The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)


The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)

Below is a list of the top 50 travel blogs for the 3rd quarter (July — September) of 2014 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: 2014)

 

1 Nomadic Matt The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
2 Our Awesome Planet +1 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
3 Y Travel Blog +2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
4 A Luxury Travel Blog –2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
5 Migrationology +2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
6 Pinoy Adventurista NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
7 Adventurous Kate +2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
8 Young Adventuress +3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
9 GoNOMAD Travel +9 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
10 Twenty-Something Travel +2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
11 Expert Vagabond +2 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
12 The Poor Traveler –4 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
13 Leave Your Daily Hell +8 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
14 Go Backpacking The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
15 Wandering Trader –5 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
16 True Nomads NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
17 Travel Dudes –1 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
18 The Savvy Backpacker –3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
19 Imperator Travel The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
20 Cheapest Destinations Blog NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
21 Never Ending Voyage +3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
22 Have Baby Will Travel +8 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
23 Never Ending Footsteps NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
24 Time Travel Turtle +7 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
25 Legal Nomads –3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
26 The Vacation Gals –3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
27 One Step 4Ward The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
28 Alex In Wanderland +20 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
29 Bucket List Journey +15 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
30 Travel Mamas –1 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
31 That Backpacker +5 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
32 Travels of Adam +4 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
33 The Expeditioner +1 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
34 Keep Calm And Travel NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
35 Medellin Living +6 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
36 Map Happy +3 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
37 Wild Junket –12 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
38 Goats On The Road NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
39 Just One Way Ticket –11 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
40 Virtual Wayfarer NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
41 Dream Euro Trip NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
42 ETramping –5 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
43 A Montrealer Abroad NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
44 Ordinary Traveler –6 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
45 Hippie In Heels NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
46 Finding The Universe –13 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
47 A Little Adrift –5 The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
48 Turkish Travel Blog NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
49 Brendan’s Adventures The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)
50 Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel NEW The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)


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 2014 4th quarter list, please e-mail me a screenshot of your Google Analytics page reflecting your site’s overall traffic from October 1 — December 31 to: Matt@TheExpeditioner.com.

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

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)

By Matt Stabile / The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014) The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)

The Top 50 Travel Blogs (3rd Quarter: 2014)Matt 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.


Published on November 01, 2014

  • http://thedancegrad.com/ Christina D’Arrigo

    These sites all look awesome! There are so many travel blogs out there!!
    Best,
    Chrsitna
    http://thedancegrad.com

  • http://www.friv4gaming.com/ Friv 4

    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!

  • http://www.animendez.com/ Ana María Mendez

    Necesito esto pero de habla hispana!

    • http://journeywonders.com/ Raphael Alexander Zoren

      Eres un blogger en español? Cual es tu blog?

      • http://www.animendez.com/ Ana María Mendez

        Hola sí, tengo un pequeño blog y me gustaría saber estas estadísitcas de blogs en mi idioma.
        http://www.animendez.com

  • http://www.brenontheroad.com Bren

    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. :-)

  • Rihana Khan

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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 paulliegoround.com

    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

    http://www.giveforgranted.ca
    https://www.youtube.com/user/giveforgranted

  • http://www.friv3go.com/ friv 3

    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.

  • http://www.bobaroundtheworld.com/ BoB

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

  • http://dailyvietnamtours.com Nguyen Tinh

    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
    heart..:)

  • http://www.nefisasthots.blogspot.co.uk/ Nefisa

    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 ?

  • http://www.pavitraa.in/ Divyesh Dayani

    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.

  • http://www.bruisedpassports.com/ 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 ?

    Cheers

    Vid

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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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  • http://www.worldofwanderlust.com/ Brooke Saward

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

    Thanks & keep up the great work :)

    Brooke

  • SumanRana1

    Nice compilation, great job! got what i was looking for!
    http://www.nepalonetours.com

  • 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.

  • http://www.flywidus.com/ Anishflywidus

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

  • http://www.goibibo.com/ Chauhan Seema

    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!!

  • http://www.TheExpeditioner.com/ Matt Stabile

    @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).

  • http://www.kashmirhoneymoontours.com/ Musthaqk kashmir

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

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  • http://www.bobaroundtheworld.com/ BoB

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

  • http://practicaltravelgear.com/ 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.

  • http://www.iamaileen.com/ Aileen

    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

  • http://www.palaudiveadventures.com/ Palau Dive Adventures

    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. :)

  • http://www.TheExpeditioner.com/ Matt Stabile

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

  • http://www.palaudiveadventures.com/ Palau Dive Adventures

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