Top 100 Travel Blogs | SEOmoz + Alexa Rankings | Volume II | May, 2012

Welcome to Volume II of the Top 100 Travel blogs!  It’s been incredible the amount of interest this list has received since I published the initial rankings over 2 months ago.  There are now over 25 new entries that I’m tracking with some of those sites ranking prominently on this latest update.

I’ve always stressed one of the main reasons for creating this list (aside from the obvious fact SEOmoz was not being tracked anywhere else) revolves around it always being current and up to date with blogs that deserve to be on it.  Although there will always be errors in omissions, the process of travel blogs/sites being included on the next update is crucial in my opinion.

What’s changed from the first update is the amount of blogs being ‘officially tracked’ and included on the list.   Previously, I had established rigid cut-off points for all four scores and blogs that were not top 100 in every category were excluded.  It was exceptionally difficult to figure it out last time and I felt bad excluding certain sites that were strong in 3 out of the 4 categories but not quite there in one.

On this update I’ve tracked 142 sites meaning every category is now ranked out of a possible 142 points all the way down to 1.  Thus, the overall scores are higher and certain travel blogs that are dominant in three of the four categories have made the Top 100 list.

I’ve also gone ahead and included 30 extra blogs below the Top 100 to highlight those sites who almost made it.

From this update onwards, I’m going to start highlighting some of the top travel blogs that have made impressive progress since the last update.  In this edition, I’d like to give shout outs to Travels of AdamOur Oyster and Around the World L.

Travels of Adam has rocketed up the rankings with significant improvements in every single category being measured.  Our Oyster is an emerging force and a site that was close to making it last time while being firmly there this time around.  I predict they will move up further on every update for the foreseeable future.  Finally, I’d like to congraduate Around The World L for really taking her blog to the next level.  She was very close to making the list last time and is now ranking prominently on this latest update.

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 Top 100 Travel Blogs

1 Everything Everywhere 563
2 Nomadic Matt 559.5
3 The Planet D 540
4 Uncornered Market 533
5 Fluent in 3 months 521
6 Fox Nomad 504.5
7 Y Travel Blog 504.5
8 Wandering Trader 496
9 Almost Fearless 493.5
10 Travel Dudes 484.5
11 Legal Nomads 480.5
12 Go Backpacking 478.5
13 Chris Around The World 473.5
14 Bacon is Magic 470.5
15 Wild Junket 466
16 The Vacation Gals 463.5
17 The Everywhereist 456
18 As We Travel 452.5
19 LandLopers 450.5
20 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 444.5
21 Solo Traveler 444.5
22 My Itchy Travel Feet 444
23 Delicious Baby 443.5
24 Amateur Traveler 443
25 Velvet Escape 443
26 The Indie Travel Podcast 437
27 2 Backpackers 430
28 Art of Backpacking 427.5
29 Beers and Beans 425
30 Go See Write 423.5
31 My Beautiful Adventures 420
32 Otts World 418
33 Family On Bikes 411.5
34 GranTourismo 410
35 Travels of Adam 403
36 Travel Experta 402.5
37 Twenty Something Travel 400.5
38 Inside The Travel Lab 399.5
39 Man on the Lam 397
40 The Travel Tart 396.5
41 Adventurous Kate 389.5
42 Camels & Chocolate 385.5
43 Muza Chan 384
44 Wandering Earl 382.5
45 Nomadic Samuel 380
46 Get In The Hot Spot 366.5
47 Europe Up Close 364.5
48 Travel O Cafe 354
49 A Little Adrift 351.5
50 Heather on Her Travels 345
51 Mai Travel Site 345
52 Brendan’s Adventures 337.5
53 Pause the Moment 336
54 The Professional Hobo 336
55 Nerdy Nomad 335.5
56 Johnny Vagabond 333
57 The Longest Way Home 332
58 Over Yonderlust 330.5
59 Traveling Canucks 323.5
60 501 Places 316.5
61 Migrationology 315.5
62 Fevered Mutterings 306
63 A Dangerous Business 305
64 The Aussie Nomad 297.5
65 Around the World L 290.5
66 Travels with a Nine Year Old 289
67 Soul Travelers 3 288
68 Never Ending Voyage 286.5
69 Sophie’s World 286.5
70 Hecktic Travels 278
71 Stop Having a Boring Life 276.5
72 Traveling Savage 275
73 Nomadic Notes 273
74 CC Food Travel 263.5
75 Runaway Juno 262.5
76 The Travel Chica 259
77 Spunky Girl Monologues 258.5
78 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 258
79 The Jungle Princess 256
80 Runaway Jane 254.5
81 Inspiring Travellers 254
82 Trans-Americas Journey 254
83 Our Oyster 251
84 Nomadic Chick 248.5
85 Brooke Vs The World 243.5
86 D Travels `Round 243
87 Budget Travel Adventures 241.5
88 Globotreks 240.5
89 My Several Worlds 238.5
90 Flip Nomad 229.5
91 Tourist 2 Townie 229.5
92 What’s Dave Doing? 217
93 The Expert Vagabond 216
94 Travelated 215
95 Suzy Guese 214
96 Ordinary Traveler 209
97 Wild About Travel 208.5
98 Maiden Voyage 204.5
99 The Road Forks 203
100 Career Break Secrets 200

