The Top 20 Travel Blogs in Lisbon in 2019
After extensive research, we’re proud to announce the 20 best blogs you can find for traveling to Lisbon!
The selection process…
Traveling is about experiencing the best of what a new city can offer and a great place to find inspiration is in blogs. However, it can be a jungle to navigate through the many blogs and content you can find online. Therefore, our team has scoured the internet looking for the best travel blogs in Lisbon.
The 20 blogs that have made the final list have been selected following a selection according to 4 criteria:
- Quality of the content
- The practicality of the tips and pieces of advice
- Purpose of the blog
In this award, you will find talented photographers, skilled writers, wanderlust addicts, foodies, family travelers, and eco-friendly travelers. Additionally, it is necessary to mention that some websites awarded are not, strictly speaking, travel blogs. However, in every case, the usefulness of their tips or their great content have convinced us to include them.
All 20 blogs have made it as “Best 20 Travel Blogs” meaning the order is random.
We would like to congratulate all the bloggers that made the Top 20 thanks to their awesome work!
The nominated bloggers are more than welcome to put the following code on their website to use the badge and share their nomination with their readers!
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Urban Pixxels stands out for its travel inspiration and useful information for those who wish to discover what is out there. What you will soon realize after going through Urban Pixxels is that you will prefer to watch videos and look at the pictures more than you would read about places to visit. Urban Pixxels also believe “exploring local food culture is just as important as sightseeing.” In her Lisbon post, she shares how to shop in style, where to eat and what to do.
Marlies the founder of Magnificent Escape is a travel blogger that brings people from different countries together. The need to create a travel blog stemmed from a lack of honest travel tips online.
After years of traveling, Marlies realized that simple tips such as ‘how to pack for (insert destination)’, ‘tips to keep your home safe while traveling’, or ‘tips on saving money to travel the world’ were not always talked about.
These topics are highly relevant to your mental health before, during, and after traveling that many people do not take into account. It is always easier and more alluring to look through those pink glasses and wish you had someone else’s life instead.
Authentic Food Quest
Rosemary Kimani and Claire Rouger are the culinary explorers behind Authentic Food Quest. They aim to inspire people to explore the local flavors on their travels. Through food, they believe, people can have a deeper and richer connection to a destination.
Experts at discovering the local and authentic foods in a region, they share the inside scoop and cultural context about what and where to have the best local food experiences.
Their website, Authentic Food Quest, is a resource platform to help people explore the local food experiences on their travels.
You can find can self-guided authentic food trails for Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Hanoi and Singapore on their website. And their books, Authentic Food Quest Peru and Authentic Food Quest Argentina available on Amazon.
Two Scots Abroad
Gemma and Craig from Two Scots Abroad create ridiculously useful travel itineraries for destinations around the world.
This travel blog supports you from the travel planning to packing stages and then inspires you with things to do once you touch down in your dream location. It really does help you move from armchair to the airport.
Whether you are looking for tips on road trips or how to pack for winter ski getaways, the team at Two Scots Abroad provide affordable travel advice at no cost to you.
Lisbon Photo Memories
Lisbon Photo Memories is a trademark of a professional photographer named Paula da Paz. What she loves most about her work is to take pictures of people while showing them her beautiful Lisbon. “If I had to choose, I’ll be always doing “discovering Lisbon” photo sessions, because I will also be giving clients a bit of myself.” Her website shows my work and the blog menu has a few stories about specific photo sessions.
Atlas Lisboa – Not a typical guide
Atlas Lisboa is not your typical guide to Lisbon. In a town increasingly run on hype, as Lisbon now is, they like to separate the excellent from the merely loud and well-funded.
They’ve built their platform from our explorations of Lisbon’s hidden charms and unspoiled places. Starting as a blog, and now have an app and a marketplace for tours and experiences around Lisbon and beyond, all run and written by people who call this country home.
Along the way, they continue meeting people who are true originals in the areas of art, design, literature, gastronomy, sports, commerce, and, yes, even fortune-telling. This is a chronicle of these people and places and your link to them.
Launched in 2014, Every Steph is a rapidly-growing travel and lifestyle blog by Steph, a tireless traveler, coffee addict from Italy. Every Steph tries to redefine the stereotype of the eco-traveler, by showing readers that sustainable travel can easily go hand in hand with a touch of luxury. Eco-luxury is a real thing! You’ll also be able to find travel guides, luxury travel tips, itineraries, and off-the-beaten-path suggestions. Every Steph also features fashion, lifestyle, and healthy living recipes & tips.
Lisbon by Light
When Paula arrived in 2004, Lisbon was far from being THE city people should visit. But for her, as for the few outsiders who chose Lisbon over their own country by that time, it was a rough diamond. A place filled with authenticity, where the slow living was not a concept and where she found kindness from the locals never experienced before.
Despite all of this, Lisbon was falling apart. Most of the buildings needed renovation and the crisis was hitting Portugal.
