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
Journeywoman
My View From The Middle Seat
The Perrin Post
Solo Traveler
SoulTravelers3
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.

98 thoughts on “The top 13 travel bloggers of 2013

  1. 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- http://www.soultravelers3.com/2013/01/top-travel-bloggers-of-2013-soultravelers3-wins-.html#more

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

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

  3. 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,

    Janice

  4. 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 http://www.lureofthehorizon.tumblr.com. I have enjoyed the blogs on your top 13 list. Thank you!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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  11. 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: http://meandmycarryon.com
    =o) But thanks for introducing me to the others, especially Wandering Earl.
    -Camden

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  14. Im an avid traveler who is broke. My new favorite blog is http://www.thepublictraveler.com 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  25. 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.

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