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Life after dropping out of Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 travel blogs

Andy Warhol said we all achieve 15 minutes of fame. For me that occurred when I made Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 travel blogs. I will never forget the day the email from the Wizard himself congratulated me on making the list. I did so just barely by being the inaugural number 100. Check out his list here.

Nomadic Samuel's Top 100 Travel Blogs

I once was a proud member

Traveling Ted nation rejoices

The Traveling Ted Nation rejoiced at the news. They were dancing in the streets of Trinidad & Tobago, they were walking their pigs in Costa Rica, going crazy in bars in Bangkok, Thailand, and generally craziness ensued in Japan (a normally reserved country).

Traveling Ted

It was all smiles and beer for Traveling Ted after making Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blog list

Trinidad & Tobago dancing in the streets

Dancing in the streets of Trinidad & Tobago when the word spread about Traveling Ted’s inclusion into Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blogs

Walking a pig in Costa Rica

This picture has absolutely nothing to do with my position in the top 100 travel blogs, but the world is a better place with more posts with pictures of a man walking their pig in it

Kho San Road Thailand

When news broke about Traveling Ted’s inclusion in Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 Travel Blogs at this bar on Kho San Road, they went crazy


Even the usually tranquil and reserved Japanese let their hair down at the news that Traveling Ted had been named the number 100 blogger in Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blogs

Life is good in the top 100

Yes, it was good to be Traveling Ted. When things are going well, the babes will follow. It was difficult to find a facebook post, a twitter tweet, or a blog post where there was not a hot woman at Traveling Ted’s side. I thought it was my boyish good looks, but I learned later it was the addition in the Nomadic Samuel blog that held sway over the fairer sex. Life was good for Traveling Ted.

Traveling Ted

Traveling Ted enjoying the fame of being in Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blog list

Traveling Ted

Ladies love the top bloggers

Thai Women

This girl is saying he is number 1, but she should be saying he is number 100 (or was number 100)

Travling Ted top 100 travel blogs

Girls loving their top 100 travel bloggers

I sent an email to Nomadic Samuel thanking him for the addition in his honored list. He replied that he was happy to see me on there. He also added that if in the future I were to fall off, to not take it the wrong way. Too euphoric to heed the wise warning, I continued to live large in the umbrella of the Nomadic Samuel Top 100 travel blogs. I figured the accolades and good times would only continue, and not abruptly end.

A couple of weeks later, while perusing twitter, a hashtag laced post by Nomadic Samuel alerted the social media world that the jedi warrior travel blogger had updated the rankings. I clicked on it to see how far I moved up the charts, or possibly just held on to number 100.

13 Jul Nomadic Samuel@NomadicSamuel

Top 100 Travel Blogs:  #Top100 #travel #travelblogs #travelsites #list #TravelingtedSOL #goodbyeTravelingTedfromtop100 #HaHaTravelingTed #nomoreTed #Tednothere #TravelingTeddropsout #TravelingTednotevenintop130

The horror, the horror

I scanned the charts and saw the familiar names of Traveldudes, Andi’s Beautiful Adventures, Cumi and Ciki, Budget Travel Adventures, Expert Vagabond, but no Traveling Ted. Thinking there must be some mistake, I closed the window and entered the site through my “I am a proud member of the Nomadic Samuel Top 100” banner I proudly uploaded to my site. Perhaps entering through a different manner would provide different results. Another scan of the top 100 and no Traveling Ted and to make matters worse; there is now a list of 30 blogs competing to get on the top 100, but alas no Traveling Ted there either.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

Hanging with the Beautiful Andi: I should have been asking for tips on how to stay in the Nomadic Samuel Top 100 Travel Blogs

I quickly went through the five stages of no longer being in Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blogs


Traveling Ted

Traveling Ted in disbelief that he fell off the charts


I have retained my “proud member of Nomadic Samuel’s top 100” JPEG banner on my site months after falling off.


