Top 100 Travel Blogs

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THE TOP 100 TRAVEL BLOGS

 

Introduction

Welcome to the top 100 travel blogs (single author, couples and family sites) as ranked by Alexa, SEMRush, Domain Authority,  Page Authority, Compete and SimilarWeb indicators.  This list was compiled tracking hundreds of independent travel sites.  The top travel sites that made this list are ranked according to Alexa (16.6%), SEMRush (16.6%), Domain Authority (16.6%), Page Authority (16.6%), Compete (16.6%) and SimilarWeb (16.6%) indicators in an attempt to highlight some of the best travel blogs.  In total, six different metrics are used in the equation from five different independent sources.

My list is done entirely by ranking numbers and does not involve my personal opinion in any way, shape or form.

The list specifically measures the external link profile of sites using Domain Authority & Page Authority along with Alexa, Compete, SimilarWeb and SEMRush to determine levels of traffic, popularity, engagement and results in the search engines.

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE SCORING SYSTEM

 

CLICK HERE TO IF YOU WANT YOUR BLOG INCLUDED

 (Please read this carefully as you may not currently qualify to be tracked)

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE

 (If your travel blog does not qualify for the list (or to be tracked) this article will definitely help you eventually get there)

The Top 100 Travel Sites will be updated roughly every 8-16 weeks.

What this list is/isn’t

This list is current.  Most of the other best travel sites lists do not accept new entries & accordingly aren’t relevant.

The Top Travel Blogs will ALWAYS include a process of accepting travel sites that meet the criteria of the ranking system.

This list is purely a ranking system based on numbers crunched, ranked and scored objectively.  There are no subjective measurements.

The Best Travel Blogs is inherently flawed.

Observations Regarding This Latest Update:

 

**(All data gathered for the latest update on Feb 2, 2014)**

 

Welcome to Volume XI of the Top 100 Travel blogs! I can’t believe it but the Top 100 has just turned two!

Like any two year old this ‘list’ has matured quite a bit over the past couple of years.

Two updates ago, the format only included three categories:  Alexa, Domain Authority and Page Authority.

On the previous update it expanded to four:  Alexa, Domain Authority, Page Authority and SEMRush.  On this latest update I’m now including a whopping 6 categories:   Alexa, Domain Authority, Page Authority, SEMRush Compete and SimilarWeb.

Over the span of only a few months the metric system for the Top 100 Travel Blogs has now doubled! Why the change in format? I always felt a bit uneasy with only using two independent sources to calculate the Top 100:  Alexa and Moz (DA and PA)

By shifting the format to 5 independent sources of tracking, I strongly feel the list now better represents the top travel blogs in the industry.  Any inadequacy or flaw in a particular category is now further negated by only accounting for 16.6% of the ranking system as opposed to 33.3%.

The downside (if I can be selfish for a moment) is that this list now takes twice as long for me to put together given the increase (double) in statistics I’m now tracking; however, I feel this is small price for me to pay in order to improve the list. One this particular update there were 180 blogs tracked over six categories with a maximum amount of 1080 potential points.

If you would like your travel blog to be included on the next update it has to qualify for FOUR out of the SIX metrics: (email:  nomadicsamuel at gmail dot com)

Alexa Score:  250,000 or lower

SEMRush:  1,600,000 or lower

Page Authority:  50 or higher

Domain Authority:  42 or higher

Compete:  1,300,000 or lower

Similar Web:   1,200,000 or lower

 

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#Top 100 Travel BlogsScore
1Nomadic Matt1078
2A Luxury Travel Blog1035.5
3Everything Everywhere1032
4The Planet D1022
5Wandering Earl1022
6Y Travel Blog1020
7Nomadic Samuel1000.5
8The Expert Vagabond998
9Go Backpacking982
10Adventurous Kate979
11Legal Nomads968.5
12The Everywhereist965
13Twenty Something Travel953
14Travel Dudes946
15Uncornered Market930
16Migrationology922
17Wandering Trader921
18A Little Adrift917
19LandLopers916.5
20Wild Junket904
21Solo Traveler896
22Travels of Adam891
23Bacon is Magic880.5
24The Vacation Gals871.5
25Almost Fearless871
26The Professional Hobo841
27That Backpacker830
28Green Global Travel823
29Hecktic Travels816.5
30Fox Nomad814
31Otts World812
32A Dangerous Business811
33Amateur Traveler802.5
34Brendan’s Adventures776.5
35Around the World in 80 Jobs771
36One Step 4Ward766.5
37Ordinary Traveler762.5
38The Expeditioner759.5
39E Tramping752.5
40Wandering Educators748.5
41Never Ending Voyage748
42Beers and Beans742
43Plum Deluxe740
44Go See Write722
452 Backpackers712.5
46Muza Chan709
47Young Adventuress701
48Family On Bikes696.5
49Bucket List Journey690
50As We Travel689
51Leave Your Daily Hell687.5
52Art of Adventuring686
53Runaway Juno685.5
54Ken Kaminesky Photography679
55Johnny Vagabond675
56Camels & Chocolate674.5
57Traveling Canucks672
58Travel O Cafe668.5
59Delicious Baby667.5
60Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler661
61Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel659
62Never Ending Footsteps659
63Francis Tapon656
64Just Travelous655.5
65Velvet Escape649
66Cheapest Destinations Blog642
67Globetrotter Girls641
68Time Travel Turtle632
69We Said Go Travel632
70My Itchy Travel Feet618.5
71Inside The Travel Lab615.5
72Finding The Universe604
73Pause the Moment597
74Soul Travelers 3596
75Dave’s Travel Corner595.5
76Over Yonderlust592
77Travel Experta577
78The Aussie Nomad576
79Breathe Dream Go572
80Nomadic Notes551
81Fevered Mutterings548
82Get In The Hot Spot546
83Gypsy Nester542
84Man on the Lam539
85Escape Artistes537.5
86Pommie Travels 531
87Our Oyster529.5
88Around the World L528
89Europe Up Close525
90Nerd’s Eye View523.5
91The Longest Way Home522
92Indie Travel Podcast520.5
93Monkeys and Mountains517
94Alex In Wanderland515.5
95Raising Miro514
96Stop Having a Boring Life509
97Four Jandals507
98Goats On The Road503
99Changes in Longitude501
100Just One Way Ticket500

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Blogs as scored by the 6 Categories:

 

1)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by ALEXA

2)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by SEMRush

3)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by PAGE AUTHORITY

4)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by DOMAIN AUTHORITY

5)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by COMPETE

6)  Click here see to the top 100 Travel Blogs ranked & scored by SIMILARWEB

 

Previous Top 100 Rankings

 

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume IX – December, 2013

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume IX – September, 2013

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume VIII – June, 2013

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume VII – November, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs – Volume VI – October, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume V – August, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume IV – July, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume III – June, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs - Volume II – May, 2012

Top 100 Travel Blogs – Volume I – February, 2012

 

Travel Blogs Ranked 101 to 150

 

 

101The Runaway Guide491.5
1021000 Fights489
103Savoir Faire Abroad489
104Inspiring Travellers481
105Turkish Travel Blog467
106Vagabond Journey467
107What’s Dave Doing?465
108My Beautiful Adventures450.5
109Fearful Adventurer447.5
110Tourist 2 Townie444
111GranTourismo441.5
112Women On The Road439.5
113My Several Worlds437.5
114The Travel Tart436
1151 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure434.5
116Nomadic Chick434
117Heather on Her Travels429
118Flip Nomad427.5
119Kaleidoscopic Wandering425.5
120Matt Gibson 420
121LL World Tour404
122Breakaway Backpacker401.5
123Waegook Tom398.5
124Life Cruiser397
125Solo Friendly395
126Bitten By The Travel Bug386
127Traveling Ted382.5
128Travel Reportage 381
129Bohemian Trails367
130The Road Forks366.5
131Traveling Savage357.5
132Traveling With Sweeney354.5
133Wild About Travel354
134Grrrl Traveler351.5
135Don’t Stop Living349
136Globotreks341.5
137Travel Yourself336.5
138Dream Euro Trip335.5
139Captain and Clark 332.5
140Chris Around The World332
141The Blonde Abroad328.5
142Positive World Travel328
143The Travel Chica325.5
144Brooke Vs The World320.5
145Out Of Town Blog316.5
146Sophie’s World314.5
147Katie Aune307.5
148CC Food Travel300.5
149D Travels `Round299
150Travel with a Mate296
151Butterfly Diary295
152Trans-Americas Journey291.5
153Mallory On Travel289.5
154501 Places273.5
155Virtual Wayfarer262.5
156Suzy Guese261.5
157GQ Trippin259.5
158Downtown Traveler252
159The World Of Deej245
160TravMonkey238.5
161Mai Travel Site236
162Bruised Passports230
163Canvas of Light221.5
164Don’t Ever Look Back203
165Aussie on the Road195.5
166Daydream Away195.5
167Bucket List Publications192.5
168Jasmine Wanders177
169Grounded Traveler158.5
170Runaway Jane154

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flipnomad March 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

nice list man, i follow a lot of them :-)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 2:40 am

Thanks Flip, definitely some great blogs to follow and glad you’ve made it on the list as well.

