6 Canadian Travel Bloggers you should be Following

The blogosphere is a crowded place, and it can take quite a while to find a few bloggers you enjoy to follow. So in an effort to help out some fellow Canadian travel bloggers, I have compiled a list of my 6 favourite Canadian travel bloggers I think you should be following. Each have their own unique take on the world. Some are covering Asia, others are writing about Europe, several of them are writing about all of their travel adventures, but the one thing that brings them all together is that they each share a passion for discovering new cities, countries, and destinations.

Michael Barltrop  – One Year Trip

Michael Barltrop has some good stories to tell through that massive beard of his. This former teacher from Toronto decided to pack up his life for a year and see what he could get done. He’s got some great ambitions,he’s a die-hard traveler, a lover of English, a guitar player, and as you may have guessed it, he’s Canadian. Michael is currently traveling through Peru, a country I’ve always wanted to see. Be sure to follow him along his journey at One Year Trip.

Candice Walsh – Candice Does the World

A Newfy, a redhead, an editor at Matador Travel, and by far one of the best writers on the interweb. If her charm and wit doesn’t get you, her passion for drinks, parties, and travel will. It’s pretty tough to read through any of her posts without having a chuckle. You can find her musings at Candice Does The World.

Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil  – The Planet D

The Toronto couple known as Dave & Deb have literally morphed into a super travel machine, with thousands of followers, unique posts, beautiful photography, and some great stories to tell. They’re currently traveling through India. If you haven’t checked them out be sure to do so at The Planet D. They’ve got some fantastic travel advice and some great tips on making your relationship work while traveling.

Kirsty Henderson – Nerdy Nomad

Kirsty Henderson is Mother Theresa incarnate. At the very least she’s the ultimate volunteer. She travels all over the world putting in a helping hand wherever she can. When she’s not building houses or providing clean water for the less fortunate, she’s designing websites, and is one of the few bloggers I’ve come across who openly tells readers how her blogging business is going. She gives some great tips for travel bloggers, travelers, and is the person to follow if you’re looking at getting into volunteering. She’s originally from Toronto, however these days she’s either on the road, in London, New York, or helping the world one way or another. According to her recent post she’s volunteering in Sumatra, Indonesia, building some houses. Check her out at Nerdy Nomad or Stuck In London.

Pamela MacNaughtan – Spunky Girl Monologues

If you’re looking for a smart and funny writer with some sweet stories to tell along with some quality photography, you’ll have to check out Pamela’s travel blog. Sounds like she’s going to try and make it to the Vancouver 2010 Olympics for a few days. Definitely looking forward to reading about her trip there. You can find Pam at Spunky Girl Monologues.

Carrie Kellenberger – My Several Worlds

Carrie’s a Canadian expat living in Taiwan, and writes about everything from music, travel, culture, food, books, you name it. She started off on her adventure as an English teacher in China. During this period she was moonlighting as a lead singer of a Filipino rock band. She’s now married and travels all over Asia in her spare time. She’s a great writer and photographer, and has several websites that follow her passions. Do yourself a favour, and meander on over to My Several Worlds.

**If I missed any of your favourite Canadian travel bloggers feel free to toss a link up in the comments!

Pamela MacNaughtan’s


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37 Responses to “6 Canadian Travel Bloggers you should be Following”

  1. Candice
    February 10, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    Hell yeah! What an awesome shout-out, thanks Corbin! Flattered you think of me as such a great writer. I’m going to be in Hali next weekend, only for three days, but if I get a chance I think you should join me for some beers. And other general mayhem. Email me with your deets!
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..How to Deal When Mother Nature Takes a Snow Dump All Over Your City =-.

    • Corbin
      February 11, 2010 at 3:06 am #

      @Candice – No need for thanks! Love stoppin by your domain! You’ll have a blast in Hali! I’ll try and get in touch with you when you show up!

  2. Candice
    February 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    P.S. Pam, Dave & Deb are awesome folks! I’ll have to check out the rest.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..How to Deal When Mother Nature Takes a Snow Dump All Over Your City =-.

