Top 100 Travel Blogs | SEOmoz + Alexa Rankings | Volume VI | October, 2012

Welcome to Volume VI of the Top 100 Travel blogs! I know it’s been a while since the last update!  For a period of time, I was updating the list almost monthly; however, recently I’ve been taking on so many different projects that I’ve let this slide a couple of weeks than I would have liked.  Anyhow, there has been a lot of change since the last update in terms of sites both moving up and down and also the amount of sites now being tracked. With regards to the latest SEOmoz update (October 9th) it was quite a volatile one for travel blogs.  A number of sites plummeted several points while almost an equal number sky-rocketed up several digits.  For those sites that held steady or increased/decreased by only one point, I would consider that holding the fort steady. Overall Alexa rankings seem to be rising (in this case not a good thing) for the majority of travel blogs.  Roughly 6 months ago there were a decent amount of sites under 50K but now there are only 9 below this mark; however, the amount of sites still under 100K is just as many as ever and that’s quite an encouraging sign. There were a number of new sites added to the tracking list this time around.  I’m now tracking so many sites (almost an unmanageable number) that I’ve decided to also list the top 101 to 150 sites on this page.  Once again, for those sites who fall off the list don’t get discouraged.  I’m still tracking your blog.  The competition between sites ranked 75 to 150 is fiercer than it is between those ranked 1 to 25. On this update I’ve tracked 164 sites meaning every category is now ranked out of a possible 164 points all the way down to 1.

**(All data gathered for the latest update on October 09, 2012)**

Top Performers Shout Outs!

I’d like give a bit shout out to Monkeys & Mountains who made a very impressive debut at number 71.  Also, I’d like to welcome some new sites to the list that include Aussie On The Road, Just Travelous & Leave Your Daily Hell.

