List of Travel Bloggers who Write Books

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Follow in their footsteps

If you’re looking for inspiration to write a travel guide or travel narrative to boost your online presence and brand, take a look at these travel bloggers and writers who have published or self-published their own ebooks or paperbacks to bolster their subject matter expertise and support their travel adventures.

They have all also featured (or are about to be featured) in our Non-Fiction Author Interview Series.

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Amy Scott

Amy Scott quit her office job to take a solo round-the-world trip in 2004 and never looked back. She now keeps a home base in Buenos Aires while she travels the world with her Argentine husband. Through Nomad Editorial, she offers editing services to help nonfiction writers finish their books.

She’s also the founder of Nomadtopia, a hub of information, inspiration, community, and support for others who also want to live their ideal life, anywhere in the world. She also hosts Nomadtopia Radio.

Books by editor Amy Scott Nomadtopia


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Amy Scott’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Jill Dobbe

Jill is an international educator and published author who writes about her experiences living and working in schools and countries around the world. She currently lives in her seventh country, Honduras, with her husband, Dan, and her Yorkie-Poo, Mickey. While working as an elementary principal, Jill also travels, does scrap booking, reads obsessively, photographs the beautiful countries and people of Latin America, and muddles her way through the Spanish language. Jill loves her life as an international educator, and most days, feels like she is living her dream.

Books by Jill Dobbe in Travel

 


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Jill Dobbe’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Robert Fear

Born in Leicester in 1955, Robert’s family moved to Surrey when he was 11. He was educated at Reigate Grammar School. After this he worked in a bank in the city for several years before getting the travel bug. Fred, a nickname he got at school, stuck throughout his travels and has remained with him to this day. His travels took him to Ibiza for the summer of 1977, hitch-hiking around Europe in 1978 and the USA and Canada in 1979. During this time he also settled and worked in Germany. Fred’s Diary 1981was written during the 158 days he spent travelling around Asia.
Travel Books by Robert FearThese days Robert is happily settled in Eastbourne, East Sussex where he lives with his wife and three cats. He works as a software consultant and has been able to combine work with some travel during the past fifteen years, having visited countries as far apart as Australia, Singapore, Ghana and Suriname.


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Robert Fear’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Michael Hulleman

By day Mike is a travel marketing professional at Copyrise. He’s a 35 year-old Canadian who’s tried everything twice. Aside from his 9-to-5, he’s been a volunteer teacher, repeat film extra, Jazz festival art director, public speaker, environmental activist, and author. After 4 years in Asia and almost 20 years in the online industry, Mike has been focusing more on his side hustle when he’s not helping clients. The lower cost of living abroad has freed up a lot of his time, and you can expect a number of guides, resources, and fiction books being penned and shared on Hobo over the next few years.

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Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Michael Hulleman’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Keith Foskett

Keith Foskett was raised in southeast England amongst quintessential rolling English countryside. It was here that he nurtured a passion for hiking and the outdoors, this forming the basis of much of his writing work. Having discovered, and hiked 1000 miles of the ancient pilgrim’s route known as EL Camino de Santiago in Spain, his hiking appetite was fuelled further. All 2640 miles of America’s Pacific Crest Trail followed, and 2200 miles weaving along the Appalachian Trail. He still hikes and holds a deep respect for the outdoor spaces of this world.

He contributes to various outdoor publications. In 2012 and 2015 he was shortlisted for Outdoor Personality of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine. His second book – The Last Englishman, was also nominated for Outdoor Book of the Year. His third offering – Balancing on Blue was also shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year. He blogs at his website www.KeithFoskett.com.

Keith Foskett books


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Keith Foskett’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Zara Quiroga

Lisbon in 100 BitesZara Quiroga is a Portuguese traveler and food writer. She used to live in Dubai, where she met her husband Ashray, from India. Back in 2011, they both decided to quit their office jobs, and started traveling the world while working online.

In the meantime, they founded Backpack ME, a travel site that aims to share tips and ideas with people all over the place, inspiring them to go travel, no matter where they come from. A&Z are East meets West and Backpack ME is all about a multicultural perspective on travel!


