TOP 100 Travel Sites

 

Top 100 Independent Travel Blogs and Websites: Volume 41

We’re Back… with some Changes

Fist of all, I apologize for the delay in updating this list.  I think it’s been nearly four months since I did an update.  The truth is that I’ve been insanely busy.  Between my travel magazine, Brendan’s Adventures, my new Youtube travel video channel, and the fact that I’m travelling through West Africa where access to the internet isn’t exactly on every corner, well, let’s just say keeping up has been a struggle.

Still, I know how important this list is to some of you so I’ve made sure that I set aside a couple days aside to do the update it again.  It really does take me at least a day to do the update.  Luckily this time I had some help from one of my staff members at the magazine who ran all the Alexa score for me which allowed me to focus on the list.

I’ve made some slight changes to the list but nothing major.  For next month I’m hoping to work in some sort of social media score and get rid of the Alexa score all together.

What Changes were Made?

The truth is that most of the changes won’t be seen here on the top of the list but at the bottom.

  • I decided to chop out any site with an alexa score under 1,000,000.  If your site has an alexa score worse than 1,000,000 please assume it has been cut from the math, and feel free to submit again when your blog or website surpasses that mark again.
  • Alexa Score has a slightly lower impact on the scores
  • Again, I’m hoping to phase out, or at least weaken, the alexa score in the future and possibly work in some sort of social media score.

About the Rankings

If you’re new to the rankings you can find out how I score the sites here.  And if you’re interesting in submitting your site you can check the guidelines here.
There are about 400 sites still in the math.

On to the Rankings

Below are this week’s rankings.  I have excluded where everyone was last update because of the length of time between updates.  There are a tonne of new sites on the list they have been marked with a couple **s next to their rank.
Enjoy! There are some wonderful travel sites here:
Rank Website Score
1 Ytravel Blog 92.4175869121
2 Uncornered Market 91.9063394683
3 Land Lopers 91.5239263804
4 Nomadic Matt 91.4243353783
5 Everything Everywhere 91.3865030675
6 The Planet D 91.0887525562
7 Fox Nomad 90.4883435583
8 Wild Junket 90.0973415133
9 Go Nomad 89.5811860941
10 Bacon is Magic 88.4351738241
11 Wandering Earl 88.3415132924
12 Hecktic Travels 88.1775051125
13 Go Backpacking 88.0752556237
14 Adventurous Kate 87.9950920245
15 Beers and Beans 87.9411042945
16 20s Something Travel 87.6104294479
17 Trans-Americas Journey 87.5501022495
18 Ott’s World 87.4032719836
19 Velvet Escape 87.1014314928
20 Green Globe Travel 87.0486707566
21 Hole in the Donut 87.0126789366
22 Wandering Educators 86.9946830266
23 Go See Write 86.8703476483
24 The Travel Dudes 86.6797546012
25 Over Yonderlust 86.5676891616
26 Nomadic Samuel 86.3288343558
27 Almost Fearless 86.2527607362
28 Art of Backpacking 85.9190184049
29 Legal Nomads 85.8257668712
30 Wandering Trader 85.5059304703
31 Traveling Canucks 85.3942740286
32 Dangerous Business 85.3766871166
33 2 Backpackers 85.2339468303
34 Ordinary Traveler 85.0789366053
35 Wild About Travel 85.0298568507
36 Neverending Voyage 84.6650306748
37 Chris Around the World 84.5235173824
38 My Destination 84.4310838446
39 Johnny Vagabond 83.7889570552
40 Inspiring Travelers 83.4879345603
41 Around the World “L” 83.4830265849
42 Globe Trotter Girls 83.0118609407
43 Four Jandals 82.9505112474
44 Finding the Universe 82.6658486708
45 Ali’s Adventures 82.5447852761
46 Inside the Travel Lab 82.5137014315
47 As We Travel 82.4384458078
48 Travels of Adam 82.4245398773
49 That Backpacker 82.3149284254
50 Travel with a Mate 81.8290388548
51 TravMonkey 81.7938650307
52 The Aussie Nomad 81.7218813906
53 Migrationology 81.5844580777
54 Grantourismo 81.4713701431
55** Sophie’s World 81.318609407
56 Travel O Cafe 81.0429447853
57 Our Oyster 81.0208588957
58 Just Travelous 80.9848670757
59** Everywhereist 80.9374233129
60 The Travel Chica 80.8654396728
61** Stop Having a Boring Life 80.7934560327
62 Turkish Travel Blog 80.6560327198
63** Champagne Living 80.563599182
64 Hejorama 80.4204498978
65 A Little Adrift 80.3173824131
66 Indie Travel Podcast 80.2642126789
67 Grounded Traveler 80.199795501
68 No Vacation Required 79.9492842536
69 Don’t Ever Look Back 79.9263803681
70 Wanderlust and Lipstick 79.8196319018
71 My Beautiful Adventures 79.6687116564
72 Travel Wonders of the World 79.500204499
73 Touropia 79.3595092025
74 Maitravelsite 79.2065439673
75 The Vacation Gals 79.1582822086
76 Man on the Lam 79.0961145194
77 Nomadic Chick 79.0147239264
78 Neverending Footsteps 79.0069529652
79** For 91 Days 78.7533742331
80 The Adventures of D 78.7042944785
81** Teaching Traveling! 78.6421267894
82** Overlander TV 78.5357873211
83 Budget Travel Adventures 78.3926380368
84 What’s Dave Doing? 78.1619631902
85 Longest Way Home 77.8413087935
86 Ken Kaminesky 77.7611451943
87** Monkeys and Mountains 77.7055214724
88 Travels with a Nine Year Old 77.6948875256
89 Travelettes 77.6646216769
90 Off Track Planet 77.5574642127
91 Fevered Mutterings 77.5445807771
92** Travel Sex Life 77.5443762781
93 Travel Yourself 77.2057259714
94** Will Peach 77.1329243354
95 Solo Traveler Blog 76.863803681
96 Runaway Jane 76.7476482618
97** Amateur Traveler 76.736196319
98 Delicious Baby 76.6920245399
99 Nerdy Nomad 76.5758691207
100 Runaway Juno 76.5750511247


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