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The northern Spanish city of Bilbao has produced lots of lifestyle and travel bloggers who love to share their wisdom, photos and adventures with the Spanish-speaking world. Here are some of our favourite Bilbao bloggers that you should follow for inspiration, advice and information.
The Guisante Verde Project is a travel blog by Roberto and Maribel, and translates as the ‘Green Pea Project’. Their project is all about travelling with your five senses and promoting slow travel, to really get under the skin of a place. They mainly travel to major European cities and feature many articles and tips as they go. Their posts also regularly feature famous artists and art museums in places they visit. They love both the mountains and the sea, which you can tell from their beautiful Instagram photos.
Netikerty runs Andén 27, or ‘Platform 27’ – a travel, photography and gastronomy blog in one. Going since 2014, the blog features lots of posts about places around the Vizcaya region, as well as places across Spain. She also visits other European destinations. As well as posts about where she’s been, her blog features lots of practical tips on travelling, such as what type of suitcase you should use.
Basque bloggers Ane and Jon run Viajeros Sin Rumbo, which roughly translates as ‘Travellers Without Direction’. They are very passionate about travel, and share posts of their adventures around Europe and Asia. They also have their own YouTube channel, posting inspiring videos of their journeys.
Native Bilbao blogger Monika has been running Viajando Con Mami (Travelling With Mummy) for the last five years. Monika used to be a production assistant for some of Spain’s major TV channels and often helped to produce programs about travel and tourism, which is where she found her love of travel. Her other big love is her family – her daughter and her husband. The blog combines Monika’s two passions and gives lots of practical advice and tips on travelling with kids, as well as where to go, what to do and where to stay. Her blog and social media channels also feature beautiful photography by her husband.
Dabid is a photographer, videographer, technician and video editor – oh, and he also runs his blog Mochila al Paraíso (Backpack to Paradise). He blogs mainly about his travels through Southeast Asia, to places such as the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia, although there are also posts on his travels in Europe and Guatemala. As well as posts about his travels, he has lots of practical advice on visas, flights, vaccinations and health and security – an invaluable resource of information. Of course, the blog is also filled with his beautiful photos and stunning videos.
Patricia is an audiovisual communicator and journalist specialising in travel and storytelling. Her blog Wanderlust Memories also acts as a portfolio for the articles she writes for travel magazines and websites. Happiest with a camera or video camera in her hand, Patricia’s travels have taken her from Spain to the rest of Europe, and on to Africa and Asia. She blogs about gastronomy, active tourism and accommodations, as well as travel tips. Her blog also features some great photography and has its own gallery.
Andrea is an artist and creative spirit who runs Lapiz Nomada, translating as ‘Nomad Pencil’. Her blog is a mix of everything – a portfolio of her stunning portraits, murals and tattoo designs, as well as a blog of her travels. Andrea’s adventures have taken her all over South America, the USA and Canada, as well as Australia, Thailand and a few places in Europe. As well as many travel guides, her blog features lots of important information and inspiration on solo female travel. Filled with her drawings, caricatures and videos, her blog is a fun space to visit.