This is a blog-loving traveler’s paradise for fans of Lonely Planet. There’s something for everyone on the site from destinations to forums, links to travel buddies, and specific interests (Beaches, coasts and islands anyone?).
The Points Guy
Great access to deal alerts, seat sales, maximizing points, and a few heart-warming travel stories to round things out. The essential reading links are a great first stop for any points collecting journey.
If you’re looking for active, challenging adventures, the adventure journal has you covered for camping, hiking, surfing, snow sports, and more. For some extra inspiration, check out their Historical Badass page and see who was adventuring long before it was cool.
Complete resources for traveling on a budget to anywhere, plus blog posts on recent adventures. The site also has a very active forum with everything from finding travel buddies to older travelers.
This site results from over a dozen season travel writers who take wild adventures that almost defy logic. If there’s an adventure in a far-off corner of the world, you’ll probably read about it here.
Newsy travel site with great resources for travel, points, and rewards how-to. Johnny is a real person who overcame a fear of flying, and he writes as well as facilitates information from a variety of travel experts.
First class travel and luxury accommodations through carefully analyzed points and rewards strategies. Plus fascinating travel news that you might not read anywhere else.
Flight deals, hotel and flight reviews, and current travel news. The team of writers also gives tips and hacks for using rewards to get great travel deals.
If you’re ready to build miles without flying, this is your go-to source for information about maximizing sign-up bonuses and getting big miles fast. It also keeps up to date on great travel offers and has a forum for discussing ways to get miles and points.
Travel advice and photography for people who love to travel and keep a home base to come back to. Great blogs on active travel with tips on making the most out of your vacation days.
Million Mile Secrets
Great tips on paying with points for travel around the world. Daraius, Emily, and their team have redeemed millions of miles and enjoy all kinds of luxury travel.
Empowering travel blog for adventure-loving women interested in solo travel. Kate blogs about unique and unusual travel experiences, safety, and how to make money as a travel blogger.
Find out about great airfare and hotel deals, learn about travel loyalty programs, and keep up to date on travel news. Owner-writer Ric Garrido has been operating Loyalty Traveler since 2006.
Travel blog and travel photos by Gary Arndt, who has been traveling the world full time since 2007. Great writing and photos, and some amazing adventures from a guy who isn’t in his 20s anymore.
Travel resources, including a list of browser extensions specifically for United miles collectors. The main page has current travel news and links to podcasts.
Unique and very practical information on collecting and redeeming points. Top posts include how to buy gift cards with credit cards, redeeming travel vouchers, and eliminating visa gift card fees.
Stuck in Customs
Daily blog that specializes in spectacular travel photos and all things related to photography and photo editing. Short blogs, photos, and videos about photo editing.
Blogger at Large
Megan Singleton is the author of Blogger at Large and has been galavanting around the world travel writing full time since 2000 and blogging since 2006. “Travel inspiration made easy” is my tagline for the blog.
Adventure and travel with destinations, travel resources, and photography tips. New in 2018 is a chance to join vagabond Matt on a travel and photography tour—to Russia!
Frugal Travel Guy
Resource for all ways to save money traveling, from rewards cards to hotel deals, family travel, and tours. The FTG also has a great source for points rookies (those just beginning the points and rewards world), and a page that gives a great overview of most travel rewards cards, with links to each.
Go See Write
Permanent traveler Michael Hodson and his team have written thorough and inspiring travel guides to destinations around the world. Michael’s best claim to fame may be traveling the world without leaving the ground.
This site is for everyone who wants the freedom to work independent of location while traveling the world. The focus is the Location Rebel Academy where you can access courses that will teach you to create a business that lets you travel wherever you want.
The Art of Non-Conformity
Site with blogs about life, travel, and ‘et-cetera’ with a focus on achieving personal goals and helping others. Chris has also written a book with the same title, and both provide advice and stories about unconventional strategies.
Travel With Grant
Tips and tricks for qualifying purchases on rewards cards, bonuses, and travel reviews. Some specific smaller awards and tips that don’t seem to be on other sites.
Brutal but honest reviews of other blogs, rewards cards, and one of the only sites calling out other bloggers for aggressive selling. A look through the articles brings up an entertaining and eclectic mix of travel reviews and tips.
Witty, entertaining, and well-written blog about traveling, life, and feminism. Her descriptions of her travels (and food) make you want to follow exactly in her footsteps.
Editor Chris McGinnis has signed on with SFGate/Hearst, but will continue providing travel-related news, tips, and reviews. Also has info on new hotels, a link to a weekly Twitter travel chat, and credit card deals.
Posts 5 days a week with real deals on flights, points promotions, and new points cards. Great links to car rental deals and cashback portals.
Excellent resources for comparing travel credit cards with options for searching by airline, transferable points, hotel, business, or no fee. News includes how to maximize specific points and how to book rewards.
The Adventure Blog
The Adventure Blog features news, commentary and insights into adventures from around the globe.
The Longest Way Home
The travel blog is the journal of Dave. Starting as a private diary of sorts it's developed into a modern day explorers journal which includes helpful guides and insights into local food. This world is constantly changing and this site documents it like no one else out there.
The Free-quent Flyer
General blogs about travel, entertainment, rewards apps, and travel news. Separate Hotel Promotions page gives a long run-down of current promotions.
Points, Miles & Martinis
All around travel and points information, with details about rewards program changes and bonuses. Trip reports are categorized into major areas for an easier access to information on your next destination.
Rapid Travel Chai
Business executive and blogger Stefan Krasowski writes about travels and points/rewards. The focus is on busy, working individuals who want to travel more.
Gaijin Crew’s goal is to help other aspiring nomads achieve a life of freedom and adventure through travel.
So, whether you want to spend your days living and working wherever you want as a digital nomad, or you want to have the most amazing gap year after leaving school or even if you just want to go away somewhere for a couple of weeks with the family, this blog can help you get there, without breaking the bank in the process!
Forum and blogs about finances and traveling including investing, types of income, and rewards and points. The blogs are a collection from 8 different blogs on travel and money.
Alex in Wanderland
Fun read about travel, travel disasters, scuba diving, and permanent traveling. Alex has been traveling and blogging about it full-time for the past 6 years.
View from the Wing
View From The Wing is a thought leader in travel, featuring information on air miles, technology and other flying related topics.
Well Traveled Mile
An easy-to-navigate site with a large listing of ‘Best Of’ gear, miles and points, and travel tips and reviews. The primary focus is camping and outdoor adventure gear.
Geoff Whitmore is a writer and traveler whose work has been featured in a variety of top sites. He writes about flights and travel—often accompanied by his wife.
Extra Pack of Peanuts
Extra Pack of Peanuts shows it's audience how to travel the world, whilst spending less. They provide a range of tips on credit cards, flights and accommodation.
This site is packed with the adventures and information of traveler and nomad Dani. She’s been traveling nearly full time since 2010, and shares everything about inspiring destinations, travel how-to, and mistakes she’s made so you don’t have to.
One Mile At a Time
A massive amount of blogs about specific travel credit cards, hotel and airline bonuses and rewards changes, travel, and travel news. Also offers a link to an awards travel booking service and an active Q & A forum.
Get connected to a bargain loving adventurer and the real travelers who use his advice. You can also read reviews on travel gear and find some exotic travel stories with a local connection.