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Gautam @Money Fast Easy April 15, 2013 at 8:16 am

hi Samuel, Just when I was getting comfortable, I now have so many new blogs to follow!! You’re amazing, Samuel!!

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Caz Makepeace March 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Awesome Samuel! Thanks for compiling this. Nice to see SEOMOZ being included

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:04 am

Thanks for the support Caz! I’ve really embraced SEOmoz and feel glad to be tracking it now as part of this list.

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Marky March 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

The best of the best. Wow one of our own (Pinoy Travel Bloggers) Flipnomad is included. :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

Thanks Marky,

Flip is a worthy member :)

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Phil March 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Hey Samuel,
I don’t know shit about SEOmoz, but I’m happy nonetheless to make it onto the list :) Thanks for taking the time to do this!

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

Hey Phil,

I’d say you’re doing quite well for not shit about it :P I honestly can admit it’s only been on my radar in recent months.

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Abby March 3, 2012 at 12:33 am

Just when I was getting comfortable, I now have so many new blogs to follow!! You’re amazing, Samuel!!

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:06 am

Thanks Abby, glad you have some great blogs to now follow :)

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Laurence March 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

I think using SEOMoz is probably a more reliable indicator than Alexa alone, good work :) Hope to make the list someday :D

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:07 am

Thanks Laurence, I’m looking forward to seeing you on the list someday – hopefully very soon.

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lara dunston March 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thanks also, Sam! Who would have thought, but there are a few ones on there I hadn’t heard of before – will look forward to checking them out. Cheerio from a very cold and wet Australia.

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:08 am

Hey Lara, welcome to the list and I agree with you. Just when I feel like I feel I’ve read just about every travel blog, I’m amazed to always find more.

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Roy Marvelous March 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Nice list. Some new peeps for me to check out :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:09 am

Thanks Roy, glad you’ve discovered some new blogs to follow :)

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Natasha @ Wandering Kiwi March 4, 2012 at 12:02 am

Hey good work! And something to aspire to :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:09 am

Hey Natasha, it definitely is. It’s not any easy cookie to crack :) I’d love to see you on here sometime very soon.

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Bohemian Trails March 4, 2012 at 12:46 am

Wow – so happy to be included :) Great list!

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

Thanks Megan, well deserved. I have a feeling you’ll be moving up the list :)

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Traveling Ted March 4, 2012 at 2:33 am

Everyone aspires to be #1, but I am happy to be number 100 :) Thanks Sam.

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

You’re a most deserving number 100 Ted! I’m looking forward to seeing you move up the list.

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Traveling Ted March 4, 2012 at 2:35 am

P.S. You know those fuzzy number 1 things you wear over your hand at sporting events? I am going to get one saying number 100.

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:11 am

LOL, that’s awesome. Make sure you get a few more because I see you moving up over time.

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Julia March 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Awesome — so many great bloggers! And if anyone wants to help me with my SEO, I will be eternally grateful… xo

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:12 am

Thanks Julia, SEO certainly isn’t glamorous but I’ve found over time you pick up tricks and tips as you go along.

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Nicole March 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Nice to see someone including the SEOmoz ranking!

Would love to be included in the next round. :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

I’d love to see you on there as well Nicole. If you’ve qualified for tracking please send me an email with your numbers.

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Michael Figueiredo March 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Great list, Samuel! I already follow many of these blogs. Hopefully I make the Top 100 soon! :)

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 3:13 am

Hey Michael, I see that happening! Keep up the great work and let me know as soon as you do qualify.

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Annette | Bucket List Journey March 5, 2012 at 12:59 am

I was already Alexa-Obsessed, now I have to add SEOmoz to my addiction ;)
Seriously, thanks for the inspiration, I hope to crawl my way into the top 100 someday.

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Hey Annette,

Thanks for taking interest in the list :) Best wishes and when you qualify to be tracked just let me know.

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Audrey March 5, 2012 at 2:10 am

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

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thanks Audrey,

You’re doing extremely well even without extensive knowledge of SEOmoz. I’m glad the list introduced you to some new blogs!

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Normand Boulanger March 5, 2012 at 5:06 am

Thanks that that wonderful list. I’m always looking for new travel blogs for more information. Now I’ll know where to look for the best ones.

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Thanks Normand, this list should definitely keep you busy :)

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Adrian March 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

A really valuable resource. I follow most of the names on this list and I hope one of my own blogs will be included here one day. Good work, Samuel!

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hey Adrian, I think if you keep working at it the chances of it appearing on here are very good.

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Jeanne @soultravelers3 March 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Thanks Samuel, truly amazing how much the travel blog realm has grown since we started in 2006! Since we have been mostly unplugged and I was deathly ill for the last 10 months or so, I think it is amazing that we made the top 50..& only nomadic family with a school age child in that group! ;) Even happier to discover we were number 15 on Domain authority ( which seems to be an important area that most do not include in these list things). So many great blogs..thanks for putting in the work for this!

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Nomadic Samuel March 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Hey Jeanne, I can only imagine how much traveling blogging has grown since you first started. Hope your health is improving and it’s impressive the kind of lifestyle you live with your family.

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dtravelsround March 5, 2012 at 11:36 pm

This list is amazing. I can only imagine the amount of time which went into this. Of course, I am thrilled to be included on it! I hope I can increase my numbers and move on up soon!!

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Nomadic Samuel March 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

Thanks D, I’m thrilled you’re on it and hope to see you move up as well :)

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Emily March 6, 2012 at 2:29 am

Love these blogs! My only complaint about this is that Alexa is kind of a worthless stat–it only measures how many people who visited your page had the Alexa toolbars installed. Pretty much only bloggers use that toolbar, so it’s really only insight into what other travel bloggers are reading, not the general public. Maybe that doesn’t matter. But I’m involved in the personal finance blogosphere for some freelance stuff I do, and they are having a lot of issues right now because they do a similar list like this based on Alexa, but they’ve found that almost nobody but bloggers use the toolbar, so it artificially inflates the numbers when the same bloggers visit each others’ sites. It’s caused a lot of infighting because it’s a poor way to judge a blog’s general popularity.

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Nomadic Samuel March 6, 2012 at 2:43 am

Hey Emily,

I hear where you’re coming from. Alexa is certainly flawed; however, I’ve actually found it very useful for this list. Firstly, it’s devalued (only 25%) of the ranking whereas SEOmoz is 75%. There are a lot of older blogs that don’t update very much and aren’t receiving much traffic at all that have good SEOmoz indicators. By including Alexa it ensures all of the blogs on this list are current and updated frequently. Although, it is flawed blogs such as Everything Everywhere, Nomadic Matt, The Planet D, and y Travel Blog all receive a lot of traffic in real life and it is reflected well also by their Alexa score.

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Angel Collins March 6, 2012 at 9:20 am

Love the blogs and I hope that I’d be able to go through all of them and I know that they’ve got good stuff! Thanks!

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Nomadic Samuel March 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

Thanks Angel, you’ve certainly got a nice reading list from it :)

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Ellan Vannin March 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Anything from the UK?
http://goo.gl/C8mCe

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Nomadic Samuel March 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

Sure, many of the blogs are from the UK :)

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Federico March 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Great list, and a lot of work!