Top 100 Alexa

# Alexa Top 100 Score Points
1 Nomadic Samuel 11824 142
2 Nomadic Matt 21117 141
3 Everything Everywhere 21768 140
4 The Planet D 23525 139
5 Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery 32636 138
6 Travel Dudes 32937 137
7 Uncornered Market 34683 136
8 Y Travel Blog 36523 135
9 Brendan’s Adventures 39259 134
10 Muza Chan 41349 133
11 Hecktic Travels 42477 132
12 Go Backpacking 44561 131
13 Go See Write 45254 130
14 Inspiring Travellers 48094 129
15 Almost Fearless 52632 128
16 Wandering Trader 53109 127
17 Adventurous Kate 53161 126
18 Everywhereist 55111 125
19 Trans-Americas Journey 55464 124
20 Chris Around The World 55518 123
21 LandLopers 56380 122
22 Fluent in 3 months 56517 121
23 Wild Junket 57099 120
24 Bacon is Magic 57873 119
25 Velvet Escape 58843 118
26 The Travel Chica 59485 117
27 Twenty Something Travel 59682 116
28 Fox Nomad 60467 115
29 Wandering Earl 60567 114
30 Ordinary Traveler 62343 113
31 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 63516 112
32 Otts World 64003 111
33 Never Ending Footsteps 65162 110
34 Dangerous Business 66476 109
35 Green Global Travel 66948 108
36 Nerdy Nomad 68875 107
37 Bohemian Trails 70518 106
38 2 Backpackers 70951 105
39 Our Oyster 72526 104
40 Legal Nomads 74052 103
41 Art of Backpacking 74553 102
42 Never Ending Voyage 74705 101
43 Beers and Beans 75828 100
44 Travel O Cafe 76440 99
45 Johnny Vagabond 77840 98
46 Wild About Travel 78791 97
47 Travels of Adam 79997 96
48 Over Yonderlust 80406 95
49 Traveling Canucks 82195 94
50 Inside The Travel Lab 82829 93
51 Sophie’s World 83121 92
52 Mai Travel Site 83614 91
53 As We Travel 83954 90
54 D Travels `Round 84503 89
55 Runaway Juno 85943 88
56 My Beautiful Adventures 86135 87
57 Expert Vagabond 86301 86
58 Globetrotter Girls 86708 85
59 What’s Dave Doing? 90370 84
60 No Vacation Required 91521 83
61 The Jungle Princess 92063 82
62 Pause the Moment 92883 81
63 Man on the Lam 94547 80
64 A Little Adrift 97033 79
65 Camels & Chocolate 97717 78
66 Family On Bikes 99802 77
67 Travels with a Nine Year Old 99884 76
68 Mallory On Travel 101364 75
69 The Vacation Gals 102546 74
70 Rocky Travel 104579 73
71 Stop Having a Boring Life 104741 72
72 Travel Experta 107469 71
73 Solo Traveler 107877 70
74 My Itchy Travel Feet 108436 69
75 Fevered Mutterings 111999 68
76 No Place To Be 113613 67
77 Go Mexico Guide 115440 66
78 Heather on Her Travels 118806 65
79 The Indie Travel Podcast 120075 64
80 Suzy Guese 120404 63
81 Phil in the Blank 121990 62
82 Around the World L 122196 61
83 The Aussie Nomad 122248 60
84 Raising Miro 122776 59
85 Tourist 2 Townie 124939 58
86 CC Food Travel 125335 57
87 The Dropout Diaries 125759 56
88 Get In The Hot Spot 125809 55
89 That Backpacker 128023 54
90 Tour Absurd 129425 53
91 GranTourismo 129969 52
92 Spunky Girl Monologues 130089 51
93 Runaway Jane 130932 50
94 The Longest Way Home 131502 49
95 Budget Travel Adventures 132821 48
96 The Travel Tart 132934 47
97 Migrationology 134408 46
98 The Amateur Traveler 138904 45
99 Downtown Traveler 139773 44
100 Europe Up Close 139879 43

