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

1Everything Everywhere563
2Nomadic Matt559.5
3The Planet D540
4Uncornered Market533
5Fluent in 3 months521
6Fox Nomad504.5
7Y Travel Blog504.5
8Wandering Trader496
9Almost Fearless493.5
10Travel Dudes484.5
11Legal Nomads480.5
12Go Backpacking478.5
13Chris Around The World473.5
14Bacon is Magic470.5
15Wild Junket466
16The Vacation Gals463.5
17The Everywhereist456
18As We Travel452.5
19LandLopers450.5
20Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel444.5
21Solo Traveler444.5
22My Itchy Travel Feet444
23Delicious Baby443.5
24Amateur Traveler443
25Velvet Escape443
26The Indie Travel Podcast437
272 Backpackers430
28Art of Backpacking427.5
29Beers and Beans425
30Go See Write423.5
31My Beautiful Adventures420
32Otts World418
33Family On Bikes411.5
34GranTourismo410
35Travels of Adam403
36Travel Experta402.5
37Twenty Something Travel400.5
38Inside The Travel Lab399.5
39Man on the Lam397
40The Travel Tart396.5
41Adventurous Kate389.5
42Camels & Chocolate385.5
43Muza Chan384
44Wandering Earl382.5
45Nomadic Samuel380
46Get In The Hot Spot366.5
47Europe Up Close364.5
48Travel O Cafe354
49A Little Adrift351.5
50Heather on Her Travels345
51Mai Travel Site345
52Brendan’s Adventures337.5
53Pause the Moment336
54The Professional Hobo336
55Nerdy Nomad335.5
56Johnny Vagabond333
57The Longest Way Home332
58Over Yonderlust330.5
59Traveling Canucks323.5
60501 Places316.5
61Migrationology315.5
62Fevered Mutterings306
63A Dangerous Business305
64The Aussie Nomad297.5
65Around the World L290.5
66Travels with a Nine Year Old289
67Soul Travelers 3288
68Never Ending Voyage286.5
69Sophie’s World286.5
70Hecktic Travels278
71Stop Having a Boring Life276.5
72Traveling Savage275
73Nomadic Notes273
74CC Food Travel263.5
75Runaway Juno262.5
76The Travel Chica259
77Spunky Girl Monologues258.5
78Kaleidoscopic Wandering258
79The Jungle Princess256
80Runaway Jane254.5
81Inspiring Travellers254
82Trans-Americas Journey254
83Our Oyster251
84Nomadic Chick248.5
85Brooke Vs The World243.5
86D Travels `Round243
87Budget Travel Adventures241.5
88Globotreks240.5
89My Several Worlds238.5
90Flip Nomad229.5
91Tourist 2 Townie229.5
92What’s Dave Doing?217
93The Expert Vagabond216
94Travelated215
95Suzy Guese214
96Ordinary Traveler209
97Wild About Travel208.5
98Maiden Voyage204.5
99The Road Forks203
100Career Break Secrets200