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Nomadic Samuel March 7, 2012 at 5:34 am

Thanks, glad to see you on it! :)

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Dave March 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Well done for all the hard work Samuel.

It’s good to see a list not just focusing on Alexa, and a list that openly states were it gets it’s data from.

There’s a lot of work in keeping something like this going, I certainly wish you the best and look forward to your updates!

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Nomadic Samuel March 16, 2012 at 11:49 am

Hey Dave,

That’s a good point about Alexa. I’ve devalued it considerably more than most lists. I find it very useful for this list (in a diminished role) as it prevents older sites that aren’t updating much (have decent SEOmoz) from making it on here while keeping sites that are current in the mix.

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Laura March 8, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Nice list and a lot of hard work involved, I can only begin to imagine.

Is it possible to consider my blog too for the next update please? Thank you!

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Nomadic Samuel March 16, 2012 at 11:51 am

Absolutely Laura! You’ve been added to the tracking list for the next update :)

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Derek March 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Definitely a cool idea! Glad someone finally started something like this. Other niches like the financial niche has top 100 sites. This will be something to aim for.

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Nomadic Samuel March 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

Awesome to hear Derek! Hope to see you on it soon :)

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Katie March 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I was going to comment about Alexa being included but I see you already addressed that and are not weighting it as much. It is seriously flawed in my opinion. I have gone from a rank in the 140,000s to 191,000 over the last couple months while my traffic has steadily increased. It makes no sense.

One question – where can you find your SEOMoz page rank? I installed the toolbar and see my page authority and domain authority but I don’t see anything for rank.

Thanks!

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Nomadic Samuel March 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

Hey Katie,

I agree with you about Alexa being flawed. As far as tracking your SEOMoz page rank install the toolbar on Chrome and when you search for your site on google (your exact domainname.com) you’ll notice it then :)

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Katie March 19, 2012 at 10:52 am

Awesome, thanks. Found it. I fall just 1 point short in Page Authority otherwise meet all the criteria – you’ll be hearing from me as soon as I bump that up! :)

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Michela @ RockyTravel Blog March 19, 2012 at 1:24 pm

This is a great list that consider various aspects of site evaluation. Thanks for compiling it. ;-)

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Vicky March 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Cheers for the list Samuel, hope to make the cut one day!

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Kurt March 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Content is king, and back links are the heavy lifters, but I am hedging my bets that 2012 will be the year that the Semantic Web starts to take over and our online authority on particular topics starts to weigh in the most. That is at least the position I am taking on all future site design. We shall see.

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Gary Bembridge March 28, 2012 at 5:17 am

A great initiative and listing. Thanks also for sharing the key measures and how it is calculated as shows travel bloggers where to focus to help build their sites. Looking forward to seeing my blog on here soon
http://www.TipsForTravellers.com

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Nomadic Samuel March 28, 2012 at 5:36 am

Thanks Gary, I’ll look forward to including your blog on here in the future. Keep working hard at it :)

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gary bembridge March 28, 2012 at 5:47 am

That was a fast reply.Impressive. Love your blog by the way, and you likely seen I retweet many of your posts :-) I have a few of the measures you lay out to drive up, and on the way and look forward to working my way up the Top 100!

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Nomadic Samuel April 1, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thanks Gary! It sounds like you’re well on your way :)

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Traveling Ted May 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Being number 100 for a few short weeks on Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 list was the crowning achievement in my life. I will always look back at those few wonderful weeks as my glory days. Unfortunately, the removal will also be seen as my downfall. It is drinks, gambling, and loose women from here on out :) Actually, that is the way it has always been, so scratch that about this being my downfall :)

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Nomadic Samuel May 7, 2012 at 2:44 am

Ah Ted, I know you’ll be back again once you clean-up your act a bit :P

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Lillie Marshall May 4, 2012 at 10:14 am

Woo hoo!!! I like this update very much! :)

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Nomadic Samuel May 7, 2012 at 2:39 am
Nicole May 4, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Great list and I hope to be on there one day…!

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Nomadic Samuel May 7, 2012 at 2:39 am

I hope to see you on there as well Nicole! Let me know when your stats are close and I’ll start tracking your site.

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dtravelsround May 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Once again, great job!! These lists are so comprehensive and I am so happy to be a part of them. Also, lots of new blogs I’ve never heard of! Need to start bookmarking these!

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Nomadic Samuel May 7, 2012 at 2:38 am

You’re very welcome D! You deserve to be there. I’m glad the list is giving exposure to blogs that others did not already know about.

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Chris (Amateur Traveler) May 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

While lists like this are as flawed as Alexa and SEOmox, I still find them a useful reference. I would prefer to see a ranking like this on Google analytics numbers. I will share mine. :-)

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Nomadic Samuel May 7, 2012 at 2:35 am

Hey Chris, I hear what you’re staying about them being fatally flawed. Maybe someday we’ll be able to share GA info more freely.

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Dave May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I know this is a TON of work for you to create. Like Chris said above, even though they’re not perfect, they do provide a useful snapshot for the bloggers to know how they’re doing relative to others.

I’d also share my GA traffic if it meant a more accurate listing. Thanks for trying to make the least subjective ranking list possible!

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:38 am

Thanks Dave,

It is a lot of work but oddly enough I quite enjoy doing it. I used to do roto style baseball scoring for fantasy leagues in the 90′s before online systems took over. It makes me feel a big nostalgic doing it :)

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Arti May 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

An amazing effort from you! This is a great list for all travel lovers like me! Let me check my stats and see if I fit in!!! Though I wonder why the GPR is not taken into consideration!!

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:39 am

Hey Arti,

Thanks for checking out the list. I’m glad you found it useful. When you qualify please let me know as I’d be glad to track your site.

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Pola Butt May 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm

That really nice figure, i also wanna become a part of list…..

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:39 am

Thanks for taking interest in the list :)

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InsideJourneys May 15, 2012 at 3:45 am

Awesome!!!! Congratulations, well done.

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:39 am

Thank you!

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Vi May 15, 2012 at 7:02 am

Samuel, you should check #37 http://20somethingtravel.com/
It is parked domain.

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:40 am

Thanks Vi for pointing that out! I will correct it now :)

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Vi May 29, 2012 at 7:09 am

It looks OK now :)

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Adam Costa May 15, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Probably means http://twenty-somethingtravel.com/.

This is a genius piece of marketing, Samuel. Kudos to you.

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Nomadic Samuel May 29, 2012 at 5:40 am

Hey Adam,

Thanks for correcting my mistake. I’m glad you enjoy it :)

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Dan Arif June 5, 2012 at 5:03 am

Thanks for sharing the list.. now I can explore all the awesome travel blogs for tips! :)

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:41 am

Thanks Dan! You certainly have some good ones to check out :)

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Marina K. Villatoro June 13, 2012 at 2:08 am

I’m into the new update too :) Thanks for adding me!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:41 am

You’re welcome Marina!

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Natalie June 13, 2012 at 5:25 am

wow- what fantastic news to wake up to. Glad I made it on to your list as the competition is tough! :)

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:41 am

It sure is Natalie! There are lots of strong blogs these days :)

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Lifecruiser Travel June 16, 2012 at 8:45 am

Huge thanks for including Lifecruiser.com in this famous travel bloggers list – we travel bloggers need to keep together and supporting each other much more to stand out in the competition of other blogging subjects and you just did make that easier for us!!!! Well done with all the work to make the list and to keep it up! Very much appreciated!

Happy summer travel everyone :-)

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:42 am

You’re welcome! Appreciate the kind words :)

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Diane June 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Great list, gonna check ‘em all out on a rainy day. Thanks!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:42 am

Thanks Diane!

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Amresh Kumar June 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

Really its very good list thanks for your kindness really its fantastic to read and know about world wide.

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:44 am

Thanks Amresh!

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emily June 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Great list. I am a start up on backpacking travel to kenya. You list is of great assistance on developing my own. I am sure in the recent future I will be at the your top 100 travel site/blogs.

Thank you again.

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:43 am

Hope to see you on there soon Emily!

