Top 100 Travel Blogs | SEOmoz + Alexa Rankings | Volume V | August, 2012

Welcome to Volume V of the Top 100 Travel blogs!

I can’t believe this is the already the fifth update of this list!  I had originally been planning to update it roughly every 8-12 weeks but lately I’ve been doing it once a month.  Thanks again to everyone who has taken interest in the list and helped to support it with social media.

On this particular update SEOmoz was kind to all of us.  I don’t think many sites slipped in the rankings (like what happened on the last update) as there was much less volatility.  Some sites are consistently making Domain and Page Authority gains every update and the hard work they’ve been putting into there sites from a quality content and link building perspective is very impressive!

Every update strong travel blogs are being added to the tracking list.  For those sites that have fallen out of the top 100 or even the top 130 don’t get discouraged.  The competition on this list gets fiercer each month and there are so many strong travel blogs with passionate individuals behind them.

Traveling Ted wrote a hilarious post the other day about life after dropping out of The Top 100 travel blogs list – ecstasy for initially being included & ultimate fall from grace.  Well, I’m thrilled to announce Traveling Ted  is back on the list!

On this update I’ve tracked 157 sites meaning every category is now ranked out of a possible 157 points all the way down to 1.

**(All data gathered for the latest update on August 02, 2012)**

Top Performers Shout Outs!

Some top performers on this update include Travel YourselfMy Spanish Adventure and Matt Gibson!

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# Top 100 Travel Blogs Score
1 Nomadic Matt 468
2 Everything Everywhere 464
3 Stuck In Customs 463
4 The Planet D 453
5 Fluent in 3 months 448
6 Uncornered Market 446
7 Travel Dudes 439
8 Almost Fearless 433
9 Fox Nomad 429.5
10 Go Backpacking 429.5
11 Everywhereist 427.5
12 Y Travel Blog 413
13 Bacon is Magic 410.5
14 Nomadic Samuel 410.5
15 Wandering Trader 410.5
16 Wild Junket 408.5
17 Legal Nomads 403.5
18 The Vacation Gals 400.5
19 The Amateur Traveler 395
20 Adventurous Kate 392.5
21 Art of Backpacking 385
22 Twenty Something Travel 384.5
23 Chris Around The World 378.5
24 Otts World 377.5
25 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 375.5
26 LandLopers 365
27 The Indie Travel Podcast 359.5
28 My Itchy Travel Feet 357
29 Delicious Baby 355
30 Travels of Adam 353.5
31 2 Backpackers 352.5
32 Velvet Escape 352
33 Go See Write 348.5
34 Wandering Earl 347.5
35 Family On Bikes 340.5
36 As We Travel 339
37 Beers and Beans 339
38 Dave’s Travel Corner 339
39 Solo Traveler 338.5
40 Life Cruiser 338
41 Johnny Vagabond 327
42 Brendan’s Adventures 322
43 GranTourismo 321.5
44 Traveling Canucks 320
45 Green Global Travel 318
46 My Beautiful Adventures 317.5
47 Travel O Cafe 316
48 Nerd’s Eye View 311
49 Camels & Chocolate 310.5
50 A Dangerous Business 306
51 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 303.5
52 The Professional Hobo 303.5
53 A Little Adrift 301.5
54 Get In The Hot Spot 298.5
55 Inside The Travel Lab 298.5
56 Soul Travelers 3 291.5
57 Man on the Lam 290
58 Sharing Travel Experiences 285
59 Hecktic Travels 284
60 Migrationology 280.5
61 Nerdy Nomad 277.5
62 Ordinary Traveler 276.5
63 Europe Up Close 274.5
64 Over Yonderlust 272.5
65 Travel Experta 270.5
66 Heather on Her Travels 264.5
67 The Travel Tart 252.5
68 Muza Chan 249.5
69 Never Ending Voyage 249
70 The Road Forks 248.5
71 Around the World L 244
72 The Aussie Nomad 244
73 The Expert Vagabond 243.5
74 Nomadic Chick 243
75 Budget Travel Adventures 242
76 Travels with a Nine Year Old 237
77 Bohemian Trails 232
78 CC Food Travel 230
79 Inspiring Travellers 230
80 The Longest Way Home 229.5
81 Turkish Travel Blog 229
82 Sophie’s World 224
83 501 Places 222.5
84 Flip Nomad 218.5
85 Mai Travel Site 218
86 The Travel Chica 213
87 Suzy Guese 209
88 Maiden Voyage 206.5
89 Trans-Americas Journey 204
90 Fevered Mutterings 198.5
91 The Jungle Princess 198.5
92 Runaway Juno 196.5
93 Mallory On Travel 192.5
94 Ken Kaminesky Photography 189.5
95 Traveling Savage 189
96 Vagabond3 188
97 Globetrotter Girls 187
98 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 183
99 One Step 4Ward 183
100 Travel Yourself 180.5

