The Top 50 Travel Blogs (2nd Quarter: 2013)

Monday, July 29, 2013

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Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 2nd quarter (April – June) of 2013 ranked by visitor traffic. Update: Click here for The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2013).

There are a few other sites that have put together their own lists of the “top” travel blogs. However, each has their own subjective means of ranking sites, using everything from Alexa scores, Twitter followers, Facebook likes, estimated traffic, inbound Google links and even subjective design criteria.

My intention was to create the most objective and accurate list of the most popular travel blogs. Therefore, this list is based solely on the number of visitors a travel blog receives. To read more about how this list was put together, please read below.

Top 50 Travel Blogs (Q2: 2013)

 

1 Y Travel Blog +1
2 A Luxury Travel Blog +2
3 Go Nomad 0
4 Migrationology –3
5 Travel Dudes n/a
6 Wandering Earl 0
7 Wild Junket –2
8 Adventurous Kate +1
9 Go Backpacking –1
10 Leave Your Daily Hell 0
11 Twenty-Something Travel +2
12 OttsWorld 0
13 Legal Nomads +1
14 Never Ending Voyage –3
15 Imperator Travel +2
16 The Vacation Gals 0
17 Travel Mamas +1
18 Ordinary Traveler +6
19 InACents +7
20 Four Jandals n/a
21 Turkish Travel Blog +10
22 Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel +1
23 Finding The Universe –1
24 Traveling Canucks –5
25 2 Backpackers –4
26 Have Baby Will Travel +18
27 Wandering Educators 0
28 EscapeArtistes +8
29 Medellin Living +1
30 Brendan’s Adventures –1
31 Yomadic n/a
32 The Expeditioner +8
33 Changes in Longitude +4
34 That Backpacker n/a
35 Amateur Traveler –2
36 Around The World L +3
37 A Little Adrift –4
38 My Yatra Diary +11
39 Inspiring Travelers n/a
40 Desi Traveler n/a
41 Man on the Lam n/a
42 Nomadic Notes 0
43 Adventures By Daddy +7
44 Never Ending Footsteps –1
45 Travel Wonders Of The World n/a
46 Heather On Her Travels –11
47 Breathe Dream Go –6
48 Alex In Wanderland
n/a
49 Monkeys & Mountains –15
50 Travelogged n/a


Methodology

I reached out to a large sampling of travel bloggers and asked that they provide me with a screenshot of their Google Analytics page reflecting their site’s visitor statistics over the most recent quarter. The reasoning behind this method was that I wanted to obtain a rolling average to compensate for monthly spikes that may have occurred. Further, utilizing Google Analytics as the uniform measure of traffic helped to ensure uniformity of data across all sampling.

Of course, due to this method of collecting data, only those site owners that submitted their statistics were included for consideration in the rankings. Those that did not submit were not considered. Further, in an effort to maximize the number of participants and to protect specific traffic numbers that some site owners regard as sensitive and private, I agreed to keep all specific data confidential and not include those numbers in the rankings.

Why This Metric?

Simple, it’s the most accurate, best picture of a site’s traffic. As everyone knows, Alexa is not very accurate and can be easily manipulated. Inbound links are a great sign of SEO, but just because a site does well with Google doesn’t mean it has a lot of visitors. Twitter followers are great, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into site readers.

Quite simply, unique visitors is the one metric that most accurately reflects a site’s readership.

Who Cares?

I understand that just because a site gets a high number of unique visitors doesn’t mean it’s the highest quality site. There are plenty of excellently written, well-designed, engaging sites that may not have high traffic numbers.

My intention was not to create a list of the best, or the most useful, or the most professional travel blogs. I simply wanted to create the most accurate list of the most visited blogs. Just as the movie weekend box office results are reported every week, I simply wanted to create an unbiased, objective list of the most visited travel blogs for research purposes.

Finally, I hope this list will serve as a useful guide and a good starting point for travelers and readers around the world looking to explore the vibrant and eclectic travel blogging community, and expose them to some great travel blogs that they otherwise may not be reading.

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If you are a travel blogger who would like to be considered for inclusion in the 2013 3rd quarter list, please e-mail me a screenshot of your Google Analytics page reflecting your site’s overall traffic from July 1 – September 30 to: Matt.Stabile@TheExpeditioner.com.

