First, are you on Snapchat? If not, you should be. Even if you’re over the ripe age of 30 (which I will be shortly cough cough), Snapchat is a blast, and it is NOT just for high school & college students.
Second, are you following some of the best travel bloggers on Snapchat?
Only a few months ago, I joined Snapchat at the urging of a friend. She said we could send each other instant photos and videos and I knew hers would be hilarious. I signed up and discovered there was also a stories feature. I thought this was pretty neat, but my friends weren’t doing it, and I wasn’t sure who to follow.
One of my favorite travel bloggers, Adventurous Kate, was already jumping on the Snapchat bandwagon. On her Instagram and on Facebook, she mentioned frequently that she was posting stories daily to Snapchat. I decided to follow her, and boom, I was hooked. Snapchat was awesome! I just LOVED these little snippets into people’s daily lives; a quick behind the scenes of lives and adventures around the world. I sought out everyone I could find who was on Snapchat and found there was a growing number of bloggers (and also some celebrities). I quickly filled up my list and was entertained every day by the variety of videos and snaps I watched. I felt privileged, like I was glimpsing some inner world, and it inspired me to start sharing my own experiences with others!
Nowadays, I fear I’ve followed a few too many people on Snapchat. Honestly, there are dozens and dozens of folks on my list, and I don’t find enough time in my day to watch all of their snaps, sadly. Yet, there are a handful of travel bloggers whose snapchats I follow almost religiously. Every time I check my Snapchat, these are the folks I never want to pass up. Here’s who they are, why I love following them, and why you should probably be following them too.
Adventurous Kate was not only the first travel blogger on Snapchat that I followed, she remains one of my favorite. She posts nearly every day and divides her snaps between informative and beautiful videos and photos, humor, and sharing personal stories and thoughts with her viewers. What’s so irresistible about Kate is that she is down-to-earth, friendly, and fun. I don’t know her in person, but I feel like we would definitely be friends. Her charm and personality (and fantastic travel snaps) keep me coming back for more!
Follow Kate on Snapchat at: adventurouskate
Drew @ The Hungry Partier
Drew lives up to his blog name. I can’t stop watching his snaps because, man, he is living the life! It seems like Drew’s snaps are one nonstop adventure, dance party, beer ‘o clock, music festival, and more. And even when he isn’t doing something wild, his snaps are really entertaining, and he loves to get his (many thousands of) followers involved. If you want to live vicariously through someone who is doin’ it right, you’ve gotta be following Drew.
Follow Drew on Snapchat at: drewbinsky
I love following Edna. She is sweet, honest, and my word, she eats freaking amazing meals. Her snaps showcase a fabulous expat life in Paris, London, and elsewhere. Edna takes you to all the best spots with her, and it feels a lot like you’re experiencing the nightlife and dining scene of these great places. Don’t watch her snaps while hungry though, or you’ll be feelin’ mighty jealous.
Follow Edna on Snapchat at: expatedna
Michael Hodson of Go, See, Write
Ah, Michael. I have to watch his snaps as often as possible because he is hilarious. Michael’s signature on Snapchat is the angry rant. Almost daily he shares something that just really ‘gets his goat’, and swears a lot in the process. If you want someone to tell it like it is, share humorous and unique snaps from a whole host of locations, and make even the silly advertisement geotags on Snapchat seem hilarious, Michael is your man.
Follow Michael on Snapchat at: michaelshodson
Cailin of Travel Yourself
Cailin is another travel blogger I follow primarily for her fantastic sense of humor. Her snaps will bring you everywhere, from her native Canada to Europe and beyond. Wherever she goes, Cailin seems to have so much fun, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Cailin shares awesome snaps of her food and drinks across the globe as well.
Follow Cailin on Snapchat at: cailinoneil
Matt of Expert Vagabond
Matt just seems like a cool guy. Vagabond yes, and an expert indeed. Matt is the traveler’s traveler and he brings you along for well-made and delightful snaps. There’s also a quality to Matt’s snaps which is professional and focused, something I really appreciate. You can always expect consistent top quality videos and photos and he has awesome personal interaction.
Follow Matt on Snapchat at: expertvagabond
I really love Flora’s snaps, whether she’s out and about traveling or simply showing us a bit of her own London. Flora has a great personality and something about her authenticity really draws me in. She also shows glimpses of the freelance life, which I can totally get on board with. I believe we also share a love of cats. Oh, and of course, there’s her gorgeous accent to listen to.
Follow Flora on Snapchat at: explorerflora
Hopefully these folks can convince you to hop on and follow some of the best travel bloggers on Snapchat. Oh, and, if you’d like to be entertained by a total weirdo (and occasionally a glimpse of Nathan), follow ME!!
On Snapchat at twodrifters