The 30 nicest travellers to follow on Twitter

It seems like every travel blogger and his dog has a list of the so-called “best travellers to follow on Twitter”, cataloguing the most popular, the most prolific and the most influential travel tweeters – but no-one has a list of the nicest, friendliest and chattiest travellers on Twitter.

Until now, that is.

Twitter bird

Frankly, I have no idea what makes someone “the best” on Twitter – but I do know that the popular social media platform is more about community than it is about the individual.

And the travel community is among the warmest, friendliest and most caring on Twitter. Since starting out on Twitter in January 2012 I’ve gone from zero to more than 1,500 followers, of which I consider every single one a friend.

That’s right, whoever said Twitter followers and Facebook friends aren’t your real friends was dead wrong. They’re your best friends.

A child's drawing of friends

Nice guys (or girls) don’t finish last at Man vs World, they finish first.

I don’t care whether you have 100 followers or 10,000 so long as you follow me, converse with me, share with me, have my back in a fight and lend me money whenever I’m a bit short.

That’s why these people are the 30 nicest travel tweeters on Twitter. They may not be the most popular travel bloggers, the most influential on Twitter or even that good-looking; then again, they might be!

@25travels

A job shouldn’t stop you from seeing the world…

@antipodeanblog

Kiwi travel blogger exploring Europe…

@BackPackerSteve

Travel- and videoblogger focussing on budget travelling…

@BudgetWanderer

Duo from Down Under…

@Canuckiwikate

Canadian expat teaching in NZ…

@DangerousBiz

Trying to balance a normal life with an unquenchable lust for travel…

@DocWends

Travel blogger, writer, photographer, author, and inspirational speaker…

@Expatior

Ginger fellow who loves to write…

@freakytravel

The undertakings of a solo travel artist…

@GirlFriTravel

Travel, cruise, food and wine lover…

@GregGoodman

Busy chronicling my adventures…

@jouljet

Beer drinking, travel addicted, cricket tragic…

@LADventurers

Amale perspective on adventure and travel..

@mellyboo

Following my dreams and here to share my thoughts…

@NoPlaceToBe

An English couple sharing our backpacking experiences…

@OneDayInACity

Balancing a career and a relationship with travel…

@packsandbunks

World traveller, travel blogger, QPR fan…

@PckYourPassport

An English girl living, working & travelling…

@raghavmodi

Tweets about movies, music, travel…

@ThatGeordieGirl

Love London, travel, playing out…

@thenorthernist

Two passports. One yellow backpack…

@theridingdutch

Expressive fortune seeker in between travels…

@thevacationwanderer

Loves travel and photography…

@traveling9to5

Getting out from behind our desk. Taking more risks…

@TraveloCafe

Festivals, arts & nature lovers…

@travels4couples

Married travellers blogging about their adventures…

@TripLogic

Happiest when exploring new cultures & local cuisines…

@VickyFlipFlop

Loving life, especially dancing, drinking and eating sausages…

@waegook_tom

Brit in Korea blogging about expat lifestyle & travel…

@worldwanders

Explore the world of travel and pop-culture…

Friends on a tour of Spain (Valencia pictured).

And that, my friends, is an alternative round-up of the travel tweeters you must follow on Twitter. You can find me, of course, here (@themanvsworld). My apologies if I haven’t included you here – I still love you, honest I do!

Also check out Man vs World’s 10 great resources for aspiring travel bloggers, a collection of the greatest online articles, ebooks and websites for travel blogging wannabes.

About Simon Petersen
Travel blogger, journalist, sports and movie fiend. Chronicling the life and times of a Kiwi at home and abroad.

71 Comments on The 30 nicest travellers to follow on Twitter

  1. PS Three weren’t working.

  2. Okay, I’m following all. Expect my life to change immediately.

  3. What a lovely list! Thanks for putting this together, I followed them all.
    I only started my blog recently but already found the twitter travel community to be unbelievably friendly and supportive. It’s a pleasure to take part in the tweeting fun 🙂

  4. Thanks for this resource, I followed all of them (that were active and legit – a few came up empty) — @lawsonphoto99

    • Simon Petersen // 7 January 2013 at 12:47 // Reply

      They should all be legit! But thanks for pointing out that two are no longer active. The list has now been updated to include two other travel tweeting legends!

  5. Sniff sniff sniff!

    Haha, fair plays dude. I haven’t got to know ou yet but hopefully that will all change soon. 🙂

  6. Hi there! Thanks for sharing / look forward to checking them all out

  7. I still can’t believe we didn’t make this list 🙁 But seriously, it’s a good list.

  8. Obviously, you haven’t met me yet. LOL

  9. Fucking outrage.

  10. Hey! Thanks so much for including Adventures of a GoodMan (@greggoodman) on your list. I’m so proud that I’m gonna tell my mom! 🙂

  11. Great list! I’m following most of them. Glad to see Doc Wends, Jerick, Roy and Tom on the list the most 😀

  12. Cheers buddy … although I’ll now probably be removed from loads of peoples lists because the QPR thing is out of the bag. Its fair enough I guess 😉

    • Simon Petersen // 27 September 2012 at 17:11 // Reply

      People have a right to know just what kind of person you are, Neil – a person who supports a team like QPR… Haha

      • Careful Simon, I’m QPR too!