I sent Nomadic Samuel a $100.00 payment via Paypal with a message saying “100 reasons to keep Traveling Ted in the top 100.” The payment was returned.


Yes, a grown man did cry 🙁


I finally just went on with my life.

Traveling Ted

Moving on the only way I know how: Adventure traveling with my fanny pack

Life after dropping out of Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 travel blogs

It was difficult to accept though. I would be searching through Latina Abroads bucket list hashtag and there would be Nomadic Samuels tweet spreading the word that I was no longer a member. I would participate in a #TTOT chat and there another tweet would show up reminding me that I was no longer good enough to make the list.

The stress, the letdown, and the disappointment were too much. Usually I follow a road of adventure and fun. This road often includes imbibing in alcoholic beverages. Ever since falling off the Nomadic Samuel Top 100 Travel Blog wagon, I have jumped on another wagon. This wagon consists of excessive drinking and debauchery as I try to forget that I am no longer one of the privileged 100 or even 130.

Traveling Ted drinking

Traveling Ted drinking copious amounts of beer too distraught to even get in the canoe

Traveling Ted

Traveling Ted in decline

Usually Traveling Ted is often spotted entering a favorite adventure travel park. Lately, he has been spotted entering establishments not as morally prestigious.

Traveling Ted Vietnam

Normally Traveling Ted is found entering an adventure travel park like Bach Ma in Vietnam

Gentlemen's Club

Ever since his fall from Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blogs, this is the kind of place Traveling Ted has begun to enter to find comfort

With his luck in the e-world spiraling downward, another place he has been seen lately is a place where one can win big or also lose it all.

Traveling Ted

With hope, Traveling Ted will have better luck here than he did staying in Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 Travel Blog List

How can you help

You are probably asking how you can help Traveling Ted regain the moral high ground and not slip any deeper into the moral abyss he has found himself in since dropping out of the Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100.

Here are five ways you can save Traveling Ted

1. Subscribe to his page and follow his adventures. With hope, they will soon be about fun adventures in countries like Costa Rica, Malaysia, and outdoor places in the United States instead of reports from strip clubs, casinos, and being passed out on the side of the side of the road.

2. Write an Alexa Review on how awesome this website is.

3. Retweet this post, share it on facebook, and visit my almost 400 posts and share those as well.

4. Link me on your blog. Either linking one of my posts or putting me in your Travel blog roll

5. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter and send me a note of encouragement. If I get enough positive responses, I might get out of this rut even without returning to the Nomadic Samuel Top 100 Travel blog list.

Adventure on!

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106 Responses to Life after dropping out of Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 travel blogs

  1. Tawny- Captain and Clark July 31, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Our condolences about dropping off Nomadic Samuel’s list. We have high hopes that you’ll soon make it back on, if for no other reason that you have an awesome picture of a man walking his pig. We’re rooting for you, just don’t forget about us when you get to the top!
    Tawny- Captain and Clark recently posted..Why we said “no” to trying dog meat in South Korea.

    • travelingted August 2, 2012 at 3:17 am #

      We will make it together Captain and Clark and we will walk pigs together!

  2. Leah Travels July 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    With all the ills and travesties in the world, Traveling Ted not being on Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 list may be the most appalling. As someone who’s never been there or done that, I can imagine the elation felt upon getting that email announcement. But, my dear Ted, what goes up must come down. Traveling Ted’s meteoric rise to number 100 just couldn’t last.

    Is Traveling Ted simply a candle in the wind? I say NO! I have confidence that Traveling Ted will pick himself up, dust off his fanny pack, straighten up that khaki hat, and not just crack the top 100. I believe Traveling Ted has what it takes to crack the top 50! And when that happens, Leah Travels will buy Traveling Ted the cold beverage of his choice.
    Leah Travels recently posted..Texas Tuesday: A Devil of a River

    • travelingted August 2, 2012 at 3:24 am #

      Thanks for the encouragement Leah. I hope you will still buy me a cold drink or two if I should fail to crack the illustrious list.