Page Authority Top 100

# Page Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Everything Everywhere 74 141.5
2 Nomadic Matt 74 141.5
3 My Itchy Travel Feet 69 140
4 The Vacation Gals 68 137
5 Delicious Baby 67 137
6 Fluent in 3 months 67 137
7 The Amateur Traveler 67 137
8 The Planet D 67 137
9 Almost Fearless 66 133.5
10 Uncornered Market 66 133.5
11 Fox Nomad 65 132
12 Legal Nomads 63 129.5
13 Solo Traveler 63 129.5
14 The Indie Travel Podcast 63 129.5
15 Wandering Trader 63 129.5
16 As We Travel 62 126
17 Bacon is Magic 62 126
18 Y Travel Blog 62 126
19 Everywhereist 61 124
20 Family On Bikes 61 121.5
21 Go Backpacking 61 121.5
22 The Professional Hobo 61 121.5
23 Wild Junket 61 121.5
24 2 Backpackers 60 114.5
25 Art of Backpacking 60 114.5
26 Beers and Beans 60 114.5
27 Chris Around The World 60 114.5
28 Europe Up Close 60 114.5
29 Go See Write 60 114.5
30 GranTourismo 60 114.5
31 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 60 114.5
32 Otts World 60 114.5
33 Velvet Escape 60 110
34 Get In The Hot Spot 59 105
35 Heather on Her Travels 59 105
36 LandLopers 59 105
37 My Beautiful Adventures 59 105
38 Soul Travelers 3 59 105
39 The Travel Tart 59 105
40 Travel Dudes 59 105
41 Travels of Adam 59 105
42 Twenty Something Travel 59 105
43 501 Places 58 100
44 A Little Adrift 58 96.5
45 Inside The Travel Lab 58 96.5
46 Johnny Vagabond 58 96.5
47 Migrationology 58 96.5
48 Travel Experta 58 96.5
49 Traveling Canucks 58 96.5
50 Wandering Earl 58 96.5
51 Adventurous Kate 57 87.5
52 Brendan’s Adventures 57 87.5
53 Flip Nomad 57 87.5
54 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 57 87.5
55 Mai Travel Site 57 87.5
56 Man on the Lam 57 87.5
57 Nerdy Nomad 57 87.5
58 Nomadic Chick 57 87.5
59 Nomadic Samuel 57 87.5
60 The Longest Way Home 57 87.5
61 Budget Travel Adventures 56 77
62 Camels & Chocolate 56 77
63 Maiden Voyage 56 77
64 Never Ending Voyage 56 77
65 Pause the Moment 56 77
66 Spunky Girl Monologues 56 77
67 The Aussie Nomad 56 77
68 Travel O Cafe 56 77
69 Nomadic Notes 56 77
70 My Several Worlds 56 77
71 Traveling Savage 56 77
72 Brooke Vs The World 55 65.5
73 CC Food Travel 55 65.5
74 Dangerous Business 55 65.5
75 Globotreks 55 65.5
76 Muza Chan 55 65.5
77 Over Yonderlust 55 65.5
78 Runaway Jane 55 65.5
79 Suzy Guese 55 65.5
80 The Jungle Princess 55 65.5
81 The Road Forks 55 65.5
82 Travelated 55 65.5
83 Travels with a Nine Year Old 55 65.5
84 Runaway Juno 54 58
85 Tourist 2 Townie 54 58
86 Vagabond3 54 58
87 Around the World L 53 50
88 Career Break Secrets 53 50
89 Downtown Traveler 53 50
90 Expert Vagabond 53 50
91 Fevered Mutterings 53 50
92 Hecktic Travels 53 50
93 Inspiring Travellers 53 50
94 Ken Kaminesky Photography 53 50
95 One Step 4Ward 53 50
96 Ordinary Traveler 53 50
97 Sophie’s World 53 50
98 Trans-Americas Journey 53 50
99 Travel Yourself 53 50
100 1000 Fights 52 41

