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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
It really is as simple as it sounds.
r/travelphotos is for two things:
- Sharing your amazing travel photos
- Being jealous of (or feeling inspired by!) other people’s photos
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.
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.
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.