Travel blogs of the future

Travel Blogging Until They Die

Some travel blogs are abandoned mere days into a trip once it is realised how much work is involved and time taken away from the enjoyment of travel. Others peter out when the journey ends, real jobs are taken and lifestyles change. There are many reasons why a blog started today will be neglected and end but some travel bloggers are in it for the long term. Here’s our take on the most popular travel blogs in 2050.

Can’t Find Anything Anywhere – Gary Arndt is never quite able to complete his goal of visiting every UNESCO site on the planet. Instead he is thwarted by the Sisyphean task of continuously searching his hotel room for his mislaid shoes, bag, trousers, camera…

Who is Jenny? – As she reaches her dotage this question is asked most often by Jenny herself.

Travel Blue Rinse Repeat – John might be a fella but that doesn’t stop an inexplicable desire to sport a granny hairstyle.

Mind Wandering Earl – Unable to focus on anything for more than a couple of minutes at a time, Earl Baron gets his stories all jumbled up and even starts to believe his name is really Derek.

The Planet Wee – Moving too far away from the toilet is the biggest adventure for this couple.

Almost Ending Footsteps – With her record of mishaps friends shake their head in wonder Lauren has kept going this long.

No Travel Sex Life – Will Peach’s blog descends into a series of Frankie Howard style double entendres when even industrial doses of Viagra can’t help him get it up anymore.

Travels With a Ninety Year Old – The roles are reversed as Zac takes over and reverts the site to a version of its old name. Unable to stick the old dear in a home he instead goes around the world with Granny T one last time.

Fluent in 100 Years – Try as he might Benny the Irish Polyglot can’t wrap his head around another language and increasingly resorts to shouting loudly at foreigners in English.

Runaway From the Home Juno – Forever trying to escape to the other side of the world, Juno sees out her days as a pain in the neck to the staff at The Sunny Pines Retirement Home.

D Travels Underground – After a lifetime of adventures Diana Edelman takes the final journey.

1 Granddad, 1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure – Talon Windwalker and Tigger carry on travelling with another generation added to the mix.

Can’t See to Write – Michael Hodson’s overland travels are by wheelchair and zimmer frame in search of increasingly stronger spectacle prescriptions.

Time for Your Nap Dear Escape – Stories and advice from grey gapper Amar Hussein’s 53rd year out.

Rambles of Adam – Gradually morphing from the coolest cultural things to do around the world into medical tourism, Adam Groffman’s blog keeps us up to date with his hip replacement travels.

Part of Back Lacking – Michael Tieso extols the virtues of wheelie suitcases when a vitally needed operation curtails his backpacking days.

Incontinent Kate – Long bus rides are no worries as long as Kate remembers to pack her incontinence pants

Katie Going Senile – Age hasn’t stopped Katie’s travels, she just can’t remember doing them anymore.

Changes in Attitude – After 50 years of marriage Larissa and Michael get increasingly cranky as they loudly bicker and argue their way through six continents.

No More Existence – Are you really living? Or merely existing? Ultimately the answer, I’m afraid, is neither.

Milk and Mush – Beers and beans are the last things Beth and Randy want once they develop peptic ulcers.

Stop Having a Life – Rob made the most of his life but now it’s over.

A Little Tagamet – Shannon is able to keep on travelling with a little relief from heart burn and acid reflux.

Don’t Stop Living – Jonny Blair takes his blog title literally as, connected to a mobile life support machine and assisted by a nurse, he continues to teach in Hong Kong and travel around China.

Leave Your Daily Smell – Though the ravages of time leave Robert Schrader in pretty good condition his chronic flatulence becomes his own personal hell.

Not so Hecktic Travels – The housesitting gigs get longer and the journeys in between fewer as Dalene and Peter slow it down.

Image courtesy KB35

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34 comments to Travel Blogging Until They Die

  • Sudha  says:

    Stumbled onto your blog via SuzyGuese.

    Whoa, that’s an impressive list. Going to bookmark it to read it in detail. Here’s my latest if you’d be interested.

    • Shane  says:

      Thanks Sudha, and thanks for sharing your post too.

  • OCDemon  says:

    I hope somebody takes inspiration from this to start his or her own Grumpy Old Complainer travel blog written entirely in-character as an imaginary curmudgeon whose day can never be one of sunshine and contentment. Oh wait, Ricky Gervais did that already, as An Idiot Abroad. Dammit!

    • Shane  says:

      I think I’m getting there. I do a good line in whinging about mountains.

  • Talon  says:

    Love it! Although by 2050 it just might be 1 Great Granddad, 1 Granddad, 1 Dad, and 1 Kid. LOL

    • Shane  says:

      That will sure make for a long twitter handle.

  • Mary  says:

    LMAO, this was great! Zac reversing the roles and Talon with grandkids traveling, I can’t wait!

    • Shane  says:

      Considering we killed two bloggers off and inflicted bladder problems or senility on several others, Theodora and Talon didn’t do too badly.

  • Matthew Karsten  says:

    ha! Mind Wandering Earl, Can’t See to Write, and Incontinent Kate have to be my favorites. I’m just picturing all three of them in their 70’s. :D

    • Shane  says:

      And all going stronger than I’ve made them out to be here, I hope.

      • Michael Hodson  says:

        Right now, I feel like I’m already in my 70s… and it ain’t easy ;)

  • Oceana | Barefoot Beach Blonde  says:

    Hahahahaha! Great list. Love the little changes you’ve made name wise ;)

    • Shane  says:

      Thanks Oceana.

  • Katie  says:

    Thanks for a good laugh first thing in the morning! :)

    • Shane  says:

      My pleasure. I had to use a bit of artistic license with you when you changed your blog’s name.

  • Sarah Somewhere  says:

    Ha!!! Classic, well done!

    • Shane  says:

      Thanks Sarah.

  • Erica  says:

    HAHAHAHA! This is a fab list! :D

    • Shane  says:

      It’s All Over, Yonderlust – do you think that might have worked for you guys? Best I could do, I’m afraid.

  • Jonny Blair  says:

    Thanks for the mention on here guys – honoured to be on this list!! I’m addicted to travel and addicted to travel blogging! Hope I can still use a keyboard when I’m older… safe travels guys!! Jonny (Don’t Stop Living)

    • Shane  says:

      You’re welcome, Jonny. I only discovered your blog recently and didn’t even have to think of a new name to add you to this list. I should of imagined you as a Cyborg though.

  • Yeity  says:

    2050 eh, seems like I’m still waiting on that flying car. Maybe we’ll be able to blog IN our hovering cars!

    • Shane  says:

      Don’t hold your breath, Yeity. It’s the year 2556 here in Thailand and still no flying cars.

  • Adam Pervez |  says:

    Nice list! Lots of incontinence though.

    • Shane  says:

      I know. Must be a consequence of holding it in on all those long journeys. Something had to give eventually.

  • Maria  says:

    Fantastic list – would be something to collect them all in the same retirement community 40 years from now.

    • Shane  says:

      Can you imagine just how many blog posts, tweets, facebook updates and Instagram photos of lunch will come out of that place.

  • Suzy  says:

    Ha! I can’t wait to see some of these travel blogs in their elderly years. Senior travel will probably boom around that time.

  • poinrandtravel  says:

    Ba Ha Ha, I got such a laugh out of this post!! you are funny!

    • Shane  says:

      Thanks Cindy.

  • Raymond @Stingy Traveller  says:

    Damn this is funny! Especially loved “Travels with a Ninety Year Old.” :)

  • Dalene  says:

    Ha! This is gold!

  • travelopod  says:

    Fantastic list – really healpful for those who love to write and travel and want to share their experiences.

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