  3. Ayngelina
    February 11, 2010 at 12:14 am #

    Ooh I didn’t know about Kristy or Carrie, good to know!

    I’ll throw my hat in, I’m an East Coast girl living in Toronto and about to leave for a RTW.

    Also, NomadicChick.com is Canadian and has a fantastic travel blog.
    .-= Ayngelina´s last blog ..The 8 Weeks and Counting List =-.

    • Corbin
      February 11, 2010 at 3:02 am #

      @Ayngelina – lol with a domain like BaconisMagic the only thing you could be is Canadian. Love it! There’s enough of us Canadians around that I think I’ll do another one of these in a couple months with all new blogs. I’ll be sure to follow you and NomadicChick and remember you guys for the next one!

  4. SpunkyGirl
    February 11, 2010 at 2:36 am #

    Wow, thanks Corbin! This was a great surprise after a long work week. So glad you included Candice in your stellar list, she’s hilarious!
    I’ll have to check out some of the other blogs you mentioned. Have a great one :)
    .-= SpunkyGirl´s last blog ..Photo: Morón, Cuba =-.

    • Corbin
      February 11, 2010 at 3:10 am #

      @SpunkyGirl – Thankya backatcha for giving me free reading material. Always enjoy it! And agree, Candice is awesome.

  5. Kirsty
    February 11, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    Mother Theresa… hahahaha! That’s a funny one. Thanks for the writeup… and thanks for spelling my name right. :-)

    I guess I do seem to be doing a lot of volunteering these days but, rest assured, it’s not out of the goodness of my heart, it’s because it’s damn fun. See you in Haiti – http://www.hodr.org ?

    Very cool site you have here and lots of excellent Canucks to read.
    .-= Kirsty´s last blog ..January Earnings Report =-.

    • Corbin
      February 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

      @Kirsty – Your welcome, my spelling skills are crazy not-terrible. lol. If I hadn’t already known a ‘Kirsty’ there’s a good chance I would have went reciprocal on that ‘i’ and ‘r’.

      Lol keep up the awesome work with the volunteering and your website. Love reading your stuff. Makes me want to get out there and do something.

  6. Chris - The Aussie Nomad
    February 11, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    I follow all those great blogs and encourage others to do the same. In fact I’d hazard a guess half my RSS reader is full of Canadians must be something in the air up there.

    • Corbin
      February 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

      @Chris – lol I think you might be right. That or it could be the insane cold, everybody just wants to sneak off to someplace warmer for a while.

  7. marta
    February 11, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    some of these blogs i know it very well already but thanks for the rest, i will check them out asap.
    i might come to canada hopefully next year..

  8. Dave and Deb
    February 12, 2010 at 5:16 am #

    Awe Corbin! Thanks so much for including us on this list! Long live the Canucks!
    .-= Dave and Deb´s last blog ..Leopard Spotting at Yala National Park, Sri Lanka =-.

    • Corbin
      February 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

      @Dave and Deb – Your welcome guys! Love reading what you guys have been up to. Keep up the superb work!

  9. Dee
    February 15, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    Great list! Some I already know and love and others I look forward to reading.

    I would like to suggest fellow Canadians at One Giant Step: http://one-giant-step.com/

    and of course, my husband and I at Dream A Little Dream: http://dreamalittledream.ca

    GO CANADA!! =)
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..10 places to eat in Vancouver during the 2010 Olympics. =-.

    • Corbin
      February 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

      @Dee – Thanks for stopping by! I feel like a dick for not putting you in this list, I switched RSS Readers a few months back and must have forgotten to get you guys into the new one. Consider yourselves re-rss’d and remembered. lol. I’ll have to check out One-giant-step.com as well.

      Hope you guys are doing well! Keep in touch! And say hi to Scott!

