Top 10 Travel Blogs - Our Pick of the Best

If you're planning travel or really want to know where the most delicious and delectable destinations on the planet, the blogosphere is always a good place to start. We've taken out all the hard work for you and hand picked an eclectic collection of great blogs. Not only do they all have something really special about them, instrinsically, they're also about good stuff too. Launched well before the film of the same name made famous by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the Mr & Mrs Smith blog is a great place to learn about what's going on in the most most stylish travel. Get the lowdown from the original sytle-seeks' latest good-time hunting expeditions and find ditination inspiration and insider tips from around the world. I rather like this idea of worldeating which is the theme of the World Foodie Guide blog. It has some gorgeous photography and is a record of five years of eating and travel and lots of great reviews of restaurants. There's a good focus on London too so for the out of towner foodie heading to the smoke, this is a must.

Here's a totally 2.0 traveller, The Twitchiker may sound more like serial killer with a nervous disposition, but it's actually a very clever move that's bagged the writer a book deal - congratulations to you! The author has spent this year travelling and has been leaving the decision making on where to go to his following on twitter - what a brave thing to do. From backpacking to and back to opulence, next is A Luxury Travel Blog which is pretty newsy. It focuses on the finer aspects of travel and serves as a gateway for the discerning traveller, providing information on the most luxurious hotels and resorts, the finest restaurants and news from within the luxury travel industry, to name just a few. Another one to highlight the luxuries of living a 5* lifestyle is Hotel-Girl - lots of news about the glamorous happenings in hotel land and written by three journalists in the know. Europe a la Carte is a really good place for those looking for stories about trips around Europe and what's on while you are there. This blog also featured in our Top 10 restaurant blogs because it's packed full of so much yummy good stuff about where to eat too.

If you want to know more about the ins and outs of family travel Have a lovely time is a new site dedicated to showcasing real travel experiences by real families. It's not only inspirational but offers very practical guides and insights to travelling with kids. I really like Roaming Tales because it brings together so many other great blogs too. It has just started running a blogger food and travel carnival - which means it rounds up all the best blog posts in one neat and tidy post and I'm in awe of all the great places to visit - so click through the link to read the latest one. You may know of this blog already and if you don't, you do now. Travel Rants is the UK's top consumer champion in all things travel-related and all round good bloke too. He's often quoted in the media and is also a great read. This is very niche, very UK, and very new which is why it definitely deserves a mention for it's singlehanded efforts to modernise Eastbourne, so please give a warm welcome to The Guesthouse Eastbourne. I'd also like to ask you to let us know about your own favourite travel blogs. This list is by no means definitive. If you want to know more about flights, holidays and weekends away, don't forget to check lastminute.com.