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Brenda June 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I’m still very new at blogging and found your tips to be very interesting and helpful – hopefully I’ll also make it on to you list some day :-)
I also love the lists of travel blogs. Thanks

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:43 am

Thanks Brenda! Good luck with your blog :)

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Cole @ Four Jandals June 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm

We made it! Super stoked :) Appreciate all your hard work Sam!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

You’re welcome Cole! Congrats and best of luck moving up.

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Arti July 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

This is a great list once again!! Just love the hard work you put in in compiling this wonderful list!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:40 am

Thank you Arti :) It does take a lot of hard work for me to do each update.

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Annette | Bucket List Journey July 8, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Super excited that Bucket List Journey (Ms Listologist) has made the list ‘on the bubble’!! Hoping to work my way up :).
Thanks for all the hard work and including me!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:39 am

You’re very welcome and best wishes moving up!

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Leslie (Downtown Traveler) July 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Shoot- guess we fell off your list! Does adding the badge have anything to do with rankings? Hope we get back on next time :)

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:39 am

I hope to see you back on as well Leslie as I’m a big fan of your site :)

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Shivya (The Shooting Star) July 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Great list!
And too bad my blog didn’t make it. I’ll try harder next time! =)

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Nomadic Samuel July 18, 2012 at 8:37 am

Thank you! Please submit your blog whenever it has met the minimum requirements.

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Johanna July 15, 2012 at 7:16 am

Great list Sam, thanks for compiling :) Hope you’re enjoying your break from school :)

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Nomadic Samuel July 18, 2012 at 8:33 am

Thanks Johanna, I sure am! :)

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Bethaney - Flashpacker Family July 26, 2012 at 10:37 am

Oh, to be on this list! Or even on “the bubble”!

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Nomadic Samuel July 30, 2012 at 2:52 am

Hope to see you on there soon Bethaney :)

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Arti August 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Nice to see this initiative! Will send in my details soon :)

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:38 am

Sound great Arti! When you qualify to be tracked let me know :)

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Federico August 3, 2012 at 1:55 am

Thanks for the update Samuel! It’s weird how I keep going up and down with Alexa rankings, varying between 120k and 80k every 2 to three weeks…cheers!

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Nomadic Samuel August 7, 2012 at 5:38 am

You’re welcome Federico! Alexa sure can be volatile at times :)

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Mary @ Green Global Travel August 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for all the work you put into these lists. Yay! We’re in the Top 50. Now if we can only crack the next level. You help give us something to strive for!

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Nomadic Samuel September 7, 2012 at 2:41 am

Thanks Mary! I have no doubt you’ll reach the next level – sooner rather than later :)

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100 places to visit August 14, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Cool list, during April this year we were hitting 20,000 unique visitors a day and maybe if that had continued we may have made the listed unfortunately it has dropped off but i’m sure we can get it back and one day we will be on here.

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Nomadic Samuel September 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

Sounds great! Just keep working hard on it and I’m sure you’ll get there soon.

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Shalu Sharma August 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Thank you for this great list of travel blogs. Mine is also a travel blog about travelling to India.

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Nomadic Samuel September 7, 2012 at 2:44 am

Can’t think of a better travel topic (India) to cover :)

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Travel Blogging August 22, 2012 at 1:35 am

It’s hard to gather all the travel blogs around the world into a top 100 list but you have put together a great list. Still a couple of others I’d recommend but maybe for another list ;-)

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Nomadic Samuel September 7, 2012 at 2:47 am

Thank you! It’s been somewhat challenging but also a rewarding experience putting this list together.

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Worldfamilytravellers September 5, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I’m both happy and sad to have come across this list. I would love to be on the top 100 but had no idea there was so much competition. I’ve been to many of these blogs and a lot of them are great and an inspiration. Nomadic Matt and The Everywherist are a couple of my favorites, plan on checking out yours as well Nomadic Samuel. Looks like I have a lot of work ahead of me before I get there.

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Nomadic Samuel September 7, 2012 at 2:49 am

Thanks!

Some of the blogs who made the list have only been blogging for roughly a year or two. I think this should give inspiration to those who want to make it on here :)

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Joy @ Cheap Car Hire September 10, 2012 at 7:52 am

You have put together a great list I must say. It contains a couple of my favorites. Great Job! :)

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:31 am

Thank you Joy!

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Jeremy R. Last September 20, 2012 at 4:53 am

Nice lists, I had saved a page similar to this but they stopped updating it, this one is much better… hope to make it on here one day too :)

While I’m here… your coverage of India is epic! There was a video I watched a while ago where you filmed a kid running along the train tracks and just as he jumped you slowed it down… pretty sure it was your vid… oh no, now I’m not sure if it was yours lol… well anyways that moment is engraved into my brain and I give you fill credit for inspiring me to try and capture an image as good as that too. Cheers! :)

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Nomadic Samuel September 21, 2012 at 2:17 am

Thanks Jeremy, hope to see you on here soon! I did make that high speed train ride video :) You have a good memory. I can’t wait to take more train rides in India.

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Kristen - Hopscotch the Globe October 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Would love to make that list soon!

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

Hope to see you on there soon :)

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Angela October 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

That’s great, thanks for including my blog! :)

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

You’re welcome Angela, you deserve to be on there :)

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Traveling Ted October 15, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Someone get me a shot! I am off the list again!

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:40 am

Look who’s back on! :)

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Abhishek Behl (Wild Navigator) October 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Great list Samuel :) – Know many of the bloggers personally on your list and a good complied spectrum. As a wilderness travel blogger (specific niche) would be lovely to make to this list one day :)

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 6:06 am

Thank you! It would be great to have you on here soon :)

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Krishna October 16, 2012 at 8:05 am

Hi Samuel,

Thanks for the list, I have my own Food & travel blog. I wanted to know the best in the niche thanks for sharing them.

Regards
Krishna

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 6:10 am

A food and travel blog sounds like a great idea!

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bhavani November 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

great list. thanks for this… i follow a couple and hope to read many more from this list and will be good to see others..!
hope to make it here someday :) but seems like a daunting task! like someone else said above, there are so many ppl out there. so how do you make your content unique but relevant!

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:49 am

That’s a tough question I think to answer. I think just being yourself is best :)

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Nick - Goats On The Road November 14, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I love these lists, not only showcase excellent blogs, but they give aspiring blogger something to… well… aspire to. Thanks for putting this together. It’s also a great contact list of the big-wigs in the business. Good for them and all the other bloggers on this page.

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:42 am

I have a feeling your site will be on this list sooner rather than later! :)

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Ailsa Ross November 27, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Hey Samuel,

For Alexa rankings – I was wondering how important Alexa reviews are? How helpful would it be to get fans and friends to write reviews for your site?
Also, I was trying to get my head around links. 8 out of the whole 9 links I have for my site, are from writing comments like this on other travel sites. Are links that lead TO your site given much more weight than links you create on other sites? Does that make sense?
Cheers, Ailsa

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:37 am

Hey Ailsa,

I’ve heard from others that doing an Alexa review doesn’t impact the rankings much but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have some done on your site. As far as links are concerned, having somebody put you up on their blogroll or doing a guest post on a site is of much greater value than blog comments which are nofollow links (don’t pass much link juice).

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TammyOnTheMove December 3, 2012 at 6:35 am

Great list of blogs, some of which I don’t know yet. Looking forward to following them and learning from the best…

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Samuel December 10, 2012 at 5:34 am

Thanks Tammy, hope it proves to be a valuable resource for you :)

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Sab December 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm

There are simply 2 reasons why I’m commenting on this blog.

Firstly, thanks for the list, very impressive. I just started blogging 3 weeks ago and dreaming of getting into list… well, maybe in 5 years, let’s see. Anyway, this list is very helpful and I can learn a lot from the blogs which are listed here.

And second, it seems you reply on every post. I’m just curious what’s your reply to me :)
I like your blog, you’re really inspiring. Only your design could improve a bit. No offense, that’s the designer speaking in me ;)
Just kidding, great blog. Keep doing what you’re doing. I’m a big fan!

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Adventurous Andrea January 5, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I really need to figure out how to utilize Alexa/SEO.

