Top 6 Travel Influencers in 2018

Let’s face it, our travel destination ideas are often inspired by what we see on social media, especially if it’s coming from our favorite travel influencers. In fact, the rate at which people around the world travel can be traced back to the travel snaps and posts that they see from their favorite Instagram star, and this is why resorts and travel companies are willing to pay top dollar in order to access an influencer’s audience. On top of that, Airbnbs and reasonable airfare deals are making travel even more accessible, thus compelling people to explore the world around them.

However, when it comes to setting the trend on which destinations to visit, travel influencers have become the new authority. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to go next, then we suggest you check out some of these highly popular travel influencers.

Louis Cole

With almost 2 million subscribers on YouTube, Fun For Louis is one of the most popular travel inspiration channels. It follows the adventures of Louis Cole who posts daily vlogs of his latest destination and what he’s up to.

Kristen Alana

Instagram travel influencer Kristen Alana started out as a wedding photographer, but soon found that travel photography is much more fun and interesting, so she decided to pursue that avenue instead. Since then, she has worked with several prestigious brands like the Four Seasons and Air France, while documenting her jaunts around the world to an audience of 227,000 Instagram followers and blog readers.

Jackson Harries

Jackson Harries’ journey to becoming a travel influencer started when he decided to take a gap year between high school and college in order to explore his love of making video documentaries. The rest, as they say, is history. Harries has done well for himself and has a YouTube channel with over 4 million subscribers, while he has 1.7 million followers on Instagram.

Annette White

Annette’s aptly named Bucket List Journey blog offers followers a window into her world as she travels to unique destinations in a bid to check them off her ‘bucket list’. Her captivating photography is testament of her astute attention to detail, and has garnered her over 44,000 followers on Instagram.

Allan Hinton

Allan Hinton is one of the many world nomads who have quit perfectly good jobs in the corporate world in exchange for a life of travel and adventure. It’s now been 40 months since he started his journey, and in that time he has managed to amass an Instagram audience of 168,000 followers.

Expert Vagabond

As his moniker implies, Matthew Karsten aka the Expert Vagabond is the consummate perennial traveller. He started his nomadic lifestyle in 2010, when he decided to give it all up to explore the world while sharing his experiences with others through his highly popular blog and Instagram profile which has 134,000 followers. Matthew’s life on the road even led to finding love with like-minded travel influencer, Anna Everywhere, with whom he is now married and travelling the world.

The Coolest Bars to Visit in Bali

Bali truly is an Indonesian paradise and if you are heading there, not only will you be treated to the exotic island beaches, sun and surf, but when night falls, you will have an array of nightlife options. Whether you want to dance the night away and party hard, eat great food, or chill out, here are some of the coolest bars you should visit.

 

Single Fin – Uluwatu

The best bar by far to visit in Uluwatu is Single Fin. After a day of swimming and surfing, head to this bar to enjoy fantastic Indian Ocean views. Situated at the top of a cliff, it attracts a vibrant crowd and is popular for its live music nights. So, after sun is down, you may find yourself dancing the night away.

 

Alleycats – Kuta

Kuta boasts a number of popular bars and nightlife spots. First off, Alleycats offers cheap deals on Vodka Red Bulls and has a social atmosphere of young and lively tourists. Furthermore, their full English breakfast may be just the cure you need after a night in town. Alternatively, if it’s an all-night party you are looking for then Eikon is the place for you. Here, things only get started after midnight and the bar has a large bar and dancefloor as well as an upstairs terrace. The bar snacks are good and the bar has a great reputation for its music. Another great spot is Sky Bar, which is famous for its unlimited food and drink hours.

 

Although you may find yourself queuing at the bar due to its popularity, once you have your drinks there are multiple dance areas, or you can head for the rooftop to relax and take in the city lights below. Lastly, if you prefer the more laid back chillaxed vibe, then you should head to the Apache Reggae Bar. Paying tribute to Bob Marley, this bar is unpretentious and super chilled. You can turn up at any time and in anything, including your swimwear. It’s very popular with the surf crowd.

 

Potato Head Beach Club – Seminyak

If you find yourself in Seminyak then you should treat yourself to Potato Head Beach Club and tuck into their delicious food and cocktails. Enjoy the sunbeds and infinity pool and dance until the early hours of the morning. However, if you want a classier vibe, head to its neighbour down the road Ku De Ta. This venue is more elegant and has an evening dress code. Split over two levels of seating with a couple of bars, it’s a superb place from which you can enjoy the picturesque surroundings. Finally, La Favela is a must to enjoy a fantasy experience with its famous décor and twinkling lights. Their desserts and champagne cocktails are not to be missed.

 

Laughing Buddha – Ubud

You will find Laughing Buddha Bar in Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest for live gigs and funky music. Not only can you drink until late, you can eat until 1 AM. More exclusively, visit XL Shisha Lounge for their comfortable couches, red lighting, and aquarium for a lovely experience.

 

Try them all – you can deal with the hangover later!