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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.

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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!

The Winners

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.

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Use the below code to display this badge proudly on your website. You deserve it!:

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(you may need to replace the inverted commas – “” on your own site for the image to work).

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 WEBSITEOWNER'S NAMEALEXA RANK
1Nomadic MattMatt Kepnes17,893
2Messy Nessy ChicVanessa Grall26,041
3The Expert VagabondMatt Karsten35,074
4Y TravelCraig Makepeace45,634
5The Planet DDave and Deb56,135
6Adventurous KateKate McCulley56,222
7MigrationologyMark Wiens65,935
8A Luxury Travel BlogPaul Johnson74,800
9Young AdventuressLiz Carlson82,010
10Alex in WanderlandAlex Baackes88,102
11The Blonde AbroadKiersten Rich90,184
12The Savvy BackpackerJames Feess96,938
13Our Awesome PlanetAnton Diaz98,879
14The Poor TravelerYoshke Dimen & Vins Carlos100,544
15The ExpeditionerMatt Stabile101,093
16Johnny JetJohn DiScala103,402
17Never Ending FootstepsLauren Juliff107,461
18Just One Way TicketSabrina Iovino108,472
19Map HappyErica Ho111,733
20Goats on the RoadNick Wharton & Dariece Swift113,941
21Everything EverwhereGary Arndt119,072
22Uncornered MarketDaniel Noll119,220
23Legal NomadsJodi Ettenberg120,766
24A Dangerous BusinessAmanda Williams122,802
25Nomadic SamuelSamuel Jeffery128,062
26The Travel HackMonica Stott128,429
27LandlopersMatt Long131,576
28Wandering TraderMarcello Arrambide132,542
29One Step 4WardJohnny Ward134,504
30Out of TownMelo Villareal135,534
31Hecktick TravelsDalene and Pete Heck136,667
32Go BackpackingDavid Lee137,195
33Nomad RevelationsJoão Leitão138,197
34Travel DudesMelvin Böcher138,933
35Pinoy AdventuristaMervin Margasian141,700
36The EverywhereistGeraldine DeRuiter141,801
37Solo TravelerJanice Waugh142,080
38Never Ending VoyageSimon Fairbairn & Erin McNeaney144,467
39I Am AileenAileen Adalid147,037
40Leave Your Daily HellRobert Schrader149,985
41True NomadsJustin Carmack150,516
42Be My Travel MuseKristin Addis152,589
43Francis TaponFrancis Tapon153,933
44Breathe Dream GoMariellen Ward153,951
45Wandering EarlEarl Baron158,187
46Extra Pack of PeanutsTravis Sherry158,221
47Almost FearlessChristine Gilbert160,696
48Travel With BenderErin Bender162,655
49Brendan's AdventuresBrendan Van Son162,909
50Twenty-Something TravelStephanie Yoder169,499
51Where's Sharon?Sharon170,405
52Travels of AdamAdam Groffman173,524
53The Cheapest DestinationsTim Leffel175,014
54Green Global TravelBret Love185,839
55Velvet EscapeKeith Jenkins190,847
56Keep Calm and TravelClelia Mattana196,453
57eTrampingCezary Krol196,794
58Bucket List JourneyAnnette White198,053
59Ordinary TravelerChristy and Scott198,969
60Grrrl TravelerChristine Kaaloa199,143
61Off the PathSebastian Canaves Vives203,771
62Travel O CaféLaura and Cipri203,777
63Vicky Flip Flop TravelsVicky Philpott207,132
64Hole in the DonutBarbara Weibel207,706
65My Tan FeetYeison and Samantha208,105
66GoNomadMax Hartshorne211,357
67The WandererSiddharta Joshi215,628
68Wanderlust and LipstickBeth Whitman216,228
69Time Travel TurtleMichael Turtle217,943