I’ll definitely be checking out the blogs on here that I haven’t heard of!

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Deli January 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

I am happy to find your blog and this list. I found them helpful and inspiring as I try to further improve my travel blog. Thanks and happy new year,too :)

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Samuel January 19, 2013 at 2:24 am

Thanks Deli,

That’s great news!

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Thanks Samuel for tracking the top 100/150 travel blog, I know it’s time consuming, but well worth it !

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Freddie Miranda April 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

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I wish my blog can make it to the Top 200 soon.

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Emily of Roads Less Traveled April 16, 2013 at 12:45 am

What an awesome job you’ve done tracking all these sights, collecting all the data and posting them for us. I really appreciate it. I’ve visited every site on your list and am amazed at the different kinds of travels people are doing.

I’ve been traveling full-time by RV and sailboat for 6 years, and I didn’t seen any RV or cruising blogs on the list. I’d love to make your list some day so folks can see what fun it is to take your home with you on your travels…

The only question I have is that quite a few of the blogs on the list didn’t meet all 3 criteria. Don’t you require that all three criteria be met?? Do you bend those rules sometimes??

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Dimas Agil R.K. June 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm

there is still no travel blog from Indonesia. I hope someday I can be a representative of Indonesia. :D

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Samuel Jeffery June 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Hope you’ll be the first!

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Nicole June 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Wow, great list! I’ve already checked out the first few sites and really enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing!

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Samuel Jeffery June 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

Thanks! Glad you like this list :)

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Chris Raybould June 27, 2013 at 7:35 am

We’ll keep on trying to get to the top 20 of that list!

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apol @ Wanderful Together June 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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Thanks Samuel! :)

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Tom @ Waegook Tom June 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Oh, Alexa. Once you get a new computer and don’t re-install the toolbar, watch your rating change for the worse even when your traffic is actually increasing. My ranking was improving when my traffic was going through a slump, too. Sorry, but this whole game that puts you in the top 10 travel bloggers – ahead of Adventurous Kate?! – is, to be quite frank, a load of rubbish, especially when you’ve openly said that you’re considering selling this very site, and merely a tool that (along with the FB likes you’ve bought – don’t deny it, the majority of your ‘likes’ are from 13-24 year olds in Kathmandu, over 10,000 new likes in one day) as a metric so that you can eventually flash impressive, though manipulated, numbers to DMOs and the like, hoping they’ll fall for it. For actual traffic, this is far from a reliable list. According to credible sources, I, and most of the other blogs on this list, have got more traffic than the number 29 blog on this list, that just so happens to be your girlfriend’s, another travel blog with 50,000+ FB likes – more than Nomadic Matt and Stuck In Customs combined.

Seriously. No blogger that’s been around a while finds this list to be anywhere near credible. It makes me sad and angry.

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Samuel Jeffery June 30, 2013 at 2:09 am

Tom,

If you don’t value this list the best thing you could possibly do is ignore it and not give it any attention. Most travel bloggers don’t take it too seriously. As with any tools that measure the performance of websites they’re all critically flawed in some capacity. To say that Alexa has no use as a category simply isn’t true. If you cross-reference the top travel blogs as ranked by traffic you’ll notice every site has a sub 100 Alexa score and most are under 50K, which are both elite levels.

What business is it of yours to be commenting about our facebook pages? Do you not have better things to do with your life than troll on my site and make up incredulous lies about us? Many other travel bloggers partake in facebook advertising. Audrey and I are no different aside from the fact we may spend more aggressively on campaigns than others. As a personal business decision, I don’t feel the need to justify that to anyone – especially you.

You have a well documented history of trolling and engaging in a number of different anti-social behaviors including harassing other bloggers. Your opinion isn’t particular welcome here.

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Samuel Jeffery June 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I don’t think #29 did anything to be personally signaled out; however, since you seem to have such a grasp of her traffic by huddling around with your friends and crunching data, I’ve decided to share her stats right here. Maybe you ought to think twice before making incredulous statements: http://photos.nomadicsamuel.com/Top100TravelBlogs/Traffic/30285302_LTNfjW#!i=2606989779&k=JvC8mwV

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Tom @ Waegook Tom June 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm

There’s a difference between targeting people through advertising that you think would be interested in your blog, and then either targeting advertising at/purchasing likes in countries like Egypt and Nepal where they cost a lot less. I doubt you see much interaction from these ‘fans’ and they’re there just to make numbers look big.

Also interesting how the other blog you started what…maybe a little over a year ago?…is also featured on this list, too. You think bloggers don’t take this seriously? Have a read of your comments here!

How to make it better? Stop using scam sites like Alexa and SEOMoz that benefit those that have the toolbars installed. Having someone like Leave Your Daily Hell, who I know for a fact gets tens of thousands of hits per day, rank outside a top 100…it’s just plain fishy. You know very well that Alexa doesn’t, unlike you say near the beginning of this page, measure traffic. There’s a difference between inaccuracy, and something that simply encourages you to install and repeatedly use their product for your own personal benefit.

Anyway, I think I’ve made my feelings clear. I just wish bloggers would play fair.

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Samuel Jeffery June 30, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Tom,

You keep bringing up our facebook pages with reference to our demographics. You have no idea what our demographics are (and you never will) because I don’t intend on sharing them with you. It is none of your damn business.

I’ve taken the time to personally contact Robert Schrader to suggest ways in which he can improve his Domain Authority, Page Authority and Alexa. He has shown no interest in improving his site in those key areas. The fact remains that the engagement levels on his site (comments and social media presence) and amount of incoming links don’t suggest he has one of the top travel blogs in the world. He (and you) can continue whining about it all you’d like; however, you’re only just sending out a loud and clear statement out into the world that you don’t understand how to grow your sites.

Once again, I don’t appreciate your trolling and if you don’t enjoy this list get a life and stop looking at it. Moreover, stop stalking us on facebook (our personal profiles and fan pages) and other social media platforms. We’ve never done anything to you and your level of harassment only proves how immature you are as an grown man.

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Jonny Blair July 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hi Sam and Waegook Tom, I have to stick up for Samuel on this one – the amount of work that goes into compiling lists like this and you’re slagging him off? Have you watched his and Audrey’s videos? They spend a lot of time on the road making these videos and putting effort into promoting their sites. Come on – even McDonalds and Coca Cola pay people to “like” their posts so thats hardly something to complain about. Its a marketers world, Tom. I love these lists, and happy to be featured on this one for the first time after 6 years blogging. I personally dont think Sam should have to remove himself from the list either. We’ll agree to disagree then Tom. Safe travels one and all. Jonny

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Samuel Jeffery July 4, 2013 at 4:30 am

Thanks Jonny,

I really appreciate your level-headed comment. I don’t understand why I’ve been accused of manipulating categories for my own personal gain. I started this list when my blog was only 6.5 months old and I wasn’t even in the top 50 on the first update; Audrey wasn’t even on it. The categories I’ve selected have remained the same and my Alexa score is actually worse now than prior to creating the list. On top of that, each update (I’ve now done 9) takes between 9-10 hours to complete and given the amount of traffic I get from the list (2.5 to 3K pageviews a month) would have been much better spent on writing guest posts or fresh content for my site.

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Francis Tapon December 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

Tom,

I will agree that it’s a shame that Sam and others buy FB Likes/Followers. Sam doesn’t deny it, so I assume it’s true.

I disagree with Jonny Blair’s everyone’s-is-doing-it argument below. Lots of people steal, so should I steal too? I hope that Sam and others stop this practice because it’s easy to spot anyway. I’ve seen people with hundreds of thousands of followers, but when they post/tweet, they get just a couple of comments. That’s often a dead giveaway that they bought followers.

Tom, you whined that Leave Your Daily Hell is not in the top 100. As of Dec 2013, it is #87.
Also, it means little that a site has “ten of thousands of daily hits.” I get 100,000+ daily hits (not unique visitors) and I wasn’t on this list until now.

Indeed, if there is one flaw on Sam’s list it is that a blogger must submit his blog to be considered. I hadn’t heard of this list until now, so I wasn’t on Sam’s radar. When Sam pumped my site’s stats in his equation, I debuted at #56. So there may be other top 100 travel sites that don’t appear simply because they haven’t contacted Sam.

