The official Top 150 Travel Blogs is here!
What an exciting list to pull together.
I’m proud to say that this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of travel blogs anywhere in the world today!
As North America and Europe head into Summer, and Australia and New Zealand head into Winter, it’s a fantastic time to explore opportunities for travel. What better way of doing this then to bring you the absolute best travel blogs currently online… in fact, we bring you the Top 150!
There is so much useful information here. The key to all this information is being able to quickly find the blogs that resonate with you and have information and advice on places that you desire to go to (or didn’t even know you desired to go to!).
The Best Travel Blogs for 2016
Many of these bloggers set out with the intention to simply keep a diary of their travels online and to share their experiences with those interested. Some of these bloggers are now full-time travelers and their blog is their primary source of income. Amazing right? After sifting through all of these travel blogs, I can say that I am greatly impressed with everyone’s work!
It is somewhat tricky putting together a list of the Top 150 travel blogs as it can be rather subjective in nature. To avoid this, I’ve removed any of my own opinions or judgments and let pure metrics do the talking.
What I have created is a list of travel blogs that rank from the most trafficked (largest number of visitors) down to the least trafficked. This list will provide you with a clear indication of how large a website is and its relative importance in the travel blogosphere. Keep in mind, even though the blogs towards the bottom are the ‘least trafficked’, they are still within the Top 150 out of hundreds and thousands of travel blogs out there on the internet (if not more!).
One thing to keep in mind, however, is that a larger site (a site ranked towards the top) does not necessarily indicate that the site is of better quality. Generally speaking, you will find that the larger sites have been around for longer and have more blog posts and content being crawled by Google. Because of this, they are sure to have larger audiences. In saying that, however, the top sites have lasted the test of time and continue to have strong readership so they must be doing something right!
One thing to add, there have been numerous other top travel blog lists over the last couple of years. Never before has a list been this comprehensive and never before has it been shared with a personal development audience.
How to Use This List
This is YOUR LIST.
If you are currently travelling or you are thinking about taking a holiday somewhere, then this is a resource that I encourage you to save and come back to on a regular basis.
Most places in this world have been explored before and it’s easy to follow the beaten path. However, many of the bloggers on this list have had incredible experiences in places I never knew existed. There are so many secrets to the world among this list of blogs… I encourage you to explore destinations and activities that you have never even thought of before (or never even thought possible that there were such places on Earth).
As you travel around or when you’re planning your next adventure, I encourage you to come back to this list and find the hidden gems of destinations, places and activities that these bloggers have exposed for you.
Each travel blog is unique and has its own style and purpose. You will also find that you will resonate strongly with some blog owners and their content and perhaps less so with others. For this reason, there is a wide variety of blogs on the list. The one thing in common is that they all are themed around travel.
My recommendation to you is to browse through each of the blogs below at least once and then pick out the two or three blogs that really resonate with you and are linked to the destinations you would like to visit or the experiences you would like to have.
Think about the below questions as you sift through each blog:
- Which bloggers have traveled to destinations I would like to travel to?
- Which bloggers have traveled to the place that I am currently in?
- Which bloggers have had the kinds of experiences that I would like to experience?
When you find something you like, be sure to subscribe to their content and stay informed.
How The Top 150 Travel Blogs are Ranked
The Top 150 Travel Blogs are ranked in order from the most-trafficked (largest number of visitors) to the least-trafficked (although the smallest in this case is still a Top 150 Blog!)
I have used the Alexa rank of the website as the primary ranking method. Alexa provides a relative ranking of each website based on the number of visitors it receives. A rank of 100,000 would mean that the site is the 100,000th most visited site on the internet. With the millions and millions of websites on the internet, such a ranking is classified as pretty good! Just so you know, Google’s rank is #1, Facebook is ranked #2 and YouTube is ranked #3. The Top 150 Travel Blogs are ranked by Alexa scores (as of January 2016).
People often question the validity of such tools, however, when comparing more generally the relative size of a website they are quite accurate and very useful indicators. Other tools might indicate that a lower-ranked blog in our Top 150 is infact larger than a higher-ranked blog, but generally speaking, the Top 10 websites will always be larger than those ranked 10-20, and those ranked 10-20 will always be larger than those ranked 20-30 etc. To sum it up, the larger and more trafficked sites will always tend to be ranked higher regardless of the tool being used.
Do you want to get really funky with the Top 150 blogs? I’m pleased to let you know that the Top 150 table is dynamic. This means that you can search for your favourite blog to see where it is ranked and sort by any column, such as page rank or alphabetical order. This is your list. Have fun with it!
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the Best Travel Blogs for 2016!
CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this Top 150 list! I personally give you a high-five and want to say you’re having an impact on others by going off the beaten-track!
If your blog is one of the Top 150, you have the honour of displaying the following badge on your site. This is the most comprehensive list of travel blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this! Simply use the code provided below to add it to your site.