# Top 100 Travel Blogs Score
1 Everything Everywhere 487
2 Nomadic Matt 487
3 Stuck In Customs 484
4 Travel Dudes 476
5 Fluent in 3 months 473
6 The Planet D 471
7 Nomadic Samuel 466.5
8 Uncornered Market 459
9 Almost Fearless 456
10 The Amateur Traveler 445
11 Everywhereist 442
12 Go Backpacking 438.5
13 Legal Nomads 438
14 Fox Nomad 433.5
15 Y Travel Blog 433.5
16 Adventurous Kate 431
17 Bacon is Magic 422
18 Wild Junket 420
19 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 416.5
20 Velvet Escape 416.5
21 Wandering Trader 415
22 Twenty Something Travel 411.5
23 Otts World 403
24 LandLopers 391.5
25 Travels of Adam 388.5
26 Family On Bikes 386
27 The Vacation Gals 381.5
28 Wandering Earl 379
29 The Indie Travel Podcast 373.5
30 Art of Backpacking 373
31 Beers and Beans 372.5
32 As We Travel 371.5
33 Delicious Baby 371.5
34 Go See Write 368.5
35 2 Backpackers 367
36 Get In The Hot Spot 367
37 Camels & Chocolate 366.5
38 My Itchy Travel Feet 366.5
39 Dave’s Travel Corner 366
40 Travel O Cafe 359
41 My Beautiful Adventures 354.5
42 Traveling Canucks 348.5
43 Migrationology 342
44 Brendan’s Adventures 339
45 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 337
46 One Step 4Ward 336
47 Green Global Travel 335.5
48 Heather on Her Travels 335
49 Solo Traveler 333
50 Hecktic Travels 329.5
51 Life Cruiser 329.5
52 A Dangerous Business 321.5
53 Nerd’s Eye View 319.5
54 Chris Around The World 318
55 The Longest Way Home 304.5
56 A Little Adrift 300
57 The Professional Hobo 299.5
58 Never Ending Voyage 298.5
59 Muza Chan 297.5
60 Around the World L 296.5
61 Inside The Travel Lab 294
62 Man on the Lam 294
63 Soul Travelers 3 293
64 Over Yonderlust 292
65 Johnny Vagabond 291
66 Ordinary Traveler 290.5
67 Sharing Travel Experiences 278.5
68 Inspiring Travellers 273
69 GranTourismo 272.5
70 Europe Up Close 268
71 Monkeys and Mountains 264.5
72 Maiden Voyage 263
73 Mallory On Travel 261.5
74 That Backpacker 261.5
75 Nomadic Notes 255.5
76 Travel Wonders 248
77 The Road Forks 246
78 CC Food Travel 245.5
79 Sophie’s World 245.5
80 Mai Travel Site 244.5
81 Nomadic Chick 240
82 My Spanish Adventures 239.5
83 Flip Nomad 239
84 Traveling Savage 237.5
85 Runaway Juno 236.5
86 Finding The Universe 234
87 Expert Vagabond 233.5
88 Ken Kaminesky Photography 233
89 The Travel Tart 231.5
90 501 Places 225.5
91 Fevered Mutterings 225.5
92 Stop Having a Boring Life 222
93 Nerdy Nomad 220
94 Four Jandals 216.5
95 Bohemian Trails 216
96 The Travel Chica 213
97 The World Of Deej 212.5
98 Travel with a Mate 212
99 Breathe Dream Go 211
100 The Jungle Princess 208.5
101 Pause the Moment 202.5
102 Travel Experta 199.5
103 The Aussie Nomad 197
104 Turkish Travel Blog 195
105 Suzy Guese 194
106 Budget Travel Adventures 191
107 Brooke Vs The World 186
108 Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery 176.5
109 Our Oyster 176.5
110 Breakaway Backpacker 170
111 Runaway Jane 169
112 D Travels `Round 165
113 Globetrotter Girls 165
114 Wild About Travel 162.5
115 Globotreks 157.5
116 Travelated 156.5
117 Vagabond3 156
118 Don’t Ever Look Back 155
119 My Several Worlds 153
120 Never Ending Footsteps 152
121 Spunky Girl Monologues 148.5
122 Will Peach 148.5
123 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 147.5
124 Travel Yourself 146.5
125 No Vacation Required 146
126 Katie Going Global 144
127 Aussie on the Road 143
128 Just Travelous 141
129 Trans-Americas Journey 139
130 Tourist 2 Townie 135
131 Leave Your Daily Hell 132.5
132 Positive World Travel 132
133 Man Vs Clock 128.5
134 Rocky Travel 118
135 Chasing the Unexpected 115
136 Changes in Longitude 112.5
137 Short Travel Tips 112
138 Matt Gibson 108.5
139 Raising Miro 105
140 MS Listologist 101
141 Go Mexico Guide 99
142 No Place To Be 95.5
143 Travel Reportage 95
144 Downtown Traveler 93.5
145 What’s Dave Doing? 93.5
146 Career Break Secrets 91
147 Grounded Traveler 88.5
148 Chicky Bus 83.5
149 Jasmine Wanders 82
150 1000 Fights 80

 Domain Authority Top 100 Travel Blogs

Domain Authority is a predictive measure about how a website will perform in search engine rankings.  Domain authority is ranked 0 to 100.  The higher the score the better.  Domain Authority differs from Page Authority by measuring the strength of the entire domain, whereas Page Authority measures the strength of your homepage.  To find out more information regarding Domain authority click here.  The following is a list of the top travel blogs according to Domain Authority.

 