SOLUTION: If Sam discovers a site that seems like it could make the list, he should proactively add it, without waiting for the owner to contact him. It is more work for Sam (since he has to plug in some sites that won’t make the cut), so I understand if he doesn’t want to do that.

Tom, your suggestions on improving this are summed up with: don’t use Alexa and SEOMoz or anything with a toolbar.
Great. So now what?
Just leave the list based on Domain/Page Authority?
That’s a step backward.
I agree with Sam solution: add more metrics to the equation, not fewer. Generally the more relevant variables in the equation, the more accurate the index. Since no measuring stick is perfect, blending several together is the smartest solution.

Happy Travels Fellas!

FT

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Samuel Jeffery December 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

Francis,

Tom has been trolling on our blogs, facebook fan pages and personal profiles for close to a year now. He’s been blocked on twitter and facebook because of his obnoxious and steadfast attempts to smear our names without any form of provocation.

I’ve had it trying to be patient and civil with the guy – enough is enough.

He keeps coming up with bogus claims even after he’s been refuted. First, he suggested that my girlfriend didn’t receive any traffic to which a screen capture proved him wrong. Once, that was finished he started whining ad nauseam about Alexa; however, the interesting thing is that my Alexa score was actually better in the past (prior to creating this list) than it is now: http://nomadicsamuel.com/top100travelblogs/volume-i-february-2012
Any blogger under the sun knows that installing the Alexa toolbar is going to provide a slight boost in rankings; however, if you look at the top blogs ranked by Alexa you’ll see the same familiar names you see on any top travel blogger list: Matt, Gary, Y Travel Blog, The Planet D, etc. To suggest that simply installing the toolbar means you get an amazing score (sub 50,000K) is beyond ridiculous. If it were that ‘easy’ everyone would be doing it. Although Alexa is admittedly a flawed system it works remarkably well. To have a good Alexa score you need to have solid traffic AND solid engagement. If one of these components is missing your score will not be good.

The idea that Moz can be ‘gamed’ is completely asinine and shows a complete lack of research. Moz rankings have only to do with links (external and internal) and bloggers who complain about their score in this given area are quite frankly lazy. In order to have a high Moz score you need to be constantly guest posting, getting featured on larger sites, exchanging links and having good on-site SEO.

His latest attempt to smear our names has to do with facebook fans and advertising.

Let’s be very clear about something. It’s paramount to distinguish between ‘buying’ fans and ‘advertising’ to attract fans. I would never be foolish enough to buy fans from a site that sells likes on fake profiles. What I have done is advertised using facebook to attract a larger following spending thousands of dollars. As a personal business decision I do not have to justify this anyone; however, considering my name and reputation is being under attack here I’m providing a screen shot from May-June of this when I was most aggressive with ads: http://photos.nomadicsamuel.com/photos/i-qSz6KS6/0/O/i-qSz6KS6.jpg I’ve blacked out $ spent and click through rate.

A few critics (including Tom) suggested I include SEMRush which I now have.

The bottom line is this: haters are always going to find a way to hate.

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Francis Tapon December 3, 2013 at 7:17 am

Sam,
Thanks for defending yourself, especially about Tom’s claim that you buy Likes/Followers. Of course you’re right that advertising is a totally legitimate way of building a following. Kudos to you.

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The Guy July 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

Fabulous list Samuel. I also appreciate your effort to pull it together, it must have taken a long time.

I am familiar with quite a few of them but thankfully there are lots of new ones for me to explore :-)

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Samuel Jeffery July 4, 2013 at 4:31 am

Thank you! I’m really glad it has introduced you to some new travel blogs :)

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Global Nomads July 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

We made a little script that can be used to automatically generate TOP-100 travel website lists. Enjoy!

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Samuel Jeffery July 4, 2013 at 4:30 am

Hahaha! That should save me time on the next update ;)

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2 Global Nomads July 4, 2013 at 4:52 am

Glad you liked the joke ;)

Somehow people seem to take travelling seriously and it has become competitive. Is there place for the joy, play, happiness, or passion? Or is it just counting ranks, links, countries, years, ticking items off from all kinds of lists, and bragging about all visited UN heritage sights?

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cheap Flights July 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

i read ur blog .nice information

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Bijay thapa July 12, 2013 at 4:53 am

Good list.
It will help me to read all travel blogs because i love reading travelling blogs.

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

That’s great! It’s inspiring to read travel blogs.

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Prasad Np July 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

This is a great list, some blogs I have read but some are revelations to me. You have explained the various steps to make to the list in different articles in very easy to understand way. I wish one day I will make to the list :) that will be the day :)

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

Thanks! Glad you found it informative and helpful and I’m looking forward to having your blog on the list soon.

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Bocah Ndeso July 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Thank you for the information you provide..

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Samuel Jeffery July 18, 2013 at 1:03 am

You’re most welcome!

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Vijay Prakash July 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

very big list very useful for traveler , we van get many information from this list

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

Thanks Vijay! Glad you found this so useful and informative.

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PinoyTopTips July 19, 2013 at 10:33 am

thanks for sharing this big list. i think this blog is very precious for traveler.

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:46 am

Thank you! I appreciate you checking out the top 100 list.

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Vijay Prakash July 23, 2013 at 9:19 am

every one can get very much knowledge from these blogs

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

Thank you!

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Julio Moreno July 25, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I hope I’m featured here some day :(.
I havent made the requirements yet.

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:43 am

Thanks Julio,

Let me know as soon as you qualify.

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Maria July 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Great List. It’ll help me find direction and hopefully, I’ll be featured soon!

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:39 am

Thanks Maria,

Would like to see you featured on here soon :)

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Tetyanochka July 29, 2013 at 8:36 am

Great blogs, thanks for the list. As I see Ukraine and Kiev is not so popular in this blogs, so maybe one day I will be here also.

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

Would love to see your blog on the list soon! Thanks :)

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Yeison July 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

This is pure inspiration for new bloggers !!! Thanks for sharing

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:34 am

Thanks Yeison,

Hope to see your blog on this list soon.

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Joe July 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Great list of top travel blogs. The time and thoroughness you put into your ranking system is pretty impressive. I just bookmarked this page. Thanks!

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:29 am

Thanks Joe! I really appreciate you recognize the effort it takes for me to make this list. Each update takes roughly 10 hours!

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Giuseppe August 7, 2013 at 1:55 am

10 hours per update..wow! Well, great work. I have seen very few blog posts with this many comments, so I think it goes without saying that there are a bunch of people out there (me included!) who appreciate the time you put into this list :)

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Samuel Jeffery August 7, 2013 at 1:59 am

Thank you! I’m hoping to do the next update later on this month :)

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Nicole August 3, 2013 at 12:49 am

How does one get themselves included in the count, Samuel?

PS: Hope you’re stopping by London after Finland! :)

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:27 am

Hey Nicole,

I’ll definitely include you on the next update :) I really wish were stopping by London; already, we’re back in Asia. Have fun there!

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Liz | Two Weeks to Travel August 5, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Awesome, great list! I’m just upset it took me so long to find it :)

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Samuel Jeffery August 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

Thanks Liz! Glad you found it :)

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Tim Moon August 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I thought I might be getting close to breaking into the list…my Alexa score was tracking to dip under 200k last month but the score dropped to 1.5 million despite growing traffic. lol Anyway, this list has been really helpful for finding great blogs to read. Thanks for doing all the hard work.

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Samuel Jeffery August 11, 2013 at 1:56 am

Hey Tim, it sounds like you’re heading in the right direction. I can’t wait to see you on here soon.

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Stuart Edwards @ Am I Nearly There Yet? August 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm

This list is EPIC!!! Congrats on being in the top 10 btw! :)

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Samuel Jeffery August 15, 2013 at 5:18 am

Thanks Stuart! I’m hoping to update it again near the end of the month :)

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Cora S. Prather August 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

I’m not sure why but this website is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later
and see if the problem still exists.