Top 100 Alexa

#Alexa Top 100ScorePoints
1Nomadic Samuel11824142
2Nomadic Matt21117141
3Everything Everywhere21768140
4The Planet D23525139
5Mike’s Ryukyu Gallery32636138
6Travel Dudes32937137
7Uncornered Market34683136
8Y Travel Blog36523135
9Brendan’s Adventures39259134
10Muza Chan41349133
11Hecktic Travels42477132
12Go Backpacking44561131
13Go See Write45254130
14Inspiring Travellers48094129
15Almost Fearless52632128
16Wandering Trader53109127
17Adventurous Kate53161126
18Everywhereist55111125
19Trans-Americas Journey55464124
20Chris Around The World55518123
21LandLopers56380122
22Fluent in 3 months56517121
23Wild Junket57099120
24Bacon is Magic57873119
25Velvet Escape58843118
26The Travel Chica59485117
27Twenty Something Travel59682116
28Fox Nomad60467115
29Wandering Earl60567114
30Ordinary Traveler62343113
31Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel63516112
32Otts World64003111
33Never Ending Footsteps65162110
34Dangerous Business66476109
35Green Global Travel66948108
36Nerdy Nomad68875107
37Bohemian Trails70518106
382 Backpackers70951105
39Our Oyster72526104
40Legal Nomads74052103
41Art of Backpacking74553102
42Never Ending Voyage74705101
43Beers and Beans75828100
44Travel O Cafe7644099
45Johnny Vagabond7784098
46Wild About Travel7879197
47Travels of Adam7999796
48Over Yonderlust8040695
49Traveling Canucks8219594
50Inside The Travel Lab8282993
51Sophie’s World8312192
52Mai Travel Site8361491
53As We Travel8395490
54D Travels `Round8450389
55Runaway Juno8594388
56My Beautiful Adventures8613587
57Expert Vagabond8630186
58Globetrotter Girls8670885
59What’s Dave Doing?9037084
60No Vacation Required9152183
61The Jungle Princess9206382
62Pause the Moment9288381
63Man on the Lam9454780
64A Little Adrift9703379
65Camels & Chocolate9771778
66Family On Bikes9980277
67Travels with a Nine Year Old9988476
68Mallory On Travel10136475
69The Vacation Gals10254674
70Rocky Travel10457973
71Stop Having a Boring Life10474172
72Travel Experta10746971
73Solo Traveler10787770
74My Itchy Travel Feet10843669
75Fevered Mutterings11199968
76No Place To Be11361367
77Go Mexico Guide11544066
78Heather on Her Travels11880665
79The Indie Travel Podcast12007564
80Suzy Guese12040463
81Phil in the Blank12199062
82Around the World L12219661
83The Aussie Nomad12224860
84Raising Miro12277659
85Tourist 2 Townie12493958
86CC Food Travel12533557
87The Dropout Diaries12575956
88Get In The Hot Spot12580955
89That Backpacker12802354
90Tour Absurd12942553
91GranTourismo12996952
92Spunky Girl Monologues13008951
93Runaway Jane13093250
94The Longest Way Home13150249
95Budget Travel Adventures13282148
96The Travel Tart13293447
97Migrationology13440846
98The Amateur Traveler13890445
99Downtown Traveler13977344
100Europe Up Close13987943

Page Authority Top 100

#Page Authority Top 100ScorePoints
1Everything Everywhere74141.5
2Nomadic Matt74141.5
3My Itchy Travel Feet69140
4The Vacation Gals68137
5Delicious Baby67137
6Fluent in 3 months67137
7The Amateur Traveler67137
8The Planet D67137
9Almost Fearless66133.5
10Uncornered Market66133.5
11Fox Nomad65132
12Legal Nomads63129.5
13Solo Traveler63129.5
14The Indie Travel Podcast63129.5
15Wandering Trader63129.5
16As We Travel62126
17Bacon is Magic62126
18Y Travel Blog62126
19Everywhereist61124
20Family On Bikes61121.5
21Go Backpacking61121.5
22The Professional Hobo61121.5
23Wild Junket61121.5
242 Backpackers60114.5
25Art of Backpacking60114.5
26Beers and Beans60114.5
27Chris Around The World60114.5
28Europe Up Close60114.5
29Go See Write60114.5
30GranTourismo60114.5
31Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel60114.5
32Otts World60114.5
33Velvet Escape60110
34Get In The Hot Spot59105
35Heather on Her Travels59105
36LandLopers59105
37My Beautiful Adventures59105
38Soul Travelers 359105
39The Travel Tart59105
40Travel Dudes59105
41Travels of Adam59105
42Twenty Something Travel59105
43501 Places58100
44A Little Adrift5896.5
45Inside The Travel Lab5896.5
46Johnny Vagabond5896.5
47Migrationology5896.5
48Travel Experta5896.5
49Traveling Canucks5896.5
50Wandering Earl5896.5
51Adventurous Kate5787.5
52Brendan’s Adventures5787.5
53Flip Nomad5787.5
54Kaleidoscopic Wandering5787.5
55Mai Travel Site5787.5
56Man on the Lam5787.5
57Nerdy Nomad5787.5
58Nomadic Chick5787.5
59Nomadic Samuel5787.5
60The Longest Way Home5787.5
61Budget Travel Adventures5677
62Camels & Chocolate5677
63Maiden Voyage5677
64Never Ending Voyage5677
65Pause the Moment5677
66Spunky Girl Monologues5677
67The Aussie Nomad5677
68Travel O Cafe5677
69Nomadic Notes5677
70My Several Worlds5677
71Traveling Savage5677
72Brooke Vs The World5565.5
73CC Food Travel5565.5
74Dangerous Business5565.5
75Globotreks5565.5
76Muza Chan5565.5
77Over Yonderlust5565.5
78Runaway Jane5565.5
79Suzy Guese5565.5
80The Jungle Princess5565.5
81The Road Forks5565.5
82Travelated5565.5
83Travels with a Nine Year Old5565.5
84Runaway Juno5458
85Tourist 2 Townie5458
86Vagabond35458
87Around the World L5350
88Career Break Secrets5350
89Downtown Traveler5350
90Expert Vagabond5350
91Fevered Mutterings5350
92Hecktic Travels5350
93Inspiring Travellers5350
94Ken Kaminesky Photography5350
95One Step 4Ward5350
96Ordinary Traveler5350
97Sophie’s World5350
98Trans-Americas Journey5350
99Travel Yourself5350
1001000 Fights5241