# Domain Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Stuck In Customs 79 164
2 Everything Everywhere 66 163
3 Nomadic Matt 65 162
4 Dave’s Travel Corner 59 159.5
5 Fluent in 3 months 59 159.5
6 The Amateur Traveler 59 159.5
7 Travel Dudes 59 159.5
8 Almost Fearless 58 156
9 The Planet D 58 156
10 Uncornered Market 58 156
11 Delicious Baby 57 154
12 Fox Nomad 56 151.5
13 Legal Nomads 56 151.5
14 Nomadic Samuel 56 151.5
15 The Vacation Gals 56 151.5
16 Family On Bikes 55 147.5
17 Go Backpacking 55 147.5
18 My Itchy Travel Feet 55 147.5
19 The Indie Travel Podcast 55 147.5
20 Bacon is Magic 54 143
21 Everywhereist 54 143
22 Get In The Hot Spot 54 143
23 Solo Traveler 54 143
24 Wandering Trader 54 143
25 Adventurous Kate 53 137.5
26 Otts World 53 137.5
27 The Professional Hobo 53 137.5
28 Velvet Escape 53 137.5
29 Wild Junket 53 137.5
30 Y Travel Blog 53 137.5
31 Art of Backpacking 52 130.5
32 Camels & Chocolate 52 130.5
33 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 52 130.5
34 My Beautiful Adventures 52 130.5
35 Nerd’s Eye View 52 130.5
36 Soul Travelers 3 52 130.5
37 Travels of Adam 52 130.5
38 Twenty Something Travel 52 130.5
39 As We Travel 51 124.5
40 Beers and Beans 51 124.5
41 Go See Write 51 124.5
42 LandLopers 51 124.5
43 2 Backpackers 50 118
44 A Little Adrift 50 118
45 Chris Around The World 50 118
46 Heather on Her Travels 50 118
47 Life Cruiser 50 118
48 Migrationology 50 118
49 One Step 4Ward 50 118
50 Travel Wonders 50 118
51 Wandering Earl 50 118
52 Europe Up Close 49 108.5
53 Johnny Vagabond 49 108.5
54 Nomadic Notes 49 108.5
55 Sharing Travel Experiences 49 108.5
56 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 49 108.5
57 The Longest Way Home 49 108.5
58 The Road Forks 49 108.5
59 Travel O Cafe 49 108.5
60 Traveling Canucks 49 108.5
61 Traveling Savage 49 108.5
62 Brendan’s Adventures 48 99.5
63 Flip Nomad 48 99.5
64 Inside The Travel Lab 48 99.5
65 Ken Kaminesky Photography 48 99.5
66 Maiden Voyage 48 99.5
67 Man on the Lam 48 99.5
68 Nomadic Chick 48 99.5
69 Over Yonderlust 48 99.5
70 501 Places 47 91
71 A Dangerous Business 47 91
72 Around the World L 47 91
73 GranTourismo 47 91
74 Green Global Travel 47 91
75 Monkeys and Mountains 47 91
76 Never Ending Voyage 47 91
77 The Travel Tart 47 91
78 Travel Experta 47 91
79 CC Food Travel 46 80
80 Fevered Mutterings 46 80
81 Hecktic Travels 46 80
82 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 46 80
83 Mai Travel Site 46 80
84 Mallory On Travel 46 80
85 Muza Chan 46 80
86 My Spanish Adventures 46 80
87 Ordinary Traveler 46 80
88 Pause the Moment 46 80
89 Runaway Juno 46 80
90 The Jungle Princess 46 80
91 Travelated 46 80
92 Breakaway Backpacker 45 67.5
93 Breathe Dream Go 45 67.5
94 Brooke Vs The World 45 67.5
95 Go Mexico Guide 45 67.5
96 Inspiring Travellers 45 67.5
97 My Several Worlds 45 67.5
98 Nerdy Nomad 45 67.5
99 Stop Having a Boring Life 45 67.5
100 Suzy Guese 45 67.5
101 The Aussie Nomad 45 67.5
102 Trans-Americas Journey 45 67.5
103 Vagabond3 45 67.5
104 1000 Fights 44 57
105 Expert Vagabond 44 57
106 Globotreks 44 57
107 Man Vs Clock 44 57
108 Sophie’s World 44 57
109 Spunky Girl Monologues 44 57
110 That Backpacker 44 57
111 The World Of Deej 44 57
112 Travel Yourself 44 57
113 Aussie on the Road 43 45.5
114 Bohemian Trails 43 45.5
115 Budget Travel Adventures 43 45.5
116 Career Break Secrets 43 45.5
117 D Travels `Round 43 45.5
118 Finding The Universe 43 45.5
119 Katie Going Global 43 45.5
120 Our Oyster 43 45.5
121 Runaway Jane 43 45.5
122 The Travel Chica 43 45.5
123 Tourist 2 Townie 43 45.5
124 Travel with a Mate 43 45.5
125 Turkish Travel Blog 43 45.5
126 Virtual Wayfarer 43 45.5
127 Don’t Ever Look Back 42 34.5
128 Globetrotter Girls 42 34.5
129 Jasmine Wanders 42 34.5
130 MS Listologist 42 34.5

The top 100 travel blogs as ranked by Page Authority.