The top 100 travel blogs as ranked by Domain Authority.

 

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.

 

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# Domain Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Stuck In Customs 79 157
2 Nomadic Matt 68 156
3 Everything Everywhere 67 155
4 Fluent in 3 months 63 154
5 The Vacation Gals 60 152.5
6 Uncornered Market 60 152.5
7 Almost Fearless 59 148.5
8 Dave’s Travel Corner 59 148.5
9 Delicious Baby 59 148.5
10 Fox Nomad 59 148.5
11 The Amateur Traveler 59 148.5
12 The Planet D 59 148.5
13 Go Backpacking 58 144
14 My Itchy Travel Feet 58 144
15 Travel Dudes 58 144
16 Everywhereist 57 140
17 Family On Bikes 57 140
18 Legal Nomads 57 140
19 The Indie Travel Podcast 57 140
20 Wandering Trader 57 140
21 Art of Backpacking 55 136.5
22 The Professional Hobo 55 136.5
23 Bacon is Magic 54 132.5
24 Nerd’s Eye View 54 132.5
25 Otts World 54 132.5
26 Solo Traveler 54 132.5
27 Wild Junket 54 132.5
28 Y Travel Blog 54 132.5
29 2 Backpackers 53 125
30 Adventurous Kate 53 125
31 Chris Around The World 53 125
32 Get In The Hot Spot 53 125
33 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 53 125
34 My Beautiful Adventures 53 125
35 Nomadic Samuel 53 125
36 Soul Travelers 3 53 125
37 Twenty Something Travel 53 125
38 As We Travel 52 116.5
39 Beers and Beans 52 116.5
40 Camels & Chocolate 52 116.5
41 Johnny Vagabond 52 116.5
42 LandLopers 52 116.5
43 Man on the Lam 52 116.5
44 Sharing Travel Experiences 52 116.5
45 Velvet Escape 52 116.5
46 A Little Adrift 51 109
47 Europe Up Close 51 109
48 Go See Write 51 109
49 GranTourismo 51 109
50 Life Cruiser 51 109
51 Travels of Adam 51 109
52 Wandering Earl 51 109
53 Flip Nomad 50 101.5
54 Heather on Her Travels 50 101.5
55 Inside The Travel Lab 50 101.5
56 Migrationology 50 101.5
57 The Road Forks 50 101.5
58 Travel Experta 50 101.5
59 Travel O Cafe 50 101.5
60 Traveling Canucks 50 101.5
61 A Dangerous Business 49 94
62 Brendan’s Adventures 49 94
63 CC Food Travel 49 94
64 Green Global Travel 49 94
65 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 49 94
66 Nomadic Chick 49 94
67 Traveling Savage 49 94
68 501 Places 48 85.5
69 Maiden Voyage 48 85.5
70 Nerdy Nomad 48 85.5
71 Nomadic Notes 48 85.5
72 Over Yonderlust 48 85.5
73 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 48 85.5
74 The Aussie Nomad 48 85.5
75 The Longest Way Home 48 85.5
76 The Travel Tart 48 85.5
77 Travels with a Nine Year Old 48 85.5
78 Brooke Vs The World 47 75
79 Expert Vagabond 47 75
80 Ken Kaminesky Photography 47 75
81 My Several Worlds 47 75
82 Never Ending Voyage 47 75
83 Ordinary Traveler 47 75
84 Pause the Moment 47 75
85 Runaway Juno 47 75
86 Suzy Guese 47 75
87 The Jungle Princess 47 75
88 Vagabond3 47 75
89 Around the World L 46 63
90 Bohemian Trails 46 63
91 Budget Travel Adventures 46 63
92 Fevered Mutterings 46 63
93 Hecktic Travels 46 63
94 Mai Travel Site 46 63
95 Muza Chan 46 63
96 One Step 4Ward 46 63
97 Spunky Girl Monologues 46 63
98 Trans-Americas Journey 46 63
99 Travel Yourself 46 63
100 Travelated 46 63
101 Turkish Travel Blog 46 63
102 1000 Fights 45 50.5
103 Breakaway Backpacker 45 50.5
104 Breathe Dream Go 45 50.5
105 Career Break Secrets 45 50.5
106 Globotreks 45 50.5
107 Inspiring Travellers 45 50.5
108 Mallory On Travel 45 50.5
109 No Place To Be 45 50.5
110 Runaway Jane 45 50.5
111 Sophie’s World 45 50.5
112 Stop Having a Boring Life 45 50.5
113 Tourist 2 Townie 45 50.5
114 D Travels `Round 44 38.5
115 Don’t Ever Look Back 44 38.5
116 Globetrotter Girls 44 38.5
117 Go Mexico Guide 44 38.5
118 Matt Gibson 44 38.5
119 My Spanish Adventures 44 38.5
120 Raising Miro 44 38.5
121 Rocky Travel 44 38.5
122 The Travel Chica 44 38.5
123 The World Of Deej 44 38.5
124 Traveling Ted TV 44 38.5
125 Virtual Wayfarer 44 38.5
126 Aussie on the Road 43 28
127 Canvas of Light 43 28
128 Jasmine Wanders 43 28
129 Katie Going Global 43 28
130 Our Oyster 43 28

