Top 50 Travel Blogs

by Gap Year Escape · 33 comments

Below is a collection of the best travel blogs in the world. I hope that among them you will find the inspiration or information you need. It was rather painstaking to put together so if you find it useful I would really appreciate a tweet or stumble. Things to note:

- Over 150 travel blogs were looked at in the creation of this list.
- I used many criteria including; Alexa and Technorati ranking, RSS membership and incoming links.
- Where the blog was not the primary focus of the website it has been omitted.
- Only websites that are still currently being updated have been included.
- I can appreciate that some great websites may have been missed, so my apologies for that. The internet is a big place! Feel free to comment with any suggestions.

Without further ado…

1. Gadling
2. Brave New Traveler
3. Everything Everywhere
4. Nomadic Matts Travel Site
6. Upgrade: Travel Better
7. World Hum
8. Intelligent Travel Blog
10. Travel Rants Blog

11. The Perrin Post Travel Blog
12. The Cranky Flier
13. A Luxury Travel Blog
14. MiceChat
17. Uncornered Market
18. Tim Leffels Cheapest Destinations
19. Vagablogging
20. Europe a la Carte Blog

21.’s This Just In…
22. Kyspeaks
23. Rick Steves: Blog Gone Europe
25. Vacations Blog
26. Budget Travel Tips – EuroCheapo
27. GoBackpacking
28. Travel Guides
29. Lifecruiser
30. foXnoMad

31. Go Green Travel Green
33. Viator Travel Blog
34. My Jet Set Life
35. Blog
36. What A Trip
37. Neil Duckett
38. Go Galavanting
39. WanderingEducators
40. Nerds Eye View

41. Hole In The Donut
42. The Lost Girls
43. The Frugal Travelers
44. Perceptive Travel Blog
45. Holland America Blog
46. Travellious
47. Travel Wonders of the World
48. The Professional Hobo
49. Two Backpackers
50. Velvet Escape’s blog

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Lifecruiser Travel Blog November 12, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Wow! This is a pretty impressive list and we’re sooo flattered to be mentioned among all those fantastic travellers! Yooohooo! You definitely made our day :-) *dancing around*

We can only agree, since we really love all of those on the list – and many more of course.

We’re so happy over the fact that over the past years, there has popped up more and more great travel bloggers. It’s much more of a travel community now. A really nice such.

Of course we’ll both Tweet & Stumble it and spread it in other places too :-)

Happy travels!

Kash Bhattacharya November 12, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Great list of blogs

EuropeCheapo, Europe a la Carte and Vagablogging are personal favourites.

Richard Hammond’s Green Traveller is an excellent blogsite for people looking for inspiration on Green Travel ideas…

I hope my site one day makes it onto your list oneday!

Muzi Mohale November 12, 2009 at 2:43 PM

Wow, it’s the first time ever that we’ve made an list…appreciate the inclusion.

soultravelers3 November 12, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Great list…but don’t forget families! We have been on a non-stop open ended world tour as a family since 2006! We’ve been to 4 continents. 32 countries and traveled over 170,000 miles (most overland) so far using every mode from cargo ships to camels.National Geographic called us “one of the best family travel websites in travel”!

We won two 2009 Lonely Planet Travel Blog awards (chosen by votes & judges), featured in new edition of 4 Hour Work Week, have Google pagerank of 5 as well as top Alexa & Technorati stats, plus over 3 million people have watched our many viral soultravelers3 travel videos!

We want people to know that world travel is not just for singles or couples anymore!! Check out Frugal Travelers interview with us on today’s New York Times Travel!

Christine November 12, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Thanks so much for ranking Brave New Traveler number #2! Next year, we’re going for #1! ;)

Debbie Dubrow November 12, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Great list! Thanks so much for including DeliciousBaby!

Willy November 12, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Keep dreaming, Christine. :)

Thanks for including Gadling.

Fida Wild November 12, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Congrats to all of you! Fantabulous!

Dave November 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Thanks for including GoBackpacking! Great list of travel bloggers.

