Top 100 Travel Blogs | SEOmoz + Alexa Rankings | Volume VIII | June, 2013

Welcome to Volume VIII of the Top 100 Travel blogs!  I know!  I know!  It’s been beyond ages since I finally update the Top 100.  Instead of giving you a laundry list of excuses as to why it’s taken such a long time, I’m going to attempt to never let it slide this long again.  When an update hasn’t been completed for nearly half a year significant changes have taken place.  There are a plethora of new blogs that have been added to the list.  There are some rising stars and some fading stars, in terms of where travel blogs appear to be trending.

My blog is about to turn two years old and it’s crazy to think that I’m now considered a veteran travel blogger.  Grizzled and all, I’ve really come to understand the life cycle of travel blogs over these past 23 months.  It’s a heck of a  daunting task trying to keep up a travel blog consistently on a day by day, week by week, month by month basis.  For those who have done this the rewards are immense and you’ll be hard pressed to find a travel blog in the top 10 – or even top 20 – that isn’t consistently updating their site.

In terms of metrics performance Alexa and Moz (formerly SEOmoz) have not been kind to us travel bloggers.  Since late last November, sites in general have taken a general dip in Moz scores and there are now only a handful of travel blogs that feature sub 100,000 Alexa scores.  I suppose a correction was in order considering the constant climb travel blogs (and other sites) were making from early 2012 until near the end of the year.  On this particular update I’ve tracked 184 sites meaning every category is now ranked out of a possible 184 points all the way down to 1.  The theoretical maximum amount of points (if a site was to lead in all three categories) is 552 this time around.

Top Performers Shout Outs!

Normally I feature travel blogs that have rocketed up the list in terms of recent performance; however, given that I haven’t updated this list – for what seems to be an eternity – coupled with the plethora of new sites on this recent update, I’m going to just feature all of the newcomers instead.  I’d like to welcome, in no particular order, Don’t Stop LivingYoung AdventuressFearful AdventurerTime Travel TurtleTraveling with Sweeney,Vagabond JourneySolo FriendlyLL World TourWandering Educators1 Dad 1 Kid 1 Crazy Adventure and the Expeditioner.

#Top 100 Travel BlogsScore
1Stuck In Customs547
2Fluent in 3 months539
3Almost Fearless537.5
4The Planet D537
5Travel Dudes536
6Nomadic Samuel527.5
7Adventurous Kate519
8Wandering Educators517.5
9Y Travel Blog512.5
10Fox Nomad504.5
11The Vacation Gals502.5
12Legal Nomads498.5
13Twenty Something Travel498.5
14Go Backpacking497
15The Amateur Traveler491
16Wild Junket488
17The Everywhereist487.5
18Wandering Earl472
19Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel466
20Uncornered Market460.5
24Camels & Chocolate459.5
25Bacon is Magic458
26Otts World456
27Solo Traveler453.5
28Velvet Escape450
29That Backpacker448.5
30Art of Backpacking447
31Dave’s Travel Corner438
32My Itchy Travel Feet430.5
33Wandering Trader428
34As We Travel427.5
35Travels of Adam423
36The Indie Travel Podcast421.5
37Hecktic Travels421
38Man on the Lam419.5
39A Dangerous Business418.5
40Delicious Baby414
41The Professional Hobo411
432 Backpackers403.5
44Beers and Beans403
45Nerd’s Eye View403
46Johnny Vagabond402.5
47Travel O Cafe398.5
48Go See Write397.5
49Expert Vagabond393.5
51A Little Adrift390
52Brendan’s Adventures386.5
53My Beautiful Adventures384.5
54Green Global Travel383.5
55Ordinary Traveler377
56One Step 4Ward376.5
57Plum Deluxe374
58Heather on Her Travels372
59Inspiring Travellers372
60Inside The Travel Lab371.5
61Flip Nomad363
62The Travel Tart359
63Nomadic Notes358.5
64Never Ending Voyage357.5
65Family On Bikes355.5
66Breathe Dream Go351
67Travel with a Mate347
68Life Cruiser346
69Muza Chan339.5
70Traveling Canucks333.5
71Backpacking Travel Blog330.5
72Finding The Universe322
73The Aussie Nomad321
74Europe Up Close320
75Get In The Hot Spot318
76Soul Travelers 3318
77Around the World L309
78Smiling Faces Travel Photos308
79The Longest Way Home305.5
80Over Yonderlust302.5
81Runaway Juno302.5
82Escape Artistes299
83Budget Travel Adventures291
84Chris Around The World290
85Globetrotter Girls285
86Ken Kaminesky Photography285
87Four Jandals284
88Monkeys and Mountains282
89Solo Friendly281.5
90Changes in Longitude280
92Our Oyster275.5
93Pause the Moment271
94Stop Having a Boring Life270
95Fevered Mutterings268
96Just Travelous265
97Travel Wonders265
98Nomadic Chick261
99Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler260
100Never Ending Footsteps255
101Fearful Adventurer252
102Savoir Faire Abroad251.5
1031 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure247
104Wild About Travel246.5
105Traveling Savage246
106Sophie’s World244
107Turkish Travel Blog243
108My Several Worlds241.5
109Mai Travel Site235
110Suzy Guese230
111Mallory On Travel227
112Leave Your Daily Hell225.5
113Maiden Voyage225
114LL World Tour222.5
115Virtual Wayfarer212.5
116Time Travel Turtle208
117The World Of Deej206.5
118Nerdy Nomad206
119The Travel Chica205.5
120D Travels `Round202
121Waegook Tom200.5
122The Road Forks198.5
123Traveling With Sweeney197.5
124501 Places197
125Travel Experta197
126Brooke Vs The World194.5
127My Spanish Adventure189.5
128Captain and Clark186.5
129Travel Yourself182
130Kaleidoscopic Wandering172.5
131What’s Dave Doing?172.5
133Vagabond Journey169
134Don’t Ever Look Back153.5
135Trans-Americas Journey153.5
136Tourist 2 Townie152
137Runaway Jane148
1381000 Fights147.5
139Breakaway Backpacker146
142Pommie Travels142
143Matt Gibson140.5
144Will Peach139
145CC Food Travel135.5
146Katie Aune135
147Bucket List Journey130
148Traveling Ted129.5
149Raising Miro126
150No Vacation Required122
151Career Break Secrets119
152Don’t Stop Living117.5
153The Expeditioner117
154Travel Sex Life115
155Aussie on the Road113
156Bohemian Trails112
158Canvas of Light108
159Positive World Travel108
160Young Adventuress105
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