  3. Mari July 31, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Always making me smile, Ted!

  4. Alan@Infinite Safari Adventures July 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    A very funny article. Let’s get you back in the top 100 – hell top 10!
    Alan@Infinite Safari Adventures recently posted..Welcome!

  5. the lazy travelers July 31, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    our deepest condolences. we’re here if you need drinking partners. and we’re babes.

  6. Jeremy Branham July 31, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    This is awesome! Definitely different than the normal posts you write. I loved the humor and the photos in this. I actually caught myself laughing at this. Hopefully, this situation will be corrected and you can step away from the gambling establishments and gentleman’s club and get back to partying with the ladies when you travel as you get back into the Top 100!
    Jeremy Branham recently posted..5 reasons why the Olympics are the greatest sporting event in the world

    • travelingted August 7, 2012 at 12:05 am #

      It is difficult to be humorous when writing about the outdoors and adventure travel. Every once in awhile the opportunity does present itself though.

  7. Mike July 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Maybe Nomadic Samuel isn’t the only travel blogger list (Why is his rating so important) and maybe he got it wrong, just like the Fencing judges at the Olympics for the girl from Korea on Buzzfeed. I’m keeping my subscription! Just saying!!!

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

      Your subscription and support means a lot. Thanks Mike!

  8. Jason Castellani July 31, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I think this post will earn you a spot back on the list real soon. Its creative and entertaining posts like these that win followers over! Here’s to you… rising to the top.
    Jason Castellani recently posted..10 Best Stops on the Trans-Siberian Railway

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm #

      Thanks Jason,

      Glad you found it creative and funny. Nomadic Samuel and his blog needed a major mocking, and I was the one to do it.

  9. Matthew Karsten July 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    You can do it Ted!

    Say goodbye to the booze & strippers, and say hello to fame & fortune when you’re back on Nomadic Samuel’s Top 100 list!

    (which really just means higher quality booze & strippers…)

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:28 am #

      I am glad to hear that Matt because I actually king of like being down and out. There are perks to hitting rock bottom

  10. ciki August 1, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    ROFLMAO! Speechless.. funny as hell! OH, im sure you will be re-instated TED!! for sure ! 😀 Don’t worry… if humor counts for anything u shld be no.1 !!!!
    ciki recently posted..Cape Mentelle Wine Lunch @ Prime, Le Meridien KL

  11. Nomadic Samuel August 1, 2012 at 12:55 am #

    Breaking News! Hoards of angry Koreans mob the streets in protest of Ted not being included on the Top 100 Travel Blogs list. Nomadic Samuel has been sent into hiding with threats of being force fed copious amounts of kimchi.

    One month later: Ted storms the Bastille making his triumphant return to the Top 100 Travel Blogs as Nomadic Samuel is finally able to come out of the cave he’s been hiding in and resume normal blogging activities.
    Nomadic Samuel recently posted..2 Accidents and Why I Continue to Have Faith in Humankind

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:12 am #

      Since I have never been to Korea, I am surprised and baffled for the support. Perhaps they joined me when Runaway Juno guest posted on my site.

      Once I make it back to the top 100 you can bet there will be a follow up to this post.

  12. Christy August 1, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Hilarious! I hope you make it back to the list soon!

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:10 am #

      Thanks Christy and glad you found it funny!

  13. Katherine | Kapcha The World August 1, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    hahaha classic. I do hope you make it back up there Ted. We can live vicariously through you. As I have no idea how Alexa works I’m doubtful of ever getting on the list so finges and toes crossed you make it for the rest of us.
    Katherine | Kapcha The World recently posted..MRI’s and why it felt like tripping out on an airplane

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:09 am #

      Thanks Katherine,

      I hope I can make it back and score one for the average travel blogger.

  14. lola dimarco August 1, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    ok. i was tipped off that this was too funny. and guess what…it was. ted – this was just the laugh i needed today. i think you can have it all. hot babes, hot strippers, the casino winnings, best of booze & be in the top 100. wait…maybe that’s my dream talking. ummm…let’s just team up & kick some ass. 😉
    lola dimarco recently crimes ala lola & leah

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:04 am #

      I am glad it did not disappoint Lola. We must team up. Pink power!

