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 BlogsScore
1Everything Everywhere487
2Nomadic Matt487
3Stuck In Customs484
4Travel Dudes476
5Fluent in 3 months473
6The Planet D471
7Nomadic Samuel466.5
8Uncornered Market459
9Almost Fearless456
10The Amateur Traveler445
12Go Backpacking438.5
13Legal Nomads438
14Fox Nomad433.5
15Y Travel Blog433.5
16Adventurous Kate431
17Bacon is Magic422
18Wild Junket420
19Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel416.5
20Velvet Escape416.5
21Wandering Trader415
22Twenty Something Travel411.5
23Otts World403
25Travels of Adam388.5
26Family On Bikes386
27The Vacation Gals381.5
28Wandering Earl379
29The Indie Travel Podcast373.5
30Art of Backpacking373
31Beers and Beans372.5
32As We Travel371.5
33Delicious Baby371.5
34Go See Write368.5
352 Backpackers367
36Get In The Hot Spot367
37Camels & Chocolate366.5
38My Itchy Travel Feet366.5
39Dave’s Travel Corner366
40Travel O Cafe359
41My Beautiful Adventures354.5
42Traveling Canucks348.5
44Brendan’s Adventures339
45Smiling Faces Travel Photos337
46One Step 4Ward336
47Green Global Travel335.5
48Heather on Her Travels335
49Solo Traveler333
50Hecktic Travels329.5
51Life Cruiser329.5
52A Dangerous Business321.5
53Nerd’s Eye View319.5
54Chris Around The World318
55The Longest Way Home304.5
56A Little Adrift300
57The Professional Hobo299.5
58Never Ending Voyage298.5
59Muza Chan297.5
60Around the World L296.5
61Inside The Travel Lab294
62Man on the Lam294
63Soul Travelers 3293
64Over Yonderlust292
65Johnny Vagabond291
66Ordinary Traveler290.5
67Sharing Travel Experiences278.5
68Inspiring Travellers273
70Europe Up Close268
71Monkeys and Mountains264.5
72Maiden Voyage263
73Mallory On Travel261.5
74That Backpacker261.5
75Nomadic Notes255.5
76Travel Wonders248
77The Road Forks246
78CC Food Travel245.5
79Sophie’s World245.5
80Mai Travel Site244.5
81Nomadic Chick240
82My Spanish Adventures239.5
83Flip Nomad239
84Traveling Savage237.5
85Runaway Juno236.5
86Finding The Universe234
87Expert Vagabond233.5
88Ken Kaminesky Photography233
89The Travel Tart231.5
90501 Places225.5
91Fevered Mutterings225.5
92Stop Having a Boring Life222
93Nerdy Nomad220
94Four Jandals216.5
95Bohemian Trails216
96The Travel Chica213
97The World Of Deej212.5
98Travel with a Mate212
99Breathe Dream Go211
100The Jungle Princess208.5
101Pause the Moment202.5
102Travel Experta199.5
103The Aussie Nomad197
104Turkish Travel Blog195
105Suzy Guese194
106Budget Travel Adventures191
107Brooke Vs The World186
108Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery176.5
109Our Oyster176.5
110Breakaway Backpacker170
111Runaway Jane169
112D Travels `Round165
113Globetrotter Girls165
114Wild About Travel162.5
118Don’t Ever Look Back155
119My Several Worlds153
120Never Ending Footsteps152
121Spunky Girl Monologues148.5
122Will Peach148.5
123Kaleidoscopic Wandering147.5
124Travel Yourself146.5
125No Vacation Required146
126Katie Going Global144
127Aussie on the Road143
128Just Travelous141
129Trans-Americas Journey139
130Tourist 2 Townie135
131Leave Your Daily Hell132.5
132Positive World Travel132
133Man Vs Clock128.5
134Rocky Travel118
135Chasing the Unexpected115
136Changes in Longitude112.5
137Short Travel Tips112
138Matt Gibson 108.5
139Raising Miro105
140MS Listologist101
141Go Mexico Guide99
142No Place To Be95.5
143Travel Reportage 95
144Downtown Traveler93.5
145What’s Dave Doing?93.5
146Career Break Secrets91
