20 Top Blogs for City Travelers


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 2:55 PM




Author: Adam Zettler


As we've mentioned in some earlier posts, traveling these days involves a lot more than just booking a flight on Expedia. There are so many new content and real time social sites we can turn to. At MetroMarks we have found some of the most interesting and informative local information comes from blogs.


The blogosphere has some fantastic writers who can make trip planning not only a fun experience, but can also help you make decisions on what to do and see.

Bloggers can give you insights about hidden gems and other unique experiences in their cities.  Many times they can also wake up your wanderlust and inspire your next excursion!

Here at MetroBuzz we've tried to give you another tool in your travel tool-kit.

Here is a list of our favourite blogs - the highest quality and most informative travel blogs about cities and urban travel throughout the globe.

We hope these blogs provide some great stories, photos, and tips to make your next city destination a blast ! ...


The City Traveller by Citypass.com: Some of the best city travel content. Up-to-date, budget-friendly news and advice on the top activities, attractions, food, transportation and more in some of the most outstanding cities in the world.

Urban Travel Blog : Urban Travel Blog is a collection of expert travel writers - reporting on trends/culture, experiences and nocturnal adventures in cities around Europe and the World.

I Heart My City by National Geographic Travel: City natives use 'fill in the blank' lists to describe the what, where, why and how of getting the best out of your trip to their city. Very cool.

Uwishunu by VisitPhilly.com: A great example of how tourism bureaus can promote their city by using a really informative, well put together blog.

Secrets of Paris by Heather Stimmler-Hall: The hidden side of the City of Light - Paris!

The Best City in the World by Sydney.com Destination NSW: A great blog to explore Sydney, Australia.

Travel Blog & Travel Advice by Hostels.com: Travel tips and advice, blogs from around the world, guest blogs, event guides and lots more exciting city travel information from all over the globe.

Revealed Rome by Amanda Ruggeri: Tips, tricks and things not to miss in Rome. Comprehensive information and great photos!

My Secret Boston : An excellent and comprehensive insider's guide to Beantown.

The Cool Hunter by Bill Tikos: Couldn't resist adding this to the list. Great design and fantastic photos, featuring stories about the 'coolest' hotels and resorts across the globe.

Portland Spoke by Travel Portland: Another great example of the right way to promote your city. Travel Portland has done an fantastic job of inspiring travelers to visit The Rose City.

Life in Amsterdam by Cosmo-Polite.com: Expat life and the best of Amsterdam for travelers. Chock full of great information and tips.

Real Edinburgh : Not updated recently but take a look at the absolutely stunning photos of Edinburgh, and try not to be inspired to want to jump on a plane and travel there right now!

All Madrid Travel and Holiday Blog by Allmadrid.com: No comparison, Madrid's best visitor and tourism blog. Over 100 posts with an informative and well written focus on the Spanish capital.

Journey to Hong Kong by Anna Tam: This excellent blog is like your own personal guide on where to eat, drink, stay and visit in Hong Kong.

Ask Veronica by Visit Houston Texas: Have a question about what to do, where to eat or anything else pertaining to your visit to Houston? Just Ask Veronica. She has the answers to your queries about H-Town. A great concept from another really well done city tourism website.

City Travel Blogs by OE Travel Blogs: A utilitarian approach but an absolute gem, full of great tips, ratings, and travel experiences in over 40 cities.

Blog London by visitlondon.com : The Olympic Fever is over but you can still get great ideas on what to do and see in London from a behind the scenes perspective.

Le Best of Paris by David Dadoun: A great Paris blog that brings you "le best" restaurants, exhibition, cafes, activities and more.

Detroit Moxie by Becks Davis: Detroit is a city that needs some love. Becks Davis obviously loves The Motor City. And while Detroit is not a hot tourist destination, this very well written blog makes me want to pay a visit. A must read-40 Things to Do in Detroit Before You're Dead.


I hope you enjoyed our list of great city travel blogs. Needless to say there are so many more that are worth mentioning. It was difficult for us to pare it down to only 20. You can check out all the best local city blogs in whichever city you are visiting in our social media and blog section here.

Do you have a great city travel blog that we overlooked? Let us know in the discussion below.....and Happy Traveling!




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Travel Blogging Community wrote: 5:36am August 23, 2012

Metromarks and Adam,
Thanks for mentioning our website in the top 20 travel blogs around the globe, we are honored and all the sites listed are going to be very helpful to future travelers.

OE Travel Blogs Team

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Adam Zettler wrote: 11:40am August 23, 2012

Thank OE Travel Blogs. We're happy to list your great city content.....

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