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There is hardly anything worse than running out of travel blog ideas while you’re at home and struggling to find anything to write about on your blog!
I’m writing this in May 2021. 14 months in COVID lockdown and 16 months since I travelled anywhere, so I know the pain!
The thing is you have to continue writing and coming up with travel blog ideas and posts if you want your blog to continue to grow and be profitable.
You can’t only write and publish blogs when you’re on the road exploring.
You need to keep publishing even when you’re at home, and even when it seems like you’ve written about literally everything and anything you can think of.
Today I’m sharing my list of travel blog ideas, so you can get inspiration of what to write about when you feel completely lost and like you don’t have a creative bone in your body.
I know the feeling and pain and want to help you avoid it!
These travel blog ideas are just a starting point.
Gain inspiration from them and turn them into your own blog posts.
Destination Specific Travel Blog Ideas
These types of post will probably be the bread and butter of your blog.
You share all your top tips and tricks about a specific destination and help people plan their trip there.
Keywords related to these types of articles are pretty competitive so take some time to find hidden gems that are low competition.
This will help you be more successful and gain more traffic.
- 10 free things to do in (city)
- Overrated things to do in (city)
- Best vegan restaurants in (city)
- Where to stay in (city)
- Where to stay in (specific neighbourhood in city)
- Two week itinerary for (country)
- How much two weeks in (country) cost me
- Souvenirs to buy in
- Tips for using public transportation in (city)
- How to travel from (city a) to (city b)
- Dress code in (country)
- Tourist scams in (country) to be aware of
- 10 traditional (country) foods you have to try
- 10 common phrases you need to learn before visiting (country)
Here are a few examples:
Blog Posts All About Travel Tips
You would be surprised how many people search generic travel tips rather than tips about a specific destination.
I know you’re an experienced traveller but thing back to when you first started travelling and all the questions and uncertainty you had.
You can be that expert who helps guide new travellers into becoming experienced travellers.
These types of posts bring so much value, and you should definitely have a few of them on your blog!
- How to book your first trip with credit card points
- Tips for flying alone with a toddler
- Airport hacks
- How to access airport lounges for free
- 10 unconventional travel tips
- Travel tips for introverts
- How to decide if solo travel is right for you
- 10 tips for surviving van life as a woman
- How to become a travel hacker
- How to stay in hotels for free
- Tips for never getting bored on a long bus ride
Here are a few examples:
Share Your Best Planning Tips
This subsection is similar to the last one, but it has to do with the pre-departure side of travel rather than tips for when you’re actually travelling.
People love to be prepared and know what to expect when they travel, and these types of blog posts are Googled all the time!
- How to apply to the NEXUS program
- How to change your name on your passport
- Tips for completing a international visa application
- What to pack in your carry-on luggage
- What can and can’t be brought through airport security
- How to save money on rental car insurance
- How to choose a travel insurance provider
- Review of your favourite luggage
- Packing tips and tricks
- How to keep your home safe when travelling
- Travel apps everybody needs on their phone
- Common questions asked by custom agents
Here are a few examples:
Travel Blog Ideas for Photography and Social Media
Photography and social media travel tips are huge, and people are always searching them.
Everybody wants to learn how to take the best photos and how to grow a social media following.
If this is something you know a lot about, you should definitely share you secrets with your audience!
- How to pose in travel photos
- 10 tips for taking photos of yourself as a solo traveller
- Best Instagram captions for (city)
- Best cameras for travel lovers
- Top Instagram presets for travel addicts
- Affordable cameras for travel lovers
- What’s in my camera bag
- How to grow your travel Instagram
- Start a travel blog in 7 easy steps
- Learn how to start a travel YouTube channel
- Best camera bags for women
- Tips for feeling comfortable taking photos alone
Here are a few examples:
Write Travel Content About Specific Times of Year
Just yesterday I was Googling best places to visit in September, and it was not the first time I’ve Googled something like that.
In fact, it is often one of the first things I Google when I start planning a trip!
Posts about travel during a specific time of year kill it and get a ton of views.
The problem is that you have to be an expert and done a lot of travelling to have enough knowledge to put together a good post.
You can also make it a collab post and ask other bloggers for their suggestions. That’s the way I would do it if I were to write these types of posts.
- Best countries to visit in (month)
- Worst countries to visit in (month)
- Best time to visit (country)
- What to pack when visiting (city) in (month)
- Things to do in (city) in (month)
- Festivals in (city) in (month)
- When is the rainy season in (country)
- Weather in (city) in (month)
- Best places to go for Christmas
- How to book a cheap spring break trip
- Best Christmas markets in Europe
Inspirational Travel Blog Ideas
People love reading inspirational stories on the internet.
A lot of travel blog gurus tell you to only write informative content, but I think sprinkling in a little bit of your personal story goes a long way in building trust with you audience.
I wouldn’t write a lot of inspirational travel stories, but it doesn’t hurt to have a few on your website!