Use the below code to display this badge proudly on your website. You deserve it!:
(you may need to replace the inverted commas – “” on your own site for the image to work).
|WEBSITE||OWNER’S NAME||ALEXA RANK|
|1||Nomadic Matt||Matt Kepnes||17,893|
|2||Messy Nessy Chic||Vanessa Grall||26,041|
|3||The Expert Vagabond||Matt Karsten||35,074|
|4||Y Travel||Craig Makepeace||45,634|
|5||The Planet D||Dave and Deb||56,135|
|6||Adventurous Kate||Kate McCulley||56,222|
|8||A Luxury Travel Blog||Paul Johnson||74,800|
|9||Young Adventuress||Liz Carlson||82,010|
|10||Alex in Wanderland||Alex Baackes||88,102|
|11||The Blonde Abroad||Kiersten Rich||90,184|
|12||The Savvy Backpacker||James Feess||96,938|
|13||Our Awesome Planet||Anton Diaz||98,879|
|14||The Poor Traveler||Yoshke Dimen & Vins Carlos||100,544|
|15||The Expeditioner||Matt Stabile||101,093|
|16||Johnny Jet||John DiScala||103,402|
|17||Never Ending Footsteps||Lauren Juliff||107,461|
|18||Just One Way Ticket||Sabrina Iovino||108,472|
|19||Map Happy||Erica Ho||111,733|
|20||Goats on the Road||Nick Wharton & Dariece Swift||113,941|
|21||Everything Everwhere||Gary Arndt||119,072|
|22||Uncornered Market||Daniel Noll||119,220|
|23||Legal Nomads||Jodi Ettenberg||120,766|
|24||A Dangerous Business||Amanda Williams||122,802|
|25||Nomadic Samuel||Samuel Jeffery||128,062|
|26||The Travel Hack||Monica Stott||128,429|
|28||Wandering Trader||Marcello Arrambide||132,542|
|29||One Step 4Ward||Johnny Ward||134,504|
|30||Out of Town||Melo Villareal||135,534|
|31||Hecktick Travels||Dalene and Pete Heck||136,667|
|32||Go Backpacking||David Lee||137,195|
|33||Nomad Revelations||João Leitão||138,197|
|34||Travel Dudes||Melvin Böcher||138,933|
|35||Pinoy Adventurista||Mervin Margasian||141,700|
|36||The Everywhereist||Geraldine DeRuiter||141,801|
|37||Solo Traveler||Janice Waugh||142,080|
|38||Never Ending Voyage||Simon Fairbairn & Erin McNeaney||144,467|
|39||I Am Aileen||Aileen Adalid||147,037|
|40||Leave Your Daily Hell||Robert Schrader||149,985|
|41||True Nomads||Justin Carmack||150,516|
|42||Be My Travel Muse||Kristin Addis||152,589|
|43||Francis Tapon||Francis Tapon||153,933|
|44||Breathe Dream Go||Mariellen Ward||153,951|
|45||Wandering Earl||Earl Baron||158,187|
|46||Extra Pack of Peanuts||Travis Sherry||158,221|
|47||Almost Fearless||Christine Gilbert||160,696|
|48||Travel With Bender||Erin Bender||162,655|
|49||Brendan’s Adventures||Brendan Van Son||162,909|
|50||Twenty-Something Travel||Stephanie Yoder||169,499|
|52||Travels of Adam||Adam Groffman||173,524|
|53||The Cheapest Destinations||Tim Leffel||175,014|
|54||Green Global Travel||Bret Love||185,839|
|55||Velvet Escape||Keith Jenkins||190,847|
|56||Keep Calm and Travel||Clelia Mattana||196,453|
|58||Bucket List Journey||Annette White||198,053|
|59||Ordinary Traveler||Christy and Scott||198,969|
|60||Grrrl Traveler||Christine Kaaloa||199,143|
|61||Off the Path||Sebastian Canaves Vives||203,771|
|62||Travel O Café||Laura and Cipri||203,777|
|63||Vicky Flip Flop Travels||Vicky Philpott||207,132|
|64||Hole in the Donut||Barbara Weibel||207,706|
|65||My Tan Feet||Yeison and Samantha||208,105|
|67||The Wanderer||Siddharta Joshi||215,628|
|68||Wanderlust and Lipstick||Beth Whitman||216,228|
|69||Time Travel Turtle||Michael Turtle||217,943|
|70||Inside the Travel Lab||Abi King||222,355|
|71||Budget Traveller||Kash Bhattacharya||222,849|
|72||Never Stop Traveling||Jim Ferri||228,801|
|73||Turkish Travel Blog||Natalie Sayin||230,098|
|74||The Barefoot Nomad||Charles and Micki Kosman||231,541|
|75||A Little Adrift||Shannon O’Donnell||232,082|
|76||Amateur Traveler||Chris Christensen||232,825|
|78||Hither and Thither||Ashley Muir Bruhn||238,620|
|79||Fox Nomad||Anil Polat||241,021|
