9 Best Travel-Centric Twitter Accounts

September 4, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin
Image via National Geographic

When it comes to travel, we love exploring new destinations, savoring local dishes, indulging in outstanding nightlife, and getting cultured in the world’s greatest institutions. What’s even better is finding out about these hot spots from like-minded globetrotters who have vetted them all so we don’t have to. Below is our roundup of exceptional travel Tweeters to follow before you hit the road, making sure your trip is even more unforgettable.

A Hotel Life | Twitter @AHotelLife
A look at some of the most beautiful, unique and well designed hotels in cities far and wide, this blog gives an insider’s look into these spaces in a personal way, complete with in-room #selfies. Founded by seasoned hotelier Ben Pundole, the hotel reviews and must-dos are contributed by a growing list of stylish travelers like Natalie Joos and Cynthia Rowley.


Du Jour Media | Twitter @DuJourMedia

Insider access to fashion, design, culture and travel, Du Jour will keep you in the know about everything ranging from London’s most beautiful hotel room, to what airports have first-rate vending machines to up your beauty routine.


Unlike | Twitter @unlike

Hard to find places and trendy spots locals love—unlike is a city guide that helps connect you with the coolest not-so-touristy places at your destination.


Afar | Twitter @afar

Covering the best places to eat, stay and things to do around the globe, this tasteful blog will introduce you to locals in places as disparate as Merzouga and Antarctica, as well as clue you in on everything you need to know before you go.


Cool Hunting | Twitter @coolhunting

Cool Hunting started over a decade ago as a design blog and now is a go-to destination to find the best in tech, style, culture, and art around the world. Their dedicated travel hub boasts gear reviews, area guides and travel app news.


Trippy | Twitter @usetrippy

Trippy is an online community of jet-setters answering each others’ questions related to travel, like “What’s the first thing you should do after landing in NYC?” and “Where was the best sunset you’ve ever seen?” This is an awesome way to get insiders’ knowledge on your destination and everything in between.


National Geographic | Twitter @NatGeo

Incredible photography and tight journalism come together for a pleasurable read @NatGeo (National Geographic Travel). If you weren’t inspired to holiday in Slovenia or hike the Rocky Mountains before, after a stop here, you certainly will be.


Off Track Planet | Twitter @OffTrackPlanet

With informative, offbeat columns like “Guide to Fire Walking” and “Five Places to Get High in South America,” by following these guys, your adventures will surely end up more colorful. They also make it easy to contribute your own stories. so if you’ve ever had the travel writer itch, Off Track Planet will help you scratch it.


Fest 300 | Twitter @fest300

If hitting up the world’s best festivals is your thing, look no further than this detailed site and Twitter feed, curated by hospitality “guru” Chip Conley. Their in-depth roundup of music, film, food, “rituals of the sacred” and more, will take you on a lively, cultured global whirlwind.