Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares

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 51. Europe Packing List

Europe Packing List The Savvy Backpacker Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Another packing list for Europe, this one from The Savvy Backpacker proved to be Pinterest friendly goldmine for authors James and Susan.

Europe Packing List Savvy Backpacker Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 8269


52. Top 10 Things to do in Batanes: The Home of the Winds

Batanes island things to do travel tour hotel resort philippines I Am Aileen Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Aileen from I Am Aileen saw plenty of Facebook love for her post on things to do in Batanes, The Philippines.

Batanes island things to do travel tour hotel resort philippines I Am Aileen Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Sharing

Total Shares: 8146


53. Brothers of the Sea and Other Stories of Kindness on the Road

Brothers of the Sea and Other Stories of Kindness on the Road

Solitary Wanderer blogger Aleah gives us a proper case of the feel-goods with this inspiring collaborative post of do-gooders on the road.

Brothers of the Sea and other stories of Kindness on the Road Solitary Wanderer Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014

Total Shares: 7957


54. 14 Places to Go in 2014

14 Places to Go in 2014 Luxe Adventure Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Even though Jennifer Dombrowski offers her take on places to go for 2014, I’m happy to report they’re all still appropriate for 2015. Her site JDombs Travels is newly rebranded as Luxe Adventure Traveler.

14 Places to Go in 2014 Luxe Adventure Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Sharing

Total Shares: 7823


55. 10 Reasons to Travel Honduras

10 Reasons to Travel Honduras Travelettes Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

As if sun and sand weren’t enough, Alex Saint at Travelettes offers up even more reasons the Central American country of Honduras should be on your travel radar.

Reasons to Travel to Honduras Travellettes Top Travel BLog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares

Total Shares: 7821


56. Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang The Most Beautiful Waterfall You ve Ever Seen Travel Freak Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by social shares

Jeremy Scott Foster of Travel Freak makes a great case for why Kuang Si Falls in Laos is the most beautiful waterfall on the planet.

Kuang Si Falls in Luang Prabang The Most Beautiful Waterfall You ve Ever Seen Travel Freak Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by social media shares

Total Shares: 7597


57. Staying at an Italian Farmhouse, Masseria il Frantoio

STAYING AT AN ITALIAN FARMHOUSE MASSERIA IL FRANTOIO Travel Yourself Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Cailin O’Neil’s third post from Travel Yourself on this list takes her wining and dining to an Italian farmhouse just outside the city of Bari.

Staying at an Italian Farmhouse Travel Yourself Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 7459


58. Me Talk Kiwi One Day

Me Talk Kiwi One Day Young Adventuress Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Instagram legend Liz Carlson (yes, I did just call her the L word) found favour with Facebook audiences for this hilarious post about New Zealand slang on her site Young Adventuress.

New Zealand Slang Young Adventuress Top Travel Blog Posts by Social Shares 2014

Total Shares: 7317


59. Underwater Galapagos

Underwater Galapagos Gypsy Nester Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by SOcial Shares

David and Veronica James from Gypsy Nester are another couple with two posts that made the list of Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014. This one takes a look at the magic that lurks beneath the surface in the Galapagos islands.

Galapagos underwater Gypsy Nester top travel blog posts of 2014 by social shares

Total Shares: 7204


60. 5 Reasons to Not Visit Croatia

5 Reasons to Not Visit Croatia Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Another post from the prolific SJ from Chasing the Donkey, this one takes a tongue-in-cheek approach on why you shouldn’t bother with Croatia.

5 Reasons to Not Visit Croatia Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6941


61. Interesting Food in Newfoundland

Interesting Food in Newfoundland Travel Yourself Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

It warms the cockles of my heart to see my home province of Newfoundland represented on this list. Cailin O’Neil from Travel Yourself is at it again, plucking bakeapples, scarfing on cod tongues, and downing Iceberg Vodka — all in the name of travel research.

Interesting Food in Newfoundland Travel Yourself Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6880


62. Things to do in New York City

Things to Do in New York City Wonderful Wanderings Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Pinners (Pinteresters? PinUps? Pinheads?) — anyhow, people who are fond of Pinterest were also quite fond of Sofie Couenbergh’s post about New York City on her site Wonderful Wanderings.

Things to Do in New York City Wonderful Wanderings Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6700


63.  18 Best Beaches in Europe That Will Make Your Jaw Drop. 3 of Them are Nudist.

18 Best Beaches in Europe That Will Make Your Jaw Drop 3 of Them are Nudist Dream Euro Trip Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

DJ from Dream Euro Trip spills the beans on (and drops his pants at?) some of the best beaches in Europe.

18 Best Beaches in Europe 3 are Nudist Euro Trip Tip Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6643


64. 7 Free Things to do in Prague

7 Free Things to Do in Prague Pack Me To Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Everyone loves a freebie. And Pinners loved Adelina Wong’s guide to freebies in Prague on her site Pack Me To.