70Inside the Travel LabAbi King222,355
71Budget TravellerKash Bhattacharya222,849
72Never Stop TravelingJim Ferri228,801
73Turkish Travel BlogNatalie Sayin230,098
74The Barefoot NomadCharles and Micki Kosman231,541
75A Little AdriftShannon O'Donnell232,082
76Amateur TravelerChris Christensen232,825
77GloboTreksNorbert Figueroa237,964
78Hither and ThitherAshley Muir Bruhn238,620
79Fox NomadAnil Polat241,021
80Finding the UniverseLaurence244,512
81OttsworldSherry Ott244,573
82Camels and ChocolateKristin Luna250,126
83The Vacation GalsKara Williams250,857
84Globetrotter GirlsDani Heinrich251,131
85TriphackrClint Johnston251,169
86Man on the LamRaymond Walsh254,280
87Dave's Travel CornerDavid Thompson259,241
88Crazy Sexy Fun TravelerAlexandra Kovacova271,526
89Traveling CanucksCam Wears279,830
90Have Baby Will TravelCorinne McDermott291,714
91Monkeys and MountainsLaurel Robbins300,199
92Bacon is MagicAyngelina Brogan300,359
93Wild JunketNellie Huang307,214
94The Constant RamblerKenin Bassart316,237
95The GypsyNesterVeronica and David James324,524
96Go See WriteMichael Hodson325,227
97Travel MamasColleen Lanin327,244
98Vagabond JourneyWade Shepard333,880
99Uncovering PAJim Cheney341,220
100Ken Kaminesky PhotographyKen Kaminesky343,813
101Women on the RoadLeyla Giray Alyanak357,250
102The Lazy TravelersAshley Chalmers358,285
103Runaway JunoJuno Kim358,801
104Geotraveler's NicheLola Akinmade Åkerström363,460
105Nomadic NotesJames Clark366,203
106Heather on Her TravelsHeather Cowper379,622
107Souvenir FinderKristin Francis403,857
108Just TravelousYvonne Zagermann409,461
109The Professional HoboNora Dunn410,503
110Changes in LongitudeLarissa and Michael412,372
111Tips for Family TripsAllison Laypath423,183
112Wandering EducatorsEd Forteau424,913
113Ever In TransitCassie Kifer427,817
114Delicious BabyDebbie Dubrow438,540
115My Travel AffairsMarysia Maciocha445,236
11612 HoursAnna Peuckert450,520
1171Dad1KidTalon Windwalker461,849
118Tourist 2 TownieGareth Leonard463,669
119Flights and FrustrationThe Guy473,324
120My Itchy Travel FeetDonna Hull479,213
121Around the World LLillie Marshall496,842
122Hopscotch the GlobeKristen Sarah537,781
123The Traveling PratersTonya Prater539,020
124Backpacks and BunkbedsNeil Barnes563,905
125Beers and BeansRandy Kalp568,095
126The Travel ChicaStephanie Ockerman573,479
127As We TravelNathan Schacherer & Sofia von Porat581,058
128Around the World in 80 JobsTurner Barr587,617
129This Battered SuitcaseBrenna Holeman601,189
130The HolidazeDerek Freal634,026
131Flora the ExplorerFlora659,579
132Art of AdventuringMichael Tieso685,371
133Over YonderlustShaun689,828
134LL World TourLisa Lubin812,015
135Melting ButterJenny Nguyen829,633
136Further BoundHannah Loaring920,258
137Nerd's Eye ViewPam Mandel991,456
138Travel Experience LiveBram Reusen1,007,277
139Soul Travelers 3Gary Reyna1,053,721
140Aviators and a CameraKirsten Alana1,095,276
141SoloFriendlyGray Cargill1,157,212
142My Life's a TripJen Pollack Bianco1,189,551
143VagabrothersMarko and Alex Ayling1,227,854
144Virtual WayfarerAlex Berger1,289,284
145Flip NomadFlip1,299,886
146Family on BikesNancy Sathre-Vogel1,356,244
147Where Is Jenny?Jenny Leonard1,387,619
148Every StephSteph Guglielmi1,971,039
149Around the World in 80 YearsJim O'Donnell2,425,232
150Eco Traveller GuideLinda McCormick2,694,707