Page Authority predicts the likelihood of a single page (your homepage) to rank well in the search engines.  The scoring is exactly the same as Domain authority in that it is ranked 0 to 100.  Page Authority measures the strength of your homepage while Domain Authority covers your entire strength of your domain.  Click here to find out more about Page Authority.  The following is a list of the top travel blogs ranked by Page Authority from top to bottom.


# Page Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Stuck In Customs 82 164
2 Everything Everywhere 72 163
3 Nomadic Matt 71 162
4 Dave’s Travel Corner 66 159.5
5 Fluent in 3 months 66 159.5
6 The Amateur Traveler 66 159.5
7 Travel Dudes 66 159.5
8 Almost Fearless 65 156
9 The Planet D 65 156
10 Uncornered Market 65 156
11 Delicious Baby 64 153.5
12 Legal Nomads 64 153.5
13 Nomadic Samuel 63 151
14 The Indie Travel Podcast 63 151
15 The Vacation Gals 63 151
16 Bacon is Magic 62 147
17 Everywhereist 62 147
18 Get In The Hot Spot 62 147
19 My Itchy Travel Feet 62 147
20 Solo Traveler 62 147
21 Adventurous Kate 61 142.5
22 Family On Bikes 61 142.5
23 Otts World 61 142.5
24 Wild Junket 61 142.5
25 Fox Nomad 60 136
26 Go Backpacking 60 136
27 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 60 136
28 The Professional Hobo 60 136
29 Travels of Adam 60 136
30 Twenty Something Travel 60 136
31 Velvet Escape 60 136
32 Wandering Trader 60 136
33 Y Travel Blog 60 136
34 As We Travel 59 129
35 Go See Write 59 129
36 LandLopers 59 129
37 My Beautiful Adventures 59 129
38 Nerd’s Eye View 59 129
39 2 Backpackers 58 120
40 A Little Adrift 58 120
41 Beers and Beans 58 120
42 Camels & Chocolate 58 120
43 Chris Around The World 58 120
44 Heather on Her Travels 58 120
45 Migrationology 58 120
46 Nomadic Notes 58 120
47 One Step 4Ward 58 120
48 Sharing Travel Experiences 58 120
49 The Longest Way Home 58 120
50 Traveling Canucks 58 120
51 Traveling Savage 58 120
52 Wandering Earl 58 120
53 Art of Backpacking 57 108.5
54 Europe Up Close 57 108.5
55 Inside The Travel Lab 57 108.5
56 Johnny Vagabond 57 108.5
57 Maiden Voyage 57 108.5
58 Nomadic Chick 57 108.5
59 Soul Travelers 3 57 108.5
60 Travel O Cafe 57 108.5
61 501 Places 56 100.5
62 A Dangerous Business 56 100.5
63 Around the World L 56 100.5
64 Brendan’s Adventures 56 100.5
65 Flip Nomad 56 100.5
66 Man on the Lam 56 100.5
67 Never Ending Voyage 56 100.5
68 The Travel Tart 56 100.5
69 GranTourismo 55 91.5
70 Green Global Travel 55 91.5
71 Hecktic Travels 55 91.5
72 Ken Kaminesky Photography 55 91.5
73 Mai Travel Site 55 91.5
74 My Spanish Adventures 55 91.5
75 Ordinary Traveler 55 91.5
76 Over Yonderlust 55 91.5
77 Pause the Moment 55 91.5
78 Travel Experta 55 91.5
79 Breathe Dream Go 54 80.5
80 Brooke Vs The World 54 80.5
81 CC Food Travel 54 80.5
82 Fevered Mutterings 54 80.5
83 Inspiring Travellers 54 80.5
84 Life Cruiser 54 80.5
85 Muza Chan 54 80.5
86 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 54 80.5
87 Suzy Guese 54 80.5
88 That Backpacker 54 80.5
89 The Aussie Nomad 54 80.5
90 The Road Forks 54 80.5
91 Breakaway Backpacker 53 67.5
92 Expert Vagabond 53 67.5
93 Globotreks 53 67.5
94 Mallory On Travel 53 67.5
95 Monkeys and Mountains 53 67.5
96 My Several Worlds 53 67.5
97 Sophie’s World 53 67.5
98 Spunky Girl Monologues 53 67.5
99 Stop Having a Boring Life 53 67.5
100 The Jungle Princess 53 67.5
101 The Travel Chica 53 67.5
102 The World Of Deej 53 67.5
103 Travel with a Mate 53 67.5
104 Turkish Travel Blog 53 67.5
105 Vagabond3 53 67.5
106 Aussie on the Road 52 53.5
107 Bohemian Trails 52 53.5
108 Budget Travel Adventures 52 53.5
109 D Travels `Round 52 53.5
110 Don’t Ever Look Back 52 53.5
111 Finding The Universe 52 53.5
112 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 52 53.5
113 Runaway Jane 52 53.5
114 Runaway Juno 52 53.5
115 Travel Reportage 52 53.5
116 Travel Yourself 52 53.5
117 Travelated 52 53.5
118 Chicky Bus 51 41.5
119 Four Jandals 51 41.5
120 Globetrotter Girls 51 41.5
121 Jasmine Wanders 51 41.5
122 Man Vs Clock 51 41.5
123 MS Listologist 51 41.5
124 Nerdy Nomad 51 41.5
125 No Place To Be 51 41.5
126 Positive World Travel 51 41.5
127 Raising Miro 51 41.5
128 Tourist 2 Townie 51 41.5
129 Will Peach 51 41.5
130 Canvas of Light 50 30.5

