Are you stuck or got a case of thought block, and can’t think of any Travel Blog IDEAS to write about? If so read on to discover some great topics you could use to create content for your blog.
We have also featured 20 INSPIRATIONAL Travel Bloggers to check out. Not forgetting our NEW Travel Bloggers group on Facebook you can join.
This post is part 1 of a new series of articles from Digital Travel Guru focusing on Travel Blogging.
Let’s Get Inspired!
Mini City / Place Guide
Doing a mini guide to a place is a great idea as a blog post, because the options are limitless as to what you can include. Here are some suggestions to start you off: top 5 things in a range of categories in a particular city or place, top 5 sights, bars, restaurants, transport options, hostels, self catering. accommodation, wi-fi spots, internet cafes, co-working spaces, shops, hotels, parks, museums, tours, selfie spots, the list is endless, also you don’t need to stick to 5. There are also other creative ways you could format this post any way you want.
Photo Blog Post / Photo Journal Post
I’ve seen more and more of these recently, it requires as little or as much work as you want. How it works is, say you visit a place and have a stack of photos from there you could just do a post with all your photos in it and just write a few lines about each place under or next to the photo. Some people theme their photo blog post on a particular place, for example a temple, and write a short accompanying post. Others have even used this type of format to show their top, travel quotes, there are many options to this style of post you could implement to come up with some thing inspirational.
Some ideas are:
- Photo Blog post on foods & Drinks
- Beaches you love
- Cities you have visited
- Your top selfies
- Marine life
- Religious places
- Travel Gadgets
- Travel clothing and footwear
- Camping gear
Again this list has no limit other than your imagination.
Have you been to an interesting place to eat?, was it some where remote?, or even famous?, or did it just have the most mouth-watering food? How about writing a review for a place you have eaten in? Many people look on the internet every day for restaurant recommendations and the foodies love them. A great idea for a quick blog post, who knows it could go viral. Another format to record you experience is by Vlogging it.
Free Things To Do
Many places have free things you can find to do, I just came back from Bali and wrote a post on this, check it out here, Bali Guide.
Free guide’s are also useful for everyone, so this topic always does well in getting traffic to your site.
You could categorise it if you choose to or keep it general. Some ideas are:
- Free things to do with kids in …
- Free things to do in …
- Free Museums …
- Free WiFi spots in …
- Free walking tours in …
- Top free nature trails …
- Top free art galleries…
- Top Free festivals …
Have you got any good travel tips and hacks?, such as getting free stays at a place, using air miles, how to book cheap flights, where to get discounts from, airports layovers that offer free city tours, etc…. everyone loves travel hacks and tips and they are very well read by bloggers and travellers.
Another idea, and type of post I love reading aboutis travel apps, there are so many on the market, and I love seeing blogs about them, so I can go and download it and try it out. Everyone uses smartphones, and tablets these days, and writing such a post would be useful for travellers. You could even write a post on reviewing different apps.
Hotel / Hostel / Home Stay or other type of Accommodation Review
Another one of my favourites, most people including my self check out reviews and photos of places before they book. How about creating posts reviews various types of accommodation you have stayed in, and if you can do a video or some drone footage to accompany it even better.
Cost of things (In a Certain Place or Country)
When planning trips, it is always helpful if you are on a budget or are spending a long period of time in a certain place or country, to know the cost of things such a transportation, food, drinks, tours, accommodation, activities, etc .. Writing or Vlogging, this type of information, is a useful resource.
If you have been to a place or live in a place with a nightlife scene, write some posts on what there is to do, these posts make good reading for night owls and party animals, raver’s, clubber’s and people looking for places to go at night. Adding photos and videos are also good for this type of post. Focus on things like description of the place, location, transport options to get there, food, drink, music played, performances and entrance costs.
Blog posts, videos and photos on places you can walk around are great for people wanting to explore areas in foot. You can attach the route from google maps. It will be good to detail places to stop and have food / drinks on route and interesting places to see and things you can do on route.
Many cities and places have bicycles you can rent to explore. A great idea for a blog post would be to show where in various places or a particular place you can rent bikes and any good bike routes people can do, adding the price of rentals and contact details of where you can rent from etc would give your post an added bonus.. Basically with information type posts try to provide as much as you can, to assist the reader.
Visa Requirements of a Certain Place
Visas and immigration rules are very important to know when travelling, a well researched post and personal experience of obtaining visa or how to fill out forms, and costs prove very useful content.
Volunteering Opportunities or Experiences
Have you or some you know done volunteering or similar experience? If so why not interview them for your blog. Interview’s have proved very poplar on my site where I have a featured bloggers section. (if you would like to be featured please drop me an email on email@example.com)
Check Out Some Featured Interview’s Here : Featured Bloggers
Whats in your Bag?
I find it always interesting to know what others carry with them, from blogging equipment like cameras, drones, travel accessories etc … it is very useful to see, I have found some great things to buy to make travelling life easier by reading these types of post. So a post or video on what you carry or what equipment you carry can be helpful for readers and fellow travellers.
