Here at The Culture-ist we are huge supporters of people who have created incredible blogs and websites that promote the beautiful things in life whether it be through travel, (sustainable, whole) food, artisans, women’s issues, going green, philanthropy and educating readers about cultures around the world. Here are our picks for best blogs and websites of 2013.
Stories of Conflict and Love
A Casual Notebook
In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, Atlas Obscura celebrates a different way of looking at the world. They depend on a far-flung community of explorers to help discover amazing, hidden spots, and to share their unique finds with the world.
Nerd’s Eye View
A clean, sassy and visually provocative site, Fathom celebrates all the reasons why we pack our bags, get on a plane, hitch a ride, and explore beyond our backyards. It’s the travel website reinvented — through inspiring stories, practical advice, and useful tools and products. Fathom is where world-curious travelers indulge their passion for travel — whether they’re getting on a plane tomorrow or staying at their laptop.
Not Without Salt
Eat Your World
The folks at EYW love tasting the locally distinct foods and drinks of a destination and believe that these experiences are essential to illuminating a region’s unique culture, geography, history, and lore. This delicious site helps fellow travelers find these truly authentic eats.
Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful life with less stuff. They tackle philosophical topics like simple living and pursuing your passion, to writing, publishing, entrepreneurship health, relationships, personal growth, and contribution.
Ken Kaminesky Travel Photography
On his site, renown photographer Ken Kaminesky shares breathtaking landscape photos from his travels around the world. A visual storyteller, he communicates his passion for travel and for the landscapes and people he meets along the way through his informative and eye candy filled blog.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next trip in the form of travel photos, videos and stories, check out this adventurous site.
Spotted by Locals
Can we say teenage prodigy?! Hosted by 15-year-old Booker and his friends, Booker Travels documents journeys to destinations around the world through their eyes. Booker’s videos are informative, entertaining and incredible for the sheer fact that they are edited and produced by such a young traveler. “Teenage travelers are the new explorers of the world we live in, the re-discoverers of our planet and now, the guides to our travels” — Booker.