The top 100 travel blogs as ranked by Alexa.

Alexa is the ranking system that measures a travel blog’s traffic.  The following is a cut & paste explanation straight from the source:

“Alexa computes traffic rankings by analyzing the Web usage of millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources. The information is sorted, sifted, anonymized, counted, and computed, until, finally, we get the traffic rankings shown in the Alexa service.  The traffic rank is based on three months of aggregated historical traffic data from millions of Alexa Toolbar users and data obtained from other, diverse traffic data sources, and is a combined measure of page views and users (reach). As a first step, Alexa computes the reach and number of page views for all sites on the Web on a daily basis.”

The lower the score the better your rank.  Read more about Alexa rankings by clicking here.  Travel blogs are ranked by Alexa from 100 to 1 based on top score to bottom score.

The following is a list of the Top 100 Travel Blogs as ranked by their Alexa score:

 

# Alexa Top 100 Score Points
1 Nomadic Samuel 18154 164
2 Nomadic Matt 23176 163
3 Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery 31927 162
4 Everything Everywhere 33467 161
5 Y Travel Blog 36680 160
6 The Planet D 38261 159
7 Hecktic Travels 40962 158
8 Travel Dudes 42944 157
9 Stuck In Customs 47995 156
10 Go Backpacking 50867 155
11 Fluent in 3 months 50891 154
12 Green Global Travel 51443 153
13 Everywhereist 55621 152
14 Adventurous Kate 56498 151
15 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 57002 150
16 Four Jandals 57901 149
17 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 60402 148
18 Uncornered Market 60832 147
19 Fox Nomad 64595 146
20 Twenty Something Travel 66110 145
21 Almost Fearless 66152 144
22 Velvet Escape 66563 143
23 Travel O Cafe 67473 142
24 Wandering Earl 67554 141
25 Wild Junket 67657 140
26 Brendan’s Adventures 68055 139
27 LandLopers 68232 138
28 Muza Chan 70281 137
29 Wandering Trader 70811 136
30 Finding The Universe 72829 135
31 Art of Backpacking 77205 134
32 Legal Nomads 79355 133
33 Bacon is Magic 80224 132
34 Life Cruiser 81428 131
35 A Dangerous Business 81947 130
36 2 Backpackers 82692 129
37 Beers and Beans 84151 128
38 Our Oyster 87015 127
39 The Amateur Traveler 88332 126
40 Inspiring Travellers 91195 125
41 That Backpacker 92451 124
42 Otts World 92567 123
43 Travels of Adam 93746 122
44 Sophie’s World 93788 121
45 Traveling Canucks 94197 120
46 Ordinary Traveler 96009 119
47 As We Travel 98070 118
48 Bohemian Trails 98564 117
49 Camels & Chocolate 100270 116
50 Go See Write 100428 115
