15 must follow travel bloggers to plan your Bali trip
Sometimes, all you need is a little travel inspiration to help you plan your next holiday. Bali is a destination with so much to see and do, and it may take a lot of effort for you to figure out your travel plans if you’re a first-time visitor.
When you’re on a budget, or planning a trip by yourself, having the right experiences, and making sure you don’t miss the important ones, become vital. If you’ve got a serious case of wanderlust, and are just looking for a little help along the way, here’s a list of the most informative blogs that you can rely on for your visit to Bali.
Australian couple and travel buffs Mandy and Chris set up the blog to document their love for Bali and its culture. The island is more like a second home to them, and they’ve spent a fair bit of time exploring its many hidden treasures.
The blog paints a clear picture of the pros and cons of different areas and experiences, with clear and precise data, so you can make an informed decision.
Their Bali blog is one of the most popular, because of the detailed information, with crisp videos and beautifully captured photographs. Be sure to check out their colourful maps that help put your trip into perspective.
Just running your coconut-tree-shaped cursor around the landing page of WeLikeBali is enough to put you in the mood for a cocktail by the beach. Eve and Pris have spent almost eight years exploring Bali and are dedicated island lovers.
The blog is especially unique for the very specific experiences that the two women pen down in detail, with photographs to accompany each post.
The duo has also released a book – The Welike Bali Islandlife Guide – in 2016, covering 250 must-see spots on the island.
They also have a WeLikeBali shop, which is an online retail portal where you can purchase swimwear, beach bags, accessories, jewellery and t-shirts that have been crafted by local manufacturers in Bali. They’re sure to put you in vacation mode.
After selling off her apartment and her belongings in Switzerland, Nadine began travelling the world until she found her feet in Bali. She lives a bohemian, nomadic lifestyle, and her blog is a true reflection of that.
A few of her detailed guides to specific areas of Bali, (including one on how to avoid Bali scams!) are free to download. She shares personal experiences as well as curated lists of things to see, eat and do.
California-bred Kiersten went from corporate finance to travel blogging to satiate her thirst for travel, and has been to 54 countries so far. Upon every visit, she documents her experiences with food, accommodation and unique discoveries.
She has a straightforward way of detailing her experiences, and her posts include everything from comparative lists to solo travel guides.
Christina writes about hotels, restaurants, activities and even fashion on her award-winning blog. Born and raised in California, she has had her passport stamped in 55 countries every since she was bitten by the travel bug.
She is also a popular Instagrammer, and frequently adorns her blog posts with photographs of her experiences.
Based on her experiences travelling around Bali for a month, she covers adventure sports, food and curated experiences. She also provides a fair bit of information about luxurious as well as budget accommodations.
They also provide curated lists as well as individual experiences for all kinds of travellers, and also have great accommodation recommendations for all budgets.
They have a good knack for covering the unconventional experiences in Bali and provide a lot of information besides just the regular sightseeing.
Mollie’s is a great blog if you’re looking to read all about a place in one go. She creates informative guides about specific areas of Bali, and these reference pieces cover everything from accommodation to food and fun activities. She pairs her words with photographs that give an accurate depiction of her suggestions.
One of the highlights of her blog is that she breaks up her stories based on the type of adventure you are looking for. So you can break up your list based on backpacking, winter sports, festivals and even weekend getaways.
Chloe was hit by a bout of wanderlust in 2014, and has travelled extensively since then. Rated as one of UK’s top travel bloggers, Chloe focusses on providing an all-round experience covering food, adventure, style and accommodation, with a touch of luxury.
She spent about a month in Bali, doing activities like hiking, trekking up volcanoes, mingling with the locals, gorging on the local cuisine and engaging in beach activities. Besides writing, she also creates video content for her own blog as well as Metro, Lonely Planet, Skyscanner and Huffington Post, and has a strong social media presence.
With a huge following on social media, Chloe is most renowned for the way she captures her images, and her travelling tips and tricks.
A frequent face at global parties at different destinations, Jones recommends the best parties, festivals and music hubs to explore in every place he visits. He also provides itineraries for popular areas in Bali, and fun adventure activities that you can try.
Josh Bender’s blog is detailed, expansive and replete with listicles that makes it easy to plan your holiday. Having visited Bali multiple times, Josh puts together reviews and suggestions of hotels, eateries and other activities in Bali. An avid photographer, his writing is supplemented with pictures shot by him on his many travels.
Their blog covers a lot of adventure activities and accommodation experiences in Bali, besides a first-hand documentation of the jobs they took up there.