The top 13 travel bloggers of 2013

Which travel bloggers are worth following in 2013?

After narrowing your nominations down to 26 finalists, I put it to a vote.

Here are the top 13 in alphabetical order:

Camels and Chocolate
Classe Tourist
Digital Nomad
The Flying Pinto
Go Big or Go Home
Go Visit Hawaii
Johnny Jet
My View From The Middle Seat
The Perrin Post
Solo Traveler
Wandering Earl

As usual, the polling wasn’t without a little drama. About a day before the poll closed, we had a suspicious surge of votes and there were multiple allegations of ballot-box stuffing. It led to the disqualification of one of the candidates, unfortunately.

All of these travel blogs are worthy of being bookmarked in 2013, and I hope you’ll read every one.

My sincerest congratulation to the top 13 vote-getters.

Christopher Elliott

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  • Icosnap Jam

    Yay! I love reading those blogs. Congratulations to everyone who won. My top three favorites are – Camels & Chocolate, Classe Touriste and Wandering Earl.

    All the best,

  • Paul Thomson

    +1 for wondering Earl! – Legend in my opinion, great list, a few I’ve not heard of and will make sure I check them out.


  • soultravelers3

    We are really surprised and honored to be voted as one of the top 13 blogs in 2013! We’re a family into our 7th year of non-stop world travel and blogging on $23/day pp, so spend most of our time unplugged these days and we were in China when this took place.

    Thanks Chris, and the amazing folks who nominated and voted for us! Congrats to all the winners!

    I wrote about it here-

    Keep up your good work Chris and give those cute kids a hug from us!

  • karmicdream

    i would love to be included

  • Annie André

    Interesting list you’ve put together. I know a few but am surprised by the rest which i haven’t heard of.

  • Andre
  • Vu Tran Van

    if you want to Vietnam, you can read Aroundvn blog :) :)

  • Joe M

    I recently came across a few of these on . My vote would have been for Calsse Tourist. Pretty solid group though!

  • Janice Waugh

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks so much for including me on this list. It’s a real honor.

    I saw you speak in Florida three years ago and was inspired. Making this list counts more than any other.

    Kind regards,


  • Terrence Flendersen

    Interesting list you’ve put together. I know a few but am surprised by the rest which i haven’t heard of. travel blog

  • Cameron Archibald

    I really like this blog about bus tours.

  • FruitTravel

    There is a new website we are working on. Stay tuned for many updates here

  • Randy Watson

    I was cruising tumblr recently and came across an entertaining blog that caught my attention and might be worth a casual read for your readers that enjoy travel/adventure type of stuff. It is I have enjoyed the blogs on your top 13 list. Thank you!

  • Dick

    This site has some great options for places to visit in Fiji…

  • MileageUpdate

    What about for hardcore insane mile collectors:

  • Siphiwe Manda

    all these blogs do the one thing I hate, there too busy, adds jumping out at you from everywhere so much clutter it immediately deters me from reading the probably really good content.

  • Koty Neelis

    I love Wandering Earl although I’m honestly a little surprised at these choices as most of them I’ve never heard of or when I go to their sites they’re not very attractive. Will definitely read them though.

  • TheHikeHouse

    I had read Solo Traveler and one thing I learn from Janice is that be brave enough to conquer what you ought to fear,being alone.Thanks for having this list.

    Sedona Trail

  • friger


    We have a travel blog too its just on norwegian but feel free too take a look

  • TourstoMorocco

    oohhh.. congratulations to all who are featured in this list! Btw, the way if you’re planning to have a vacation this summer, kindly visit us for exciting details.

  • Emily Fagan

    Here’s a clean one with great content and ads only at the bottom:

  • johnFord

    One thing I am curious about………what makes a travel blogger the BEST. I have yet in my 25 years of travel met one person that has traveled to as many places as I have. I even disbelieve the travel books such as Fodors or Lonely Planet. They say certain things about places that are just not true. Do these people actually visit these destinations, or do they just read about them online and come up with their own conclusion. I have been to all 7 continents and 109 countries to date, and the lack of knowledge I find of them before I visit is amazing. As for Janice, I have read through your blog here and there, I like what your mission was and still is. I started my journeys for the same reason I think, My wife passed in 2006 and I spent the next 3 years in 59 different countries. It was my own solo travel adventure. I learned a lot about myself and others on this journey. I must say, yours is one of the only blogs that I truly believe in and would ever read. Too many folks write blogs on their experience and this usually consists of a 3 month journey to Europe……Reallllllyyyy!!!!! Come on people, we need those who have gone and seen and done the things we only hear about, not the ones that pretend they have done it. Kudos to you Janice. Would love to speak to you further about your travels, will email you on your blog!

  • Travis Traveller

    Hi Chris,

    All great bogs, but have a look at, it’s clean, good real life stories, well written, no adds and popup annoyances.


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  • Robert

    All these blogs are good but its making sens to same flight ticket booking

  • Mytravelo

    Very useful travel blog list. thanks so much for sharing with us..

  • Roz

    Can you help me find the top travel blogs for Italy? Thank you!

  • Avi Lang

    This is an awesome list. Tough to pick just one!

  • Erik

    Great list of blogs, check out my newly launched travel blog Get Me Outta Here:

  • John devid

    That all great blog…Natural photos were…
    I got best blog list…

    Thanks for sharing….

  • Chris

    I nominate SeniorCitizenLocalWeb as it has over 1,000 pages of travel information for all ages.

  • Abhi Kumar

    Nice information. Thanks for list. And thank you so much……

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  • Sandy

    I love to read these blogs. Its so awesome. Congratulation to all of you who won.