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Now What?

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!

Brendan

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Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker is Australia's leading personal development blogger and and helps people build and grow online businesses based on their passions. He has created the Launch Your Life Academy and Your First 1000 Subscribers. Connect with Brendan: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

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  1. What a superb list! Thanks very much for saving me hours of online time looking for all these travel sites!

  2. Please consider our blog. We get a lot of traffic in the United States especially. Our Alexa rank is low enough for our blog to be included in the list. Thanks for putting together an excellent resource. Nomadic Matt is the best travel blog out there in my opinion. He’s also been around the longest.

  3. What a great list! I hope that thetraveltextbook.com can one day make it up there with these inspirational names.

  4. Thanks for putting together this list. We’d love it if you checked our blog out if you were updating it for 2017. Thanks

  5. Awesome list of travel blogs. I like to travel new places. I want to know more about other people and other countries. Travel blogs provide us many information and guidelines about traveling. Thanks for sharing this excellent article.

  6. Are you still considering other blogs? Would love to have mind on the consideration list if it still is!

  7. Hi
    Thank you so much for putting all the highest travel blog in 1 list and if you can put my blog on your list then i’ll really appreciate it

    Thanks

  8. Hi Brendan,

    It takes time & effort to compile such list. So kudos to you.

    Are you going to make another one? Have a look at my blog, I would have fit in first 50. 🙂

  9. Hey Brendon Thanks for pulling this together, always interesting to read though some of the lists and see the travel blogger trends. Hope we can make it to be part of your next list)

  10. Interesting list, including Further Bound. I used to follow her blog on a regular basis, but she stopped posting in 2013.

  11. Amazing list with so many incredible bloggers!

    Would love to be considered for your next one – my Alexa moves between 200,000 and 400,000 depending if i have articles spreading like wildfire or not. Ranks number 12,200 in Ireland too. 😀

  12. Heii..Hope You All Well..
    Great list!
    Thank you for pulling together this fabulous list. There are certainly some new ones for me to discover and I feel honored to be included.These are really amazing blogs sites,use in multi purpose traveling with Good Alexa Ranking .Google page rank is actually officially dead and everyone is ranked at zero right now. That is if we are talking about the Google page rank bar as the real page rank considered by Google is very much alive and well, but there is no way to know it for sure but these sites are really beneficial for blogs .

  13. I’m with Rachel: followsummer.net is ranked 681,886 globally according to Alexa: we would have placed at the 135th poll postion: But as Tom pointed out as well…visits and ranking vary depending on who you are using at any given day, month or minute. But thanks for this list! I follow and chat with many of them! #TravelWell!

  14. Appreciate the time you spent putting this together Brendan, it would have taken a tremendous amount of time. We’d love to be included if you ever revise it. http://thetrustedtraveller.com and think we’d fall around the 130 mark. Cheers

  15. Hi Brendan: Thanks so much for including me (Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel). Of course, there is no perfect ranking criteria – each has its ups and downs – but I appreciate the work you put into this and it looks like a great list.

  16. I am certain not every travel blog is checked. Is this opt in? For instance, my Alexa rank (just checked) would put me (McCoolTravel.com) around #135.

    1. Thanks for letting me know Charles.

      With hundreds of thousands of travel blogs on the internet, we were sure to have a few slip through the cracks.

      Thanks for commenting and letting us know.

  17. Thanks for the inclusion, but Alexa has become a joke (it doesn’t track mobile traffic for a start, which is now half or more of most sites’ traffic).

    This is patently false now:

    “the larger and more trafficked sites will always tend to be ranked higher regardless of the tool being used.”

    I have one site getting 10,000 visitors a month and it ranks waaayyy above another one of mine that gets close to 30,000 page views a month. Clearly more people with the Alexa toolbar installed are visiting the former. Even on this one blog my traffic can rise or fall by 20,000 page views a month but Alexa ranking doesn’t budge. You see this play out across the sites in this list too if you compare it to the top-50 list at The Expeditioner, which is based on the real metric of unique monthly visitors.

    1. Yeah if I install the toolbar on my browser my Alexa rank goes in the right direction, so easy to manipulate.

    2. It’s by no means 100% accurate but the only way to do that is to get exact traffic numbers from all participants.

      Given the tools available, I think we have a pretty solid list!

  18. Thank you for pulling together this fabulous list. There are certainly some new ones for me to discover and I feel honoured to be included.

    I was a little surprised to see that Jonny Blair of Don’t Stop Living isn’t on the list, or did I miss him?

    Also, interesting to see your inclusion of Google Page Rank when this hasn’t been updated for years. For example, if it had been updated more recently then Where’s Sharon would most definitely be higher than a 1. She has a great blog.

    Thanks again for all your time in putting this list together.

    1. Google page rank is actually officially dead and everyone is ranked at zero right now. That is if we are talking about the Google page rank bar as the real page rank considered by Google is very much alive and well, but there is no way to know it for sure (not that I know of) 🙂

    2. Hey good point, where is Jonny? According to Alexa he is at 174,133 but maybe DSL was missed because it’s .net

      Didn’t realize that about GPR though, especially because so many clients still ask about it. Also worth noting that Alexa ranks can change overnight when something goes viral. For example, when that drama happened in Indonesia, I broke the 100,000 barrier. And then I stopped writing and went into hiding and yeah…..it didn’t last hahaha

      Anyway, cheers Brendan for the comprehensive list. If anyone needs travel inspiration or information, there are no finer cats to ask then the folks here.

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