The Top 20 Travel Blogs in New York in 2019
After extensive research, we’re proud to announce the 20 best blogs you can find for traveling to New York!
The selection process…
Traveling is about experiencing the best of what a new city can offer, and a great place to find inspiration is in blogs. However, it can be a jungle to navigate through the many blogs and content you can find online. Therefore, our team has scoured the internet looking for the best travel blogs in New York.
The 20 blogs that have made the final list have been selected based on 4 criteria:
- Quality of the content
- The practicality of the tips and advice
- Purpose of the blog
In this award, you will find talented photographers, skilled writers, wanderlust addicts, foodies, family travelers, and eco-friendly travelers. Additionally, it is necessary to mention that some websites awarded are not, strictly speaking, travel blogs. However, in every case, the usefulness of their tips or their great content have convinced us to include them.
All 20 blogs have made it as « Best 20 Travel Blogs, » meaning the order is random.
We would like to congratulate all the bloggers that made the Top 20 — thanks to their awesome work!
The nominated bloggers are more than welcome to put the following code on their website to use the badge and share their nomination with their own readers!
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LOCALIKE New York
LOCALIKE New York offers personalized travel services enabling visitors to experience the city like a local. LOCALIKE replaces biased reviews, recommendations and time-consuming web research with efficient, custom-tailored personal itineraries created with tried and tested insider knowledge not found in any guidebook or online.
When I moved to NYC in 2007, I started writing email updates to share city experiences with friends and family. Fast forward three years later when I was on vacation in 2010, I went to Blogger (the blogging platform) and posted one of those email updates, just for fun. I needed a name and « Tracy’s New York Life » came to mind. I hit publish and closed my laptop, sending it into the abyss and not thinking about it again! Fast forward to 2011 when I revisited that one story, only to add others. I posted all those tales that I had sent via email, one by one. And so, the blog began. Over the years, this site has evolved into a New York City lifestyle and travel blog and less about my life (as it was in the first year or so), offering posts about living, food, culture, travel, and more to readers around the world. I strive to provide one of the best sources for people who are curious to learn more about New York, think they may want to make the leap and live here, visit regularly, or may never visit but continue to be infatuated with the city, the people and the lifestyle.
I love the upper west side
Travel with Bender
Travel With Bender offers Millennials practical travel tips and advice to make the most of their vacation time. Inspiring stories and beautiful imagery are paired with first-hand experience to provide expert guidance and reduce the pains of travel planning. Or if you just need bite-sized inspiration, our Instagram feed is full of gorgeous locations. Come along for the ride!
Girls that Travel
A girl’s guide to travelling alone is a solo female travel blog encouraging women everywhere to have adventures around the world on their own terms. With dedicated solo city travel guides, planning articles such as how to save money on travel, and how to stay safe and healthy on the road. Blogger Gemma Thompson has also recently launched a podcast of the same name, which has already been shortlisted twice for the best travel podcast of 2019, featuring fascinating guests, practical tips and on-the-road location guides.
We’re Alesha and Jarryd, the award-winning writers and photographers behind NOMADasaurus, Australia’s largest adventure travel blog, and one of the highest-trafficked travel blogs on the internet. Our content focuses on unique destinations and experiences, sustainable tourism and travel photography.
Spotted by Locals
Spotted by Locals New York is a blog by handpicked volunteer locals, who write about their favourite spots. We don’t write about tourist highlights and multi-national chains, we are non-commercial and we keep all articles up-to-date and up-to-season. We’re part of a network of 77 city blogs. Read more about us on https://www.spottedbylocals.com/about-us/
Hi – I’m Lauren, content creator and owner of this little space! I’m a recent college graduate of Lehigh University and am working in New York City in digital marketing. I’m one of the lucky few who loves the industry they’re working in, but I love having a little space where I can express myself artistically. Other than that, I’m pretty simple. I love boxing, brunching, and OTK boots.
Local Adventurer is a travel lifestyle blog that has been moving us to a new city each year. We picked one year because one year is long enough to find hidden gems but also temporary enough to motivate us to get out there and explore often. The idea of Local Adventurer was hatched when we moved out west and regretted not exploring more of Atlanta, the hometown we had lived in for most our lives. It’s easy to get comfortable and take your home for granted, so we wanted to practice finding adventure in our every day and open our eyes to the awe and wonder like our visitors do. Since then, we’ve been traveling full time but with a focus on exploring locally or in our greater backyard.
You’ll mostly find travel inspiration at WanderlustingK for independent travellers who want to forge their own path, soak up history, and get lost in beautiful places with a dash of adventure. I think that locals know best and you’ll find many tips about the places that we’ve called home (so far). Similarly, you’ll find tips/stories about our adventures elsewhere.
Over the past several years, I’ve helped millions of people answer questions about travel and more through my blog Nomadic Matt by using tested and proven tips and advice. This way, you can spend less time searching the Internet and being overwhelmed with information and more time doing the one thing you want to do: travel more.
Two wandering soles
We are Katie and Ben: Adventure-seekers, nature-lovers and consumers of all things edible owning Two Wandering Soles. Our wanderings have since taken us to South Korea where we taught English for a year and saved up enough money to take a yearlong round-the-world trip
Mommy Poppins is written by local parents who love to seek out the coolest, off-the-beaten-track things to do with kids, Mommy Poppins shares activities that aren’t just pleasant time passers but promise enriching experiences for your family.
Sher She Goes
Sher She Goes is a NYC based blog about travel and lifestyle. It is showing adventures and luxury living including fantastic food, amazing hotels and must-see destinations.
Earth Trekkers consist of a travelling happy family of four that share a passion for travel, adventure, and living life to the fullest.
Color Me Courtney
Top Choice Blogger
Plan your trip to New York
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