Domain Authority Top 100

#Domain Authority Top 100ScorePoints
1Everything Everywhere68141.5
2Nomadic Matt68141.5
3My Itchy Travel Feet64140
4The Vacation Gals62139
5Dave’s Travel Corner61138
6Delicious Baby60135
7Fluent in 3 months60135
8Fox Nomad60135
9The Amateur Traveler60135
10The Planet D60135
11Almost Fearless59131.5
12Uncornered Market59131.5
13Go Backpacking58130
14Family On Bikes57128.5
15Wandering Trader57128.5
16Soul Travelers 356126.5
17The Indie Travel Podcast56126.5
18Legal Nomads55124
19Solo Traveler55124
20Y Travel Blog55124
21Art of Backpacking54120.5
22As We Travel54120.5
23Bacon is Magic54120.5
24The Professional Hobo54120.5
25Chris Around The World53116.5
26Everywhereist53116.5
27Otts World53116.5
28Wild Junket53116.5
292 Backpackers52110
30Beers and Beans52110
31Europe Up Close52110
32Go See Write52110
33GranTourismo52110
34Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel52110
35LandLopers52110
36My Beautiful Adventures52110
37Velvet Escape52110
38Camels & Chocolate51103.5
39Get In The Hot Spot51103.5
40The Travel Tart51103.5
41Travel Dudes51103.5
42Twenty Something Travel51103.5
43501 Places5097
44A Little Adrift5097
45Heather on Her Travels5097
46Kaleidoscopic Wandering5097
47Migrationology5097
48Travel Experta5097
49Travels of Adam5097
50Adventurous Kate4987.5
51Brendan’s Adventures4987.5
52Flip Nomad4987.5
53Inside The Travel Lab4987.5
54Johnny Vagabond4987.5
55Man on the Lam4987.5
56Muza Chan4987.5
57Nerdy Nomad4987.5
58The Longest Way Home4987.5
59The Road Forks4987.5
60Traveling Canucks4987.5
61Wandering Earl4987.5
62Mai Travel Site4878
63Maiden Voyage4878
64My Several Worlds4878
65Nomadic Chick4878
66Nomadic Samuel4878
67Over Yonderlust4878
68Travelated4878
69Brooke Vs The World4767
70Budget Travel Adventures4767
71CC Food Travel4767
72Dangerous Business4767
73Never Ending Voyage4767
74Nomadic Notes4767
75Pause the Moment4767
76Runaway Juno4767
77Spunky Girl Monologues4767
78The Aussie Nomad4767
79The Jungle Princess4767
80Trans-Americas Journey4767
81Travel O Cafe4767
82Traveling Savage4767
83Travels with a Nine Year Old4767
84Fevered Mutterings4657
85Globotreks4657
86Runaway Jane4657
87Suzy Guese4657
88Vagabond34657
89Career Break Secrets4552
90Ken Kaminesky Photography4552
91One Step 4Ward4552
92Tourist 2 Townie4552
93Virtual Wayfarer4552
941000 Fights4444
95Around the World L4444
96D Travels `Round4444
97Downtown Traveler4444
98Expert Vagabond4444
99Go Mexico Guide4444
100Green Global Travel4444

