Top 12 Asian Travel Blog 2015

#1. The Poor Traveler

#1. The Poor Traveler

Country: Philippines

  • Top 25 Budget Travel Blogger 2014 by Flipkey
  • Finalist of Best Travel Blog 2014 by Wanderu
  • Top 50 Travel Blog 2014 by Travelocafe
  • Top 50 Travel Blog 2014 by Theexpeditioner
  • Top Facebook Page 2012 by Socialbakers
  • Media Feature on

  • BBC World
  • Travel Now Magazine
  • Navigator Magazine
  • Avida Living Magazine
  • La Isla Magazine
  • Cruising Magazine
  • Leisure + Adventure Magazine
  • Mabuhay & Smile Inflight Magazine

The Poor Traveler is the travel journal of two newbie travelers who always find themselves getting ripped off and whose time is always wasted getting lost. They make mistakes, lots of them. The blog has emerged as one of the biggest in the region.

#2. Travelandbeyond

#2. Travelandbeyond

Country: Singapore/Australia

  • Winner of Singapore Skyscanner Bloscars Award 2014
  • Skyscanner Asia Pacific Best Travel Blog of the Year 2014
  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog Awards 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Best Singapore Blog 2013 by HotelClub
  • Finalist of 2014 Blogster Awards in Australia
  • Media Feature on

  • Aerospace Singapore
  • National Geographic
  • CNN
  • New Straits Times
  • Jakarta Post
  • Inflight magazine of Silkair, Jetstar, Tigerair
  • Aero Latin News
  • IATA

Portraying a kaleidoscope of all things travel related mixed with just the right dosage of history and culture, Travel and Beyond is an award wining travel blog written by Joseph Ellis and Rosemarie John.

#3. The Shooting Star

#3. The Shooting Star

Country: India

  • Winner of Best Indian Travel Blogger 2013 by Indian Blogger
  • Winner of India’s Best Young Social Media Professional 2014 by CMO Asia
  • Finalist of Best Indian Travel Blogger 2015 by Vogue
  • Blog of the Week by Wanderlust Magazine UK
  • Media Feature on

  • The Times of India
  • BBC Travel
  • Interviewed on NDTV, India’s leading news channel
  • Femina
  • The Hindu
  • Hindustan Times
  • New Woman India
  • Business Standard

The award-winning travel blog is the home of Shivya Nath’s travel adventures. This 20-something girl has hitch-hiked through rural Romania, lived with the Mayan folk of Guatemala and is currently exploring the Caucasus mountains of Georgia.

#4. Lakwatsero

#4. Lakwatsero

Country: Philippines

  • International & Philippine Winner of Skyscanner Travel Blog Oscars 2013
  • Finalist of Hostel World Travel Story Awards 2013
  • Lakbay Norte 3 Bloggers Selection 2012
  • Winner of Cebu Pacific Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards 2011
  • Nominee of Philippine Best Travel Blog 2009
  • Finalist of Philippine Best Travel Blog 2008
  • Media Feature on

  • Yahoo
  • Choose Philippines Magazine
  • Inflight magazine of Philippine Airline and Cebu Pacific Air
  • Lonely Planet Magazine
  • Travel+Leisure Magazine

Founded in 2008, Lakwatsero is an award winning travel blog authored by Angel Juarez, an IT guy who doubles as a backpacker, adventure seeker, scuba diver, marine conservation biologist, mountain biker, surfer and budget traveller.

#5. Lakad Pilipinas

#5. Lakad Pilipinas

Country: Philippines

  • Finalist of Skyscanner Travel Blog of the Year 2014
  • Finalist of Globe Tatt Best Photo Blog 2013
  • PBA Best Luzon Travel Blog 2011
  • PBA Best Luzon Photo Blog 2011
  • Winner or Finalist in Photo Contests

  • Immunizers Travel Shot Photo Contest 2008
  • Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2009,2010
  • Canon Photo Marathon P&S Category 2010, 2014
  • IMAG Magazine I-Challenge
  • and more…

Christian is an award-winning travel photographer and blogger who’d rather walk all day than take a ride. Besides traveling around the Philippines and other countries, he hoards boxes of sci-fi books and listens to Metallica every single day.

#6. I Wander

#6. I Wander

Country: Singapore

  • Finalist of Singapore Best Photography Blog 2014
  • Runner-up of Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 by Asiarooms
  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog in 2012, 2014
  • Blog of the Week by Wanderlust Magazine UK
  • Media Feature on

  • Lonely Planet Asia Magazine
  • Radio 938Live
  • TV Channelnewsasia
  • The Straits Time
  • Weekender Magazine
  • Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine

Bino is a part-time wanderer! He shares top tips and ideas on how to travel the world while having the career of your choice. He also provides compelling destination guides, impressive places to stay & yummy food recommendations.

