Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares

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26. The Ultimate Romanian Road Trip

The Ultimate Romanian Road Trip Rearview Mirror Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Andrea Anastaskis from Rear View Mirror goes road-tripping in Romania, finding castles, citadels, and plenty of food along the way.

Romania Road Trip Rearview Mirror Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 19104


27. 50 Cool Things to do in Paris

50 Cool Things to do in Paris A Cruising Couple Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by social shares

Dan and Casey Siemasko from A Crusing Couple proved Pinners love the City of Love with their great list of Paris activities, entertainment, and where to wine and dine.

50 Cool Things to do in Paris A Cruising Couple Top Travel Blog Posts by Social Shares

Total Shares: 19030


28. Passion for Travel: Photos From My Favorite Places

Passion For Travel Photos From My Favorite Places LandLopers Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Matt Long from Landlopers makes us all jealous of the places he’s been with this well-Stumbled photo gallery.

Passion For Travel Photos From My Favorite Places LandLopers Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 17839


29. Lupin Spotting in New Zealand

Lupin Spotting in New Zealand A Dangerous Business Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Turns out lupins are not at all like lupus as I had initially thought. Amanda from A Dangerous Business sheds some light on where and when to go hunting for these colourful “weeds.”

Lupin Spotting New Zealand A Dangerous Business Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 17681


30. 30 Pictures That Will Make You Want to Visit Indonesia

30 PICTURES THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO VISIT INDONESIA Leave Your Daily Hell Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Robert Schrader from Leave Your Daily Hell shares his love of Indonesia in these stellar photos. Be sure to check out the comments section on this post — lots of commenters shared their stunning photos as well.

Things to Do in Indonesia Leave Your Daily Hell Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 17633


31. 10 Reasons You Should Travel to Burma

10 Reasons You Should Travel to Burma The Broke Backpacker Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

With insane temple ruins, uncrowded beaches, and cheap beer, Will Hatton (AKA The Broke Backpacker) does a pretty convincing job of convincing you to head to Burma.

10 Reasons to Travel to Myanmaar The Broke Backpacker Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 16965


32. Paris at Night

Paris at Night Ever in Transit Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

The first of three posts from Ever in Transit on the list of Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares, blogger Cassie Kifer shares some of the best spots to experience Paris at night.

Paris at Night Ever in Transit Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 15262


33. Congresul Statelor Unite a Votat Ridicarea Vizelor Pentru Romani

CONGRESUL STATELOR UNITE A VOTAT RIDICAREA VIZELOR PENTRU ROMANI Imperator Travel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media

One of two non-English language travel blog posts to make the list, Caesar Dumitru of Imperator Travel caused quite a ruckus in Romania with his cheeky April Fool’s Day post.

April Fool s Day Post Imperator Travel Top Travel Blog Posts by Social Shares 2014

Total Shares: 14655


34. 20 Spectacular Photos From Around the World

20 Spectacular Photos from Around the World Finding the Universe Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media

Buoyed by the strength of his amazing photography skills. Laurence Norah from Finding the Universe has three articles among the Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014. His first is a collection of some amazing shots from his travels.

20 Spectacular Photos from Around the World Finding the Universe Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 13926


35. Carnival in Italy — Colorful Celebrations Between Fun and Tradition

Carnival in Italy colorful celebrations between fun and tradition Chasing the Unexpected Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Chasing the Unexpected‘s Angela Corrias has two posts on this list — this one sharing some exquisite shots from Carnival celebrations throughout Italy. 

Carnival in Italy colorful celebrations between fun and tradition Chasing the Unexpected Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 13876


36. 29 Things You Didn’t Know About Train Travel in Europe

29 Things You Didn t Know about Train Travel in Europe Inside the Travel Lab Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

I didn’t know about 28 of these, so Abi King from Inside the Travel Lab is doing her job quite well.

29 Things You Didn t Know about Train Travel in Europe Inside the Travel Lab Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 social shares

Total Shares: 13137


37. 101 Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Travel

101 Stocking Stuffers Christmas Gift Ideas for Men Who Love Travel

Yours truly made the list too! My article about Stocking Stuffers for Men did pretty swell on StumbleUpon.