If you have been backpacking to places or you know any backpackers why not feature or write about it. Every year students taking a gap year and travellers go backpacking, and rely on posts to guide and give them information. Your content could include any aspects of backpacking from hostels and accommodations, to money-saving tips, cheapest destinations and many more.
Travelling with Children
Many families are very interested in finding out about places prior booking, to see what there is to do with children and how child friendly places are. This is another topic you could very creative with whilst focusing on travelling and children. Things like, hotels or accommodations that offer free stays for children, activities to do with children and tours, theme parks, zoo’s, kids clubs, and restaurants etc … If you don’t have children and don’t know about this you can easily research online and ask people who have children to help you out the post together, also maybe feature a family blogger or traveler on your site.
Health & Travel
Health and Travel literally covers hundreds of blogging and writing opportunities, below is a small list of ideas you can use.
- Travel health advise before visiting (…….)
- Yoga retreats to try
- What travel insurance to get
- Travel vaccinations before you visit (…..)
- Health Tourism
- How to avoid (sunburn / mosquito bites / dehydration / tummy bugs) etc….
- Boot camp holidays
- Detox holidays
- Spiritual holidays
- Food and drink precautions in certain destinations
Eco Travel + Responsible Tourism
There has been so many developments in the field of eco-travel and responsible travel. It is an area, I am planning to write more about. Some ideas for content are:
- Eco lodges or places to stay
- What is eco travel
- Best destinations for eco travel
- What is responsible travel
- How can you be a responsible traveler
- Eco traveler activities
- Top eco blogs to follow
Are you a solo traveler or have you done solo travel before? Are there any people you know that solo travel? a lot of people solo travel or want to start solo traveling, and I’m sure any insights you can write about will be of great use.
A great topic to reasearch or write about first hand experiences, these posts are very well read by couples looking for romantic destinations, honeymooners and people wanting to have a wedding abroad.
The types of posts can vary from top places to get married, secluded romantic destinations, cheap romantic destinations, most expensive romantic destinations, coast of booking a romantic trip, romantic cities, romantic things to do in a certain place…. the list can go on forever
How to Manage ……. When Travelling
The how to manage (………) when travelling is a fabulous post to write as the content you can include is vast. Below are some ideas.
How to manage anxiety when travelling…
How to manager with children when travelling…
How to manage your finances when travelling…
How to manage your blog when travelling…
How to manage your fears of travelling solo…
How to manage your work schedule as a nomad…
Top off the Beaten Track Places
If you live in a place or have visited a place with differnet off the beaten track places to see and visit, document it in your blog. Travellers and bloggers love exploring new off the tourist track places, so why not share your knowledge and experiences via your blog.
Been to a place with great beaches or awful beaches it does not matter, blog it!! Share your experience with the world, that why people love reading travel blogs.. or you could even write a beach guide, on the place, complement it photos, videos, etc…
Some ideas are:
- Beach that make you want to …
- Top Beaches to watch sunsets…
- Beaches you will have to yourself in …
- Great beaches for children …
- Cleanest beaches in …
- Top romantic beaches in …
Worst Travel Experience / Trip Dramas / Holiday Nightmares
Have you or any friends / family or your readers had any awful travel nightmares? If so why not do some interviews for you sites or a blog covering this topic.. People like to know the good things about trip but also the downsides as to what could go wrong.
Top phrases / Words of a Certain Place
I always try to learn a few words or sentences of countries that I visit and check out a lot of posts online, that share such content. So have you been anywhere and leant some top phrases and words or maybe you speak other languages? Why not add them to a blog article to help your readers when they visit different destinations, and if you have not been to a particular place you can still research this online and write about. There are many resources online to help you learn languages too.
Hope that list had helped you get some creative ideas going, you can also mix and match them up to come up with your own topics. When writing try to think what type of articles , heading and topics have led to you clicking the read button on posts you have seen. I normally bookmark all my favourite bloggers and articles I find to use as inspiration or for future reference when planning my travels.
Here are 20 Inspirational Travel Bloggers for you to Follow, Check Out & Subscribe To!
(In no particular order)
Taking you on a journey across the world, bringing you their fantastic travel adventures, through in-depth and informative blog posts. One of my favourite blogs, that cover a wide range of travel topics and showcase stunning photography. Cannot wait to see their travel adventures once they move to Asia. A great resource and guide for bloggers and travellers. Head over and subscribe to avoid missing out.
Bringing you some amazing content and travel information from all over the globe, a must check out blog. A wonderfully put together and creative blog covering all aspects of travel. A must check out site for bloggers and travellers.
I love reading Hippie In Heels, from fashion, to travel tips, destination blogs, reviews and beautiful photos, this blog has it all. Thank you Hippie in Heels for being a great blog inspiration.
Hands down the best bloggers covering Asia, and one of the best travelling couples. You must check out this blog and their YOUTUBE channel, bringing you the best travel videos and content from Asia. Hugo and Noemie, are the traveling couple behind We Wander Asia.
If you love travel photography and travel videos, you must head over to TravelImagez blog site, they have been featured widely in the media and showcase some of the best time lapses and photography as well as travel videos you will see one the net. The captures are truly breathtaking.