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The Top 50 Travel Blogs (1st Quarter: 2013)

By Matt Stabile

TheExpeditioner

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matt Stabile Bio PictureMatt Stabile is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheExpeditioner.com. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos, purchase the book he co-edited or contact him via email at any time at TheExpeditioner.com. (@TheExpeditioner)

  • macson06

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  • John Thomas

    Those are really good blog! Beside those, I always go to Hotel Big Sale to get more travel info. good article http://www.hotelbigsale.com

  • けでまぐれ

    一部の静けさは、いかなる手荷物の問題を心配する必要がな furla い旅行者が感じることができます。包装袋を行う際に保存された多くの努力で保存された多くの時間がある場合もあります。荷物の欠落によってもたらさない挫折がない場合は、任意の旅行先を最大限に体験す フルラ バッグ ることができます。旅行者は、関連性を進行する光は、長期的な効果に関して持っているかもしれないものを求めることができる。このようフルラ 財布 に旅行するにも長期的な環境のための利益だけでなく、少ない輸送、機械、物事を動かすことなどを必要とするという点につながることができます。削減、燃料消費量を簡単に地 フルラ アウトレット 球中に排出する温室効果ガスのレベルを減らすことができます。多くの旅行者は、彼らが旅行するときパッキングリスト ポールスミス アウトレット を利用して無視し、そのように旅に沿って、無駄なものの多くをもたらしてしまう。いくつかの基本的なヒントは、高品 イルビゾンテ アウトレット 質のバッグを発見する項目のリストを作成し、適切に内部のアイテムをパックする方法を知ることが含まれる。キャンプ コーチ バッグ アウトレット からのようにいくつかのヒントを挙げて激論を避けることができ、旅行のあらゆる形態に従事する者は、財政は私たちの心配の種である必要があります。

  • けでまぐれ

    時間は、より良いこれはゴルフのためのちょうど真にISN;同じ仕 ゴルフクラブ 事の倫理は、事実上あらゆる才能やスキルの向上が目指されるべきであるに適用され、あなただけのhappen.Golfスイング補助に出回っ待つ設計で、信じられないほど簡単であることができ、。まだそれらを使用すると、オーバーパー5ス ゴルフ ドライバー トライキを行くとホールインワンを得るの違いを意味することができます。ゴルフスイング補助は、多くの場合、ティーボックスに近づく前によくに少し ゴルフ レディース練習を得るためにそれらを可能にするツールとして、ゴルファーによって使用されます。ゴルフ補助を振るyoueは、実際に本物のクラブとボールを使って練 ゴルフクラブ 激安 習していないので、時間を節約、代わりにyoueはちょうどこのような理由から振るという行為に自分が慣れて取得しようとし、動的重みシステムは、ゴルフスイングエイズaround.Itの最も効率的なタイプの一つです。また、同様 ゴルフクラブ レディース に、手首のトレーナーを購入すると便利かもしれません。多くの場合、ゴルフスイング補助と手首のトレ ゴルフ用品 通販 ーナーは、同じ店が在庫されており、それは多くの場合、むしろ簡単にオンライン販売のためにそれらを見つけるために。

  • く詳述し

    あまりにも多くの1面の動き、低繰り返しやと、動きと柔軟性を制限する関節の摩耗を作成することができます運動の ゴルフクラブ 角度を短くし、ボディとゴルフスイングの不均衡。これは、従来の筋力トレーニングと筋肉の建物である。これは、私たちが何をすべきかではない!右筋肉や代謝の向上、ゴルフのトレーニングプログラムを使用すると、無駄 ゴルフ ドライバー のトーン強い体格を持っており、ゴルフのためのあなたの柔軟性を向上させることができます。

    私は簡単に正直に言うと、同じ方法でこれを答えることができ ゴルフ レディース ると、その答えは透明なNOであろう。それは非常に正確に食物摂取を増加させることなく、緻密な筋肉を増強するのは難しい、と長年にわたって肥大プログラムの特定のタイプを使用して行われます。

    ゴルフクラブの非常に重要な要素のいくつかは空気力学、耐久性、ゲ ゴルフクラブ 激安 ームの品質、最上位のゴルフクラブにおいて効率などであった??。すべてのスキルレベルでのブランドのゴルフクラブを信じるプロのドライバーのための多くの理由があります。長い打撃のゴルフドライバーは、それらが広く詳述し、革新的な作成、完成した ゴルフクラブ レディース クラフトマンシップのために知られているこれらの日ほど許容されます。このようなドライバは、主に専門家のために適しています。ソリッドゴルフクラブは非常に効果的で信頼性の高いゲームをプレ ゴルフ用品 通販 イするために専門家を可能にします。このような手順では、若いゴルファーのための基礎を築く。

  • Freshgrub

    Visits are facts. Agreed.

    http://freshgrub.net

  • Justyna | OnePennyTrip.com Well, I don’t really see a connection. Most of the more popular blogs seem to be about the writing and the traveler, and less to do with a particular locations (just read through the list and you’ll see what I mean). That being said, SE Asia is quite cheap, so it’s not surprising you’ll see a correlation between bloggers and the region (mor say, then, Scandinavia where the life of a backpacking travel blogger tends to be a little more difficult).