147Grounded Traveler88.5
148Chicky Bus83.5
149Jasmine Wanders82
1501000 Fights80

 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 100ScorePoints
1Stuck In Customs79164
2Everything Everywhere66163
3Nomadic Matt65162
4Dave’s Travel Corner59159.5
5Fluent in 3 months59159.5
6The Amateur Traveler59159.5
7Travel Dudes59159.5
8Almost Fearless58156
9The Planet D58156
10Uncornered Market58156
11Delicious Baby57154
12Fox Nomad56151.5
13Legal Nomads56151.5
14Nomadic Samuel56151.5
15The Vacation Gals56151.5
16Family On Bikes55147.5
17Go Backpacking55147.5
18My Itchy Travel Feet55147.5
19The Indie Travel Podcast55147.5
20Bacon is Magic54143
22Get In The Hot Spot54143
23Solo Traveler54143
24Wandering Trader54143
25Adventurous Kate53137.5
26Otts World53137.5
27The Professional Hobo53137.5
28Velvet Escape53137.5
29Wild Junket53137.5
30Y Travel Blog53137.5
31Art of Backpacking52130.5
32Camels & Chocolate52130.5
33Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel52130.5
34My Beautiful Adventures52130.5
35Nerd’s Eye View52130.5
36Soul Travelers 352130.5
37Travels of Adam52130.5
38Twenty Something Travel52130.5
39As We Travel51124.5
40Beers and Beans51124.5
41Go See Write51124.5
432 Backpackers50118
44A Little Adrift50118
45Chris Around The World50118
46Heather on Her Travels50118
47Life Cruiser50118
49One Step 4Ward50118
50Travel Wonders50118
51Wandering Earl50118
52Europe Up Close49108.5
53Johnny Vagabond49108.5
54Nomadic Notes49108.5
55Sharing Travel Experiences49108.5
56Smiling Faces Travel Photos49108.5
57The Longest Way Home49108.5
58The Road Forks49108.5
59Travel O Cafe49108.5
60Traveling Canucks49108.5
61Traveling Savage49108.5
62Brendan’s Adventures4899.5
63Flip Nomad4899.5
64Inside The Travel Lab4899.5
65Ken Kaminesky Photography4899.5
66Maiden Voyage4899.5
67Man on the Lam4899.5
68Nomadic Chick4899.5
69Over Yonderlust4899.5
70501 Places4791
71A Dangerous Business4791
72Around the World L4791
74Green Global Travel4791
75Monkeys and Mountains4791
76Never Ending Voyage4791
77The Travel Tart4791
78Travel Experta4791
79CC Food Travel4680
80Fevered Mutterings4680
81Hecktic Travels4680
82Kaleidoscopic Wandering4680
83Mai Travel Site4680
84Mallory On Travel4680
85Muza Chan4680
86My Spanish Adventures4680
87Ordinary Traveler4680
88Pause the Moment4680
89Runaway Juno4680
90The Jungle Princess4680
92Breakaway Backpacker4567.5
93Breathe Dream Go4567.5
94Brooke Vs The World4567.5
95Go Mexico Guide4567.5
96Inspiring Travellers4567.5
97My Several Worlds4567.5
98Nerdy Nomad4567.5
99Stop Having a Boring Life4567.5
100Suzy Guese4567.5
101The Aussie Nomad4567.5
102Trans-Americas Journey4567.5
1041000 Fights4457
105Expert Vagabond4457
107Man Vs Clock4457
108Sophie’s World4457
109Spunky Girl Monologues4457
110That Backpacker4457
111The World Of Deej4457
112Travel Yourself4457
113Aussie on the Road4345.5
114Bohemian Trails4345.5
115Budget Travel Adventures4345.5
116Career Break Secrets4345.5
117D Travels `Round4345.5
118Finding The Universe4345.5
119Katie Going Global4345.5
120Our Oyster4345.5
121Runaway Jane4345.5
122The Travel Chica4345.5
123Tourist 2 Townie4345.5
124Travel with a Mate4345.5
125Turkish Travel Blog4345.5
126Virtual Wayfarer4345.5
127Don’t Ever Look Back4234.5
128Globetrotter Girls4234.5
129Jasmine Wanders4234.5
130MS Listologist4234.5

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 100ScorePoints
1Stuck In Customs82164
2Everything Everywhere72163