  15. Robb714 August 1, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    While I have enjoyed your posts for over a year, I really enjoyed this a lot. I also noticed you seemed to have lost weight in all your travels, alright for that!
    Robb714 recently posted..Handling the Holidays

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 2:07 am #

      Adventure travel keeps you lean and mean. I am glad you enjoyed it, and I appreciate your continued support and readership.

  16. Tash August 1, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    A ha ha ha ha, this is hilarious!
    Surely worthy of the climb back into the list!

    I am RTing you, to help you through this tough time, and reinforce your efforts. You can do it, mate….you just have to hang in there!
    Tash recently posted..Play Me, I’m Yours, Toronto

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 3:02 am #

      Thanks Tash for the RT. I appreciate the support. It is a grassroots effort that is needed to get Traveling Ted back in the top 100.

  17. Ronna DeLoe August 1, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    Very funny! You are awesome, Tedster!

    • travelingted August 1, 2012 at 3:03 am #

      Thanks Ronna,

      Hearing those words are just as great as being named to a travel blog list.

  18. Francesca August 1, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    I don’t get excited about any top “whatever” lists, though I’d probably place this in the top 5 funniest posts I’ve ever read. I seriously cracked up. Love the pictures, too!
    Francesca recently posted..On driving and surviving in Costa Rica

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

      I am glad to hear that this post has made some lists. If you cannot have Nomadic Samuel, it is nice to have a substitute.

  19. Craig Zabransky August 2, 2012 at 4:58 am #

    The good news is it seems you had ladies and booze on both sides of the 100.

    Also, thanks for the heads up, I’ll start following this Nomadic Samuel Guy, apparently he inspires quite a fiesta…

    stay top100, Craig
    Craig Zabransky recently posted..A Visit to the Original York in England

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

      It is better to have ladies and booze on the top end, but at least they are at the bottom too. Just not as glamorous, but they are there.

  20. @mrsoaroundworld August 2, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    This is priceless. Loved the humour – will you survive not making the top 100? why care about a top 100? you will always be on my top 17 travel bloggers!!

    Thank you for this, needed something funny today!
    @mrsoaroundworld recently posted..Summer cocktails, anyone? Mojitos and Sangria onboard

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      It is an honor to be in your top 17. Thanks so much Mrs. O. I appreciate the support and glad you got a laugh out of it.

  21. Dalene August 2, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    This was pretty awesome. If you’re not on it next time, let us know. We’ll drop out and you can take our spot.

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

      So kind of you to offer your spot Dalene. I don’t think it will work as Nomadic Samuel seems somewhat tight on those types of arrangements. I tried bribing and that did not work, so I am not sure he would allow substituting. I appreciate the offer though.

  22. @EyetravelSolo August 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Great and funny Post Ted!

    Surprised to see you were dropped off this list and equally surprised to see some who were actually on it.
    As a new Travel Blogger with just a Fan Page and Blog, and my Web Site sitting on the back burner, I don’t expect to be on any list for some time. As I wait for the Site to be built all I can do is get my name out there and blog and be patient.

    I would be willing to bet your back on the next list. Keep doing what your doing and use the moto I use right now. “Patience bears fruit.”

    Take it easy,

    @EyetravelSolo recently posted..Travelers or Freeloaders

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:46 pm #


      Good luck. I predict a meteoric rise to the top. Soon people will be writing posts that they just got dropped from the Eyetravelsolo top 100.

  23. Akila August 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Hilarious! I didn’t know about Traveling Ted before — even when you were on Nomadic Samuel’s list — but now I’m rooting for you to get back on. 🙂
    Akila recently to make baklava at karakoy gulluoglu

    • travelingted August 3, 2012 at 3:40 am #

      Thanks Akila for stopping by and getting introduced to Traveling Ted. Your patronage and moral support are much appreciated.