Spot November 12, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I hope it isn’t too blatantly self-promoting to suggest the WOW-factor posts of Spot Cool Stuff: Travel

Nora November 12, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Cheers! I’m stoked to be included on this list with such great travel bloggers. Thank you!

Sheila Scarborough November 12, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Thanks so much for including the Perceptive Travel Blog in your list!

I’m one of the four co-authors (none of us have ever met and we’re scattered from New York to Texas to New Zealand) and we love to write the stories that you won’t find on more generic travel blogs. It is very nice to be recognized.

The rest of the PT Blog crew:

Tim Leffel, Editor
Antonia Malchik, co-author
Liz Lewis, co-author
Alison Stein Wellner, co-author

Mark H November 12, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Thank you for including Travel Wonders of the World on such an august list of bloggers.

Andreas November 12, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Awesome list, really useful stuff. I have bookmarked it and sent it to my stumbleupon. I haven’t heard of most of these before so thank you for sharing

Linda November 13, 2009 at 12:10 AM

I see several familiar faces in the list, and some new-to-me blogs as well. I’ll be checking them out. Thanks for the recommendations.

Nancy D. Brown November 13, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Great list. Thanks for including What a Trip!

traveling greener November 13, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Excellent list of travel blogs! Many of my fave blogs I read regularly made your list.

Jeanine Barone November 14, 2009 at 4:15 PM

What a great list. I’m going to retweet it in a moment. But just wondering: if you ever intend on updating it, would you consider adding my blog: I’m noted for posting about what I call hidden treasures, venues off the radar, all over the world.


Harry, November 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Great list, but Hey, where is !

Ok, it is a bit behind, but it is still being updated regularly, just not with very recent stories :)
Blogging & cycling from Alaska – Ushuaia, more than 1500 photos & 200+ posts so far… Now in Costa Rica, off to write more to catch up…

Anil November 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Wonderful list of some old faces and new ones for me too. It’s really an honor to be on a list with any of these writers.

Craig November 14, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Good line up of regulars with a few new faces thrown in. I’d enjoy to see a top-50 unknown blogger list at some point. The journalers and just-starting-my-trip people that can be so tough to find as they aren’t in the travel blogging communities (yet!).

Wayfaring Wanderer November 15, 2009 at 2:19 AM

YOWZA! What an extensive list…..I think I’ll be busy for quite some time perusing all of these sights :D

Thanks for sharing!


MySardinia November 26, 2009 at 6:59 AM

I’ve been searching for different travel blogs so I could plan my next adventure. Then I came across yours. I am so glad that I found your blog. It’s a great help actually. Keep on writing good stuffs. Love it! thanks again!!!

Sanita March 15, 2010 at 6:10 PM

I think would have been great to distinguish between travel portals with several writers contributing and solo or couple travel blogs. This is among my favorite! However, the list is impressive and great job!!!

Boracay Condos March 26, 2010 at 6:51 PM

Great Post! This might be a little off topic but has anyone ever been to an island Boracay? Its like that movie The Beach with Leonardo Dicaprio!

Tina May 7, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Excellent List, thanks for putting the list together, very impressive. Theres a few I haven’t seen before so I am going to check them out. I love reading about other peoples travels.

Dustysage June 30, 2010 at 12:53 AM

Just noticed that MiceChat is number 14 on your list. Thank you! You certainly went to a lot of trouble to put together such a comprehensive list!


Melvink10 July 22, 2010 at 6:56 AM

Helpful idea for those who wants to travels and get adventures. Keep up the good work dude.

Patrick Burton September 20, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Great idea, exactly what is required to help find that interesting location or best deal.

Sherry Ott October 20, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Thanks for including both sites in this super list! Glad we made your radar this time! Cheers!

hamptin inn June 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Thanks for the travel sites that you have provided it will an option for our traveling plans and definitely we will be having a hard time to chose the best one.

Adam January 18, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Would be great if you updated the list – the internet has changed A LOT in the past several years :) My blog: It’s a blog! Travels of Adam.

Hope June 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Richard Hammond’s Green Traveller is an excellent blogsite for people looking for inspiration on Green Travel ideas. i am feeling so good to read about so much travel blogs
these blogs will help me to find best destination of world for visit and famous places of it.

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