101 Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Men Who Love Travel -- Man On The Lam -- Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 13122


38. The Secret Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum

The Secret Erotic Art of Pompeii and Herculaneum Hole in the Donut Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Barbara Weibel from Hole in the Donut knows something we don’t — sex with she-goats sells! A truly interesting article about the unearthing of explicitly sexual artifacts in the volcano-ash covered ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

THE SECRET EROTIC ART OF POMPEII AND HERCULANEUM Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 13119


39. 20 Amazing Photos of Wildlife Across North America

20 Amazing Photos of Wildlife Across North America Constant Rambler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Beavers and raccoons and cougars and bunnies oh my! Kenin and Lauren Bassart from The Constant Rambler share some of their favourite wildlife photos from across North America.

20 Amazing Photos of Wildlife in North America THe Constant Rambler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 12773


40. The Surprising Cost of Three Years of Travel

The Surprising Cost of Three Years of Travel GloboTreks Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Norbert Figueroa from GloboTreks proves that travelling the world really is cheaper than you think with this breakdown of his three+ years of travel.

The Surprising Cost of Three Years of Travel GloboTreks Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 12433


41. Escaping the Labyrinth in Knossos

Escaping the Labyrinth in Knossos Our Oyster Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Jade at Our Oyster goes old school (like, really old-school) with this post on King Midas and the Minotaur at Knossos, Crete.

Escaping The Labrynth in Knossos Greece Our Oyster Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 12098


42. 5 Reasons I Went Back: Budapest Highlights

5 Reasons I Went Back Budapest Hightlights Traveling with Sweeney Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Catherine Sweeney and her hubby, the elusive Mr. S, are among the sweetest folks you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting. Great to see her blog Traveling with Sweeney making an appearance on this list with this lovely ode to Budapest.

5 Budapest Highlights Traveling with Sweeney Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 11892


43. The Food of Poznan — More than just your traditional Polish Kebab

The food of Poznan more than just your traditional Polish Kebab Finding The Universe Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014

I spent some time in Poznan last year, and I have to agree with Laurence from Finding the Universe — the food in Poland is surprisingly diverse, but always tasty.

The food of Poznan more than just your traditional Polish Kebab Finding The Universe Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by social shares

Total Shares: 11882


44. Siargo, Philippines: Surf and Beach Paradise Can Be Yours at 20$ a Day!

Siargao Philippines Surf and Beach Paradise Can Be Yours at 20$ a Day Keep Calm and Travel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

This extensive travel guide to Siargo, Philippines from Clielia Mattata at Keep Calm and Travel holds a couple of notable distinctions — it’s the most+1’d (that’s a word, right?) travel blog post on Google+ from 2014, and it’s the most shared travel blog post on LinkedIn from 2014.

Siargao island philippines surf and beach paradise can be yours at 20 dollars a day Keep Calm and Travel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 11808


45. Settle Down for What?

Settle Down for What The Travel Manuel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Part of the fun of curating this list of top travel blog posts for me was discovering new travel blogs like this one — The Travel Manuel by South African couple Vaughan and Lauren Manuel McShane. Their article on the myth of settling down struck a chord with plenty of Facebook users in 2014.

Settle Down for What The Travel Manuel Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 11124


46. Apollo Temple in Didyma (Altinkum)

Temple of Apollo Didyma Altinkum Turkish Travel Blog Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Turkey devotee Natalie Sayin of Turkish Travel Blog has two posts among the list of Top Travel Blogs of 2014. Her first features some stellar photos as well as visitor info for the Temple of Apollo in Didyma.

Temple of Apollo Turkish travel blog help travel blog posts of 2014 by social shares

Total Shares: 10948


47. 5 Things Sweden Will Teach You About Life

5 Things Sweden Will Teach You About Life Bohemian Trails Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Bohemian Trails is another site also has two posts on this list. Blogger Megan Eileen McDonough shares what the Swedes can teach us about everyday living.

5 Things Sweden Will Teach You About Life Bohemian Trails Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 10679


48. In Photos: From the Facebook Page XIII

In Photos from the Facebook Page XIII FInding the Universe Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

The Finding the Universe Facebook page is one of the most popular (if not THE most popular) fan pages within the travel blogging community. In this — his third post on the list — Laurence Norah shares some of the more notable pics from Facebook.

In Photos from the Facebook Page XIII FInding the Universe Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 10127


49. Heart-Pounding Adventure in the Florida Keys

Heart Pounding Adventure in the Florida Keys Ordinary Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Dispelling the myth that the Florida Keys is just for retirees, Christy Woodrow from Ordinary Traveler snorkels, wake-boards, and even straps on a Jetpack in this adventure guide to the area.