  24. D.J. - The World of Deej August 2, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    I really appreciate this warning…If I should one day be so lucky to crack the list, I want to make sure I stay humble since I’m sure my stay will also be short.

    Great stuff Ted…
    D.J. – The World of Deej recently posted..The Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito on Two Wheels

    • travelingted August 3, 2012 at 2:29 am #

      It actually is not so bad to be downtrodden. It has its perks.

  25. Chicagosean August 3, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Frankly, I prefer the “Debauchery Ted” and am very much looking forward to pounding beers with him on a canoe on the Chicago River this weekend.
    Chicagosean recently posted..Conspiracy Theory: “Rogue Algorithm” Was No Accident.

    • travelingted August 3, 2012 at 2:34 am #

      It has been too long Sean. Look forward to a fun day.

  26. Dani August 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    If it makes you feel any better, i have yet to make it. Its almost like my life has this giant empty hole in it that no amount of sex, booze, or money can fill….
    Dani recently posted..Week 21–Travel Tools

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

      I am finding that too although having just enough sex might possibly make me forget about the top 100.

  27. Lisa @chickybus August 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi, Ted. Great story here…loved it!

    So sorry that you are no longer on the list….If it makes you feel any better, I think I was between 100 and 130 on one of the other lists Samuel has, but I quickly dropped off that. At least you got your 15 minutes–LOL.

    Seriously, this post was hilarious and cracked me up. I’m so glad you wrote it!!! If I had a Top 100 list, I’d put you on it! 🙂
    Lisa @chickybus recently posted..Meet Baby ‘Dillon’—50% Balinese, 50% British and 100% Adorable (#Photo of the Day)

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

      Thanks Lisa,

      I am somewhat sorry you are not on the list anymore either, but on the other hand, misery loves company. Glad I would make your list and the feeling is mutual.

  28. Nancie August 5, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    Life will return to normal one day 🙂

    I have an idea…come and join Travel Photo Thursday. We seldom kick anyone off. You can be star again!
    Nancie recently posted..Capture the Color: Travel Photo Contest

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm #

      That sounds like a plan. I am needing a rebound situation after being dumped so unceremoniously.

  29. santafetraveler August 6, 2012 at 3:33 am #

    You sure generated a lot of comments with this hysterical post. Can’t wait until you’re back on the list!
    santafetraveler recently posted..Visit 91st Santa Fe Indian Market

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

      People have been quite kind with their comments. They have been much appreciated during this struggle.

  30. Monica August 6, 2012 at 8:18 am #

    I have never wanted someone to be on Nomadic Samuel’s top 100 list I’ve got my fingers, toes, legs and arms crossed so you’ll be up there next month!
    Monica recently posted..#BloggerRelay: My Top 3 Travel Memories

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

      Thanks Monica,

      Your karmic positive vibrations are very thoughtful. Thanks for bending over backward to create good luck for me 🙂

  31. Melissa - The Mellyboo Project August 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Awww! So sad! Don’t worry, you’ve got many followers who don’t give a rats ass what popularity contest you win 😛 Keep up the awesome blogging!
    Melissa – The Mellyboo Project recently posted..Nomad Adventure Tours: Day 8

    • travelingted August 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm #

      Thanks Melissa,

      Had a tremendous amount of encouraging comments here. Thanks so much for adding your voice.

  32. 100 places to visit before you die August 17, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Funny story, we really feel for you.

    Don’t for get there’s always next time, good luck and i’m sure you will be back where you belong.
    100 places to visit before you die recently posted..G Adventures Promo Discount Codes – August & September

    • travelingted August 24, 2012 at 1:28 am #

      You sound like a Chicago Cub fan. Thanks for the positive karma.