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tour to Ethiopia August 25, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Great! I can tell that they deserve it. Plus they are useful and informative. I am now planning to have such kind of blogs and i can definitely say that i would be one of them in the near future. Thanks for sharing

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Sab August 28, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Woo-hoo! Awesome list! I hope next time I can make it! My Alexa rank is fine, just my PA and DA has to improve. Way to go…
Thanks Samuel for all the time and work you put into this! I appreciate!

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Samuel Jeffery August 29, 2013 at 3:44 am

Thanks Sab!

Would love to see you on there soon. A great way to boost your DA and PA is to do some link exchanges, comment on blogs and do some guest posts.

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kru September 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Around the World in 80 Jobs is my favorite blog. Hope to see it move up the ranks next time.

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Samuel Jeffery September 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Great! He’s been moving up fast!

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Anirudh September 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Oh Cool! Now it is time to get links from all those Travel Blogs you quoted in the list! Cheers :)

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Samuel Jeffery September 8, 2013 at 5:30 am

Glad you found it useful!

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Jacqui September 15, 2013 at 5:32 am

Wow, this is list is an inspiration of awesome bloggers to follow and learn from! Thanks for putting it together Samuel ! I have a fairly new blog but would love to have the honour of interviewing you one day? :)

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Samuel Jeffery September 16, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Thanks Jacqui!

I’d love to do an interview on your site. Please email me: nomadicsamuel at gmail dot com

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Jacqui September 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

Thankyou so very much Samuel! Will send the email now :)

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Samuel Jeffery September 18, 2013 at 1:29 am

Thanks! Can’t wait to receive it :)

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Jacqui September 18, 2013 at 1:48 am

I’ve sent it :) Let me know if you haven’t received it. Thanks Samuel!

Travel Junkie Indonesia September 16, 2013 at 2:03 am

Wow! great list and I hope to be on there one day!

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Samuel Jeffery September 16, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Thanks! Please let me know when you qualify :)

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Murray Huberfeld September 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm

This is a really good list. I’m surprised by how many names I’m familiar with… Great job with the scoring too!

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Samuel Jeffery September 16, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Thank you! I’m thinking of adding a fifth category on the next update.

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Lisa Niver Rajna September 19, 2013 at 5:11 am

Sam,
THANK YOU! We are super excited to be at #97!
Our 3rd travel writing contest started Sept 11 & we already have 25 entries!
2nd one had 181 writers from 31 countries!! Hoping the theme of gratitude brings great tales!
Thanks so much!!
Lisa
We Said Go Travel

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Samuel Jeffery September 19, 2013 at 6:36 am

Woo Hoo!

Congrats and well deserved. I hope to see you moving up even more in the coming months :)

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Randy Anderson September 21, 2013 at 5:02 am

hey thanks for sharing this informative news with us. before traveling everyone should have some information about that place where they want to go. if anyone want to gather information about traveling then can visit pinoytoptips.com website and get easily about it.

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Matias September 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

wow! really nice list, thanks for sharing :)

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Samuel Jeffery September 27, 2013 at 12:21 am

Thank you! You’re most welcome :)

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Anamaria C. October 2, 2013 at 6:23 am

Well, this is a great listing. You just made me keep on blogging, seeing so many great blogs, I wish I can make it in that list. Thank you for the kick!

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Samuel Jeffery October 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

Thank you! I hope to see you on here soon. Glad it is inspirational.

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24/7 in France October 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

Great list! If I may add a newly launched site that has themed travel packages on the French Riviera at http://francefinesse.com

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Gaurav October 3, 2013 at 10:41 am

List is good, No Doubt!!!!!!!!! I am also starting my travel blog. Let see, how much time it will take to come in your list.

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Eli October 3, 2013 at 11:23 am

Great list, I know about 10 of them, can’t wait to check out the other blogs
I wonder if there is a good correlation between the blogs actual value to the client and it’s ranking and what would happen if you take other factors such as facebook likes, number of comments and so on.
in any case, great work

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Nylons October 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Fantastic list, very impressive, thank you

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Greg Seymour October 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Glad I found you! I follow many on your Top 100. I just recently started blogging myself after retiring early and moving to Costa Rica. It is tough getting started and finding a rhythm – your site and list has given me some additional resources.

Thanks

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Africa Chill October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

This is such a great list of travel websites. As a new travel blog for Zimbabwe and Southern Africa I have a long way to go but looking forward to the journey.

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Dol October 19, 2013 at 11:28 am

Great list indeed ! Thanks.

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Gupta October 21, 2013 at 7:31 am

this list is very help, you have shared a great piece of information

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Samuel Jeffery October 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thanks Gupta!

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Omtim October 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thanks admin, this list is very useful because reasonabl some time to come I plan to travel

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Tarun Kumar October 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

Great list !!
Some day I hope my blog – Expressions by KT – makes it to atleast qualifying for being tracked.
In case someone can spare a couple of minutes, do visit and leave suggestions for improvment at http://www.expressions-kt.in

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Punta Cana Just Safari October 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

This is amazing, wondering how much time you spent to make such a detailed list.
Big props to you, man. I will use this list next few weeks, to try to do some guest blogging, google is asking for relevant links and content so now I know what and where to look.
Thanks !

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Neil November 4, 2013 at 6:29 am

So sad that my blogspot didn’t make to the list. =(

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Samantha November 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Wow! This is an incredibly exhaustive list! Such a great resource. I appreciate you taking the time to put it together. = )

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Nick - Goats On The Road November 14, 2013 at 11:08 am

Ahhh! By my calculations I think I should be number 100 on this list now! When you do your next update… remember us.

I’d just like to thank my readers, who helped me reach this goal.
I’d like to thank my subscribers, who read the newsletter each week without hitting that tempting “unsubscribe” button
I’d like to thank Nomadic Samuel for all of his help and guidance along the way
I’d like to thank…

Okay I’ll save the speech until I appear on the list.

I first found this awesome resource and commented on it on November 14, 2012 and you said: “I have a feeling your site will be on this list sooner rather than later! :)”

Well it’s seemed like a long time! Looking forward to the update!

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Samuel Jeffery November 14, 2013 at 11:56 am

Hahaha…that’s so awesome Nick!

I’m going to update it very soon – early December for sure :)

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Ivan November 21, 2013 at 6:36 am

Superb list indeed. I love Nomadic Matt. It’s a well deserved number 1 position on your list. I also enjoy reading ytravelblog.

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The GypsyNesters December 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm

We made it! YAY! Thanks so much for all of your hard work – we can’t imagine the labor that goes into a list like this. – David & Veronica

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Francis Tapon December 2, 2013 at 8:58 am

It’s an honor to debut at #56 on this list! For those who think it’s an imperfect list, remember that there is no perfect list. When Rolling Stone Magazine put out the Top 100 Bands of All Time or Conde Nast lists the Top 100 Travel Destinations, people will always find something to quibble, no matter how scientific their methodology.

Also conspiracy theorists will jump out and claim that the list favors whoever made the list. For example:

“You like the Beatles, so that’s why they’re #1 and not the Rolling Stones!”
“You live in Venice, so that’s why it’s in the top 10; you’re just trying to get more tourists in your town so you can benefit!”

So the fact that Sam is in the top 10 and Audrey (his girlfriend) is in the top 50 may excite such conspiracy theorists.
site
Yawn.

Folks, Sam is just plugging in statistics into an equation. Yes, the stats aren’t 100% perfect, but few stats are. Is site #78 really more popular than #81? Perhaps not. But it’s probably certain that site #22 is more popular than site #78.

Great job, Sam.

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Samuel Jeffery December 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

Thanks Francis,

You’re a great addition to the list :)

I like your suggestions of trying to scout more blogs that qualify to be included.

I initially spent hours/days doing this during the first few updates but now that the list has grown to such an extent I don’t have as much time to do that now.

I admittedly do depend on referrals more often than not.

I agree with you that the list is definitely flawed but no system of trying to track travel blogs is perfect.

Happy travels!

Sam

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Michela @Rocky Travel Blog December 2, 2013 at 10:44 am

So happy to be back to this great list of bloggers!

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Samuel Jeffery December 3, 2013 at 2:48 am

Thanks Michela!

