#travel #blog VoloGratis

So we were pretty darn happy with the #travel1k changed algorithm last week that had us up to #113; let’s see how we did with our newly abbreviated posting schedule whilst we finish up our new project for the week of January 16th … well, will you look at that? #56, our highest ranking yet! Great job, #travel1k team and all our new tweeps!!

This week we saw the biggest climbs from Chad WorldThruOurEyes (up 709 places to 746th), Road Unraveled (up 700 places to 423rd), and The World Pursuit (up 585 places to 193rd).

We also welcome new travel bloggers Ava Roxanne Stritt (131st), Wine Travel (176th), Audrey Kruger (236th), Dynie Sanderson (781st) to the #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs scorecard.

Well done to this week’s top three Charles McCool (McCool Travel)Julie McCool (Fun In Fairfax VA), and Matt Matt.

And this week, we have a first for our new blog to check out here at #23 @vologratis‘s @raghavmodi’s VoloGratis!

And why is it a first, you ask?

Sei un appassionato di viaggi low cost? Allora sei nel posto giusto.

VoloGratis.org è il blog che dal 2009 aiuta migliaia di viaggiatori italiani ad organizzare le proprie vacanze low cost senza però rinunciare al comfort…

… because it’s the first blog we’ve looked at in this series that does not, in fact, actually have any content in English. Well then. Let’s try that again with Chrome’s translation triggered:

Are you a fan of  low-cost travel ? Then you’re in the right place.

VoloGratis.org is the blog that since 2009 helps thousands of Italian travelers to organize their  low cost holidays  without renouncing comfort.

Such as? Reporting every day the  best low cost travel deals , finding the  best low cost flights  in circulation, sharing  competitions to win trips  and making available to all travelers the experiences of the two professional roman travel bloggers Andrea Petroni and Valentina Venanzi…

Alright then! Well, let’s try out the translation on one article … why, just a couple down here on the front page is an article on World Heritage Site Cliffs of Moher:

Cliffs of Moher in Irlanda: tutto quello che devi sapere per visitarle

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland are among the most beautiful and exciting nature shows I have ever had the pleasure of attending. I speak as if it were a “show” because that piece of coast on the Atlantic Ocean is to be enjoyed as if it were a show staged by the best actors and frontman of the universe: the sea that sings breaking on the high rocks, the birds dancing high in the sky, green meadows caressed by the wind that play sweet melodies, and testimonies of a bygone age that make everything even more evocative.

In this post you will find everything you need to know to visit the Cliffs of Moher so that you can better plan your day. Believe me, this is a, indeed it is the unmissable place on a trip to Ireland…

Don’t know how it reads to an Italian, but that’s downright poetic in Chrome translation, isn’t it now?

Technically, BuiltWith tells us it’s a standard WordPress setup, and as always we recommend Dreampress as your best choice for that, free Jetpack Professional and all; and a veritably encyclopedic collection of advertising plugins, apparently there’s good money to be made in the “travel blog in Italian” niche!

OK then: if you do, in fact, happen to be Italian, then this is our premiere recommendation for your travel blog of choice! Given how it’s the only one we’ve read and all, but still. If you’re the other 99.999% or so of our readership … check it out anyways, judging by that Cliffs of Moher article we translated above, looks like it’s an excellent resource!

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