MOZrank Top 100

#MOZrank Top 100ScorePoints
1Man on the Lam6.83142
2The Travel Tart6.12141
3Everything Everywhere5.81140
4Travel Dudes5.71139
5Travel Experta5.65138
6Stop Having a Boring Life5.64137
7Around the World L5.61135.5
8Nomadic Matt5.61135.5
9Delicious Baby5.55133.5
10GranTourismo5.55133.5
11Uncornered Market5.53132
12Fevered Mutterings5.52131
13Traveling Savage5.51130
14The Planet D5.48129
15Fluent in 3 months5.47128
16Camels & Chocolate5.45127
17The Amateur Traveler5.44126
18Nomadic Notes5.37125
19Legal Nomads5.36124
20Fox Nomad5.35122.5
21Inside The Travel Lab5.35122.5
22Solo Traveler5.33121
23Chris Around The World5.30119.5
24Y Travel Blog5.30119.5
25My Beautiful Adventures5.28118
26The Indie Travel Podcast5.27117
27As We Travel5.25116
28Our Oyster5.23115
29LandLopers5.19113.5
30The Vacation Gals5.19113.5
31Pause the Moment5.17111
32Travel O Cafe5.17111
33Wandering Trader5.17111
34Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel5.16108
35The Longest Way Home5.16108
36Wild Junket5.16108
37Bacon is Magic5.14105
38Travels of Adam5.14105
39Velvet Escape5.14105
40Get In The Hot Spot5.13103
412 Backpackers5.11100.5
42Almost Fearless5.11100.5
43Beers and Beans5.11100.5
44Sophie’s World5.11100.5
45Muza Chan5.0998
46Europe Up Close5.0797
47Go Backpacking5.0696
48My Itchy Travel Feet5.0595
49Canvas of Light5.0493.5
50The Aussie Nomad5.0493.5
51Over Yonderlust5.0392
52Art of Backpacking5.0290.5
53Everywhereist5.0290.5
54Adventurous Kate5.0188.5
55Mai Travel Site5.0188.5
56Globotreks4.9987
57501 Places4.9884.5
58Explore for a Year4.9884.5
59Family On Bikes4.9884.5
60Wandering Earl4.9884.5
61Runaway Jane4.9782
62My Several Worlds4.9680.5
63Travels with a Nine Year Old4.9680.5
64A Little Adrift4.9479
65Heather on Her Travels4.9378
66Migrationology4.9276
67Otts World4.9276
68Twenty Something Travel4.9276
69CC Food Travel4.9174
70Nomadic Samuel4.8972.5
71Positive World Travel4.8972.5
72Brooke Vs The World4.8771
73D Travels `Round4.8669
74Go See Write4.8669
75The Professional Hobo4.8669
76The Travel Chica4.8567
77Wild About Travel4.8466
78Travel with a Mate4.8365
79Dangerous Business4.8163.5
80Spunky Girl Monologues4.8163.5
81Kaleidoscopic Wandering4.7961.5
82Tourist 2 Townie4.7961.5
83Chicky Bus4.7860
84One Step 4Ward4.7759
85What’s Dave Doing?4.7658
86Career Break Secrets4.7556
87Nomadic Chick4.7556
88Vagabond34.7556
89Nerdy Nomad4.7453.5
90Travelated4.7453.5
91Hecktic Travels4.7352
92Johnny Vagabond4.7251
93Budget Travel Adventures4.7149.5
94Runaway Juno4.7149.5
95No Place To Be4.7048
961000 Fights4.6947
97Soul Travelers 34.6845.5
98Traveling Canucks4.6845.5
99Strux Travel4.6744
100Breakaway Backpacker4.6641.5

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