Inspirational Bloggers 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted our last piece to share with you a number of other truly inspirational bloggers who have continued to amaze us in 2016. We emplore you to viist their sites and interact if you find them inspirational.

Out an’ About – Run by a truly lovely Australian lady called Miriam who finds joy and wonder in not only her travels but everyday family life. As a mother, a wife, a traveler, and adventure enthusiast, Miriam has a vast, eclectic range of experiences. As a published writer she continues to deliver a huge amount of inspiration to us in every written word. Connecting with such a wonderful, talented writer and fellow traveler has been a huge inspiration.


Thirdeyemom – In our first few weeks of setting up A Wandering Memory, Nicole from ‘Thirdeyemom’ reached out on a post about the Greyhound bus. Ever since she has been a huge inspiration to us. Her blog is incredible, with an amalgamation of visits to over 40 countries, from her family home in Minnesota. Nicole is again a published writer, which is a dream of ours, and her travel imagery is simply divine. What really inspired us with Nicole is her commitment to social wellbeing, everything from culture, poverty and charity to specific child or UN projects. It is a delight to have her as a follower of A Wandering Memory, and we draw strength and inspiration from her posts.


Travelling the World Solo – Run by an Australian lady called Ellen, this blog encompasses the true meaning of wanderlust. Ellen travels everywhere and anywhere by herself and her posts are honest, realistic, full of enthusiasm and exquisitely versed. Her recent trip to Greenland was beyond inspiring, it was pure unadulterated wanderlust. She is an incredible writer and so honest – it’s truly a pleasure to read and follow her adventures.


Nature has no boss – Run by fellow blogger Michael Bizeau, ‘nature has no boss’ is a sensational dedicated photography blog. As many of you know our passion for photography is engrained in the majority of our posts. Mike’s photography is outstanding, and mainly concentrates on the natural world. He fills us with the passion of capturing the sublime and inspires us makes me want to become a better photographer and inspires me with every post.


Nomadruss – Russ Taylor photography is again mind-blowing, as a Wilderness guide and cultural enthusiast he has visited and lived in many places we only dream of. Again another published writer and photographer his imagery of the natural world is simply outstanding.We could only wish to one day have even a snippet of the skill he possesses and shares on a his blog.


(all imagery used is via the specific bloggers website mentioned above said image – please respect their copyright)

Of course there are so many talented blogs we follow and really enjoy reading, but this year these five have really stood out in out as inspiration leaders in our never-ending lust for travel and photography.

It is the talent of the wordpress community that inspires us on a daily basis, from travel to photography, wildlife to stories, thoughts and perspectives. The community has been so engaging and motivational and we are so happy to be a part of it.

We thank all the bloggers we have interacted with, that continue to follow and support A Wandering Memory over the last 2 years .Thank you for inspiring us and we hope continue to aid and inspire you.

Here’s to another successful year of being  inspiring by a community of amazing people. from A Wandering Memory to the blogging community.

Happy New Year.

49 thoughts on “Inspirational Bloggers 2016

  1. David what an honor to be mentioned here! Thank you so much!!! I know and adore Miriam and follow Russ as well. I look forward to checking out the other blogs you mention! Keep writing David! Never give up! 😌

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    1. Hi Nicole. You are more than welcome. I think the post said everything but I thank you once again for all the support. I’ll keep going it is my aspiration to one day get something published but realise hats a long way away. Maybe when Rhys is a little older and I have more time. Hope you had a lovely Xmas and have a great new year. Love from our family to yours

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      1. Take your time and enjoy your little boy. What a wonderful treasure! You can always keep your ideas scribbled down and then start really focusing on them when you have a bit more time. He will be into napping longer soon! But yes parenting does take a lot and lot of time, especially for an infant. Even now I’m so busy!

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      2. Very much looking forward to all of the adventures. 2.5weeks now but have to go back to work soon so that’s next challenge. Will be a challenge but we are a great team and our family is strong! Thank you for the kind words as always


      3. Also, you can always start submitting posts to other blogs as well and syndicating them. It is pretty easy to submit blog posts to Huffington Post and others. A great way to get work you’ve already created published on another avenue.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. The community is all about about sharing and support and all those mentioned have been inspirational in one way or another and so many haven’t that we haven’t mentioned. Let me know what you think of them when you check them out. Thanks you so much for the comment and for following awm it’s a privilege to have you.