3Nomadic Matt71162
4Dave’s Travel Corner66159.5
5Fluent in 3 months66159.5
6The Amateur Traveler66159.5
7Travel Dudes66159.5
8Almost Fearless65156
9The Planet D65156
10Uncornered Market65156
11Delicious Baby64153.5
12Legal Nomads64153.5
13Nomadic Samuel63151
14The Indie Travel Podcast63151
15The Vacation Gals63151
16Bacon is Magic62147
18Get In The Hot Spot62147
19My Itchy Travel Feet62147
20Solo Traveler62147
21Adventurous Kate61142.5
22Family On Bikes61142.5
23Otts World61142.5
24Wild Junket61142.5
25Fox Nomad60136
26Go Backpacking60136
27Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel60136
28The Professional Hobo60136
29Travels of Adam60136
30Twenty Something Travel60136
31Velvet Escape60136
32Wandering Trader60136
33Y Travel Blog60136
34As We Travel59129
35Go See Write59129
37My Beautiful Adventures59129
38Nerd’s Eye View59129
392 Backpackers58120
40A Little Adrift58120
41Beers and Beans58120
42Camels & Chocolate58120
43Chris Around The World58120
44Heather on Her Travels58120
46Nomadic Notes58120
47One Step 4Ward58120
48Sharing Travel Experiences58120
49The Longest Way Home58120
50Traveling Canucks58120
51Traveling Savage58120
52Wandering Earl58120
53Art of Backpacking57108.5
54Europe Up Close57108.5
55Inside The Travel Lab57108.5
56Johnny Vagabond57108.5
57Maiden Voyage57108.5
58Nomadic Chick57108.5
59Soul Travelers 357108.5
60Travel O Cafe57108.5
61501 Places56100.5
62A Dangerous Business56100.5
63Around the World L56100.5
64Brendan’s Adventures56100.5
65Flip Nomad56100.5
66Man on the Lam56100.5
67Never Ending Voyage56100.5
68The Travel Tart56100.5
70Green Global Travel5591.5
71Hecktic Travels5591.5
72Ken Kaminesky Photography5591.5
73Mai Travel Site5591.5
74My Spanish Adventures5591.5
75Ordinary Traveler5591.5
76Over Yonderlust5591.5
77Pause the Moment5591.5
78Travel Experta5591.5
79Breathe Dream Go5480.5
80Brooke Vs The World5480.5
81CC Food Travel5480.5
82Fevered Mutterings5480.5
83Inspiring Travellers5480.5
84Life Cruiser5480.5
85Muza Chan5480.5
86Smiling Faces Travel Photos5480.5
87Suzy Guese5480.5
88That Backpacker5480.5
89The Aussie Nomad5480.5
90The Road Forks5480.5
91Breakaway Backpacker5367.5
92Expert Vagabond5367.5
94Mallory On Travel5367.5
95Monkeys and Mountains5367.5
96My Several Worlds5367.5
97Sophie’s World5367.5
98Spunky Girl Monologues5367.5
99Stop Having a Boring Life5367.5
100The Jungle Princess5367.5
101The Travel Chica5367.5
102The World Of Deej5367.5
103Travel with a Mate5367.5
104Turkish Travel Blog5367.5
106Aussie on the Road5253.5
107Bohemian Trails5253.5
108Budget Travel Adventures5253.5
109D Travels `Round5253.5
110Don’t Ever Look Back5253.5
111Finding The Universe5253.5
112Kaleidoscopic Wandering5253.5
113Runaway Jane5253.5
114Runaway Juno5253.5
115Travel Reportage 5253.5
116Travel Yourself5253.5
118Chicky Bus5141.5
119Four Jandals5141.5
120Globetrotter Girls5141.5
121Jasmine Wanders5141.5
122Man Vs Clock5141.5
123MS Listologist5141.5
124Nerdy Nomad5141.5
125No Place To Be5141.5
126Positive World Travel5141.5
127Raising Miro5141.5
128Tourist 2 Townie5141.5
129Will Peach5141.5
130Canvas of Light5030.5

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 100ScorePoints
1Nomadic Samuel18154164
2Nomadic Matt23176163
3Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery31927162
4Everything Everywhere33467161
5Y Travel Blog36680160
6The Planet D38261159
7Hecktic Travels40962158
8Travel Dudes42944157
9Stuck In Customs47995156
