The Top 10 Family Travel Blog ranking was last updated 03/08/2016.
Taking our top position is Globalmouse Travels, created by freelance travel writer Nichola West to document her family holidays with her three young children and her husband. Driven by an insatiable passion for travel, Nichola provides regular travel updates as she ticks holiday destinations off her bucket list which have included visiting the Great Wall of China, an elephant orphanage in India and staying in an 800-year-old English castle – just to name a few.
Cathy Winston is an award-winning blogger who created Mummy Travels in 2011 when she was pregnant with her now 4-year-old ‘mini traveller’, and continues to prove that you can travel far and wide with a young child in tow. Cathy uses her blog as a platform to offer her devoted readers advice and inspiration on while travelling across the UK, Europe, America and Caribbean.
Having three young children doesn’t have to stifle your love of travel. It means you have to be more prepared and requires a whole new checklist of essential items. Founded in 2014, Mini Travellers supplies parents with ideas for holidays and day trips. Not content with Mini Travellers, Karen has recently launched a new blog ‘Fuelled by Latte’, an extension of her original blog, focused on family, travel, food, lifestyle and fashion.
Launched in 2012 by PR manager Claire Hall, this blog chronicles her travel adventures as she explores the world with her husband (known as Mr Tin Box), their toddler and baby. Claire initially started writing the blog when she was on maternity leave and quickly developed a passion for the medium. The blog, Tin Box Traveller covers everything from caravan stays, camping, road trips to luxury hotels and cruises.
North East Family Fun is an award-winning blog that features the lives and adventures of the Rickelton family as they travel around the North East of England, Europe and occasionally across the globe to places including Africa and the USA. In addition to maintaining North East Family Fun, Samantha Rickelton and her husband Stevie also find time to pen their own separate mum and dad blogs.
Motivated to start her blog after giving birth to her son, Ting Dalton uses My Travel Monkey to inform her readers of the best family attractions and holiday packages. Currently serving as the chief sub-editor on one of Britain’s biggest-selling magazines, Ting leads a busy life, but that hasn’t stopped her travelling to top holiday destinations like Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe and the UK.
It’s a good thing mum “Nell” created alter egos for her husband “D” and two pigeons “Gwen” and “Austin” to avoid embarrassment as they get older, as The Pigeon Pair and Me is quickly becoming one of the most popular family outings and travel blogs. Penned by journalist “Nell”, also the editor of BritMums Arts and Culture, The Pigeon Pair and Me features family day trip ideas, attraction reviews, as well as capturing each eventful moment with lots of engaging images.
If you’re on the hunt for exciting summer family vacations, Tots to Travel is a place to go for handpicked family locations. Inspired by her two-year-old son falling into an unenclosed pool while on holiday, Wendy Shand launched Tots to Travel to provide advice for parents. The blog features weekly updates with useful travel tips and private villa reviews.
Travel writer Clare Thomson has always loved to travel, once spending six months backpacking in India and Thailand, a year living in Paris and undertaking countless trips across the world. Now the mother of two young children, Clare uses her visually engaging blog, Suitcases and Sandcastles, as a platform to give her readers the ins and outs of family travel (both the good and the bad), tips and guides for stress-free breaks as well as essential holiday reading.
Using her experience of social media, freelance writing and seasoned travelling, Alice Langley set up upcoming Project: Wanderlust in 2015 to store her memories and inspire the public with affordable family travel experiences and tips. Alice’s blog covers her road trips across the USA and holiday to places like the Middle East with her husband and two daughters, giving readers tips on hidden gems to visit and places to eat.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these family travel blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.