 

Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Zara Quiroga’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Lydia Carey

Lydia Carey La RomaSince moving to Mexico City, Lydia Carey has fallen in love with the motion, radiance and utter chaos that is this her adoptive hometown, and writes about it in her Mexico City Streets website where she gives us an insider’s view from the sidewalk. She is a freelance writer and translator living in Mexico City. She is the author of “Mexico City Streets: La Roma” and regularly blogs about her adoptive hometown on her blog www.mexicocitystreets.com.


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Lydia Carey’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Ashley Steel and Bill Richards

Family on the Loose BooksThis duo are the parents behind the Family on the Loose website, which focuses on the art of traveling with kids. Bill is an accomplished forest ecologist, specialising in restoring forest habitat for rare wildlife species, and his travel bug was instilled in him from an early age by his parents. Ashley is a research who also loves to travel and believes in the educational value of family travel.


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Ashley and Bill’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Shelley Seale

Shelley Seale’s mantra is “travel with a purpose” and she doesn’t just apply this philosophy to her travel adventures, she writes with a purpose too. Shelly has published a veritable library of books that span different writing styles. She used her degree in Writing & Cultural Psychology to carve out an area of expertise in travel, green living, sustainability, and nonprofits (to name but a few).

Shelley Seale books on Amazon


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Shelley’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Karen McCann

Karen McCann is an American writer who moved to Seville, Spain in 2004 “for a year” and has been living there ever since. Her travel tips and adventure stories have appeared in Huffington Post, International Living Magazine, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and Lonely Planet.

Karen McCann books on Amazon


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Karen McCann’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather PressBook and Swirls page divider


Thomas Swick

Thomas Swick books

Thomas Swick freelances, teaches, and writes travel memoirs and travel books. He has a lifetime-and-a-half of travel and journalist experience under his belt and is used to “living in the sun and wandering the globe”.


Chris Backe

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Chris Backe is the main blogger at One Weird Globe. He started his blogging journey by writing about all things to do with South Korea. And after traveling to Malaysia and Laos, the scope of One Weird Globe expanded. Now, Chris writes about exploring oddball travel destinations and the long-term expat/nomad lifestyle. As well as being a prolific travel blogger, and travel guide writer, Chris is also the founder of the Choose a Way travel guide series.

Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Chris Backe’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather PressBook and Swirls page divider


Gigi Griffis

Gigi Griffis is a digital nomad who sold all her belongings in 2012 and hit the road with her pint-sized pooch called Luna. She writes a travel blog aptly titled “The Ramble”, and writes and publishes her Unconventional Travel Guide series. (She’s in the midst of redesigning her covers, hence the different branding on this selection below)

Gigi Griffis Amazon Author Page


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Gigi Griffis’ Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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The Professional HoboTales of Trains: Where the Journey is the Destination Nora Dunn Cover

In 2006 Nora Dunn took the plunge and sold her financial planning practice in Toronto Canada, and got rid of all of her belongings in order to free herself up for the adventure of a lifetime. Since early 2007, she has been on the road, traveling slowly through over 50 countries and five continents. Here are Nora’s Books:

Tip: If you’re looking for advice about how to get your nomadic existence started, Nora has a plethora of information available on her blog. I referenced it extensively when I was planning my own departure from the States.


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Nora Dunn’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather PressBook and Swirls page divider


Abu Dhabi Days, Dubai Nights Kindle Edition by Jillian SchedneckWriting from Near and Far Jillian Schedneck

Jillian Schedneck devoted three years on a MFA in creative nonfiction writing, after graduating she moved to the Middle East to teach writing. She met students from all over the Arab world, and learned that the power of story easily bridges cultural differences. After returning to the United States two years later, she wrote her travel memoir, and now developing e-courses for new and dedicated travellers. Here are Jillian’s Books:


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Jillian’s Guest article Transforming your Travels into a Meaningful Memoir here on Birds of a Feather Press

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Big Fat Greek Odyssey

In the spring of 2010, Marjory McGinn, a journalist, left a quiet village in Scotland and relocated to Greece, despite the fact that the country was sliding into economic crisis. Her adventure in southern Greece lasted four years and became the subject of her three memoirs, as well as fodder for Marjory’s travel blog.

Marjory McGuinn Greek Odyssey Travel Memoirs


Non Fiction Guest Article ContributionRead Marjory’s Non-Fiction Author Interview here on Birds of a Feather Press

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If you’re a travel blogger who has written and published a book, please leave me a comment below so that I can chat to you about our Non-Fiction Author Interview series.

 

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