Domain Authority Top 100

# Domain Authority Top 100 Score Points
1 Everything Everywhere 68 141.5
2 Nomadic Matt 68 141.5
3 My Itchy Travel Feet 64 140
4 The Vacation Gals 62 139
5 Dave’s Travel Corner 61 138
6 Delicious Baby 60 135
7 Fluent in 3 months 60 135
8 Fox Nomad 60 135
9 The Amateur Traveler 60 135
10 The Planet D 60 135
11 Almost Fearless 59 131.5
12 Uncornered Market 59 131.5
13 Go Backpacking 58 130
14 Family On Bikes 57 128.5
15 Wandering Trader 57 128.5
16 Soul Travelers 3 56 126.5
17 The Indie Travel Podcast 56 126.5
18 Legal Nomads 55 124
19 Solo Traveler 55 124
20 Y Travel Blog 55 124
21 Art of Backpacking 54 120.5
22 As We Travel 54 120.5
23 Bacon is Magic 54 120.5
24 The Professional Hobo 54 120.5
25 Chris Around The World 53 116.5
26 Everywhereist 53 116.5
27 Otts World 53 116.5
28 Wild Junket 53 116.5
29 2 Backpackers 52 110
30 Beers and Beans 52 110
31 Europe Up Close 52 110
32 Go See Write 52 110
33 GranTourismo 52 110
34 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 52 110
35 LandLopers 52 110
36 My Beautiful Adventures 52 110
37 Velvet Escape 52 110
38 Camels & Chocolate 51 103.5
39 Get In The Hot Spot 51 103.5
40 The Travel Tart 51 103.5
41 Travel Dudes 51 103.5
42 Twenty Something Travel 51 103.5
43 501 Places 50 97
44 A Little Adrift 50 97
45 Heather on Her Travels 50 97
46 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 50 97
47 Migrationology 50 97
48 Travel Experta 50 97
49 Travels of Adam 50 97
50 Adventurous Kate 49 87.5
51 Brendan’s Adventures 49 87.5
52 Flip Nomad 49 87.5
53 Inside The Travel Lab 49 87.5
54 Johnny Vagabond 49 87.5
55 Man on the Lam 49 87.5
56 Muza Chan 49 87.5
57 Nerdy Nomad 49 87.5
58 The Longest Way Home 49 87.5
59 The Road Forks 49 87.5
60 Traveling Canucks 49 87.5
61 Wandering Earl 49 87.5
62 Mai Travel Site 48 78
63 Maiden Voyage 48 78
64 My Several Worlds 48 78
65 Nomadic Chick 48 78
66 Nomadic Samuel 48 78
67 Over Yonderlust 48 78
68 Travelated 48 78
69 Brooke Vs The World 47 67
70 Budget Travel Adventures 47 67
71 CC Food Travel 47 67
72 Dangerous Business 47 67
73 Never Ending Voyage 47 67
74 Nomadic Notes 47 67
75 Pause the Moment 47 67
76 Runaway Juno 47 67
77 Spunky Girl Monologues 47 67
78 The Aussie Nomad 47 67
79 The Jungle Princess 47 67
80 Trans-Americas Journey 47 67
81 Travel O Cafe 47 67
82 Traveling Savage 47 67
83 Travels with a Nine Year Old 47 67
84 Fevered Mutterings 46 57
85 Globotreks 46 57
86 Runaway Jane 46 57
87 Suzy Guese 46 57
88 Vagabond3 46 57
89 Career Break Secrets 45 52
90 Ken Kaminesky Photography 45 52
91 One Step 4Ward 45 52
92 Tourist 2 Townie 45 52
93 Virtual Wayfarer 45 52
94 1000 Fights 44 44
95 Around the World L 44 44
96 D Travels `Round 44 44
97 Downtown Traveler 44 44
98 Expert Vagabond 44 44
99 Go Mexico Guide 44 44
100 Green Global Travel 44 44

