I recently wrote an article for 101 Holidays on the Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2013. My aim was to gather together a collection of great blogs, from independent travel bloggers, covering a wide range of tastes and interests, something for everyone I hope. Most of them are relatively ‘young’ blogs and not as well-known as I think they deserve to be.

With so many new blogs being launched every day I hope this will give you a heads up on some that are worth following in 2013. Please do pop over to 101 Holidays and check it out.

The list was limited to just 15 blogs and there are many more that I personally will be following next year and here’s a link to my expanded Best Travel Blogs list.

And don’t forget my regular column for 101 Holidays about the best travel posts each month. If you see a travel story or photograph, from an independent blogger that you are particularly impressed with, please do let me know by commenting here or on facebook or by tweeting me @TravelWithKat using the hash tag #besttravelposts (and, yes, you are allowed to nominate your own!)




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