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.

 

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# Page Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Stuck In Customs 82 157
2 Nomadic Matt 74 156
3 Everything Everywhere 73 155
4 Fluent in 3 months 69 154
5 The Vacation Gals 67 153
6 Almost Fearless 66 149.5
7 Dave’s Travel Corner 66 149.5
8 Delicious Baby 66 149.5
9 The Amateur Traveler 66 149.5
10 The Planet D 66 149.5
11 Uncornered Market 66 149.5
12 Fox Nomad 65 145
13 My Itchy Travel Feet 65 145
14 Travel Dudes 65 145
15 Everywhereist 64 141.5
16 Legal Nomads 64 141.5
17 The Indie Travel Podcast 64 141.5
18 Wandering Trader 64 141.5
19 Family On Bikes 63 138.5
20 Go Backpacking 63 138.5
21 Bacon is Magic 62 135
22 Otts World 62 135
23 Solo Traveler 62 135
24 The Professional Hobo 62 135
25 Wild Junket 62 135
26 2 Backpackers 61 128.5
27 Adventurous Kate 61 128.5
28 Art of Backpacking 61 128.5
29 Chris Around The World 61 128.5
30 Get In The Hot Spot 61 128.5
31 Nomadic Samuel 61 128.5
32 Twenty Something Travel 61 128.5
33 Y Travel Blog 61 128.5
34 As We Travel 60 120.5
35 GranTourismo 60 120.5
36 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 60 120.5
37 Johnny Vagabond 60 120.5
38 My Beautiful Adventures 60 120.5
39 Nerd’s Eye View 60 120.5
40 Sharing Travel Experiences 60 120.5
41 Soul Travelers 3 60 120.5
42 A Little Adrift 59 111.5
43 Beers and Beans 59 111.5
44 Europe Up Close 59 111.5
45 Go See Write 59 111.5
46 LandLopers 59 111.5
47 Travel O Cafe 59 111.5
48 Traveling Canucks 59 111.5
49 Travels of Adam 59 111.5
50 Velvet Escape 59 111.5
51 Wandering Earl 59 111.5
52 Flip Nomad 58 103
53 Heather on Her Travels 58 103
54 Inside The Travel Lab 58 103
55 Life Cruiser 58 103
56 Migrationology 58 103
57 The Road Forks 58 103
58 Travel Experta 58 103
59 501 Places 57 94
60 A Dangerous Business 57 94
61 Brendan’s Adventures 57 94
62 Camels & Chocolate 57 94
63 CC Food Travel 57 94