Heart Pounding Adventure in the Florida Keys Ordinary Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 9375


50. The Best Street Art and Storefronts in Toronto

The Best Street Art and Storefronts in Toronto Bohemian Trails Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

The second post from Bohemian Trails on this list has Megan documenting the funky street art of Toronto’s neighbourhoods.

The Best Street Art and Storefronts in Toronto Bohemian Trails Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 9213


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  1. Thanks for putting this together, Raymond. It’s interesting to see which posts do well on each social site. I think you should do one that excludes StumbleUpon. 😉

    1. Christy, I was surprised to see so many shares from Stumble Upon! I must admit I have the Stumble Upon envy as I never figured out how to get shares from that platform!!

      1. We used to get a lot of shares from there, but stopped using it a couple of years ago because we didn’t see the value in it. If you are getting shares on other platforms, I would continue to focus on those!

    2. Christy, I totally agree! I couldn’t figure out how to sort the columns so that I could see the data other ways… StumbleUpon is a mystery to me too, and I’m shocked how much it contributed to the results!

  2. Thanks so much for including my post about the secret erotic art of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I was fascinated to see how others promoted their articles, and especially how effectively some are using Pinterest!

  3. The tension was building as I was scrolling through the pages, much like it does every time I go through a top 100 travel blog list to see if I am included. Usually this exercise ends in depression, futility, desperation, exasperation, and any other word expressing disappointment when due to some clerical error I am not listed. TONIGHT is different. I will drink in celebration knowing I am 95.

    1. LOL — I know that feeling Ted. That’s actually part of the reason why I created this list. There are a ton of great travel blogs out there that don’t make the cut for some of those other lists, but sometimes, even the little guy strikes content gold, like you did with your article. Good work good sir!

  4. Oh wow, I am so stocked. I must admit I am feeling a little greedy scooping up 5 spots. Congrats to all, and I cant wait to see what happens this year. Thanks for taking the time to collate such a massive task!

  5. Thanks for putting together such a fantastic list! It’s an honor to be in such great company. It’s also really neat to see how everyone does something different to play to their strengths.

  6. Great list! I’m so happy to be part of it! And actually surprised that (as you pointed out) I was on top for G+ and Linkedin! I love these platforms and it clearly shows!

    Great reads, a lot about Croatia, that was a nice surprise!

  7. Thanks for pulling this together, Raymond! I know it was a ton of work for you and I really appreciate you including my posts!

    Also, I’ve gotta go to the Philippines 🙂

  8. Hey Raymond, that’s amazing! Never thought I’d be at number 1!!!!! Thanks!!!!!

    I’ve got a lot of plans to improve the map coming soon!
    I have 25 more travel experts who have already ranked countries. I’m also going to include a daily backpacker budget by country.

    Thank again!
    Cheers,
    Leif

  9. I love this post for many reasons. 1 – a great place to find some great content. 2 – looking at how people use social media and 3 – I get to see that the post I submitted came close! :))
    I also see you put a lot of work into this. Thank you!

  10. Thanks for the inclusion Raymond! What a great round up of fabulous content. It’s interesting to see what kind of posts work for to encourage sharing and which social networks generate a lot of traffic. I didn’t think I’d make the list so this was a nice surprise.

    1. Thanks Adelina. I found it interesting for me as well — I spend a lot of time focusing on Facebook and Twitter but it appears that StumbleUpon and Pinterest are the top two social platforms for sharing.

  11. Hi Raymond,

    Well done!

    I need to give The Blond Abroad props for being mentioned twice on this list. No small accomplishment.

    I see big numbers in titles, awesome images and fab branding at play here.

    Great job everybody!

    Ryan

  12. Wow, I love that you compiled a list of the top travel blog posts from last year! One of my favorite things about using social media is seeing pictures of places around the world. My bucket list is filled with places I want to visit and things I want to see and do.
    What factors were considered when choosing the best countries for backpacking? I’ve used travel services in the past to book my trips, but I have never used hostiles or slept on the beach like so many do. Is it pretty safe to backpack in most of the countries you outlined on the map?

    1. Hi Haley — Leif at The Runaway Guide compiled the Best Countries for Backpacking Map. If you click through to the post he goes into some pretty great detail about how he came up with the numbers. 🙂

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