If you don’t know Chris Guillebeau, you really should check him out. Chris has travelled to all 193 countries in the World and if he could, he probably would go to the moon. His books and manifestos are an inspiration to live a different life, a better life which hopefully includes lots of travel!
In terms of travel blogs, I like the style and topics covered by the Hippie in Heels, Heart of a Vagabond (vegan travel & food!!) www.messynessychic.com, alittleadrift.com, localadventurer.com and so many more!
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, here is a gigantic list of the best travel blogs out there: http://www.joaoleitao.com/resources/top-travel-blogs/
And no one really needs introduction to Nomadic Matt which is filled with ressources on pretty much every topic you can think of.
Hope you find what you’re looking for!