Twitter is a great travel resource, but with so many knowledgeable and experienced travelers active in the Twittersphere, it can be hard to know which travel Twitter accounts you should follow. We decided to round up some of our favorites to get you started.
Stay tuned: we’ll publish “Top Travel Twitter Accounts to Follow (Part 2),” with even more awesome travel Twitter account recommendations. Did we miss you or do you have a recommendation to add? Put it in the comments below, and we’ll publish a “People’s Choice” post with all of your recommendations!
Love going on nautical getaways? Cruise expert Chris will keep you up to date on everything you need to know for your next voyage. Chris has been featured on a wide variety of media outlets including FoxNews, LA Times, CruiseRadio, and The National Post.
Just like LandLopers is “not your ordinary travel site,” Matt’s Twitter account is pretty extraordinary as well. From travel news and foodie travel insights, to tales of luxury travel adventures and everything in between, one thing is certain: Matt knows his stuff.
Follow JD and be inspired by all his stunning travel photography. He’s also a renowned videographer and travel social media guru, so no doubt you’ll see him tweeting up a storm. You’ll pick up lots of tips and tricks you can apply to your travels simply by following him.
If this is what a midlife crisis looks like then we should all have one! Follow the fun and witty travels of Rick and Sandi for great adventure and culinary finds. Also, be sure to join them for #NUTS, their weekly Twitter chat about food, travel, and adventure hosted every Tuesday.
This is one guy with mad #TravelSkills, and he’s a nice guy to boot. Follow Chris to keep up with what’s happening in the travel industry and be sure to join him and Johnny Jet for their weekly #TravelSkills chat on Fridays.
Looking for a travel expert to follow? Then Lee is your guy! Being the youngest American to visit every country in the world, we suspect he knows a thing or two about travel. When he isn’t traveling, he’s living the life as a multimedia travel personality. He regularly appears on the likes of CNN, Travel Channel, BBC, NBC, ESPN, and much more.
The Points Guy
Are you a self-proclaimed rewards points addict like we are? Then you have to follow Brian Kelly to stay informed on all the points, programs, and rewards that surround travel. He used to be a Wall Street road warrior, traveling up to six months a year, so this is an especially great account to follow for all you business travelers out there.
C.C. is the master of telling stories, whether it’s through his photography, the written word, or on stage at one of the many conferences he speaks at. Besides having a self-proclaimed case of wanderlust, C.C. is a humanitarian at heart, and also tweets about causes and organizations that he supports, which aim to make the world a better place.
Johnny Jet is certainly a fitting name for this jet setter who visits an average of 20 countries per year. He tweets all about his adventures and expert travel advice. Follow this money-saving travel expert for tips and more, and be sure to join his weekly #TravelSkills Twitter chat with Chris McGinnis every Friday.
Chris & Tawny
This witty wanderlust couple will keep you entertained with all things food, drink, and travel. They met on Mount Kilimanjaro and got engaged at the Taj Mahal. We kind of think that makes them travel blogger and Twitter royalty, don’t you?
Stephanie is a full-time freelance travel writer and has spent the last three years living the semi-nomadic lifestyle (we must admit we’re a tad green with envy). She even married a fellow travel blogger and recently spent 7 months on her honeymoon in Sayulita, Mexico. Follow Stephanie on the go for awesome travels stories and advice.
We obviously have to toot our own horn! Follow us to keep up with what’s going on in the travel world and get lots of travel tips and product news along the way.
Rachelle has quite the travel blogger pedigree: she’s visited more than 34 countries, (and counting) collecting recipes along the way. This light-hearted travelista’s Twitter account is full of fun travels tweets that’ll inspire you to eat and drink your way around the world.
Flying With Fish
Steven is a travel social media consultant and host of #TNI, Twitter’s original travel chat. He started tracking his mileage in 2005 and has since racked up more than 1,000,000 miles. Between his love for planes, his robust travel schedule, and his consulting, you could say Steven knows a thing or two about travel.
TravelBreak by Steph
Stephanie Be is a travel expert who regularly contributes to The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and Elite Daily, and most recently launched TravelBreak, a site for millennial travelers. Looking for a fun travel feed to follow? Follow this one, complete with travel photos, videos, and posts.
Steph leads a, well, adventurous life–naturally! Within a year of joining Twitter, she was named one of the top global 100 and top 50 tweeple to follow. Her vast travel experience and knowledge will rev up your wanderlust in zero to 60, and her unique and specialized insight will make sure you travel like a pro.
This is a travel feed with a splash of girl power. Kate is a full-time traveler who knows lots about independent travel for women. From surviving a shipwreck in Indonesia to hitting on John Stewart and getting subsequently mocked on the Daily Show, Kate’s spunk and love for travel will draw you in in no time.
Caz Craig Makepeace
This a must-follow for all of those family road-trippers out there. Currently roadtripping through Australia, this couple knows a thing or two about life on the road. They’ll inspire and teach you to live a life outside of the stereotypical white picket fence conventions. Let’s not forget to mention that Caz and Craig live this travel-centric life with their two young daughters in tow–impressive.
Once upon a time, Jodi was a lawyer in New York City, and then one day she decided she wanted to travel (and eat her way) around the world. She quit her job and the rest is history. Jodi has accomplished an admirable amount of things in her tenure as a full-time travel writer, and she’s a great resource to consult before planning any trip, especially if your travels involve Southeast Asia and food.
This self-proclaimed adventure junkie and mojito-lover has also penned her own book, “The Adventure Traveler’s Handbook,” so when it comes to getting some travel advice you can trust, Nellie is your gal. Originally from Singapore, she has explored more than 80 countries on seven continents and can speak four languages. All we can say is, “wow.”
Stacy is a travel-savvy businesswoman filled with elite travel insight. Her job is one that would make many go weak in the knees: a luxury travel planner for high-level business and leisure travelers around the globe. Follow her along on her travels because part of planning these luxury trips means experiencing them, so she’s always somewhere exotic and beautiful, enjoying some of the finer things that the world has to offer.
It’s truly delightful to follow Gary and read about his travel experiences. He’s bungee jumped in New Zealand, swam with whale sharks in Australia, visited an active war zone in Cambodia, and so much more. From his jaw-dropping travel photography to his engaging content, you’ll come out a much wiser traveler from following along on his adventures.
Hailing from National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine, Marilyn has plenty of travel insight which she shares on Twitter. Her traditional journalism background accounts for her well-written ways, and her aptitude for having her finger on the pulse of the next big travel trend stems from her impressive career with Nat Geo. In fact, she helped catapult the Banff Crasher Squirrel to international meme-dom.
This dynamic duo lives and breathes travel and their Twitter account is proof! Follow their constant adventures and you won’t be disappointed. Each week Kathleen and Geoff host a podcast that documents their travel experiences. Listening to the “Travel Brigade Show” each week is definitely a fun way to fuel your wanderlust.
Following @JetsetExtra is a must. Join in the conversation with fellow travel aficionados and geek-out over adventure. Whether you’re looking for advice, well-written content, or just some vacation inspiration, Jason and Mary Anne Been can get you in the Jetset state of mind.
Peter S. Greenberg
Who better to get your travel news from than the Travel Editor for CBS News? No one. Which is why Peter Greenberg is a requisite follow. His treasure trove of knowledge will prepare even the most inexperienced of travelers to take on the world.
This flight attendant is serving up more than just peanuts. Follow for some inflight travel insight and plenty of laughs, and prepare to explore what it’s like to live life in the air. Her New York Times’ bestselling book “Cruising Altitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet” is a testament to the knowledge she has to impart on her fellow travelers.