#travel #blog Travel2Next

Time again to check the #travel1k leaderboards for the week of September 13th, and we are at … eh #171, down a bit from last week, but hey still in the top 200!

This week we saw the biggest climbs from Erin Klema (up 521 places to 144th), and Tonya Prater (329th), an Adventurous World(484th), and Travelin’ Fools (610th) to the #travel1k Top 1000+ Travel Blogs board.

Well done to this week’s top three RoarLoud- Cathy MerrifieldBonVoyageurs, and Stef Travel Photographer.

And who’s our new blog to check out this week? Ah, here it is, up from #19 last week to #14: @travel2next ’s Travel2Next!

 

Led by Australian travel journalist Christina Pfeiffer, Travel2Next is a fusion of experienced journalism and new media, a marriage of award-winning journalists and new media influencers.

We are at the intersection of core strengths in traditional writing and photojournalism and a new generation of content creators who have unearthed new ways of communicating to travellers.

The 21st century has presented journalism with its biggest challenge since Gutenberg invented the printing press. A few centuries later, the pace of change is head spinning. Storytelling continues to morph through the inventions of new social media channels and tools.

By staying abreast with technology, Travel2Next aims to be a leader in new forms of storytelling.

Although technology is changing the way we consume media as well as the way we gather it, it has not changed the need for an expert trusted voice and a good story…

That’s a new one; every entry so far on this list has been an individual or couple, first one we’ve run into that’s a collective. And a collective of a lot of contributors! Quite blurs the line between blogging and actual journalism, a place like this.

Mind you, don’t think it’s news to anybody that the traditional print markets are undergoing quite the transformation (a polite way of saying “wholesale destruction”) in this brave new Web world, especially in the travel sector so places like this are most likey what most professional journalists are going to be contributing to.

Technically, BuiltWith tells us it’s a standard WordPress technology stack with the usual run of plugins; we’ve only seen one exception to that rule so far I think?

As for content, it’s as wide-ranging as you’d expect from the mission of being pretty much a travel magazine published only on the Web; definitely worth a spot in your Twitter feed. Here for instance is one that’s complete news to us:

Hobart to Antarctica in 2017 via Macquarie Island

There’s commercial Antarctic cruises from Hobart? We did not know that. OK, there’s an edit to our bucket list: Whenever we get around to visiting Tasmania, along with visiting the wildlife (Taz is our spirit animal, we’re sure of it) we’ll plan it around one of those!

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