64 Maiden Voyage 57 94
65 Nerdy Nomad 57 94
66 Nomadic Chick 57 94
67 The Longest Way Home 57 94
68 The Travel Tart 57 94
69 Traveling Savage 57 94
70 Expert Vagabond 56 84.5
71 Man on the Lam 56 84.5
72 My Several Worlds 56 84.5
73 Nomadic Notes 56 84.5
74 Ordinary Traveler 56 84.5
75 Pause the Moment 56 84.5
76 The Aussie Nomad 56 84.5
77 Travels with a Nine Year Old 56 84.5
78 Around the World L 55 73
79 Bohemian Trails 55 73
80 Brooke Vs The World 55 73
81 Budget Travel Adventures 55 73
82 Green Global Travel 55 73
83 Hecktic Travels 55 73
84 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 55 73
85 Mai Travel Site 55 73
86 Never Ending Voyage 55 73
87 One Step 4Ward 55 73
88 Over Yonderlust 55 73
89 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 55 73
90 Suzy Guese 55 73
91 Turkish Travel Blog 55 73
92 Vagabond3 55 73
93 Breathe Dream Go 54 58.5
94 Fevered Mutterings 54 58.5
95 Globotreks 54 58.5
96 Inspiring Travellers 54 58.5
97 Ken Kaminesky Photography 54 58.5
98 Matt Gibson 54 58.5
99 No Place To Be 54 58.5
100 Runaway Jane 54 58.5
101 Runaway Juno 54 58.5
102 Sophie’s World 54 58.5
103 Spunky Girl Monologues 54 58.5
104 The Jungle Princess 54 58.5
105 The Travel Chica 54 58.5
106 Travel Yourself 54 58.5
107 1000 Fights 53 44.5
108 Aussie on the Road 53 44.5
109 Breakaway Backpacker 53 44.5
110 Career Break Secrets 53 44.5
111 D Travels `Round 53 44.5
112 Don’t Ever Look Back 53 44.5
113 Globetrotter Girls 53 44.5
114 Muza Chan 53 44.5
115 Phil in the Blank 53 44.5
116 Raising Miro 53 44.5
117 Rocky Travel 53 44.5
118 The World Of Deej 53 44.5
119 Tourist 2 Townie 53 44.5
120 Travel with a Mate 53 44.5
121 Canvas of Light 52 33
122 Go Mexico Guide 52 33
123 Jasmine Wanders 52 33
124 Mallory On Travel 52 33
125 Stop Having a Boring Life 52 33
126 Tour Absurd 52 33
127 Travel Rinse Repeat 52 33
128 Travelated 52 33
129 Virtual Wayfarer 52 33
130 Chicky Bus 51 22

The top 100 travel blogs as ranked by Alexa.

