76. Should Travelers Give to Kids Who Beg?
Audrey Scott from Uncornered Market tackles a sometimes uncomfortable question on the road — should we give to child beggars? The resulting post is meaty, enlightening, and nothing short of spectacular.
Total Shares: 5147
77. The Sexiest Male Travelers Alive
Speaking of meaty, Meg Jerrard shares some beefcake on this post on her site Mapping Megan. I can only assume the article would’ve done better if I had made the list.
Total Shares: 4954
78. 25 Awesome Photos of the United States
A Dangerous Business blogger Amanda Williams found plenty of Stumble love with her photo essay on the good old U.S.of A. This is her second post to make the Top 100 Travel Blogs of 2014 by social media shares.
Total Shares: 4843
79. 7 Amazing Sites to See in Central America
Author Emma Trindall’s highlights of Central America on Paul Johnson’s A Luxury Travel Blog is the first of three posts from that site to make this list.
Total Shares: 4783
80. Eating Food Dutch People Like
Chanel from Cultural Xplorer gets a taste of the Netherlands with this tasty post on popular Dutch food.
Total Shares: 4771
81. The Beauty of the Philippines and its Wonderful People
Ivana Greslikova from Nomad is Beautiful pens a love letter to the Philippines and its people in this inspiring post.
Total Shares: 4657
82. Things to do in Barcelona on Your First Day There
Sofie from Wonderful Wanderings is back again with this highly Pinned post on how to get your bearings during your first day in Barcelona.
Total Shares: 4495
83. City of Buffalo New York Amazes with a Growing Buzz of Change
There’s a whole lotta change going down in Buffalo, New York, and Dream Travel Magazine‘s Sharon Mendelaoui shares the scoop in this upbeat post.
Total Shares: 4476
84. 10 Things You Have to do in Tokyo
Cassie Kifer from Ever in Transit shares the best ways to experience Tokyo in this Pin-worthy post.
Total Shares: 4297
85. Naples Italy — The Best Pizza in the World
It’s best not to read this post on an empty stomach. The Hirsch’s blog 2 Food Trippers will have you jonesing for the best pizza on the planet.
Total Shares: 4288
86. Top 5 Iran Bazaars
Angela Corrias from Chasing the Unexpected dives right into the colourful bazaar scene in Iran.
Total Shares: 3984
87. Naples Italy — Welcome to the Jungle
2 Food Trippers are back again with a deeper look at the gritty city of Naples in southern Italy.
Total Shares: 3889
88. How to Travel the World for 18 Months and Spend $1038 on Accommodation
Jeremy Scott Foster from Travel Freak shares the deets on how he spent a meagre $1038 on accommodation over a year and a half, and drops some tips on how you can do the same.
Total Shares: 3773
89. Growing On and Off the Mountain
Laurel Robbins from Monkeys and Mountains lets us know that what happens on the mountain doesn’t stay on the mountain in this inspiring post.
Total Shares: 3772
90. Ljubljana the New Berlin? 6 Reasons it Just Might Be
Adam Groffman from Travels of Adam shares his hipster guide to Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Total Shares: 3696
91. Europe by Train
Travel blog posts about Europe did quite well in 2014, and this article from Anne-Sophie Redisch at Sophie’s World detailing train travel with InterRail was no exception.
Total Shares: 3688
92. Our Flight Back Home with Singapore Airlines: Hong Kong to Sydney via Singapore
Jean from Holy Smithereens gives a blow-by-blow account of her and her hubby’s flights from HK to Sydney with Singapore Airlines. (They serve Häagen-Dazs ice cream on certain flights! Who knew?!?)
Total Shares: 3653
93. Filipina Backpacker Visa Experiences – Around the World Trip
Two Monkeys Travel Group found plenty of Facebook love for this post by Kach Medina detailing her country-by-country visa experience as a Filipina traveller.
Total Shares: 3644
94. The 10 Most Beautiful Pacific Islands
Mike Kinden ranks the Pacific islands for A Luxury Travel Blog in this Top 10 post.
Total Shares: 3563
95. Big Bend Chisos Mountain Hike
Ted Nelson gives the lowdown on hiking through Big Bend National Park in Texas on his site Traveling Ted.
Total Shares: 3459
96. 10 Can’t Miss Rooftop Bars Around the World
Breanna Wilson shares the view from the top with this countdown of the world’s best rooftop bars for A Luxury Travel Blog.
Total Shares: 3454
97. The Ottoman Stone Bridges of Firtina River
Natalie from Turkish Travel Blog comes face-to-face with her fears of plummeting from age-old stone bridges into the rushing Firtina River below.
Total Shares: 3441
98. New Year, New Look, Big Giveaway
In December I gave away some prizes in order to celebrate the redesign of Man On The Lam, and the resulting post ended up being the most shared travel blog post of 2014 on Twitter. Probably because it was a requirement of the contest, but still. 🙂
Total Shares: 3254
99. Smoky Mountain Color
This colourful homage to autumn in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee from Dan and Linda Bibb of As We Saw It will have you heading for the hills (in a good way of course.)
100. Regain Your Senses at Tintswalo Atlantic Cape Town
Rounding out the list of Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 by Social Media Shares is this review from Lance and Laura Longwell on their site Travel Addicts about South Africa’s Tintswalo Atlantic Lodge — the only hotel in the Table Mountain National Park.
And there you have it — The Top 100 Travel Blog Posts of 2014 as measured by Social Media Shares.
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