- Lessons learned from visiting (x) number of countries
- The hardest part of being a solo female traveller
- Every time I was scammed or robbed while travelling
- How I met my best friend while travelling in (city)
- Write about the funniest thing that happened to you while travelling
- Quotes to inspire wanderlust
Two REALLY Important Things to Consider When Coming Up with Travel Blog Ideas
Becoming a successful travel blogger isn’t quite as easy as picking a topic from my list of travel blog ideas and writing a random post about it.
I wish it were that easy, but it isn’t.
You need to know how to make the Google gods happy, and the two most important things you need to do that are a fast blog and strong SEO.
You Need a Fast Blog
When I first started blogging, I kind of dismissed people who kept saying that you need a fast blog.
I thought my Bluehost blog was fast enough as is, and I didn’t need to do anything to speed it up.
Fast forward to about a year into blogging when I didn’t have much traction and decided to start taking blog speed seriously.
I bought the Make Traffic Happen blog speed ebook, which doesn’t seem to be available anymore and implemented the steps in the book to boost my site speed.
Let me tell you that speeding up my site made a surprisingly huge difference for my blog.
It was probably a combination of taking SEO more seriously (more on that later) and speeding up my site, but I started seeing a lot more organic traffic coming to my site.
It was like the lightbulb turned on in my head, and I unlocked the door to getting traffic to my site.
Blog speed isn’t the be all end all when it comes to getting traffic from Google, but it is far more important than you think.
Please don’t ignore it!
Nowadays, I use Green Geeks as my hosting provider.
They are one of the fastest hosting providers out there and include a complimentary caching plugin to all their customers.
Plus they are the most environmentally friendly hosting provider out there!
If you haven’t already started your blog or are looking to switch hosting providers, I highly recommend Green Geeks.
I’m so happy I switch from Bluehost to them and have no plans of ever leaving them!
Make Search Engine Optimization (SEO) a Priority from Day One
If I could go back and change just one thing about my blogging journey it would be taking SEO seriously from day one.
The sad part is that I took an SEO course at the beginning of my blogging journey and still didn’t recognize how important it was until my second year of blogging.
SEO means writing in a way that the Google bots can find and rank your content.
This doesn’t mean you write robotically though!
Your content should first and foremost be for your audience, but you always need to have SEO and making Google happy at the back of your mind.
The reason I’m bringing this up in this particular article has to do with keywords.
Finding the right keywords to target and write blog posts about is one of the most important aspects of blogging.
You need to target keywords that you have a short of ranking for.
If you’re brand new to blogging, you’re never going to rank for the keyword things to do in London.
There is too much competition, and you post will get lost in the deep darkness of the web, and nobody will ever read your post.
It is essential that you know how to find keywords that you can actually rank for and write posts about that.
I go into more depth about it in my SEO for travel bloggers post so be sure to give that a read!
A Lecture About Internet Safety
Okay. I know this has nothing to do with coming up with travel blog ideas, but I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity to remind you that it is essential to be internet safe.
Especially when you’re on the road.
Travellers are reliant on public wifi networks, and it is so easy for someone who wants to to attack your computer or phone and steal your personal information.
You do not need your banking information stolen while your’e on the road.
The need to be internet safe while travelling is even more important for people who make their money online.
You may have personal and private information on your computer that would be a disaster if it was stolen or you could lose access to your blog.
Yikes! Now you see why keeping people internet safe is a passion of mine!
The only way you can keep your online data safe while using a public wifi network is being installing a VPN on your devices.
And, yes, even if a hotel wifi network has a password attached to it doesn’t mean it isn’t a public wifi network. It is, and you’re still at risk.
My Favourite VPN
I’ve used a lot of different VPNs over my years of travel and hated most of them.
In fact, I hated all of them until I started using NordVPN.
It is the only VPN I’ve used that doesn’t slow my devices down to such a slow speed that I give up using the VPN and risk my devices to potential exposure and hacking.
NordVPN is the fastest VPN on the market, which is why I recommend it to travellers. You barely notice there is a VPN on your devices, and you don’t get frustrated with the speed on your devices when using it.
Another perk is that you can cloak your location and make it look like you’re in a different country than where you actually are.
This is great for countries like China where the internet is limited.
Or when you’ve run out of things to watch on Netflix and want to explore another country’s Netflix library. I recommend South Korean Netflix. That have an amazing catalogue.
A NordVPN subscription allows you to protect up to six devices, so you can protect all your devices for one low price.
Seriously! The price of a subscription per month is less than the cost of a single latte at Starbucks!
My philosophy is that if you can afford to travel, you can afford to protect your online data with a VPN.
So, there you have it! My top travel blog ideas, so you never run out of content ideas while you’re at home and not travelling.
I hope you’re inspired to go out and write a bunch of new blog posts and help people be better travellers and explore the world!
But don’t forget about the technical stuff like SEO, blog speed, and internet safety.
I know it is easy to do when you’re excited about writing, but you need to keep them in the back of your mind!
My hope is that your mind is buzzing right now.
Full of ideas and inspiration and new travel blog ideas to keep your blog full of content until you’re able to hit the road and explore again!
It may seem like there is nothing to write about at times, but I promise there are countless blog post ideas you can bring to life on your blog!