Lisbon by Light was born from her desire to talk about Lisbon and to draw the portrait of people who inspire her. Entrepreneurs who were leading businesses through the crisis, artists who were fighting to survive and the locals who never questioned their faith and their love for Lisbon.
Nowadays, her Lisbon Stories include not only Portuguese but also foreigners who believed in the city, but in the end, the main character of her blog is and will always be Lisbon.
Salt in Our Hair
Salt in our Hair who have an outstanding amount of followers on Instagram who offers travel guides with the focus on stunning photos and videos. Salt in our Hair’s travel blogs helps you easily plan your holiday or city trip from day to day.
Indie Traveller is not your usual travel blog as it doesn’t feature sponsored trips and isn’t always focused on the typical experiences.
“What I enjoy most about traveling is the element of exploration and this is something I try to encourage in all the travel guides that I post.” – Indie Traveller
Through his blogs, he believes the best way to explore Lisbon is by foot, and there is much more to the city than just the most touristy district of Alfama – and he also invites you to jump off the beaten path to discover something new. Indie Traveller believes strongly in traveling independently (i.e. making your own plans) and all the travel guides on Indie Traveller are also fully independent.
Bon Traveler is a blog dedicated to inspiring others to travel well and travel often. Through curated guides and travel tips, Bon Traveler aims to not only inspire but help in the travel planning process. Whether it’s time abroad or adventures in the city of Lisbon, Jessica shares her experiences weekly through storytelling and quality imagery.
Geeky Explorer is a down-to-earth travel blog, focusing on curated itineraries, destination guides, insider tips to save time and money, and other practical advice to #TravelSmart. Geeky Explorer is an engineer who enjoys efficiency, so he tries to convey that on his travel stories.
The Nomadic Vegan
The Nomadic Vegan is a one-stop shop for insider tips on finding healthy vegan and vegetarian food all over the world. And since the blog’s creator, Wendy Werneth, is based in Lisbon, you can be sure that her recommendations for vegetarian eatings in the Portuguese capital are always current and up to date. Which is good news, because there are new veg-friendly places popping up in Lisbon all the time!
Whether you’re looking for a fully vegan restaurant or one that caters for both veggie and meat-based diets, you’re sure to find a place that’s right for you at The Nomadic Vegan.
Taste of Portugal
Taste of Portugal aims to share Portugal‘s most beautiful places, its colorful culture, and kind people.
They intend to preserve the traditional Portuguese handcraft by sharing it with the world. The collections that we accurately put together, combine traditional handcraft with a contemporary touch. On one hand they promote young and ancient Portuguese labels and on the other hand, we try to stay creative ourselves with our own collections.
You Could Travel
At You Could Travel, it is their mission to inspire couples to travel to regain their sense of adventure, capture intimate moments together and pursue experiences during which they can learn about our beautiful blue planet through science, conservation, photography, and storytelling.
As The Sparrow Flies
Sam Sparrow (the woman behind the blog) from a young age had a natural curiosity about the world around her. Her outstanding work has been featured in Lonely Planet!
In her blog, you will quickly realize as a traveler, “your number one priority is fitting in as much travel and adventure as possible around your grown-up stuff. Like bills, haircuts and doing the food shop.” A blog that’s full of personality as well as practical tips for you to enjoy your stay in Lisbon.
Twins that Travel
Claire and Laura are the Twins that Travel who empower people to get out there and see the world regardless of their anxieties! In 2014 they realized they could no longer live within their comfort zones and decided to start a travel blog. Fast forward, now travel is their full-time jobs and they have collaborated with household names and winning a number of awards for their blog.
In their blog post about Lisbon, you will discover their love for Belem and their favorite part of the city along with its unique character traits as well as tips and recommendations that will benefit your travels throughout Lisbon.
The incredible blogging duo from Ireland shares their 48 hours in Lisbon where they take readers on a journey to uncover hidden gems within the hills on which this city was built on. Their blog post about Lisbon is a travel and food guide that will have you licking your lips and rearranging your plans for when you touch down in Lisbon. They also have a podcast in which you can tune into!
A well-established chef with a sweet tooth who conducts baking masterclasses all over India and London who blogs about her experiences traveling and eating. In Lisbon, she shares into fine detail with readers the very best food recommendations and their locations!
Where Two Go To
Where Two Go To aims to show the reader the wonders of Portugal beyond the most common attractions. “We try to capture the essence and taste of places through conversations with locals, regional cuisine, using our camera’s lenses and through our eyes of a tourist guide and a marketer.” Their travels abroad immersing in different cultures also cover many topics on the blog.
Plan your trip to Lisbon
All the above-mentioned bloggers have all provided an amazing guide on what to do and see while visiting Lisbon. Don’t let your bags hold you back from experiencing Lisbon from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart. Store your bags with one of our 30 luggage storage locations all around Lisbon.