  33. travelFREAK August 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    Haha hilarious! I have faith in you, Ted. Your time will come again!
    travelFREAK recently posted..Lifestyles of the Cheap and Faceless: One English Teacher’s Experience in South Korea

    • travelingted August 24, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      Thanks Travel Freak,

      I appreciate you stopping by and cheering me up. Gotta go and hit the bars and strip clubs. I will catch up with you later.

  34. Paula Londe (Americana the Beautiful) August 25, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

    At least you travel the world and not “just” the U.S. I’ll never make to any list with my continental attitude.

    What, no pics of Jordan, forget her blog, what could she possibly have to offer? Doesn’t she know that the only beautiful and interesting things happen outside of America? And all the cool people travel internationally, and the US is far from international.

    But enough about me. LOVED your staged (?) pics. And the fanny pack is classic. Do you also have a hypercolor shirt (please tell me you’re old enough to get that ’80s reference)?

    Wishing you adventures big and small!

    • travelingted September 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

      Thanks Paula,

      There is nothing wrong with just traveling the U.S. I could travel just Wisconsin for the rest of my life and be happy. Glad to know you are out there pumping up our beautiful country.

  35. Claire August 28, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    This is the first post I’ve read of yours and I must say you made me laugh quite a bit, so I’ll be coming back often! I, along with the rest of the world, am terribly sorry that you were dropped from the top 100 list 🙂

    • travelingted September 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks Claire,

      I would appreciate your support. I just changed my URL from Traveling to In the process a lot of my metrics were reset, so I will even fall farther off the Nomadic Samuel top 100. It will take awhile to get back, but get back I will.

      Thanks again!

  36. Will Peach September 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm #


    How could I have missed this first time around?

  37. Ryan September 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Ted, this is the first time to your site and I had no idea about the top 100, but this was so hilarious. Write more like this! haha Cheers man!
    Ryan recently posted..You Don’t Need To Live In Every City

  38. Camels & Chocolate February 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    This post was only further enhanced by the visuals. Well played.
    Camels & Chocolate recently posted..How to Be an Extra on Nashville

    • Ted Nelson April 17, 2013 at 2:52 am #

      Thanks Camels & Chocolate,

      I had fun writing this one and plotting the silly pictures.

  39. kay dougherty April 15, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Well Ted, I think you’ve handled the unfair hand dealt to you with grace and dignity! Life can be so cruel…….everything that matters gone in a click…………
    kay dougherty recently posted..Dubai for the dubious – what not to miss

    • Ted Nelson April 17, 2013 at 2:46 am #

      Exactly Kay,

      Nomadic Samuel does not realize the power over so many people’s lives that he has when he updates, or maybe he does and that is why the top 100 is getting closer to top 200.

  40. Vidit June 14, 2013 at 12:41 pm #


    LOVED this post (hated the fact that you slipped out of the top 100) 🙂 I have done my small share by liking you on facebook to try and get you back to that list 😉 Although I can see you are in top 150, but top 100 has its own charm, or does it?

    Whether you are in top 100 or not, you have a new follower !

    Great photography too 😉 (making the man walking his pig famous all over the internet – nice one!)

    Take care and happy climbing
    Vidit recently posted..Berlin: Best Cheap Eats

    • Ted Nelson June 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

      Thanks Vidit,

      I appreciate the follow and the fact you enjoyed the post. It makes up for slipping out of the top 100. Being in the top 150 is like kissing your sister.

  41. jade - aspiring travel blogger July 26, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Ah man, that’s such a funny post. Don’t worry, you’re still up there, higher than a lot of us. 🙂
    jade – aspiring travel blogger recently posted..Top 5 ways to Avoid Obnoxious Money Issues While Traveling

    • Ted Nelson August 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      I am sure you will be passing me soon Jade on your way up to the top 100.

  42. Lance | Trips By Lance August 1, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Hey man, was just stopping by your site to look for a post of yours from Toronto and happened upon this. Funny stuff. Between what I’ve heard and read about you and the picture of you laid out in the sand with the beer cans something tells me we have a few similarities.
    Lance | Trips By Lance recently posted..Rainy Day Beach Activities With Kids

    • Ted Nelson August 4, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      I am not sure why you were looking for something from me on Toronto as I think I was the worst traveler ever to Toronto 🙂 Yea, we have to have some beers sometime soon and talk music, travel, and baseball.

