The Best Travel SubReddits [Updated 2019]

I love Reddit.

It’s like the world’s biggest forum with SubReddits for every category you can think of.

If you’re planning a sabbatical, it’s a great place to hang out to get advice from the experts.

But which ones are the best travel SubReddits?

Scroll down to see 8 of my favourite:


1) r/Travel

Travel Subreddit: r/travel banner

It’s an obvious place to start but the r/travel SubReddit is the hub for travel on Reddit. with over 600,000 members at the time of writing there is a big community to call on.

They have travel city or country of the week where they ask for the communities experience of a place which quickly turns into an incredible guide to a destination. These then get archived in the ‘topic of the week wiki‘ and become and invaluable tool for travellers.

They have loads of guides and FAQs in the sidebars and on the rules page, loads of amazing information to keep us travellers interested.


2) r/Shoestring

Best Travel SubReddits: r/shoestring

r/shoestring is the perfect travel SubReddit if you’re on a budget. They describe themselves as “a resource for those planning a trip on a shoestring budget. Whether you want to cheaply travel to a destination you already have in mind, or brainstorm your next frugal vacation, we hope this website will help you plan an affordable and amazing vacation.”

Post up your destination, budget and plans and the community will give you advice on your plans whilst trying to keep you from going bankrupt!


3) r/MapPorn

Travel SubReddit: r/mapporn

If you’re like me and alot of travellers I know, you’ll love maps. They bring back trips I’ve been on or set my mind racing with future plans.

If that sounds like you then r/mapporn is a travel SubReddit for you!

They have maps of everything you can think of; historical empires, tallest buildings in the world, languages spoken, life expectancy, Columbus’s travels and even just beautiful maps of the worlds itself.

And if none of this is what you are looking for there is even a ‘weekly map request‘ thread to get you what you need!

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4) r/SoloTravel

Travel Subreddit: r/solotravel

If you are a solo traveller r/solotravel is perfect, but if not this is still a really useful travel SubReddit to be part of.

With just under 100,000 members at the time of writing the advice from the community is fantastic. There are so many great threads I find myself constantly copying and pasting reminders into Evernote for future trips.

There is also a weekly post giving you the opportunity to meet up with fellow travellers to make your solo trip a little less lonely.


5) r/TravelPhotos

It really is as simple as it sounds.

r/travelphotos is for two things:

  1. Sharing your amazing travel photos
  2. Being jealous of (or feeling inspired by!) other people’s photos

6) r/DigitalNomad

Travel SubReddit: r/digitalnomad

r/digitalnomad is a community of people who use their digital skills to allow them to travel or live abroad. 

It has great threads running about learning digital skills, finding remote working jobs and answers questions about what it’s like to live in certain destinations.

For many people constant travel is the dream, if so this is the travel SubReddit for you.


7) r/OneBag

What’s the number one regret of first-time long-termtravellers? Packing too much!

Step in, r/onebag a subreddit about living out of a backpack.

These guys are packing experts who are conditioned to a life on the road, and have refined their kit down to the essentials.

You may not be planning to go quite as minimalist of some of them, but you will still pick up packing tips and gear ideas that will be really useful ahead of your trip.


8) EarthPorn

Best travel subreddits, earthporn

r/earthporn is pure. Any photos with people, boats, houses, dogs, volley ball courts, spaceships (you get the picture!) will be taken down.

This is naked, natural landscape photographs at their best.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next trip, then look no further!

As recommended by the guys at ScrewTheAverage.com in the comments below.

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Screw The Average
2 years ago

Fantastic list! We hadn’t heard of r/MapPorn before and are going to check it out! We also follow r/onebag and r/heronebag for single bag lightweight travel, r/longtermtravel for great conversation on longer travels (we travel full-time), r/AwardTravel and r/churning for cheaper travel on points and rewards, and for great images we enjoy r/earthporn and r/ArchitecturePorn.

Reddit is such a great forum for travel advice, tips, and ideas!

Justin Acco
2 years ago

Thanks for listing all these! I knew about some but was happy to discover more subreddits to help me travel


Useful Tools for Booking Your Sabbatical

Flights

I always use Skyscanner or Agoda alongside Google Flights to make sure I’ve got the best price. I use Google Flights to save a route and monitor price changes and a combination of Skyscanner and Agoda to get the cheapest tickets. 

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Accommodation

When booking accommodation I always start with Booking.com as they generally have the best range and prices. I also regularly use Airbnb for longer stays and apartments in cities (use this link for £25 off your first stay). For a different experience try signing up to Housecarers for free house-sitting opportunities (get 10% off membership with this link).

Insurance

Travel insurance might seem like an unnecessary cost, but when a flight gets cancelled, injury occurs or you damage a piece of gear you’ll regret not paying in advance. I’ve used  World Nomads for two sabbaticals and (after badly damaging a hire car in Laos!) found the claim process to be simple and transparent.

Tours

Using local guides is one of my favourite travel tips. The easiest way to find a local guide is to use Get Your Guide who offer tours with local guides all over the world.

Gear

Check out my gear page for my favourite travel gear, here for a detailed 3-month packing list for men and women and here to find 38 great travel gifts.

Transfers

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