  • @mattstabile do you think there’a any connection between traffic those blogs get and destinations they write about? I have a feeling like 90% of travel bloggers white about East or South-East Asia. I know it’s cheap there but I have a feeling like the rest of the world is a little underrated… And you can’t say it’s less beautiful.

  • NadaElkelany1

    i suggest http://www.globogirls.com/  is pretty cool.

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  • queenslandaccomon

    It is nice Listing. great thanks for sharing it.

  • Great list of mostly well known travel blogs.

    Hope to see some up-and-comers in future lists!

    Please check out http://www.worldofwanderlust.com for future consideration!

    Thanks

  • Thanks, I’m still at the beginning of my website, but I think that will soon boast with good results. Thanks again, from this post get a better idea of ​​the appearance and the information to be contained in a good blog.

  • Lisa Wang

    Some really good reads here!

    How can I get my site added to your list for consideration?

    http://www.elleyess.com

  • thanks for your information nice list.

    http://www.d-habitat.com

  • amanda l.

    my family is thinking about going to Australia. i have a younger sister who is ten a mom and dad. what stuff do you think we should go see or do?
    please answer! thx!

  • brevon edge

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  • Katie Lara

    All of these are truly great blogs. I welcome you to check out my Travelingpanties on Travelingpanties.com All G-rated, I assure you haha Would love your feedback! Hope to meet you at the next Travel Massive!

  • TK

    Hello everyone, great list. I would like to welcome you to visit my Blog “Expressions by KT” at http://www.expressions-kt.in and leave your reviews. This is just a start for me and I am trying to put up all my travel experiences. Any encouragement or feedback would be greatly appreciated !!

    Regards,
    Tarun

  • Sylo AfricaChill

    It is brilliant to see such high quality travel website. As the launch of my new travel guide to Zimbabwe and SOuthern Africa website, the road is long but will be a lot of fun.

    http://africa-chill.com/

  • MissVacation

    Hopefully one day I’ll make it to your list as well :) http://missvacation.blogspot.com/

  • kenyatalii

    This is really encouraging to see several of my travel blogger role models on this list. I am sure some day I shall be on the list. http://kenyatalii.com

  • To be considered for your 3rd quarter, see Anne Donovan’s blog (my wife) http://www.FromOttawa.com. It’s about our family’s one year adventure around the world.

    • mattstabile

      Thanks, please see the last paragraph for instructions on how to submit next quarter.

  • Homeless Goomba

    Where’s nomadic matt? Apologies if he’s there and I didn’t see him.

    • mattstabile

      Matty boy didn’t bother to submit his statistics this time around, but he’s assured me his throwing his hat in the ring for the third quarter.

  • Harry

    A new and exciting project called MayaBrain is using podcast interviews and blogs between two travellers who are literally on opposite sides of the planet :)

    http://www.mayabrain.com

  • How many unique visitors do these blogs have per month? My travel blog has about 30,000 – 40,000 unique visitors per month. Do you think I have a chance?

    • mattstabile

      As I detail above, I can not release statistics, but I do encourage you and anyone else to submit for the third quarter (after September 30).

  • Cathy Horyn

    I suggest http://www.thetravelersblog.com. It is a great blog to travelers.

  • Christine Williams

    We might not be at that point just yet, we only started mid July. But with hope one day we’ll be up there; http://www.dontforgettomove.com

  • World of Wanderlust

    great list but you’re missing world of wanderlust ;) http://www.worldofwanderlust.com

    • mattstabile

      Ah, well I’d love for you to submit then at the end of the month. Please see the instructions at the bottom of the post.

  • one Day I will be there:

    http://dorianferreira.com/

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  • Suman

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  • monicasuma

    It’s nice to see my friend Cezar from Imperator Travel, his Romanian version is even more popular. The http://www.imperatortravel.ro one

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