MOZrank Top 100

# MOZrank Top 100 Score Points
1 Man on the Lam 6.83 142
2 The Travel Tart 6.12 141
3 Everything Everywhere 5.81 140
4 Travel Dudes 5.71 139
5 Travel Experta 5.65 138
6 Stop Having a Boring Life 5.64 137
7 Around the World L 5.61 135.5
8 Nomadic Matt 5.61 135.5
9 Delicious Baby 5.55 133.5
10 GranTourismo 5.55 133.5
11 Uncornered Market 5.53 132
12 Fevered Mutterings 5.52 131
13 Traveling Savage 5.51 130
14 The Planet D 5.48 129
15 Fluent in 3 months 5.47 128
16 Camels & Chocolate 5.45 127
17 The Amateur Traveler 5.44 126
18 Nomadic Notes 5.37 125
19 Legal Nomads 5.36 124
20 Fox Nomad 5.35 122.5
21 Inside The Travel Lab 5.35 122.5
22 Solo Traveler 5.33 121
23 Chris Around The World 5.30 119.5
24 Y Travel Blog 5.30 119.5
25 My Beautiful Adventures 5.28 118
26 The Indie Travel Podcast 5.27 117
27 As We Travel 5.25 116
28 Our Oyster 5.23 115
29 LandLopers 5.19 113.5
30 The Vacation Gals 5.19 113.5
31 Pause the Moment 5.17 111
32 Travel O Cafe 5.17 111
33 Wandering Trader 5.17 111
34 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 5.16 108
35 The Longest Way Home 5.16 108
36 Wild Junket 5.16 108
37 Bacon is Magic 5.14 105
38 Travels of Adam 5.14 105
39 Velvet Escape 5.14 105
40 Get In The Hot Spot 5.13 103
41 2 Backpackers 5.11 100.5
42 Almost Fearless 5.11 100.5
43 Beers and Beans 5.11 100.5
44 Sophie’s World 5.11 100.5
45 Muza Chan 5.09 98
46 Europe Up Close 5.07 97
47 Go Backpacking 5.06 96
48 My Itchy Travel Feet 5.05 95
49 Canvas of Light 5.04 93.5
50 The Aussie Nomad 5.04 93.5
51 Over Yonderlust 5.03 92
52 Art of Backpacking 5.02 90.5
53 Everywhereist 5.02 90.5
54 Adventurous Kate 5.01 88.5
55 Mai Travel Site 5.01 88.5
56 Globotreks 4.99 87
57 501 Places 4.98 84.5
58 Explore for a Year 4.98 84.5
59 Family On Bikes 4.98 84.5
60 Wandering Earl 4.98 84.5
61 Runaway Jane 4.97 82
62 My Several Worlds 4.96 80.5
63 Travels with a Nine Year Old 4.96 80.5
64 A Little Adrift 4.94 79
65 Heather on Her Travels 4.93 78
66 Migrationology 4.92 76
67 Otts World 4.92 76
68 Twenty Something Travel 4.92 76
69 CC Food Travel 4.91 74
70 Nomadic Samuel 4.89 72.5
71 Positive World Travel 4.89 72.5
72 Brooke Vs The World 4.87 71
73 D Travels `Round 4.86 69
74 Go See Write 4.86 69
75 The Professional Hobo 4.86 69
76 The Travel Chica 4.85 67
77 Wild About Travel 4.84 66
78 Travel with a Mate 4.83 65
79 Dangerous Business 4.81 63.5
80 Spunky Girl Monologues 4.81 63.5
81 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 4.79 61.5
82 Tourist 2 Townie 4.79 61.5
83 Chicky Bus 4.78 60
84 One Step 4Ward 4.77 59
85 What’s Dave Doing? 4.76 58
86 Career Break Secrets 4.75 56
87 Nomadic Chick 4.75 56
88 Vagabond3 4.75 56
89 Nerdy Nomad 4.74 53.5
90 Travelated 4.74 53.5
91 Hecktic Travels 4.73 52
92 Johnny Vagabond 4.72 51
93 Budget Travel Adventures 4.71 49.5
94 Runaway Juno 4.71 49.5
95 No Place To Be 4.70 48
96 1000 Fights 4.69 47
97 Soul Travelers 3 4.68 45.5
98 Traveling Canucks 4.68 45.5
99 Strux Travel 4.67 44
100 Breakaway Backpacker 4.66 41.5