        Thanks for the list. I’m now following every one on there so if they’re not as nice as you say they are I’ll be sending round the Rangers heavy mob to sort you out 😉

        • Simon Petersen // 29 September 2012 at 23:29 // Reply

          Haha, just as long as you guys don’t call that loose cannon Barton back and send him after me! Cheers mate – I’m a Fulham fan by the way.

  13. Awww shucks, thank you! This reminds me of the old saying, “it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” Some other lovelies on the list here, too 🙂

  14. AWWWWwwww… this is a GREAT list (even though I’m not on it)!! Off to check out the ones I don’t know about yet!!

    • Simon Petersen // 24 September 2012 at 18:25 // Reply

      Maybe you’ll be on the next one! Make sure you follow me, too – although I’m not nearly as nice as the people on this list!

  15. It was a lovely surprise to see I was included on your list – thank you! I think it’s great that the welcoming community of travellers on the road also extends to Twitter. Enjoy the travels!

    • Simon Petersen // 24 September 2012 at 18:11 // Reply

      Haha, I tried to keep it a surprise, too – hoping that people would come and read the story rather than letting them know about it on Twitter! Thanks!

  16. That’s totally awesome that you did this. We are so new to the travelling community and it’s so awesome to see all the partnership and camaraderie! Rock on!!

  17. Wow! Thanks for the mention and we are so excited to have made your list! You totally made our day!!! We have only been on twitter for a few months but definitely agree that the travel community is great and very welcoming. Thanks for all the retweets of our posts and we look forward to chatting more on twitter with you.

    • Simon Petersen // 20 September 2012 at 20:25 // Reply

      It was my pleasure – thank you for being so nice! It really is a good community; to be honest, travel bloggers who aren’t nice are few and far between.

  18. Thanks so much for including me on your list, you totally made my day! The travel blogging community has to be one of the best blogging communities out there.

    You should definitely include yourself on the list though, always love your tweets! Off to make some new friends…

  19. How delightful to be included! Looking forward to our twitter convos to come!

  20. great list there! I can vouch that heaps of them are awesome people! 🙂

  21. Aww, thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great list! Found some fab travelers here!

  22. Thanks for including me, Simon! I’m going to make sure I’m following every last one of these people!

  23. Hey Simon,

    thanks for including me and of course we are somehow like a traveller-family 😉
    I like the idea of having this kind of alternative lists – not based on fame or numbers. Now i have to check the other Twitterhandles 🙂

  24. Aww, thanks for the mention!!

    And thanks for the great list – a few people on here that I wasn’t following yet, but am now!

  25. Aren’t you lovely! Never thought I’d appear on any kind of ‘top bloggers’ list, I’m honoured to have been chosen for yours. 🙂 Thanks for showing the best side of the travel blogging community.

    • Simon Petersen // 19 September 2012 at 19:13 // Reply

      Glad to add you – besides it’s the least I could do after you shouted me a beer that time! Haha

  26. I have followed all of the above (many I already follow). Thanks for the great list .

  27. Awww thank you so much for including me Simon!! Very honoured 🙂

  28. I’m first on the list, does it mean that I’m the friendliest of them all? 😉

  29. I’m on a list finally!!!! Thanks so much Simon, really appreciate it. by the way did you get my email of love to you….i mean…

  30. Thanks for including me on the list Simon! Honoured, and I’m definitely sticking that one on the old CV 🙂

  31. “Well I won’t be on there but I think I’ll see who I should be following.” … “Holy crap!”

    Didn’t expect that!

    Cheers very much for the handy list of people with brilliant wiriting to learn from, and for including myself.

  32. Kia ora, bro! Thanks heaps, this is such a compliment 🙂 I quite enjoy stalking… erm I mean following your stuff as well!

    When you’re back in the land of the long white cloud it would be cool to catch up, if possible!

    Thanks again, mate Chur!

  33. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for the mention! I’m stoked! You rock!

    I’ve definitely got your back and happy to share your stuff with my followers 🙂 (still absolutely LOVE your post about NZ beaches)

    *massive hugs*

  34. thanks so much for the mention mate! I am rather surprise to be included in your list and grateful for your generosity and kind friendship.

    Happy travels mate 🙂

  35. Oh wow! I am so honoured and excited to be on this list! Ha! Thanks!
    Looks like I have a few people to discover on this list…..what a great compilation!

    I would surely have your back in a fight – there is an Aussie song all about ‘standing by your mate when she/he’s in a fight’ – ha! True blue! And I would certainly hope I would have some money to lend you when you needed it the most!

    Am loving sharing, interacting, and reading your posts too! Keep it up!

  36. Muchas Gracias! Your not too bad yourself!

    Us travelers have to look out for each other 🙂

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