The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2017)

Monday, October 23, 2017


Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July — September) of 2017 ranked by visitor traffic.

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 (Q3: 2017)


1 One Mile At A Time
2 Nomadic Matt
3 View From The Wing
4 The Poor Traveler +2
5 Local Adventurer +12
6 The Blonde Abroad +6
7 I Am Aileen +4
8 Nomad Revelations +6
9 Migrationology
10 Hand Luggage Only –3
11 Johnny Jet –7
12 The Planet D +10
13 Y Travel Blog –5
14 Expert Vagabond –1
15 The Savvy Backpacker
16 Travel Codex +4
17 Hippie In Heels +11
18 365 Atlanta Family +7
19 Points With A Crew +7
20 Keep Calm And Travel +1
21 California Through My Lens +2
22 Pinoy Adventurista –12
23 Retire Early and Travel –4
24 Our Awesome Planet –6
25 Where’s Sharon? –9
26 Bucket List Journey –2
27 Be My Travel Muse +9
28 Nerd Nomads +4
29 Goats On The Road +10
30 Miles To Memories +1
31 A Dangerous Business +2
32 Young Adventuress –3
33 Chasing The Donkey –3
34 To Europe And Beyond
35 Ordinary Traveler
36 Out Of Town Blog –9
37 Travel Mamas +6
38 Tips for Family Trips +7
39 Travels of Adam +5
40 Will Fly For Food +9
41 Indie Traveller –1
42 Travel With Bender
43 The Broke Backpacker NEW
44 A Luxury Travel Blog –7
45 Cheapest Destinations Blog +1
46 My Tan Feet +2
47 Just One Way Ticket
48 Nomadic Boys NEW
49 Map Happy –11
50 The Travel Sisters


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.


If you are a travel blogger who would like to be considered for inclusion in the 2017 4th quarter list, please e-mail me a screenshot of your Google Analytics page reflecting your site’s overall traffic including number of unique visitors from October 1 — December 31 to:


Click Here to Read the Complete Past Lists of The Top 50 Travel Blogs


By Matt Stabile / The Expeditioner Twitter The Expeditioner Facebook

Matt Stabile Bio PictureMatt Stabile is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Expeditioner. The Expeditioner began in 2008 and is headquartered in New York City. You can read his writings, watch his travel videos or contact him at any time at

  • These sites all look awesome! There are so many travel blogs out there!!

  • That is an achievement that everyone should admire to achieve that need a lot of time and effort

  • Emma

    New goal – to make this list!

  • Necesito esto pero de habla hispana!

  • Wow, I made it! Thanks Matt for putting this together, and of course thanks to my readers for getting me here.

  • zxcvb

    It’s great to see your blog,

  • Kristin W.

    Many Congratulations! You definitely deserve it! Your blogs have been a huge help while we plan our time in the Philippines. :-)

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  • Zummies

    LOL, I know exactly where your pic was taken from!! The Nariz del Indio was my view every single day for a month in San Pedro La Laguna last August. What an odd coincidence to pop in here and see it. Seeing it makes me really want to get back to traveling crazy places again (stuck working in Mexico right now – trying to fund my next adventures). I documented my awesome adventure at

    Anyway, thanks for the list. Got a few new blogs to check out!

  • Jenna

    Love this posting!
    I have read and watched all of these bloggers content and it has inspired me to do the same! I travel the world, on a student budget and share it :D

  • Lots of choices and all can be ideal for us to see here.

  • Yekamber

    Great effort and great list- I am going to benefit from this list – Thank you.

    • MattStabile

      Great, glad you enjoyed it.

  • BoB

    Nice blogs! Hope to be on that list one day :) Cheers

  • Amazing blogs, thank you

  • Katie Wills

    Wonderful compilation there. I follow almost all the blogs mentioned in
    the list here. Leave Your Daily Hell is particularly close to my

  • Really usefull list, been on a few of the blogs. What do you think of Solo travel versus Group tour travels, especially for females ? Which is better ?

  • 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.

  • jonnyblair

    Hi Matt, Nice list. I’ll aim to send you my Google Analytics at the end of March – been meaning to do this for a while now and see if I can creep into your list! Safe travels. Jonny

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  • TheGuyWhoFlies

    Great list. I recognise a fair few of these. Great to see so many have progressed their site and are doing so well now.

  • Vid

    Hi Matt,

    This is a great list. We follow most of them already. What was the average number of unique visitors to these blogs per month ?



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    i hope this would be helpful for all, previously i forgot to mention the info about the site anyway this is a great list, i think i’ll be reading some more blogs today :D

  • raulspotty

    Wow, this is a great list and thank you for all the time and energy you have put into compiling and posting this and keeping it up. Before that I didn’t know much about this  , so this has helped me how to improve what we do. And I’ve learned of some other travel blogs to look into. Thanks again!

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  • Hi Matt, would love to be contacted for the next installment, given World of Wanderlust ( ) has over 150,000 unique visitors per month – surely putting WOW as a contender to make this list!

    Thanks & keep up the great work :)


  • SumanRana1

    Nice compilation, great job! got what i was looking for!

  • David Sims

    Matt, that’s a great list you’ve put together and sure to keep the avid traveller content. Another great website I stumbled across last year was OE Travel Blogs, have you heard of it before? A little bit different to other sites but full of great tips and other info. Cheers

  • Timmy Do

    Matt, I hear that you like to eat pooh secretly every night before you go to bed. I Heard from a transvestite hooker, who knows you by name and by description, told me that you asked and succeeded in eating her (His, technically) pooh, and then smeared it all over your body.

  • I am  read your blog daily,really these kind of blog very helpful in traveling..

  • Really Helpful list for blogger, who are still searching on Internet how to boost back link to our website on a daily basis so I hope, it will help to us to increase back link to our blog and now I’m going to use & let’s then see how much benefit do I get it. Thanks for!!

  • @Tim  Fair enough, but it’s an open submission, so I wouldn’t call it an “invite list” (anyone can submit), and though other lists may have more sites included, I still believe this list is the most accurate when it comes to the metric of visitors (although no offense to other lists, they just use different criteria).

  • Palau Dive Adventures Matt Stabile  very great list thank you for sharing .

  • Really nice information about The Top 50 Travel Blogs. 
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    grateful for of your information. I would to glad to share this stuff with my friends.

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  • BoB

    Hopefully one day … BoB and we will be in … great job to all the TOP 50!

  • Tim

    So, it should say “Top-50 Travel Blogs in My Invite List Who Replied With Detailed Stats.” 

    Sorry, but Nomadic Samuel’s seems much more comprehensive and accurate since you can’t possibly get everyone’s stats.

  • Woot! Great list! :D 
    I’ll try to send over my stats as well, but these people are already so awesome! Haha, we’ll see! XD

  • Matt StabilePalau Dive Adventureswe hope so! We will share the details with you when we get them. But, we will plan a fun week for everybody. We will limit it to 8. If we get more interested we may do a second week. :)

  • Palau Dive Adventures Cool, sounds like it will be fun.

  • Nice list. :) We are doing a bloggers month in Palau next year :) Hope to see some of you in Palau next year.

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