Latest update: July 19, 2012 (please note the list itself hasn’t been updated for ages (yet).
A page about Travel Bloggers (T-List) and Luxury Bloggers (L-List)
History of the T-List
This page started as an ongoing process. As my effort to create a travel blogging community that really communicates in a direct way with each other rather than in an indirect way via comments to each other’s posts.
What is the T-List?
The T-List (T stands for Travel) is basically a collection of travel blogs on the Internet that was first compiled by Mathieu Ouellet of Radar, a Blog about Internet Strategy for Tourism and Travel Industry in March 2006 (Radar) with just a handful of blogs. It was born out of the desire to see what other travel blogs are out there. The list grew very rapidly, as it was a way for bloggers to get exposure, to increase traffic, and also a first step to get connected with each other.
In July 2006, Jens Thraenhart decided to leverage Facebook as a potential platform to build a community of travel-related bloggers (http://tourisminternetmarketing.com). The list grew and became almost too big.
Then Kevin May finally decided to publish the Recommended T-List, that made it a bit more accessible.
The T-List here at Happy Hotelier
From when it was launched I tried to keep track of all the Travel related Blogs that were added to the list on this page. So it is not my list, but an ongoing and growing list where many have contributed and still contribute.
The deli.icio.us phase
At first I used a script from deli.icio.us. I could tag additions in My deli.icio.us. The script produced my tags here in alphabetical order.
The problem was that the script only allowed 100 entries to be imported here. To circumvent that I started a second list, the TB-List on deli.icio.us. Both lists were on this page, but not everybody understood how it worked and I didn’t want to create a third list, a “TC-List”.
In the meantime Guillaume started to post on a more or less regular basis the ranking according to technorati. I combined the two lists into one tabled list.
See for more history my T-List Category
The November 2, 2008 update of the list in sortable form can be found here: Sortable T-List November 2.
I also Found a way of presenting it here:
Shortly after the T-List, Paul Johnson of A Luxury Travel Blog Introduced the L-List. In a prior version of this page there was a Logo, but I didn’t like it anyway. Then del.icio.us changed its web design and I lost the L-List somehow, but you can find it here since November 8, 2008: