Best Travel Blogs New York 2019
Best Travel Blogs New York 2019
Last updated: Jun 23, 2021

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
  • Originality

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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Sherpa Tours

Sherpa Tours gives you all the information about the lovely city of New York. From its history to neighborhoods to where to eat etc. We highly suggest using that website in order to constantly have a perfect overview over NYC. Actually, it is one of our favorites!


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.

Tracy Kaler

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

I Love The Upper West Side is a fun and friendly blog for Upper West Side residents and fans alike. We love to feature all of the things that make the UWS such an amazing place to live. Our website is the ultimate source for new local restaurants, cultural events, real estate news, local business info, celebrity gossip, neighbourhood history and more. And since the Upper West Side is so visually stunning, you’ll find a heavy dose of imagery her

Travel Bank

The TravelBank blog is full of destination features written for road warriors who work smarter (not harder) so they can make the most of their business trips. We fully embrace and even encourage, the trend of mixing business and leisure travel. If you’re already flying to New York City for a conference, why not come a day early and explore the things you wouldn’t have been able to otherwise? When it comes to experiences, we help our travellers find the best things to do, not the same old, worn-out attractions, since they have precious little time between meetings. That’s why we look for unique experiences to feature in every destination, like the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan.

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


Local Adventurer

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.

Nomadic Matt

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

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.

Nina Travels

Our favourite travels are self-organised travels, which take us to places, where massive tourism is luckily still unknown. We at Nina Travels travel with a backpack on our shoulders or by a 4×4 vehicle, trying to really see and get to know the visited country. We do not leave our home without a DSLR camera and GoPro, as making visual memories is a must thing for us. Our travels have become reacher with a new traveller since December 2016 – we are lucky enough to be travelling together with our baby boy Ren.

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

Earth Trekkers consist of a travelling happy family of four that share a passion for travel, adventure, and living life to the fullest.

Free Williamsburg

FREEwilliamsburg was established in 1998 by Robert Lanham. FREEwilliamsburg was the first publication to cover the growing arts community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. However, the website also covers a lot of less known things to discover in the great city of NYC. There is, therefore, a few alternatives yet interesting things to try out for the readers of this blog.

Olivia Jeanette

Olivia Jeanette great blog about travel, beauty, fashion and much more. Super professional with great content in the shape of writing and great pictures.

Color Me Courtney

Courtney Quinn is a quirky New Yorker with an out of the box sense of style-obsessed with all things colourful! After growing up in Arizona and earning her MBA in San Francisco, she moved to NYC to pursue a career in fashion, starting Color Me Courtney as a resume booster & creative outlet along the way. She, therefore, has a great sense of what is hot in NYC in terms of fashion but also in general.

Top Choice Blogger

We have made another award for bloggers who produce the absolute best content for travelers. The few bloggers who receive the status of being a Top Choice Blogger also receive the following badge:
LuggageHero travel in New York blog award

LuggageHero travel in New York blog award

Plan your trip to New York

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