Who are top paid travel bloggers in the world?

Travel blogging is hot in 2019 – with help of Instagram, Youtube, SEO, Pinterest many travel bloggers can afford to earn living while traveling the world.

While a lot of successful travel bloggers on average earn in $1-8K range, there are super successful bloggers, who earn MUCH MORE.

Here is a list of highest paid travel bloggers.

All this bloggers started either from nothing or a very small investment. And majority of them – with no previous blogging or technical experience. So, YOU CAN TOO!

1. Matt Kepnes from Nomadic Matt – $50K+ per month

Matt is a New York Times bestselling author. He founded one of the most successful and well-known travel blogs – Nomadic Matt. His blog has millions of visitors every month, who use Matt’s advice about world travel.


2. Johnny Ward of OneStep4Ward.com ($20,000 to $25,000 p/m)

Johnny started his blog about 10 years ago, while he left his home. From that time he made over $1.5 million with his travel blog – OneStep4Ward.

3. Dave & Deb of The Planet D ($15,000 to $20,000 per month)

Dave & Deb – one of the most highly paid travel couples. They started their travel blog about 8 years ago to inspire people to travel and live their dream. They are among top 10 travel influencers in the world.

4. Earl of WanderingEarl.com ($12,000 per month)

Earl has visited more than 110 countries, from the time he started his blog back in 1999. It took him a while, but now he makes at least $12K per month while traveling the world and living the dream.


5. Monica of The Travel Hack ($10,000 per month)

Monica is a British travel blogger, who started her online journey back in 2009. She left the UK with a one-way ticket to Australia and spent 2 years traveling. After that Tre Travel Hack was started.


6. Nick & Dariece Goats On The Road ($10,000 to $12,000 per month)

Nick & Dariece are 30 something couple from Canada, who have been traveling for the last 8 years. They were living a normal life, after one day booked a one-week vacation in Mexico, which gave them a “travel bug”. Now they earn 6 figures per year from their blog – Goats on the Roads.

Sharon of Where’s Sharon Family Travel Blog ($10,000 per month)

Where’s Sharon – one of the most successful family travel blogs. It features stories about traveling with kids, how to make it cheaper and smarter.


Milou of Explorista.net ($10,000 per month)

Milou is a full-time blogger and digital nomad. In her blog Explorista.net she helps women to travel smarter and uncover unknown destinations.


Jon & Kach of Two Monkeys Travel Group ($10,000 to $15,000 p/m)

Jon & Kach write about how to build a sustainable travel lifestyle.


James of Mantripping ($4000 to $6000 per month)

Mantripping – one of the most successful men travel blogs. It focuses on things like travel gear, gadgets, cars – all men related travel stuff.



Tim Leffel of Cheapest Destinations Blog ($6500 to $9000 p/m)

Tim Leffel’s blog was created in 2003 and right now is one of the most popular single-author travel blogs. It focuses on cheap ways to travel, travel hacks and tips and how to live abroad for less.



Brett of Green Global Travel  ($5000 to $7000 per month)

Bret and Mary lanuched Green Global Travel in 2010. Since then, they visited dozens of countries. Their blog is mostly about ecotourism and is important role in improving the economy and ecology.


Yoshke & Vins of The Poor Traveler ($4000 to $6000 per month)

Vins and Yosh created their blog to help people spend less while traveling. You can find budget travel guides to many top world destinations and learn how to avoid common traveling mistakes.


Kristin Addis of Be My Travel Muse ($4000 to $5000 per month)

Kristin is an award-winning solo female travel blogger.


Jacob & Esther of Local Adventurer ($6000 per month)

Local Adventurer is run by a team of travelers, who explore hidden gems in a chosen city each year. It was named among top 5 travel blogs in the US and world.


Wrapping up

Who did I miss? Leave suggestions in comments below!


Further reading

Top 20 writing blogs by Consultants500

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