  • Natacha Mannhart

    Great selection, I love traveling and I can be your guide here in LA :)

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  • Min Kim

    Great blog collection. I have learned a lot from these websites for my new It is good that there is so many amazing blogs online where you can see how to do the things right.

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    finding this information is the travel blogs

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  • Fahd Fadzly

    What a great blog list. Feel free to visit for ASEAN flavours and destinations.

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  • Camden

    My favorite on the list is Classe Tourist. I follow them on Bloglovin. I try to blog about my travels, but since I can’t travel constantly like the pros up there, I can only do this:
    =o) But thanks for introducing me to the others, especially Wandering Earl.

  • Shikey

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  • Karthi Keyan

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    enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, Corbett National Park offers a plethora
    of splendid attractions to visit and add some unforgettable moments to
    your trip.

  • Karthi Keyan

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  • Tom

    Nice list mate! All worthy travel blogs worth a mention :)

  • Nomad Travel

    We are quite new too, but I hope you’ll see us soon in this list. Do you think we deserve it? :)

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  • Greg Jacobs

    Im an avid traveler who is broke. My new favorite blog is This site is all about traveling for the urban explorer. Im a big fan because I go on long Megabus trips over several cities at a time, and I thought I was the only one.

  • webpartner

    Another great and informative article,i definitely would look forward to your next blog.I really appreciate the way you share some of your experience in traveling.

  • Jose

    Thanx this is insightful. There is also a great travel Blog I saw that covers Africa.

  • Treasure Realty

    I have wandered about in the first 3 blogs on your list and I have to say that they are very enjoyable. Thanks for the list.

  • Colorado Nate

    Travel in Groups, More people more memories! more rewards

  • Robert Amboseli National Park

    Digital nomad is my favorite travel blog.

  • Tarriff

    I enjoy your blog posts. Interesting list of blogs. We have some Caribbean journeys on for your fans to check out.

  • Allisha Markham

    Check out my new travel blog!! :)

  • Netrate Concepts

    Netrate Concepts- would like to thank classe tourist- great job

  • pb prakash

    Great Post! Thanks.

  • Travel With Bender

    Don’t forget us next time :D Would love you to check us out. Aussie family travellers – 14 months in counting so far!

  • kle

    My absolutely favorite is among these :) I need to check out the others asap

  • Balaji B

    Nice collection.. All information at one place

  • Sam
  • Sam Sheppard

    You could do worse than to check out this one: new but interesting none the less.

  • Elle
  • Pete R.

    Perfect! This is just what I needed. Classe Tourist is definitely among the best one out there. Beautiful photography, perfect design. :)

  • Ayantika

    These all are my favorite blogs! Thanks for sharing :)

    Bong’s Belleza
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  • India Tours

    Thanks for sharing good and well post. seriously I like this blog

  • Bhutan cultural Tours

    Interesting list you’ve put together. I know a few but am surprised by the rest which i haven’t heard of..

  • Reima

    I’m currently working on switching blogs so it’s still relatively new but look for more of my wonderful posts about this incredible world we live in. :)

  • Brenda

    Digging the blogs, they are awesome! Keep it up!


  • rambofen

    Very nice list thanks for posting…. Here is one more from India

  • Randy Some amazing travel blogs here too, focusing on budget and discount travel. Great article, keep it up.

  • Long Nam

    How a bout, we’ll guide you through the South West of Vietnam. We provide airticket, and touring guide staff form a to z.

  • Baijusingh

    The Baga beach is more of a fishing beach with the tourists from across the world trying to get that big catch. Baga Beach
    The Baga Beach
    River flows down from one side offering a pleasant diversion for children and those who love the water but can’t risk the rip currents that swirl round the mouth. Baga Beach.Where the river and the sea meet, and on the far right bank, Baga Beach,
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  • Baijusingh

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  • Suman

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  • Rijan

    I have been operating treks in Nepal since 5 years, I got it is wonderful travel blog.

    Thank you for sharing it.

  • Roe Zapa

    These are my top blogs! …especially wandering earl! thanks for sharing these bloggers on your site!

  • Nate

    Great list – hope to make it in 2016, when I take off!

  • sebi -> a new blog you should check

  • Beau

    Another one for ya:

  • France Forever 24/7

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  • Abhinav

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  • Erin

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  • TravelGood

    Great List! I see a couple of my favorite travel blogs up there. A good travel blog should tell you how to travel comfortably and conveniently.

  • Marti Ingram

    Try mine – I don’t monetize or use advertising at all. My blog is just to share travel stories, nothing more! It’s my baby! :)

  • Dex India Holidays

    I really like this blog about bus tours.

  • Justin Menard

    To be considered… see Anne Donovan’s blog (my wife) It’s about our family’s one year adventure around the world.

  • MauivaAirCruise

    Great list!

    I’ll bookmark and reference this list when needed. I definitely like the variety of travel blogs with some that emphasize photography and others that tend to gravitate more toward a text heavy and journalistic format. Unique and a variety of ways to present content always adds an added layer of texture to the travel blogosphere.

    Please be sure to check out our travel blog as well.

  • RV hire in Australia

    yeah i love some blogs among 13 but other are also in my favorite list.hope that it will come in next time..


  • Helena hert

    Always bring a personal set of earplugs. Whether it is a child crying two rows ahead of you or an annoying person sitting next to you who wants to discuss his dream from last night of the plane crashing, it always helps to have a way to drown out that extraneous noise.

  • brevon edge

    Your blogs are very insightful. You really inspired me

  • Accomon

    this site is interesting for travel bloggers. thank for this unique site.

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  • Steve

    Congrats to all those that have made the list. Always interesting reading a new blog, as there were a few I was unaware of.

    They Get Around

  • Guest

    Thanks for sharing these list. They all are excellent blogs.


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