10Go Backpacking50867155
11Fluent in 3 months50891154
12Green Global Travel51443153
14Adventurous Kate56498151
15Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel57002150
16Four Jandals57901149
17Smiling Faces Travel Photos60402148
18Uncornered Market60832147
19Fox Nomad64595146
20Twenty Something Travel66110145
21Almost Fearless66152144
22Velvet Escape66563143
23Travel O Cafe67473142
24Wandering Earl67554141
25Wild Junket67657140
26Brendan’s Adventures68055139
28Muza Chan70281137
29Wandering Trader70811136
30Finding The Universe72829135
31Art of Backpacking77205134
32Legal Nomads79355133
33Bacon is Magic80224132
34Life Cruiser81428131
35A Dangerous Business81947130
362 Backpackers82692129
37Beers and Beans84151128
38Our Oyster87015127
39The Amateur Traveler88332126
40Inspiring Travellers91195125
41That Backpacker92451124
42Otts World92567123
43Travels of Adam93746122
44Sophie’s World93788121
45Traveling Canucks94197120
46Ordinary Traveler96009119
47As We Travel98070118
48Bohemian Trails98564117
49Camels & Chocolate100270116
50Go See Write100428115
51Mallory On Travel101138114
52Never Ending Footsteps101401113
53No Vacation Required102261112
54Nerdy Nomad102533111
55Travel Wonders104560110
56Expert Vagabond105156109
57Wild About Travel106536108
58Never Ending Voyage107836107
59Monkeys and Mountains107933106
60Around the World L109236105
62Runaway Juno111086103
63Just Travelous112415102
64Over Yonderlust115268101
65The Travel Chica116474100
66Travel with a Mate11693199
67One Step 4Ward11854498
68Heather on Her Travels11878197
69Family On Bikes11966796
70My Beautiful Adventures12103995
71Man on the Lam12135694
72Katie Going Global12361893
73Budget Travel Adventures12384292
74Changes in Longitude12703191
76Globetrotter Girls12901089
77The World Of Deej12943288
78Stop Having a Boring Life13012887
79Inside The Travel Lab13018186
80CC Food Travel13134085
81Rocky Travel13314184
82Leave Your Daily Hell13425183
83Turkish Travel Blog13503582
84Will Peach13503681
85Chris Around The World13722280
86The Vacation Gals13731879
87Short Travel Tips13794078
88Get In The Hot Spot13837477
89The Longest Way Home13929376
90The Indie Travel Podcast14087575
91Johnny Vagabond14156974
92Mai Travel Site14255373
93My Itchy Travel Feet14299872
94Grounded Traveler14629371
95Runaway Jane14687270
96Chasing the Unexpected14840869
97My Spanish Adventures15078068
98Don’t Ever Look Back15376667
99D Travels `Round15992666
100Fevered Mutterings16122565
101Delicious Baby16154064
102Breathe Dream Go16176163
103A Little Adrift16346762
104The Jungle Princess16529461
105Nerd’s Eye View16543260
106What’s Dave Doing?16647359
107Explore for a Year16876458
108The Road Forks16897157
109Positive World Travel17218056
110Maiden Voyage17278355
111Soul Travelers 317411854
112Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler17432753
113Matt Gibson17764252
114Europe Up Close17805051
115Sharing Travel Experiences17993850
116The Aussie Nomad18238149
117Tourist 2 Townie18311648
118Dave’s Travel Corner18443747
119Suzy Guese18526446
120Pommie Travels19017845
121Aussie on the Road19211344
122Solo Traveler19273843
123Ken Kaminesky Photography19399042
124Trans-Americas Journey19965041
125The Travel Tart19973840
126Flip Nomad20396439
127Brooke Vs The World20859938
128Downtown Traveler21118937
129Travel Yourself22155336
130Breakaway Backpacker22907035

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