  2. Thank you so much David, I’m thrilled and honored to be named here, in the company of such wonderful inspiring bloggers like Nicole and Mike, both who I’ve been following for awhile. I look forward to checking out the others as well. Happy new year to you and Megan and I hope the year ahead with your beautiful new baby boy is full of joy and exciting new adventures. By the way, would you mind if I reblog this post sometime in the new year? Cheers 🍷

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    1. Hi Miriam. You are more than welcome and it is much deserved. You are a continuing inspiration with such a great wanderlust and desire to help and communicate. Absolutely happy for the reblog and obviously will repay the favour when you are in the red centre which I am very excited to follow your adventures on. Megan is well and we are learning more and more every day. Have a lovely new year, love to the family David and Megan

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      1. What a lovely comment to wake up to on the first day of 2017. I truly appreciate your words and thank you once again. Wishing you all a beautiful year ahead and sending you much love and big hugs from down under. Happy new year David. 🎈🎈🍾😊

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    1. Hi Brooke – thank you for letting me know – I’ll check it out, however I am based in the Uk is that ok? As you may have seen we have just been blessed with the arrival of our first child so my communication maybe a little slower these days. Happy New Year

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  3. Reblogged this on Out an' About and commented:
    When I began blogging less than two years ago I never dreamed it would open up such a world of friendship, support and common wonder lusting. Late last year, at the end of a very long and average 2016, David from A Wandering Memory cast me amongst his top five travel blogs which both thrilled and humbled me no end. There are so many amazing and inspiring bloggers out there. Do check out his blog for some stunning travel destinations as well as the other talented writers and photographers featured there.
    Happy traveling and happy blogging everyone as we continue this crazy journey of life together. You all inspire me.

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  4. Thank you for your recommendations. I already follow two of these bloggers and I look forward to visiting all of the others. Travel blogs are a great way to see the world while I am waiting to head out on my own trip. Happy New Year.

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      1. If you need any advice on the best places please feel free to ask. We’ve done two round the world trips, lived in Australia USA, New Zealand, Canada, Germany and the uk. And am more than happy to help. Where are you from?

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      2. Ah Portland – I have been twice… love the Oregon Coastline its very much a hidden gem on the travel circuit. Of course that is what we are here for… any questions please feel free to shout. And if you decide to visit London – please get in touch I am a great tour guide 🙂

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    1. Hi Marsha. It’s so so hard but these Ines are the Ines that just kept me coming back and were always in touch r engaging… that’s not to say there wasn’t a lot more that were also inspiring.


      1. I know what you mean. The more engagement you have between bloggers, the closer friends you become. I am in Australia with a blogging friend I met almost 5 years ago now. We have had two holidays together, and had never met before blogging. I live in CA and she is from Australia. 🙂 That is engagement to the max, I think! 🙂

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      2. Oh that’s amazing to hear. I have befriended a number of bloggers but have yet to meet any. Miriam who is included in this post has become a huge influence and inspirational person in my blogging world. Where is ca are you based?

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      3. Ooh very nice. We are from London but have travelled extensively as I am sure you are aware. 63 countries so far and have travelled the length and breadth of ca a number of times. It’s a beautiful state. My fav is probably Yosemite and the redwoods a little further north. How are you enjoying Australia?

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      4. Yosemite is beautiful, and surprisingly I don’t get there very often. Australia is putting on it’s best weather. No matter where we have gone, the hot or cold, windy or wet has disappeared and rolled out the red carpet of perfect weather for our travels. It couldn’t be better! 🙂

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      5. Yes, and I added that one along with Broome as well. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the links. Once I got to my computer I could click on them. 🙂 Very wonderful posts! 🙂 You are very thorough. I’m also still working through my recent Arizona trip to do a few more posts, if you have any travel posts about the Sedona area, I’d be happy to include them. 🙂 I look forward to getting better acquainted in 2017. 🙂


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    1. Hi malaise thank you for the comment. I have read through your post and am happy to give some advice. Send me your email and I’ll be happy to oblige. I hope you get to follow a Wandering Memory through all of our adventures

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