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

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

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

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


# Alexa Top 100 Score Points
1 Nomadic Samuel 13990 157
2 Nomadic Matt 21557 156
3 The Planet D 27930 155
4 Everything Everywhere 28998 154
5 Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery 31365 153
6 Y Travel Blog 34317 152
7 Green Global Travel 37819 151
8 Travel Dudes 38431 150
9 Stuck In Customs 39521 149
10 Hecktic Travels 43239 148
11 Go Backpacking 44497 147
12 Everywhereist 44601 146
13 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 45844 145
14 Uncornered Market 46174 144
15 Bacon is Magic 46185 143
16 Muza Chan 48755 142
17 Wild Junket 50276 141
18 Fluent in 3 months 51813 140
19 Adventurous Kate 52338 139
20 That Backpacker 57428 138
21 LandLopers 57665 137
22 Fox Nomad 58061 136
23 Almost Fearless 58202 135
24 Brendan’s Adventures 59997 134
25 Travels of Adam 63175 133
26 Four Jandals 63194 132
27 Twenty Something Travel 64474 131
28 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 65356 130
29 Wandering Trader 65963 129
30 Go See Write 66650 128
31 Wandering Earl 68553 127
32 Life Cruiser 69449 126
33 Chris Around The World 71510 125
34 Velvet Escape 71851 124
35 Finding The Universe 72408 123
36 Legal Nomads 74003 122
37 Inspiring Travellers 74484 121
38 Art of Backpacking 74541 120
39 Trans-Americas Journey 74760 119
40 A Dangerous Business 76130 118
41 Ordinary Traveler 79048 117
42 The Travel Chica 79664 116
43 Sophie’s World 81436 115
44 Over Yonderlust 84307 114
45 Our Oyster 85234 113
46 Wild About Travel 85564 112
47 Beers and Beans 86037 111
48 Otts World 86154 110
49 Mallory On Travel 89466 109
50 Around the World L 90000 108
51 Traveling Canucks 90733 107
52 Budget Travel Adventures 91092 106
53 No Vacation Required 91339 105
54 Globetrotter Girls 91344 104
55 Travel O Cafe 92389 103
56 As We Travel 93046 102
57 Never Ending Voyage 95962 101
58 Camels & Chocolate 96294 100
59 2 Backpackers 97758 99
60 Nerdy Nomad 98234 98
61 The Amateur Traveler 98775 97
62 Bohemian Trails 98826 96
63 The Vacation Gals 99346 95
64 Inside The Travel Lab 101841 94
65 Turkish Travel Blog 102981 93
66 GranTourismo 104019 92
67 Never Ending Footsteps 104778 91
68 Johnny Vagabond 107722 90
69 Man on the Lam 110652 89
70 Short Travel Tips 111929 88
71 Stop Having a Boring Life 113383 87
72 Travel with a Mate 117467 86
73 What’s Dave Doing? 118450 85
74 Expert Vagabond 118481 84
75 D Travels `Round 120995 83
76 Mai Travel Site 121520 82
77 A Little Adrift 121955 81
78 My Spanish Adventures 122500 80
79 Don’t Ever Look Back 123536 79
80 The Indie Travel Podcast 124798 78
81 Fevered Mutterings 125064 77
82 Migrationology 125971 76
83 Katie Going Global 126602 75
84 The Aussie Nomad 126743 74
85 The Travel Tart 126800 73
86 My Beautiful Adventures 127883 72
87 Solo Traveler 129355 71
88 Traveling Ted TV 130065 70
89 Grounded Traveler 130649 69
90 My Itchy Travel Feet 132583 68
91 Travels with a Nine Year Old 132638 67
92 Travel Experta 133218 66
93 The Jungle Princess 133306 65
94 Rocky Travel 133395 64
95 Runaway Juno 135556 63
96 Family On Bikes 136409 62
97 Suzy Guese 137079 61
98 Heather on Her Travels 140151 60
99 Travel Yourself 140413 59
100 Nerd’s Eye View 142567 58
101 Delicious Baby 143189 57
102 Ken Kaminesky Photography 145690 56
103 Nomadic Chick 146596 55
104 Europe Up Close 146920 54
105 Virtual Wayfarer 147696 53
106 The World Of Deej 147984 52
107 Positive World Travel 150303 51
108 The Longest Way Home 151471 50
109 Runaway Jane 153390 49
110 Sharing Travel Experiences 154316 48
111 One Step 4Ward 155450 47
112 Soul Travelers 3 159623 46
113 Get In The Hot Spot 160158 45
114 The Road Forks 166230 44
115 501 Places 167025 43
116 CC Food Travel 167510 42
117 Dave’s Travel Corner 167700 41
118 Vagabond3 167993 40
119 Breathe Dream Go 168245 39
120 Tourist 2 Townie 168466 38
121 Explore for a Year 170053 37
122 Spunky Girl Monologues 172578 36
123 Phil in the Blank 174082 35
124 Matt Gibson 174222 34
125 Destination Europe 176345 33
126 The Professional Hobo 181416 32
127 Travel Rinse Repeat 182954 31
128 Chasing the Unexpected 184809 30
129 Quirky Travel Guy 187669 29
130 Raising Miro 188423 28