(Taken from www.docgonewild.com)
“Life is a short and incredibly special gift which too many of us waste by making life choices that do not truly fulfil us. We are taught to accept that ‘life’ is something to fit into weekends and short evenings after work. If we work hard and long now, we can have a few years of ‘life’ after we retire – before expire”
.Whether you are a straight-out-of-school drifter who wants tips on budget travel to help that trip last even longer; a seasoned adventure junkie who wants unique outdoor adventures in incredible locations; or a professional who is sick of the drudgery of the 9-to-5 and wants to discover ways to combine your unique skills with travel and discovery – DocGoneWild is for you.
As a doctor qualified in expedition and wilderness medicine, who feels truly alive only when exploring foreign lands – particularly the wild and remote expanses of the globe – They share with you their experiences and the things they have learned along the way.
Find Worlds Beauty was founded by Jack Kay in 2017, this blog is the result of years of travelling around the world with the sole goal to experience all the beauty there is. The aim is to provide valuable and comprehensive guides on how to explore a particular location while sharing our core principles pertaining to travelling. A fantastic and beautifully created blog with lots of great information, a blog that every traveler / blogger should visit. Truly inspirational.
Escaping Life is a photographer, an inspired traveler, an aspiring mountaineer, a positive thinker and a minimalist. Escaping Life was started to inspire everyone to go out explore and experience a little bit of the world around us. A great blog with some really amazing travel adventures.
“Created by travellers for travellers”
Kosan designs and curates the best clothing and gear needed to travel and explore the world. Launched in 2017, they can’t wait to being a part of your next adventure, wherever that may be!
They are deeply committed to making a positive difference in the communities they work with, and to sharing the stories of the wonderful people they work with. Their products are ethically and environmentally sourced.
Jeremy blogs’s at Think Travel Lift Grow! Originally born and raised in Goa, India to a middle class Indian family where growing up he had life planned and laid out for him and the only choice he had was picking between becoming a doctor or an engineer! he dropped out of college in February 2016 and left Goa, India in April 2016 with less than 200$ to his name and began traveling the world full-time and have been on the road since! This is also another favourite blogs of mine that I follow, if you are planning to explore the world, this blog bring you some great motivation and information and tips to do so.
African Beber Woman has a passion for, Adventures, Travel ,Fashion, Music and the Ocean, which is clearly seen in the amazing photograph and fantastically written blog posts. This blog share’s all the moments of life, by opening a window to their dreams and colourful world.
Lyf&Spice is all about celebrating the 2 main flavours of life – travel and food. Join the journey of a simple traveller and avid foodie. Lyf&Spice is a space where you will find simple, off-beat, fuss-free travel, with no frills attached, no make-up (well, almost) and no fancy outfits. In an attempt to keep it relatable and simple, Lyf&Spice documents travel stories as they happen. This blog showcases some interesting off the beaten track places delicious food. A blog every traveler should check out.
GlobeTrove, a lovely traveling couple that I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my posts. GlobeTrove is almost self-explanatory. Trove means ‘chest’ or ‘treasure chest’. Hence GlobeTrove is a treasure chest of our memories that we accumulate as we travel around the world. Pop over to their blog to see some incredible travel adventures.
The Wandering Darling is an awesome blog that share’s pictures and stories to help inspire and help others to visit places, move countries, see more of the world and have the best experiences. It is a combination of travel ideas, stories, challenges of living abroad, pictures, it covers where they have been/going to, tips. I love the featured interviews too on the site as well as all the other amazing content and photos on it. Head over to it now and check it out.
Happy Nomad Couple made traveling their job, check out their blog to see how! The blog focuses on travel experiences, budgets, and how much they actually spend on those experiences. There are some great resources and travel information on this site which are a must read.
Wanderers Hub is a travel blog by Prerna & Harsh who are trying to make the most of the weekends and annual leaves to explore India and beyond. Their plan is to visit the less explored places, travel slow, get taste of the local life, and tick big adventures off our bucket-list, which they showcase beautifully on their blog.
Travels of Plushy shares experience’s of living and visiting France. The blog is also about travels abroad to some stunning destinations, and the bloggers passion for arts. This a beautifully created blog which I love reading.
A beautiful blog covering food, travel and lifestyle, this blog takes you on a journey to some gorgeous places , as well as showing you some delicious food along the way. A must check out if you love food and travel.
A travelling couple The Wanderlusters UK have a passion for travel / life and adventures, who left UK behind to explore the world, join them on their journey by checking out, their blog, which will bring you lots of information about travelling, travel tips, first hand experiences and reviews. Head over to their blog to see their journey.
Who Do I Do is a blog brought to you by Ian and Lana, a lovely and informative blog covering travel and food. So please take a moment, pull up a chair, relax and follow their adventures, tips and musings, for some fantastic posts about beautiful destinations, through their eyes.
Travel Bloggers Club
Digital Travel Guru & Creative Travel Guide – Have a great group on Facebook especially for Travel Bloggers. If you want to network with fellow bloggers, increase engagement on your blogs or social sites, as well as having a place to interact with others, from around the world, send us a request via Facebook to join. The group is called, Travel Bloggers Club. Here’s the link TRAVEL BLOGGERS CLUB or you can click the image below.