|80||Finding the Universe||Laurence||244,512|
|82||Camels and Chocolate||Kristin Luna||250,126|
|83||The Vacation Gals||Kara Williams||250,857|
|84||Globetrotter Girls||Dani Heinrich||251,131|
|86||Man on the Lam||Raymond Walsh||254,280|
|87||Dave’s Travel Corner||David Thompson||259,241|
|88||Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler||Alexandra Kovacova||271,526|
|89||Traveling Canucks||Cam Wears||279,830|
|90||Have Baby Will Travel||Corinne McDermott||291,714|
|91||Monkeys and Mountains||Laurel Robbins||300,199|
|92||Bacon is Magic||Ayngelina Brogan||300,359|
|93||Wild Junket||Nellie Huang||307,214|
|94||The Constant Rambler||Kenin Bassart||316,237|
|95||The GypsyNester||Veronica and David James||324,524|
|96||Go See Write||Michael Hodson||325,227|
|97||Travel Mamas||Colleen Lanin||327,244|
|98||Vagabond Journey||Wade Shepard||333,880|
|99||Uncovering PA||Jim Cheney||341,220|
|100||Ken Kaminesky Photography||Ken Kaminesky||343,813|
|101||Women on the Road||Leyla Giray Alyanak||357,250|
|102||The Lazy Travelers||Ashley Chalmers||358,285|
|103||Runaway Juno||Juno Kim||358,801|
|104||Geotraveler’s Niche||Lola Akinmade Åkerström||363,460|
|105||Nomadic Notes||James Clark||366,203|
|106||Heather on Her Travels||Heather Cowper||379,622|
|107||Souvenir Finder||Kristin Francis||403,857|
|108||Just Travelous||Yvonne Zagermann||409,461|
|109||The Professional Hobo||Nora Dunn||410,503|
|110||Changes in Longitude||Larissa and Michael||412,372|
|111||Tips for Family Trips||Allison Laypath||423,183|
|112||Wandering Educators||Ed Forteau||424,913|
|113||Ever In Transit||Cassie Kifer||427,817|
|114||Delicious Baby||Debbie Dubrow||438,540|
|115||My Travel Affairs||Marysia Maciocha||445,236|
|116||12 Hours||Anna Peuckert||450,520|
|118||Tourist 2 Townie||Gareth Leonard||463,669|
|119||Flights and Frustration||The Guy||473,324|
|120||My Itchy Travel Feet||Donna Hull||479,213|
|121||Around the World L||Lillie Marshall||496,842|
|122||Hopscotch the Globe||Kristen Sarah||537,781|
|123||The Traveling Praters||Tonya Prater||539,020|
|124||Backpacks and Bunkbeds||Neil Barnes||563,905|
|125||Beers and Beans||Randy Kalp||568,095|
|126||The Travel Chica||Stephanie Ockerman||573,479|
|127||As We Travel||Nathan Schacherer & Sofia von Porat||581,058|
|128||Around the World in 80 Jobs||Turner Barr||587,617|
|129||This Battered Suitcase||Brenna Holeman||601,189|
|130||The Holidaze||Derek Freal||634,026|
|131||Flora the Explorer||Flora||659,579|
|132||Art of Adventuring||Michael Tieso||685,371|
|134||LL World Tour||Lisa Lubin||812,015|
|135||Melting Butter||Jenny Nguyen||829,633|
|136||Further Bound||Hannah Loaring||920,258|
|137||Nerd’s Eye View||Pam Mandel||991,456|
|138||Travel Experience Live||Bram Reusen||1,007,277|
|139||Soul Travelers 3||Gary Reyna||1,053,721|
|140||Aviators and a Camera||Kirsten Alana||1,095,276|
|142||My Life’s a Trip||Jen Pollack Bianco||1,189,551|
|143||Vagabrothers||Marko and Alex Ayling||1,227,854|
|144||Virtual Wayfarer||Alex Berger||1,289,284|
|146||Family on Bikes||Nancy Sathre-Vogel||1,356,244|
|147||Where Is Jenny?||Jenny Leonard||1,387,619|
|148||Every Steph||Steph Guglielmi||1,971,039|
|149||Around the World in 80 Years||Jim O’Donnell||2,425,232|
|150||Eco Traveller Guide||Linda McCormick||2,694,707|
Time to find the adventures and experiences you want in your life!
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Over to You!
Do you have a favourite blog on the list?
Which blogs do you find you get the most value from?
What other travel resources do you use to have a great holiday or adventure?
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Here’s to making 2016 your most adventurous yet!
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