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2019’s Best Travel Websites and Blogs

If you’re unfamiliar with All Over Trip, it’s a website and boutique travel service that encourages mindful travel, whether you’re booking a vacation or simply fantasizing about one. Our editors whittle down the seemingly limitless possibilities to the truly exceptional. We also help you get through the world by making travel as simple as possible.

Keep an eye out! We’ll be announcing new categories throughout the year, including the most romantic hotels, detour-worthy eateries, must-have travel apps, and more.

The Voyageur

What we like: Pauline Chardin’s large-format images of olive trees in Apulia, jungles in Sri Lanka, and lime juice in Egypt look great in the site’s clean, minimalist style.

Get inspired by The Voyageur’s graphic tales of off-season Palermo, Sicily, and unique findings throughout the islands of Japan on All Over Trip.

Scandinavia Standard

What we like: The entire region is a hotspot for American tourists. Cool culture, events, and design in Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, and Norway are covered on this site. There are articles about the top local designers, businesses, restaurants, and hangouts, mostly in big cities, as well as pieces about odd local customs. It’s the one-stop shop for all things Scandinavian. For spontaneous travels, the calendar feature is especially useful.

Rice / Potato

What we enjoy: Etty Liu and Chris Schalkx, two Bangkok-based travel writers — she’s Taiwanese (rice), he’s Dutch (potato) — gather hotel evaluations, trip guides, and other amusing and informative travel information, with an emphasis on Asian destinations. The language is razor-sharp, the photographs are breathtaking, and the graphics are delightfully odd.

Consider following in their footsteps: Take a virtual tour of Vietnam, including the greatest places to stay in Bangkok, the best places to eat and drink in Tainan, Taiwan, and the best online Indian gifts.

The Shopkeepers

What we like about it: The site is a love letter to the world’s most lovely independent shops and the people who work in them. For an international shopping tour, search by area and shop type, or explore one of the top lists or roundups.

Are you ready to jump right in? Here you’ll find the best of the best, as well as shopping tips for some of Upstate New York’s most popular weekend getaways (Hudson, Kingston, and Germantown).

Jungles in Paris

What we enjoy: This boutique travel journal, owned by brothers Oliver and Darrell Hartman, tells inspiring stories of craftsmanship, heritage, and extreme natural environments through exquisite photography, short film, and narrative writing. Think of it as a more advanced version of armchair travel.

On All Over Trip, see short films from Jungles in Paris – a brief video lesson on Cartagena, a lovely tour of Vienna’s coffeehouses — and learn about their behind-the-scenes adventures in British Columbia.

Petite Passport

What we like: Founder Pauline Egge has exquisite taste and always maintains an eye on the finer points of design and culture throughout the world, posting short glimpses into the best moments in design and culture.

More on Pauline’s good taste in Barcelona design and local activities in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, may be found on All Over Trip.

Melting Butter

What we like: Jenny Nguyen-Barron and her crew create itineraries that include art galleries, plant stores, jazz clubs, and new eateries suggested by curators with strong opinions.

With curator profiles (like one set in NYC’s West Village) and editor interviews (with i-deputy D’s editor or Cereal magazine’s co-founder), you can get a taste of what’s on offer.

In Bed With

What we enjoy: Rhiannon Taylor, an editorial photographer, travels the world in search of interesting hotels and accommodations. This site is a must-visit for those looking for the world’s most Instagrammable hotels, extensive destination recommendations, and helpful user reviews.

Begin with a roundup of last year’s most lust-worthy hotels, then take a closer look at this Rome gem (and All Over Trip Favorite). Last but not least, an action-packed seven-day tour of Chile’s stunning scenery.

JO&SO

What we like: Joanna and Sofia, two resourceful Portuguese sisters, have curated a list of unique, off-the-beaten-path places to stay in Portugal. Consider the site to be a list of suggestions you’d give to a friend.

Culinary Backstreets

What we like: These guys know all about the best street foods from all over the world, as well as the stories and history behind each mouthful. Short, targeted pieces provide excellent background on a country’s culture and people. On a recent CB tour of Queens, NYC, and All Over Trip editor’s recommendations led straight to Mexican breakfast staples, Ecuadorian drinks, and Argentinian desserts.

And North

What we like: This hyperlocal website highlights the best of Greater New York, including new mom-and-pop-run inns, state trail recommendations, artisan profiles, Airbnb property histories, and hidden eating gems in lovely communities north of the city.

Pretty Hotels

What we like: The curated collection of lovely hotels from around the world is organized in a neat and German way – by destination or mood (mountains, beach, chalets, with kids). From the French countryside to Lake Ontario, we adore the hidden beauties they’ve discovered. Hotel highlights are available in English and German and include North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

Do you want a sample? Examine a lovely windmill in Kent, a small Bombay sanctuary during Mumbai’s chaos, and a contemporary bijou in Vienna.

Munich and the Mountains

What we like: A high-altitude site for individuals who enjoy learning about the alpine lifestyle’s nature, culture, and oddities. The well-organized site, which focuses on Switzerland, Bavaria, Austria, Italy, and France, also breaks down where to sleep, walk, and stop for pretzels and experimental brews.

Escape to the Italian woods, stay at a B&B that will steal your breath away, or take a chilly swim in a deep blue Bavarian lake for a breath of fresh mountain air.

A Hotel Life

Our favorite things are: Ben Pundole, the magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, is a travel insider (Schrager Hotels, Groucho Club) who debriefs travelers (designers, jet setters) on the world’s coolest hotels.

On the Grid

What we like: Their no-nonsense neighborhood guides are created by local creatives and provide incredibly accessible, design-centric, personal insights into local food, shopping, and culture. Consider this a beginning point and a backup resource for your future travel planning.