make you feel like you’re sitting at the pub hearing about it all over a beer.
If you aren’t already following this guy’s adventures, get around him now.
His most recent adventure to Myanmar produced some of the most informative info out there.
Trent Fleskens – Wander.Seek.Find
u’re reading this because you hate your suit and tie and will do anything to avoid opening another Microsoft Office program today, you’ve come to the right place at Wander.Seek.Find.
Trent used to be in your shoes chasing that American dream until he snapped, had a quarter-life crisis, and decided to hit the road following his passion for travel, writing, photography, and African animals.
He’s on the road full-time, blogging about his adventures, working with hotels and tour companies, and just generally making up for the years he spent slaving away at his desk.
But he doesn’t just blog about his travels (which range from the 5-star life to hiking the trail), he spends a considerable amount of time preparing his readership for taking that leap of faith and preparing themselves, both financially and psychologically, to take a leap of faith and chase their dreams!
If this sounds like you in 6 months, read his candid article: How I Saved $77,565 In 12 Months To Travel The World
Johnny Ward – OneStep4Ward
Now, this guy is a seasoned pro who needs no introduction. In fact, he’s probably the inspiration for the rest of these inspirational travel bloggers!
However, 2016 is a very special year for Johhny Ward.
This year, Johnny is about to complete the unbelievable feat of having visited EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY in the world!
Now, I know what you’re thinking, surely he was loaded?
Nope! But now he is!
Johnny didn’t just spend the last half a decade bumming around the world. In fact, he was nearly every single news site in the world (it seems), telling how he managed to make over $1,000,000 in the last 3 years whilst still ticking all those countries off the list.
Phoebe Lee – Little Grey Box
This Aussie babe is getting major attention around the world of late. She’s a blonde bombshell, she’s super funny, and she knows how to talk shop, having worked with some major tourism brands along the way.
He vlogs are hilarious, but still super informative, which makes you actually want to watch them until the end.
Little Grey Box isn’t just about travel, though! Phoebe Lee has it all, pulling together food guides, gift guides, and a bit of fashion along the way.
Check out this hilarious review of her hometown, Brisbane!
Meg Jerrard – Mapping Megan
This chick is the queen of social media for travel bloggers. If you’re into travel, you’ve heard of or from Meg.
The unique thing about Mapping Megan is that the website is literally based around a map. You zoom into it, then the articles find you!
Meg has been traveling and blogging since 2007, so her content, influence, and general knowledge of travel, blogging, and studying abroad is absolutely inspirational.
A seasoned professional, if you’re looking for some seriously top notch travel advice, you’ve come to the right place!
Her post, 10 Epic Australian Bucket List Experiences was re-pinned on Pinterest an epic 5,000 times!
Aileen Adalid – I Am Aileen
Aileen is the traveling darling of the Philippines.
Having started in the corporate world where she had the opportunity to chase the American dream, she had the guts to pack it all in at 21 and follow her passion for travel.
Since then, she’s been all over the world, started her own online business, and established a blog that is the envy of all other travel bloggers out there.
Her fellow countrymen and women absolute adore and admire her for proving to the world that even a girl with a 3rd world passport can have it all!
Now residing in Belgium, her article, 10 Famous Foreign Destinations You Can Find In The Philippines, has been passed through Facebook over 11,000 times, and shows just how much her hometown means to her.