51 Mallory On Travel 101138 114
52 Never Ending Footsteps 101401 113
53 No Vacation Required 102261 112
54 Nerdy Nomad 102533 111
55 Travel Wonders 104560 110
56 Expert Vagabond 105156 109
57 Wild About Travel 106536 108
58 Never Ending Voyage 107836 107
59 Monkeys and Mountains 107933 106
60 Around the World L 109236 105
61 Migrationology 110419 104
62 Runaway Juno 111086 103
63 Just Travelous 112415 102
64 Over Yonderlust 115268 101
65 The Travel Chica 116474 100
66 Travel with a Mate 116931 99
67 One Step 4Ward 118544 98
68 Heather on Her Travels 118781 97
69 Family On Bikes 119667 96
70 My Beautiful Adventures 121039 95
71 Man on the Lam 121356 94
72 Katie Going Global 123618 93
73 Budget Travel Adventures 123842 92
74 Changes in Longitude 127031 91
75 GranTourismo 128189 90
76 Globetrotter Girls 129010 89
77 The World Of Deej 129432 88
78 Stop Having a Boring Life 130128 87
79 Inside The Travel Lab 130181 86
80 CC Food Travel 131340 85
81 Rocky Travel 133141 84
82 Leave Your Daily Hell 134251 83
83 Turkish Travel Blog 135035 82
84 Will Peach 135036 81
85 Chris Around The World 137222 80
86 The Vacation Gals 137318 79
87 Short Travel Tips 137940 78
88 Get In The Hot Spot 138374 77
89 The Longest Way Home 139293 76
90 The Indie Travel Podcast 140875 75
91 Johnny Vagabond 141569 74
92 Mai Travel Site 142553 73
93 My Itchy Travel Feet 142998 72
94 Grounded Traveler 146293 71
95 Runaway Jane 146872 70
96 Chasing the Unexpected 148408 69
97 My Spanish Adventures 150780 68
98 Don’t Ever Look Back 153766 67
99 D Travels `Round 159926 66
100 Fevered Mutterings 161225 65
101 Delicious Baby 161540 64
102 Breathe Dream Go 161761 63
103 A Little Adrift 163467 62
104 The Jungle Princess 165294 61
105 Nerd’s Eye View 165432 60
106 What’s Dave Doing? 166473 59
107 Explore for a Year 168764 58
108 The Road Forks 168971 57
109 Positive World Travel 172180 56
110 Maiden Voyage 172783 55
111 Soul Travelers 3 174118 54
112 Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler 174327 53
113 Matt Gibson 177642 52
114 Europe Up Close 178050 51
115 Sharing Travel Experiences 179938 50
116 The Aussie Nomad 182381 49
117 Tourist 2 Townie 183116 48
118 Dave’s Travel Corner 184437 47
119 Suzy Guese 185264 46
120 Pommie Travels 190178 45
121 Aussie on the Road 192113 44
122 Solo Traveler 192738 43
123 Ken Kaminesky Photography 193990 42
124 Trans-Americas Journey 199650 41
125 The Travel Tart 199738 40
126 Flip Nomad 203964 39
127 Brooke Vs The World 208599 38
128 Downtown Traveler 211189 37
129 Travel Yourself 221553 36
130 Breakaway Backpacker 229070 35

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