After Reviewing Thousands of Travel Bloggers, Here Are the 35 Most Traveled!

At HomeToGo, we are inspired by travel bloggers. Often giving up their regular nine to fives in favor of extraordinary adventure, many of these world travelers make a living out of helping others discover new destinations around the globe.

With an estimated 1.2 million travel blogs online, we came across thousands of inspirational bloggers during our search. From those, we selected the 35 most traveled, who provided us with their full itineraries for 2017. Using this information, we were able to calculate their mileage for the year (many traveled more than a pop star on tour!) and to produce the Most Traveled Bloggers of 2017.

What did we find out about these world-wide-wanderers? Take a look:

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2,183,834 Total miles logged by 2017’s 35 Most-Traveled Bloggers
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88 Total trips around the world made by the bloggers
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12 Number of bloggers who traveled more than Ed Sheeran did on his world tour this year
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3,869,900 Total number of Instagram followers the bloggers have


Ranking of the 35 most-traveled bloggers of 2017


Meet 2017’s Most-Traveled Bloggers

Introducing the five travel bloggers who logged the most miles in 2017. Incredibly, these wanderlust-filled adventurers each covered more than 100,000 miles in one year (that’s more than four times around the world!):

The Blonde Abroad

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154,946 miles

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466,000 followers

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Jordan

Our #1 most-traveled blogger is Kiersten from California, who gave up her career in corporate finance for global adventure. She’s now visited over 50 countries and even found a new home in Cape Town.

The Adventurers Collective

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130,213

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469,000 followers

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Bali

Born in Hawaii, Chelsea often focuses on the beauty of water in her photography. Chelsea visited five continents in 2017, and her serene images convey her fondness for the outdoors and mindful living.

The Planet D

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115,518 miles

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202,000 followers

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Tanzania

Dave and Deb are our most-traveled blogger couple. During their time as world travelers, they’ve completed the Tour d’Afrique, visited over 100 countries, and driven 9,000 miles from London to Mongolia!

Kirsten Alana

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113,720 miles

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229,000 followers

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Portugal

Inspired by her own grandparents’ emigration from Finland and Sweden to northern Michigan, Kirsten was always curious about traveling to undiscovered places. She’s been a guest speaker at travel conferences on five continents.

My Life's a Movie

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112,317 miles

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133,000 followers

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Halong Bay

Who needs to be a movie star when you can be a travel blogger? Alyssa Ramos shows that you can do both, and visited 33 countries in 2017 alone. Her love for adventure has led her from Israel to Chile and everywhere in between!


See The World Through A Travel Blogger’s Eyes

Whether you’re interested in adventure or the world’s culinary treats, the travel bloggers on our list cover a wide range of topics and travel niches. Check out the categories below to find out more about these unique world travelers:

Adventure Travel Bloggers: Whether atop Mt. Kilimanjaro or scuba diving among shipwrecks in the Philippines, these bloggers embrace the unknown.

Solo Female Bloggers: Girl power indeed! These ladies boldly go to the world’s far corners, provide tips on traveling alone, and aren’t afraid to get out of their element.

Niche Travel Bloggers: From budget travel to foodie destinations to regional guides, these bloggers specialize in a travel niche and provide expert advice.

Photographer Travel Bloggers: With an eye for gorgeous images, these bloggers capture their journies through pictures and often provide photo tips along the way.

Family & Couple Travel Bloggers: Two’s not a crowd for these bloggers, who venture around the world with their partners or families.

Adventure Travel Bloggers

Hey Nadine

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39,864 miles

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68,100 followers

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Moscow

Hippie in Heels

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99,767 miles

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77,100 followers

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Bali

Holy Smithereens

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27,620 miles

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16,800 followers

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Seychelles

LandLopers

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97,000 miles

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43,500 followers

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Bangkok

Local Adventurer

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86,686 miles

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29,500 followers

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Patagonia

Wandering Earl

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64,685 miles

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2,471 followers

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La Digue

Solo-Female Travel Bloggers

A Dangerous Business

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52,578 miles

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20,500 followers

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Mykines

Adventurous Kate

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38,177 miles

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101,000 followers

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Odessa

Be My Travel Muse

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64,266 miles

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107,000 followers

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Wrangell–St. Elias National Park

Dame Traveler

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67,201 miles

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407,000 followers

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Portugal

Journalist on the Run

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46,344 miles

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52,000 followers

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Havana

JustOneWayTicket.com

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26,730 miles

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37,900 followers

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Ubud

Niche Travel Bloggers

Budget Traveller

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28,922 miles

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32,800 followers

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Prague

Camels & Chocolate

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40,573 miles

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30,200 followers

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Oklahoma City

Girl Eat World

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43,224 miles

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397,000 followers

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Carpathian Mountains

Helene in Between

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20,526 miles

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109,000 followers

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Rome

On the Luce

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25,713 miles

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9,000 followers

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Edinburgh

That Backpacker

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49,018 miles

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25,100 followers

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Mostar

Photographer Travel Bloggers

Alex in Wanderland

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73,161 miles

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77,000 followers

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Thailand

Allan Edward Hinton

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34,598 miles

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168,000 followers

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Oman

The Blonde Gypsy

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47,771 miles

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23,700 followers

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Kazakhstan

Heart My Backpack

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57,699 miles

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53,700 followers

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Goma

Polkadot Passport

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95,709 miles

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254,000 followers

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Annecy

XpatMatt

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91,861 miles

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32,000 followers

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Kyrgyzstan

Family and Couple Travel Bloggers

2 Travel Dads

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27,251 miles

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22,200 followers

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Haleiwa

Getting Stamped

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80,015 miles

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86,800 followers

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St Maarten

Love & Road

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31,529 miles

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24,900 followers

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Czech Republic

Traveling Canucks

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48,122 miles

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15,400 followers

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Willemstad

Two Bad Tourists

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20,390 miles

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35,300 followers

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San Francisco

y Travel Blog

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30,102 miles

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45,600 followers

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Nashville



Methodology

After looking through thousands of travel blogs, we created a final shortlist made up of 35 of the most traveled bloggers of 2017. We reached out to each blogger, asking for their full travel itinerary for 2017. After they provided us with their itineraries, we used a leading online mapping tool to calculate their mileage for the year. We included any travel that happened after January 1st, 2017, as well as their future travel plans up until December 31st, 2017.

For Ed Sheeran’s mileage, we calculated the distance between each concert that he performed in 2017. We took into account tour dates that were canceled.

Are you a travel blogger with a big year of travel ahead in 2018? Let us know at dominic.walker@hometogo.com to be considered for next year’s Most-Traveled Blogger Awards