  43. Trips By Lance August 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I was thinking you did something productive that weekend and wanted to see what. But then I realized your productivity was hindered by silly alcohol laws.
    Trips By Lance recently posted..A Day Out in the Niagara Peninsula

  44. Anis August 19, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    I’m outraged at the injustice, Ted!! What a cruel world. I hope you get back on the list.
    Anis recently posted..Solitude

  45. Ryan February 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    Bummer to fall out of the top 100. But I think you made the most out of it with this post.
    I certainly didn’t expect to see a picture of the Ho Chunk Casino when I clicked on the link.
    On Wisconsin! 🙂

    • Traveling Ted August 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

      You probably did not expect to see Silk Entertainment club just outside of Madison either 🙂

  46. Hank Vlietstra April 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    This is highly amusing – I’m so glad I clicked on it


  47. Brad Bernard August 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    This post is totally hilarious, Ted. Keep up the good work!

  48. Ray August 4, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    By far one of the funniest blog posts I have read on any travel site in a long time! Now where is that “Subscribe” button?!?! 😀
    Ray recently posted..The Long Road to Iguassu

  49. Miriam of Adventurous Miriam August 27, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    I love your spirit, Ted! And I’m definitely cheering for you to get back on that list!
    Miriam of Adventurous Miriam recently posted..Top 5 Temples in Bali

  50. Aaron April 10, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Very entertaining post, keep em coming!

  51. Mat May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    I dont get it, how did he make his 100 blog list ? Did you really loose visitors after dropping out of the list ? Anyway, cool article.
    Mat recently posted..Lyon: 15 choses à faire et à voir absolument

  52. Frank October 19, 2015 at 6:52 am #

    Cute, I enjoyed this post. Looks like you had a good time celebrating your crowning achievement. But it’s ‘been there, done that’ – who cares about Nomadic Samuel once you’ve made the list? 😉
    Frank (bbqboy)
    Frank recently posted..Our favorite photos from 2 months in Budapest. And What to See and Do (and what to skip)

  53. Ray March 7, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    With a few more posts of this calibre, you should be a permanent member of that Top 100 list in no time! LOL! Thanks for a great laugh! Well done.

    • Traveling Ted March 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks Ray,

      Glad you were amused by the post. I would love to be recognized by my peers, but if I don’t meet the criteria, getting someone to laugh is the next best thing.

  54. Sarah Kennerley March 30, 2017 at 12:39 am #

    Aw poor Traveling Ted, hope you’re back on there asap. I’m glad there are ways we can help you get back where you belong.
    Sarah Kennerley recently posted..Ovation of the Seas: what the future of cruising looks like

    • Traveling Ted March 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

      Unfortunately, it has been two years since the list has been updated, so even if I do someday make the criteria, I will not make the Nomadic Samuel list unless he comes out of retirement.

  55. Natalie August 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm #

    Ok, I just can’t love this enough. I’m a travel blogger, too, though I am still waiting on my 15 minutes of fame. LOL!! I’m with you on the man walking the pig photo…perhaps I need to seek out more of that to add to my blog. Will that place me closer to the pinnacle of blogdom, the Top 100 list? I can only hope…and wait.

    In the meantime, it if is any consolation, you are on MY list of travel blogs that use commentluv. Take that – Nomadic Samuel. Even HE isn’t on that list. 😉

    • Traveling Ted August 22, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

      Thanks Natalie,

      Glad to get your support. Unfortunately, Nomadic Samuel has stopped updating his top 100 list, which means I will forever be relegated to mediocrity even if I do somehow climb the charts on whatever metrics were important, I will still be on the outside looking in. Life can be so cruel. At least I have come to terms with this fact.

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