Most Popular Travel Articles of 2019

Most Popular Travel Articles for 2019

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2019 was an amazing year for us here at the CBoardingGroup.com. Our travel blog grew by leaps and bounds (especially after joining the BoardingArea.com network of travel bloggers this year).

We had some really fun and interesting articles and many that were quite successful. So, here are the most popular travel articles for us in 2019 including articles about Baby Yoda, Hotel Hacking and Expensive Water Bottles. You will also find our most controversial post, most fun article and least traffic post (a total dud) at the end of this article.

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Most Popular Travel Articles for 2019

It was a busy year for us. After joining the BoardingArea.com network we attempted to post every day. That turned out to be a bit of a pipe dream as I started a new job in August which made it nearly impossible to post as frequently as I’d hoped.

That said, we did increase our posting frequency churning out a decent amount of content each month. This is largely due to me spending time on the weekends writing and scheduling content to post later in the week (while I am traveling for work usually).

Of the content we published (and it was a lot), here are the most popular posts (by pure traffic, all sources including: Google, Flipboard, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, BoardingArea homepage, etc):

  1. 31 Amazing Hotel Hacks / Hotel Tips Travel Pros Use all the Time
  2. The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Blogs
  3. 26 Must Have Travel Gadgets & Gear
  4. Travel Memes
  5. 147 Business Travel Tips – the ultimate list of road warrior tips & tricks
  6. These are not the Baby Yoda Memes you are looking for (about travel)
  7. Prime Day is coming…shhh…here are some early access deals for Travel Gear
  8. 17 Best Suitcase Packing Tips for Travel
  9. What to get a man who travels a lot – 10 Travel Gifts for Men he will actually like
  10. The World’s Most Expensive Travel Water Bottle (also WTF are people spending their money on)

Here’s a more detailed look at our top travel articles for 2019 and we also have a few other articles that certainly generated some controversy listed at the very end of this article.

31 Amazing Hotel Hacks / Hotel Tips Travel Pros Use all the Time

31 Amazing Hotel Hacks Travel Pros Use all the Time

Turns out people love hotel hacks and hotel tips. This was our most popular article of the year, although primarily via Pinterest traffic where it burned a hole in our traffic for the year.

The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Blogs

The Best Travel Blogs - who you need to be following in 2020

Second on the list was actually two posts. We maintain a directory of interesting travel blogs that we enjoy reading. We refresh it each year and recently updated the 2019 version for 2020. This post performs well in SEO and other platforms including Facebook. I guess there’s lots of like minded travelers out there interested in seeing where folks travel.

26 Must Have Travel Gadgets & Gear

26 must have travel gadgets and travel gear

This wildly popular post has been a big earner for us (via affiliate sales) because it provides a list travel gadgets that fellow travelers might need (many are truly must-have gadgets) on their travels.

Travel Memes

Insanely Huge Collection of the Funniest Travel Memes, Airline Memes, Airport Memes, TSA Memes and So much More

Where would we be without memes. Our huge cache of travel related memes ranks high on Google and performs extremely well for us. Especially because we are so sarcastic. 🙂

147 Business Travel Tips – the ultimate list of road warrior tips & tricks

147 business travel tips the frequent traveler's guide

Our cornerstone content has really risen in the rankings this year and provides 147 (yes you read that right) tips for business travel. We are primarily a business traveler focused blog here and this is really the inspiration for our entire blog.

These are not the Baby Yoda Memes you are looking for (about travel)

Baby Yoda Memes - hilarious memes about travel from the Mandalorian

We timed this right. 🙂

On the heels of the baby yoda craze we through some baby Yoda memes with a travel angle together here in the 4Q of 2019 and it exploded. Apparently there’s quite an appetite for this young ‘in.

Prime Day is coming…shhh…here are some early access deals for Travel Gear

Prime Day is coming...shhh...here are some _early access_ deals for Travel Gear

Amazon’s Prime Day was a big money maker for us and our reminder that it was approaching really blew up. Christmas and Prime Day are the two big shopping days for us and we earn a good amount of revenue for this blog from these two days alone.

17 Best Suitcase Packing Tips for Travel

Image of woman sitting on suitcase with text saying 17 SUITCASE PACKING TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE

We revamped this post (and added 6 more packing tips) later in the year and the post really exploded on both Flipboard and Pinterest. Turns out, apparently, that people can’t pack and there was a ton of interest in this topic. Look for us to continue to revamp and improve this post each year.

What to get a man who travels a lot – 10 Travel Gifts for Men he will actually like

travel gifts for men that we will actually want

We shared a “what to get women who travel” post which did ok, but the corresponding partner, “what to get men who travel” blew up on Flipboard. With less than 3 months in the year (at the time it was published) it cracked the top 10 list of our most popular articles of the year. I don’t know what this says about us…

The World’s Most Expensive Travel Water Bottle (also WTF are people spending their money on)

The World's Most Expensive Travel Water Bottle

This was a throwaway article we published midway through the year. We stumbled across what we think was a pricing error that had a water bottle listed at an INSANE price (like stupid stupid stupid high). It caught the fancy of the interweb and had a mini-explosion for us. And now, we didn’t buy the water bottle.

Other Top Travel Articles for 2019 that were memorable (and narrowly missed the list or created some controversy)

In addition to our top earners for traffic, we had several other posts that were either memorable or controversial. We had to share them here with all you:

Most controversial

checking your bag is stupid

Checking your bag is stupid…change my mind – published late in the year, this post stoked some heavy controversy among readers. Little did they know they were being trolled (a little). The traffic was pretty good, but the grumpy readers were even better. Funny, funy.

Most Fun to write

I enjoy creating silly headlines that attract attention (see previous section…lol) and had some fun with this one: Thai officials say Phuket selfie snapping tourists get death penalty

Thai officials say Phuket selfie snapping tourists get death penalty

Least Popular (by traffic) Post

Occasionally we get some duds and for some reason this post went over like a guest getting Bonvoyed (and it surprised us a bit). Maybe it was the graphics or the military reference. Who knows, but this post got a whopping 27 views: Travel Tip Tuesday #41 – Semper Gumby (aka “Always Flexible)

semper gumby - TRAVEL TIP TUESDAY - BE FLEXIBLE

Thanks for dropping in, and thanks for a great 2019!

Thank you for stopping in this year. If this is your first visit be sure to come back for more. Add us to your RSS feed or follow us on Twitter. We greatly appreciate your readership!

Speaking of reading travel stuff…here’s a few more ideas:

We travel hard (well, not hard, easy actually). But we do travel a lot (mostly for work, but occasionally for leisure, or bleisure). Along the way we like to share our tips and tricks for surviving on the road including these:

 

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Author Biography

We. Do. Business Travel. The CBoardingGroup.com is a leading business travel focused travel blog. The principal author has over 18 years of consistent & frequent business travel. Over the years, he has developed various travel habits, travel tips, advice and more that he shares with fellow travelers of all skill levels. From hotel life, to airplane tips, to the weekly grind of frequent travel, plus a little travel humor, this blog is a haven for business travelers. Read his full bio here.

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