Glad to see you back :)

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Justin @ TrueNomads December 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

I can’t believe Mallory on Travel isn’t wayyy higher. I’ve seen him on top 50 lists, and you have him on top 150… his numbers are huge! I’ll be on the list soon!

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Samuel Jeffery December 3, 2013 at 2:49 am

Indeed, he’s got a great site! Let me know when you qualify to be tracked.

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Park House Hotel Brooklyn December 6, 2013 at 3:36 am

Thank you for posting! Being in the travel industry – it’s really great to see what else is out there…

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Chris December 6, 2013 at 11:55 am

I hope my site will be listed in this page one day. This is the best list in travel niche.

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Shane H - World Traveler as Sports Physio December 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Thanks for the list, it is definitely a great bunch of blogs on there. Now no reason to leave the house for awhile. Well it’s cold in Beijing now anyway.

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Jake December 8, 2013 at 6:45 am

Thanks for the great list and let me know the top 100 travel blogs by DA and PA. Hope my site can be listed in next time.

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Christine |GRRRL TRAVELER December 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Hi Samuel! Thanks (and wow) for all your hard work on this list. Thanks for extending the list so I can actually be on this page. Although I’m not on the top 100, it’s still surprising to see where I do rank at the moment. …Because it’s been a horrible year for me! lol. I had to do a double take when I saw my name mentioned. This new quarter I’ve not been doing too well though so will be interesting to see if I can stay on it. ;)

ps. I think your next post needs to be on how to get to a Rank 5! It’s still a mystery to me how to even get to a 4.

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Samuel Jeffery December 15, 2013 at 4:02 am

Thanks Christine!

You certainly deserve to be here. I’m really glad I got to meet up with you this year in Bangkok. Hope our paths will cross again soon and that your blog will continue to rise up on the list!

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Julio Moreno December 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hey,
I am surprised Bucket List Publications listed so low. Lesley (the author) has been my first follower since I started blogging and her widget on her blog shows over 15 million views. I am pretty sure that is top 10 worthy is it not?
I hope to be on this list some day. I am inching closet to fulfilling all of the requirements!

Great job once again. I use this list to browse around new blogs.

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Samuel Jeffery December 15, 2013 at 4:00 am

That’s awesome to hear that!

I can’t wait to add you to the mix as soon as you qualify :)

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Julio Moreno December 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Sam I have a question,
I noticed that instead of making a new post, you just update the old one for a new version of the top 100.

Similarly, I have a top things to do in Seoul that I would like to update every 6 months or so. Would you suggest that I just update the original link (for SEO purposes) or is there another reason for this? I guess I am just asking for advice :)

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Samuel Jeffery December 15, 2013 at 3:54 am

Hey Julio,

Indeed, that’s the main reason for updating versus creating a fresh page.

What I have been doing is creating archives for the previous versions by creating new pages.

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Lisa Niver Rajna December 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

Nomadic Samuel, Thank you for all your efforts to make this list happen! We are honored to be on your list and move up from #97 to #79! We really appreciate being included with so many amazing travel sites.
Thanks ever so much!
Lisa and George
We Said Go Travel

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Samuel Jeffery December 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

That’s so awesome Lisa and George!

I’m sure you’ll be moving up even more on the next update :)

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jasinov December 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

really great list thank you i wish you good successful :) .

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Samuel Jeffery December 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

Thank you! Glad you found it useful.

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Peter @ Nairobi National Park December 22, 2013 at 9:11 am

Thats great list of travel blogs. I have browsed and read atleast the top 50 and they are really good in content and flair.
Peter recently posted… Nairobi National Park Day Tour

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Samuel Jeffery December 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

That’s cool to know Peter! Glad you found this highly useful :)

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shiv kumar December 23, 2013 at 8:15 am

thanks for this site it is very helpful…

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Alfredo Begazo January 4, 2014 at 3:01 am

A lot of effort put into this list. Thank you for sharing!

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Alvian Rahardjo January 11, 2014 at 3:54 am

Thanks Samuel, it’s really great list of global travel blogs
But none of them are from Indonesia, maybe someday :)

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Jan January 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Hi Samuel, I’m Jan and I’m from Germany. Have exactly sought after as a list. It was determined but much work or?

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Al Williams January 22, 2014 at 10:34 am

Really good work to everyone. The travel bloggers more ethan any work so hard and the rewards are clear.

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Len January 24, 2014 at 7:27 pm

As useful lists go, this one is the most helpful I have found… at least for someone interesting in travel.

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Paul, A Luxury Travel Blog February 7, 2014 at 11:51 am

Thanks so much for including me, Sam… and straight in at number #2 to boot!

Much appreciated as I know there must be quite a lot of work involved in compiling this…

Paul

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Samuel Jeffery February 7, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Thanks Paul!

It’s impressive how well your blog is performing across the board in all 6 categories!

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Paul, A Luxury Travel Blog February 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Thanks… still got some way to go to catch Matt though! ;-)

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Samuel Jeffery February 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Indeed, don’t we all! Right now he’s in a league of his own.

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Murray Huberfeld February 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Another year and another great list. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this year’s Top 100.

Murray

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Samuel Jeffery February 8, 2014 at 12:03 am

Thanks Murray!

It took a long time to crunch the numbers this time around but I’m glad I was able to get an update done :)

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Julio Moreno February 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

What about google page rank? I know it is a simple 1-10 scale, but it is definitely useful for SEO.

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Samuel Jeffery February 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I’d like to use Google Page Rank but unfortunately they’re very unreliable with updates (only one last year) and because they use a 10 point scale instead of 100 all the of the travel blogs would be clumped together in masses of twos, threes, fours and fives.

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Jonny Jenkins February 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

Man, I don’t know if I’ve already commented on this (couldn’t find my comment if I had)… but honestly, just thought I’d let you know how frequently I refer back to this page in order to get a look at ‘the big names’ and figure out what else I can include on my site, or potentially what market niche I may be able to find.
This is such a useful and informative post for all the burgeoning bloggers such as myself, many thanks for all the hard work it took to throw it together…

And I plan on being on there someday :D

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Rob March 6, 2014 at 1:42 am

Jonny Jenkins, that is exactly the same with me. This is a extensive list that offers a ton of resources for us bloggers that are just starting out. I’ve identified my niche, and am just starting to get everything together.

Thanks Sam!

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Divyesh Dayani March 7, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Thanks,Building Backlinks is a very important part for every new website or blog as it will help you in improving google search rankings as well Alexa ranking

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Samuel Jeffery March 10, 2014 at 1:10 am

Indeed, it sure is important!

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Michelle March 22, 2014 at 2:34 am

Thanks for this list. It’s an excellent incentive for people like me who are just planning their first travel blog and want to see what other, successful, bloggers are doing. I’ve read about 20 of the blogs so far and they’re all amazing :)

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Samuel Jeffery March 22, 2014 at 3:31 am

That’s awesome Michelle!

I’ll really glad to hear the list has been a source of inspiriation!

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Alex Cardo April 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

It is a very good idea to be the first of travel bloggers who was made a travel blog rating. It is a very big respect from a community! You’re a good marketer!

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Samuel Jeffery April 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Thanks Alex :)

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Jenna Davis April 8, 2014 at 8:17 pm

These lists have been my inspiration through it all.
In order to help raise money to support Northern Canadians living in poverty, I use my travel blog as a way to get readers/viewers to SUPPORT :)

Check out my vlog as well, I would love to know your opinion!

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

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Sofie April 9, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Submitted a request to be tracked!
Gotta start somewhere, right?:)

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Samuel Jeffery April 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Awesome! Did you send it to my email address?

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Sofie April 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I saw you saw I did:)

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The Brinkmanns April 14, 2014 at 11:56 pm

Thanks for compiling this list for the industry! Hopefully someday we’ll get there, but all of you on this list are so inspiring! :)

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Jamie April 18, 2014 at 2:57 am

Very cool list. Haven’t heard of most of them, so was interested to check them out.

Must admit the only ones that ‘bug’ me are a couple of the so-called top ones who obviously are run by people who never actually travel at all, just put up ‘paid blogs’ by other travelers or write articles about places they’ve never been to from information they’ve pulled from the internet.

Blogs like that shouldn’t be on this type of list, IMO.

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