  10. Gillian
    February 18, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Thanks Dee for the shout out…what great Canadian camaraderie!! Corbin, I can see you’ve been to OneGiantStep and I’m glad b/c you pointed me here and introduced me to all these great fellow Canadian bloggers! I’ll be sticking around and checking them all out. Cheers!

    • Corbin
      February 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

      Hey Gillian! I’m glad Dee took the time to bring you to my attention. Got you followed on my RSS reader and everything, so I’ll be staying tuned in from now on. Glad you stopped by.

  11. Daniel
    February 19, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    Cool blogs. Found a few more for our feedreader! Another Canadian travel blogger worth checking out is Shawn from Rerunaround:


    Have a look!
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..Looking Back: Notre Dame, Saigon =-.

    • Corbin
      February 22, 2010 at 2:50 am #

      Thanks! I’m looking forward to putting together a round two of this one. These comments keep turning up some great blogs. Don’t know what i was thinking forgetting you guys!

  12. Carrie
    February 22, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Right on! Thanks for including me. I’m flattered to be featured here, Corbin.
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Photo Moment: Night Market Food Vendor =-.

  13. Carrie
    February 22, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    Oops. I thought I’d mention that if you’re putting together a round 2, Steve of Asian Ramblings is also a Canadian photographer and travel blogging living abroad. He’s been in China for four or five years now, and his blog is great stuff!
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Photo Moment: Night Market Food Vendor =-.

    • Corbin
      February 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

      Your very welcome Carrie. I love reading your stuff. I’ll check Steve out too. Round 2 sounds like it’s going to be massive. Should be cool!

  14. Jacki
    February 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    A great site for women especially traveling alone:


    From a woman who’s been doing since before women were “supposed” to travel alone.

    • Corbin
      February 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

      Right on, good find. Thanks Jacki

  15. Carylon Margheim
    May 20, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Great blog. Awesome.

  16. derek
    July 12, 2010 at 6:14 am #

    Thanks for this. Nerdy Nomad is an awesome blog!
    .-= derek´s last blog ..Simply register on theindiaphile website to be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Rag Bag and wallet =-.

  17. Dave Hendricks
    July 27, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    I love travel blogs. I don’t know if you know about Lena Katz, but she’s got a Ski & Sun trilogy of books that give you the best places to find in CA. Great reads!

    .-= Dave Hendricks´s last blog ..PPC Management – Attention To Detail Is Critical For Generating Successful Results =-.

  18. Barcelona Flight
    August 18, 2010 at 10:57 am #

    One year trip really inspires me. I like how every location is briefly shown. I really hope I could travel more these days.
    .-= Barcelona Flight´s last blog ..Rural And Cultural Tourism In Catalonia =-.

  19. Diane
    September 6, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve long been a fan of travel blogs and I’m proud to say that I will be starting my own very shortly!
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Get Rid Of Your Acne =-.

  20. Cam
    November 5, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    Great list of some great Canadian travel bloggers!
    .-= Cam´s last blog ..Photo of the Week- Split Harbour- Croatia =-.

  21. Roch
    November 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    I had only heard of Pamela MacNaughtan but will bookmark the others. The only danger in following these people is the fact that you always want to follow them on their trips. I love dreaming like this. haha

  22. India Travel
    April 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Canada is a beautiful country which is a world unto itself. There is something to explore for every tourist on our various tours to Canada. Such a tourist destination as Canada is hard to find. Every idea, culture, race and religion finds an expression here. This very fact makes it an unbeatable and incomparable destination

  23. john
    May 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Another great site is http://jetlegs.blogspot.com/

  24. Murissa Maurice
    June 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Some great choices here! I got one more for you!

    The Wanderfull Traveler

  25. Dayna and Kurt
    November 16, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    I’ve read a some of Spunky girl.  As a New Yorker I like seeing the Canadian travel experience.

  26. Gug
    February 14, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    You might want to check out the two brothers who have been exploring Canadian cities, parks, trails, historic sites, mountains and wilderness regions since 2005 on the Canada EH Blog. They have a very interesting back story. http://www.canadaeh.net/blog/

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