The Top 10 Travel Blog ranking was last updated 27/06/2018.
Taking first spot in our rankings is Hand Luggage Only. The award-winning blog was created back in 2014 by Yaya Onalaja-Aliu and Lloyd Griffiths, two friends who met at uni and wanted to share their love of travelling with people around the globe. The blog has exploded in the last few years, thanks in no small part to the two incredible personalities behind it, and was recently crowned Best Travel Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards 2017. Whether you’re travelling to a new city and you want to get the lowdown on the best coffee spots or you’re looking for some inspiration to satisfy your wanderlust, Hand Luggage Only is packed full of fun posts and colourful photography to get you in the mood to see more of the world.
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Travel-loving husband and wife team, Kach and Jonathan Howe, started Two Monkeys Travel in October 2014 to share the adventures and countries they were discovering. Funding their travels in the beginning through teaching, they’ve now been able to live the dream, travelling the world as top-class travel bloggers. Featuring guest posts from fellow travel writers, Two Monkeys Travel provides travel inspiration for all budgets, from hostels to five-star hotels, and plenty of advice on how to get into travel blogging.
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Moving up the rankings to third place is Global Grasshopper. Founded by Becky Moore, who describes herself as a restless soul, Global Grasshopper has become a place for a collection of writers to share their own travel stories and pass on advice to anyone starting or continuing their own adventure. Sharing the secrets of the world’s most unique places, Global Grasshopper uncovers destinations across the world for those wanting to escape the crowds, from off-the-grid Southwest India to the hidden gems of Athens.
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Taking fourth place in the rankings is WishWishWish. Founded by Carrie Santana da Silva 10 years ago as an online diary, WishWishWish shares Carrie’s stories from her travels around the world to the latest fashion. With beautiful photography on every post, you’ll be lucky if you can get to the end without booking your next trip! Whatever your travel preference, you’ll find plenty of travel inspiration, from the lush green hills of South Tyrol to the white beaches of Mauritius, along with fashion tips for how to look stylish while you’re away.
Back in 2009, Monica Stott founded The Travel Hack while she was backpacking around Australia and Asia. Now with her little boy George, and another baby on the way, The Travel Hack posts about how to be a globetrotter, even with a baby, and how to keep it stylish! The blog shares travel tips and advice around the world and also closer to home, from the best way to spend 48 hours in Glasgow to the top spots to get that great Instagram shot in London.
Manchester born and bred, Victoria Brewood started Pommie Travels back in 2009 when she was living in Bali. After graduating with a degree in broadcast journalism, Victoria felt that the nine-to-five life wasn’t for her, so she packed her bags and set off to see the world. Pommie Travels gives plenty of advice for the solo traveller and how to make a tight budget stretch as far as possible. With detailed country guides and posts about planning the ultimate Bhutan experience to finding the best sunsets in Malta, Pommie Travels really has it all.
A new entry into our rankings is You Could Travel, founded and run by married couple Cory and Gergely Varga. After leaving their jobs in IT and the British weather behind them, they created You Can Travel to show how anyone can enjoy travel regardless of their background or financial means. Specialising in soft adventure, You Could Travel posts about discovering places off the beaten track and uncovering gems you won’t find in a guidebook. The couple’s love of travel shows in all their posts, which are packed with colourful photography everywhere from Amsterdam to, You Could Travel’s favourite destination, Japan.
Another new entry is Along Dusty Roads. Founded by Andrew Sim and Emily Gough, the blog is about slow-travel and savouring the country that you’re in. Their passion for photography and looking for the detail in a new place is clear with colourful photos that transport the reader straight to the heart of Latin America. Along Dusty Roads has plenty of handy guides for anyone ready to set off on their own adventure, from unexpected travel essentials to finding the best places to stay when you’re on the road.
Making its debut into the rankings is Finding the Universe, started in May 2010 by Laurence Norah to document his travels after leaving the corporate world behind. Now joined by his wife Jessica, the pair blog about everything travel, from short trips to Dublin to long-haul adventures in the Seychelles. As you can tell from the beautiful imagery, Laurence is a lover of photography, running his own course – which is perfect for the traveller wanting to capture that all-important shot.
Husband and wife duo Savi Munjal and Vid Taneja are the team behind Bruised Passports. Travelling together for 12 years they’ve turned their blog into a full-time career, sharing accommodation ideas, packing tips and itineraries for visiting a new country. Savi is the face behind the words and Vid captures the pictures that bring it all together with photos that will transport you from your desk to a beach in Bali or the slopes of Switzerland.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Bruised Passports.
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 Travel blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.