I play tennis with a girl who cringes when I tell her about my vacations. They’re too busy and strenuous for her. Her idea of getting away is planting her bum on a beach under the sun with drink service.
That’s like maybe a half day kind of activity for me. And maybe just once during the trip. When I’m on vacation, I like to go exploring. I’m always on the lookout for haunts to jaunt to.
However, I don’t limit myself to just taking ghost tours or what have you. In most aspects of my life, I’m a failure at multitasking –except when it comes to travel.
I like to find historical sites, scenic spots, romantic places, and yummy food. If I happen to come across ghost stories along the way, I consider it a bonus.
Or if I happen to stumble upon a historic, scenic, romantic, or delicious place I’ve purposely jaunted to because I’ve heard restless spirits might roam there, all I can say is, “Score!”
That’s why it’s fun to follow the travel blogs that I do. Not too many others focus specifically on paranormal, or dark, tourism. (Well, in fact I don’t really know of any.) But once in a while they’ll incorporate something along those lines, or they’ll introduce me to a place that gets me thinking, “Oh, there must be ghosts there!”
I thought it’d be fun to list some of the various travel types. Where applicable, I’ve also listed travel blogs I follow that fall under them. (Generally speaking. Their travel styles tend to cross over between interests. But I’ve tried to put them in a main category that I think basically defines their travel types.)
- Adventures with Ben
- Easy Hiker
- Hike Bike Travel
- Monkeys and Mountains
- Strux Travel – Which also crosses over into Photography.
- Trek Trip & Tales
- Budget Travelers Sandbox – They could also go under photography.
- Hecktic Travels – Not really sure where to put them. They are very unique travelers. They sold everything to travel and one way they afford “cheap” accommodations is via housesitting gigs. Super fascinating way to travel, and they sort of have to budget in a way and be frugal about how they get around so…Budget seemed a good place to put them.
- The Time-Crunched Traveler – I put them here because “budget” doesn’t just mean money, it means time. Ellen and Justin share travel tips to help Americans use the most of their two-weeks worth of vacation.
- The World is a Book – But also crosses over into Travel with Kids/Family Travel, just about equally in fact, so I made an exception and listed this one in two categories.
- GlamourGranny Travels – Could also consider this one crossing over into Shopping (she often shares the neatest –and nicest– places to pick up wonderfully unique and amazing things) and Women Travelers.
- The Lost Backpack
- Traveling with Sweeney – Also Photography.
FAMILY TRAVEL/TRAVEL WITH KIDS
- Bacon is Magic
- Devour the World
- The World of Deej – Deej is one of the super-multidimensional, crossing over into hotels, golf, Disney, adventure and more!
- Amazing Australian Adventures
- European Travelista
- InsideJourneys – Heavy focus on Jamaica but also other travel destinations.
- Italian Notes
- Rori Travels Florida
- Wanderlust Women Travel – Main focus is Italy, but could also peg this under Women Travelers.
- Just Travelous – Yvonne’s travels could also be classified as Adventure.
After putting this list together, I see I tend to gravitate towards certain travel types. What can I say? I like the way they roll and the places they virtually transport me to!
What’s your favorite type(s) of travel? Do you follow any of the above blogs? If not, which travel blogs do you follow?