The Top 10 Travel Blog ranking was last updated 26/06/2019.
Staying in first class and in the top spot are multiple Vuelio Blog Awards winners, Hand Luggage Only. Lloyd Griffiths and Yaya Onalaja-Aliu met at university and quickly bonded over their love of travel, turning their passion for sharing stories with each other into this award-winning blog. Documenting their travels around the world, Hand Luggage Only covers not only the incredible destinations they get to visit but also the local delicacies and culture. Every post is packed with beautiful photography, transporting the reader from the ancient city of Jerusalem to the nature-filled coast of Canada.
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Husband and wife travel team, Kach and Jonathan Howe, created Two Monkeys Travel back in October 2014. Since then they have travelled to over 100 countries and all seven continents, sharing their journey along the way on their hugely popular travel blog, Two Monkeys Travel. The pair are trained teachers in both English and yoga and have great advice for anyone else looking to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the travel lifestyle. Two Monkeys Travel has plenty of tips for anyone looking for inspiration for their next trip or help with packing as much into their holiday as possible.
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The Travel Hack was created by Monica Stott back in 2009 while she was travelling around Asia and New Zealand in a camper van. Now based in the UK and with a mum of two boys, The Travel Hack covers weekend breaks and affordable adventures. Whether you’re looking for travel ideas for a mum-cation or need some tips on how to travel with a toddler, The Travel Hack has all the advice in one place.
Founded by Becky Moore, Global Grasshopper is a collective of travel writers sharing their adventures from around the globe, from discovering under-the-radar Spanish cities to reviewing luxury hotels in the British countryside. Global Grasshopper is packed with useful posts for anyone with a love of travel, helping followers with handy travel tips, such as what to always pack in your luggage and where to find the best dog-friendly hotels in Orlando.
Carrie Santana da Silva started her blog WishWishWish eleven years ago as an online diary, sharing her love of all things travel as she explored cities around the globe. Each post is complemented with beautiful photography, so whether it’s a quintessentially British boutique hotel in Cambridge or the souks of Marrakech, WishWishWish will give any reader a touch of wanderlust. London resident, Carrie also features travel in her home city, reviewing the latest brunch spots and bars.
You Could Travel was founded by married couple, best friends, coffee lovers and road trippers, Cory and Gergely Varga. Idealists, who believe in great travelling stories, the Vargas love travelling and each other, and put that passion into each and every post they create. Covering travel in all its forms, the pair write and photograph beautiful places around the world and give tips on the best destinations for couples. Whether it is learning how to pack for a cruise or how to prepare for a holiday in the Seychelles, You Could Travel has a huge range of free resources that keeps its audience coming back for more.
Flying up the ranking is last year’s new entry, Finding the Universe. Written by husband and wife team Laurence and Jessica Norah, the blog showcases this couple’s love of exploring the world with handy destination guides and regional information covering the entire planet. Laurence benefits from being an award-winning travel photographer while Jessica is an award-winning travel writer, making Finding the Universe a joy for both the eye and the mind.
Another travelling couple, Andrew and Emily started Along Dusty Roads after a ‘gin-fuelled’ evening and a decision that would change both of their lives forever. With a unique combination of careful planning and spontaneity, Along Dusty Roads adores slow-travel where they live, breathe and fall in love with every country and destination they visit together. And that’s what they share, in their photography, posts and social – not just a taste of travel but the full experience of truly being in another location.
Husband and wife team Savi Munjal and Vid Taneja have been travelling together for 13 years, making them one of the most established entries in this year’s ranking. In favour of fun travel, Savi and Vid have been to some of the most luxurious and desirable destinations on Earth. They split the world into three categories – favourites, loved it, and can’t wait to go – as every country is waiting to be blogged about with both stunning visuals and handy guides. Looking for fun and fancy? Bruised Passports is your next destination.
10. Budget Traveller
New to the ranking is Kash Bhattacharya, the man behind Budget Traveller. An experienced shoestring explorer, Kash has nearly 10 years’ experience of stylish travel without breaking the bank. Aiming to make people think differently about budget travel, Kash visits and blogs from worldwide destinations, stunning hostels and even writes about the best cheap eats from city to city. Budget Traveller is the perfect destination for those with wanderlust but don’t want it to cost the world.
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.