7 Free Things to Do in Prague Pack Me To Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6515


65. Absolute Must-do Things to do in Croatia

Top Things to do in Croatia Chasing the Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Surprise! It’s SJ Begonja again with another post about Croatia from her site Chasing the Donkey.

Top Things to do in Croatia Chasing the Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6505


66. 108 Little, Yet Important, Things I’ve Learned after 1,000 Days Traveling Around the World

108 LITTLE YET IMPORTANT THINGS I VE LEARNED AFTER 1 000 DAYS TRAVELING AROUND THE WORLD Globotreks Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

An insightful and thoughtful post from Norbert Figueroa at GloboTreks about lessons learned on the road (he even explains the significance of choosing the number 108.) A great read for anyone just setting out, coming home, or anywhere in between.

108 things learned in 1000 days of travel globotreks top travel blog posts of 2014 by social shares

Total Shares: 6456


67. Memories of That Day — A Visit to the September 11 Memorial

Memories of That Day A Visit to the September 11 Memorial Travel Addicts Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

A sombre and respectful post from Manhattanites Lance and Laura Longwell on their site Travel Addicts about visiting the September 11 Memorial, and revisiting the bitter memories from that day. Laura eloquently writes:

“There’s something about that site and that day that pulls us in opposite directions — the absolute need to remember and pay our respects balanced against the desire not to let our thoughts overwhelm us.”

Memories of That Day A Visit to the September 11 Memorial Travel Addicts Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 6183


68. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef — Bucket List, Check!

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef Bucket List Check Gypsy Nester Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

The Gypsy Nester folks Veronica and David James are back in the water again with their second post in the Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares — this time around it’s a glorious snorkel trip at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef Bucket List Check Gypsy Nester Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5959


69. Distinctively New Orleans — Photos of The Big Easy

Distinctively New Orleans Photos of The Big Easy Travel Addicts Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares

A photo essay of one of America’s most photogenic cities — New Orleans — proved a Stumbleupon success for Lance and Laura Longwell at Travel Addicts.

Distinctively New Orleans Photos of The Big Easy Travel Addicts Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares

Total Shares: 5911


70. 27 Must Try Foods Around the World

27 Must Try Foods Around the World Grrrl Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Grrrl Traveler Christine Kaaloa appealed to the hungry masses with this collaborative post about must-try eats around the globe.

27 Must Try Foods Around the World Grrrl Traveler Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5740


71. Check out this amazing beach on Dugi Otok in Croatia

Check out this amazing beach on Dugi Otok in Croatia Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

SJ Begonja from Chasing the Donkey is back with her fourth post on the list — blanketing us with pics of this gorgeous beach and lake on the island of Dugi Otok in Croatia.

Check out this amazing beach on Dugi Otok in Croatia Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5522


72. Honduras: We Travel to Realize Everyone is Wrong About Other Countries

Honduras We Travel to Realize Everyone is Wrong About Other Countries The Shooting Star Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Shivya Nath from The Shooting Star dispels some myths about Honduras, and in the process lets travellers know that many fears about travel to this Central American country are completely unfounded.

Honduras We Travel to Realize Everyone is Wrong about other Countries Top Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5360


73. Tikal Guatemala: A Long Time Ago, in a Mayan Civilization Far, Far Away

Tikal Guatemala A Long Time Ago in a Mayan Civilization Far Far Away Kathherine Belarmino Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Katherine Belarmino shares her experience exploring the ancient ruins of Tikal in Guatemala on her blog Travel the World.

Tikal Guatemala A Long Time Ago in a Mayan Civilization Far Far Away Kathherine Belarmino Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5275


74. Como os holandeses lutaram por um país de bicicletas

Como os holandeses lutaram por um país de bicicletas Leia mais em Como os holandeses lutaram por um país de bicicletas Ducs Amsterdam Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

The second (and final) non-English language travel blog post to make this list comes to us courtesy of Daniel Duclos on his site Ducs Amsterdam. An Brazilian living in Holland, Daniel’s post translates as “How the Dutch fought for a country of bicycles,” and it gives some great insight into how the Dutch came to be a nation of bike-lovers.

Como os holandeses lutaram por um país de bicicletas Leia mais em Como os holandeses lutaram por um país de bicicletas Ducs Amsterdam Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5266


 75. Croatia Like You’ve Never Seen Before, Unless of course you’re a Bird

Croatia Like You ve Never Seen Before Unless of course You re a Bird Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Chasing the Donkey‘s fifth and final post to make this list is a stellar collection of shots from above courtesy of the company Aerial Croatia.

Croatia Like You ve Never Seen Before Unless of course You re a Bird Chasing The Donkey Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Shares

Total Shares: 5215


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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. 🙂

    1. Great list… Congratulations all of you… 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.All of the tips above are great,,,

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