#7. Home is where your Bag is

#7. Home is where your Bag is

Country: Germany/Southeast Asia

    Media Feature on

  • Travelbook Blogstars
  • Reiseblogger Kodex

On one of Germany’s top Southeast Asia blogs Marcel and Tobi write about undiscovered beaches, secret tips and exploring the local culture, especially the delicious cuisine. Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are the countries where they left their heart at.

#8. Always Travelicious!

#8. Always Travelicious!

Country: Malaysia/Taiwan

  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog 2013, 2014

Travelling is KJ’s soul food. She needs it every now and then to recharge and hunt for good food. Always Travelicious! documents her itineraries (which she plans with blood, sweat and tears), joyous footsteps and awesome food trails.

#9. Passport Chop

#9. Passport Chop

Country: Singapore

  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog Awards 2013, 2014
  • Finalist of Singapore Skyscanner Bloscars Award 2014
  • Popular Lifestyle Blogger 2013 by The New Paper
  • Finalist of Most Popular Singapore Blogs 2013 by TheSmartLocal.com
  • Finalist of Best Singapore Travel Blog 2013 by HotelClub
  • Lonely Planet Featured Blogger 2009-2012
  • Finalist of Singapore Best Lifestyle Blog Awards 2010
  • Media Feature on

  • BBC Travel
  • Lonely Planet
  • National Geographic
  • CNN Travel
  • My Paper

Managed by a couple, PassportChop shares travel tips, photos, videos and reviews on restaurants, hotels, attractions around the world. Readers can download their customisable trip itineraries for their trip planning reference.

#10. Malaysian Flavours

#10. Malaysian Flavours

Country: Malaysia

    Coming soon…

Summerkid and Summergirl, founders of Malaysian Flavours love to eat and travel. They hope readers can follow their food trail and travelogue to discover the best from Malaysia, and other countries.

#11. Out of Town Blog

#11. Out of Town Blog

Country: Philippines

  • Finalist of Skyscanner Bloscars Travel Awards 2014
  • Top 100 Pinoy Blogs That Matter in 2013, 2014
  • Finalist of Nuffnang The N Factor – Blogger of the Year 2013
  • Media Feature on

  • Una ka Bai GMA TV-5 Davao
  • Good News Pilipinas GMA 7
  • GMA News Online
  • Business Mirror
  • Travel 360 Magazine
  • DZMM Teleradyo
  • Kapuso mo Jessica Soho
  • Manila Bulletin
  • Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine
  • Mabuhay Inflight Magazine

As an accountant by profession, Melo left the corporate world at the age of 23 to pursue his dream of exploring his countries 7,107 amazing islands. He is now a full-time travel blogger and photo-journalist for several local and international travel publications.

#12. Suma Beach Lifestyle

#12. Suma Beach Lifestyle

Country: Singapore/Canada

  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog 2013
  • Finalist of Ninjamatics Canadian Weblog 2012
  • Media Feature on

  • Expat Living Magazine
  • EX Magazine

Out of love for travel and design, former interior designer Elaine Brindamour brings together all of her passions to create a travel website focusing on beautiful destinations, hotels, restaurants and exciting activities.

Malaysia Asia

Malaysia Asia

Country: Malaysia

  • Winner of Best Blog Article on Malaysia 2012/2013 by Tourism Malaysia
  • Winner of Best Online Media 2012/2013 by Tourism Selangor
  • Winner of ‘Sarawak Hornbill Awards’ for Best Social Media 2012/2013
  • Winner of Best Online Media 2011/2012 by Tourism Sabah
  • Multiple Online Awards by many other online travel companies worldwide
  • Media Feature on

  • Lonely Planet
  • Lonely Planet Malaysia Guide Book 2014/2015
  • CNN Travel
  • Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
  • Various Malaysian Newspapers
  • Various Travel Magazines in Asia Pacific
  • Radio Stations – TRAXX FM, LITE FM, CAT FM Sarawak, Indonesian Online Radio
  • Malaysian TV – NTV7, MyTTV

As a winner of multiple awards issued by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and State Tourism Boards, David explores, writes, photographs and does intense social media for tourism and travel destinations around Malaysia and Asia, hence the name of his blog.

Irene Travelogue

Irene Travelogue

Country: Singapore

  • Finalist of Singapore Best Travel Blog 2013

She has many untold secrets to confess on Irene’s Travel Blog. You need it to read it to find out her definition of L.I.F.E.! Life goes on, be it Up or Down, Left or Right, let it be filled with a big fat bucket of hopes and laughter.

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