The Travelista is an award-winning UK blog about luxury travel and stylish living. Created by Jess Gibson in March 2013, The Travelista is now regarded as one of the most influential and established travel blogs in The UK. With a loyal and engaged audience of travel and style lovers, the blog has consecutively been listed as a Top 10 Luxury Travel Blog by Vuelio between 2015-2018.
Packed with city guides, stylish hotel reviews and travel shortlists, The Travelista aims to inspire your own trips and arm you with honest and trusted recommendations. The recent re-design welcomes a new ‘stylish living’ theme to the blog, so as well as Jess’ worldwide adventures, you can also expect to see more content about her life at home in Yorkshire.
Featured in: The 30 Best Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2018 by the Evening Standard
Listed in: The Top 10 Luxury Travel Blog by Vuelio from 2015-2018
Winner of: Highly Commended Travel Blog at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2014
Hi guys! Welcome to The Travelista. My name is Jess and I am the Founder and Editor of The Travelista. I live in York, England with my fiance and my son who is now 3.
I first created The Travelista in 2013 as a way to self-publish whilst beginning a career in travel journalism. Almost 10 years on, The Travelista has evolved with me through the various stages of my life; living in London in my early 20's, solo travelling the world in my mid 20's and most recently, becoming a Mum in my late 20's.
As a writer, blogger and content creator I wear many hats, but The Travelista remains true to its roots and will always be first and foremost about travel. Creating The Travelista has transformed my life in ways I could have never imagined and my number one goal is to create a space online that inspires other women to continue to travel, whatever stage of life they may be in.
Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about me. I hope you come back again soon!
Le Coin de Mel says
Oh wow, Jess! I am so impressed by the amount of travelling you do. It was great meeting you yesterday and I am glad I’ve discovered your blog. Your trip to Tanzania sounds lie our dream holiday!
Hey Jess! I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂 http://mrsaylasadventures.com/2014/07/15/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Congratulations on getting shortlisted for Cosmo Blog Awards! I’m hoping one day my travel blog will be as popular as yours!! You can see it here: http://firstimeworld.wordpress.com/
Any thoughts or advice? And I’d be thrilled if you gave me a boost by following it!
I really liked your story and how you ended up putting your dream together with this blog. Its people like you who give inspiration to others for making it big. I think most of us are too scared to leave our 9-5 jobs and just go for it!
You have to have this believe in your self and only then you can make it big, like you did. I really have all the respect for you as an individual and would like to see you succeed more.
Best of luck!
Nina Phillips says
Hi TheTravelista!! I am so hopeful more now than ever that writing and traveling for living, both things that I love, is possible because of your blogging adventures. I know you have many people asking you for help, but if you can point me in the right direction to start with this particular field I would be so grateful! Thank you in advance. You are awesome!
Nina Phillips says
How do you financially get started?
Hi Nina, Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I do write and travel for a living, but it’s not all glamorous press trips. Lots of hours are spent in the office, chained to a desk like any other job. I don’t mean to send out an unrealistic message that people can travel around the world and get paid for it, even if that’s how it looks sometimes. If you want to get into travel writing, setting up a blog is the best place to start. It allows you to publish your work immediately and get your name out there. Try to build a following and a community and once you have this set up it demonstrates a pro active side to you and a passion for travel writing. If you go into any content / copywriting / journalistic job in the travel industry, an established travel blog would put you in great stead. Wishing you all the best in your career and your ventures 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you create!
What a really cool blog.
Thanks Alex 🙂
Hi Jess, I love your blog!! What a perfect job 😀 I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, hope you choose to accept it. Details are on my blog http://www.eatsleepchic.co Have fun with it XX
Anna Roberts says
Good morning! I nominated you for the versatile blogger award 🙂 My reasons are here: http://thelondonscrapbook.com/2013/11/28/an-award-for-me/
What a wonderful blog you have. Really enjoying reading your travel tips and stories, I look forward to reading more!
So glad to hear you enjoy my blog – it’s comment’s like yours that make it all worthwhile. Thanks so much and hope you keep on reading 🙂
Jess, The Travelista x
Chrissy Glenn says
It does inspire me! I’m a very visual person (the curse of having a short attention span) so all the bright beautiful photos really got my attention!
Thanks for the advice, I really appreciate it. It can be so daunting first starting out!
I would definitely love to keep in touch, please let me know if you’re ever in Sydney!
Hey Chrissy, how are you? How are you getting on with your travel blogging?Are you still working towards your RTW trip?
Chrissy Glenn says
Jess, you are pretty much living my dream life!
As an aspiring travel writer/blogger I’m ecstatic I’ve come across your blog 🙂 I’m currently in the process of saving and planning a RTW trip and hope to long term travel for as long as possible.
Can’t wait to follow your journey!
Hi Chrissy! Thank you for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you like my blog and hope it inspires you for your RTW trip. I’ve just checked out your blog and think its a great start. I read you worry you don’t have enough blog worthy material but remember travel blogging can include past present and future travels – you could even include dream destinations! Believe in yourself and have confidence In your writing because it’s great! Keep up the good work. let’s stay in touch 🙂
Jess, The Travelista x
The Rider says
This looks like fun- I am Riding along…
Ray Luke says
Hello. Thank you for following my Blog. Yours is top-notch; very informative. Thanks again. Ray.
Thanks for your comment Ray! Your blog is great too, I love your photos of Pulteney Bridge in Bath. My sister goes to University there, what a wonderful city! I shall be looking out for more. 🙂 Jess – The Travelista x