50 Travel Blog Post Ideas

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Click, clack. Click, clack. Oh, don’t mind the noise – that’s just me aimlessly tapping on my laptop’s keyboard. “Mom, what should I write about?” I ask desperately. “Something nice, to help people,” she replies. Ah moms, I think.

But it’s not like I had a better idea myself and so I decided to – for once – listen to my mother. How could I help fellow struggling travel bloggers? You could help them figure out what the hell they should be writing about, I thought.

Easier said than done, but I really put my mind to it and came up with fifty travel blog post ideas anyone could use. Despite what some people may think, travel blogging is hard work – there’s no shame in using a little help.

Don’t think of the following ideas as final thoughts, but more as a springboard for your creativity – adjust them to your and your audience’s interests and, most importantly, have fun! Always remember that writing about the things you love yields the best results.

How To

Whenever I turn to Google, it’s because there’s a question I need answered. “Can you put plastic on the stove?”, “how to remove molten plastic from the stove”, “how to treat third degree burns caused by molten tupperware” – no question is stupid enough for Google, although sometimes I really push it to the limit.

Whether you consider yourself a travelling expert or not, you likely have the answers to somebody else’s silly  – and not so silly – questions. Why not use that to everyone’s advantage and compile a little how-to post?

  1. How To Pick The Right Name For Your Travel Blog
  2. How To Pack Your Life Into a Carry-on
  3. How To Make Friends in a Hostel
  4. How To Be a Good Couch-Surfing Guest/Host
  5. How To Survive a Long Haul Flight
  6. How To Dress Like a Local in ______
  7. How To Overcome Homesickness
  8. How To Pack a Suitcase in 30 Minutes
  9. How To Cook ______
  10. How To Travel With a Pet

Example:

Lists

Grocery lists, to-do lists – in the real world, lists can get a little annoying. But in the Internet kingdom, lists are some of the most popular creatures of the realm. Serious, informative or hilarious, they have one thing in common – they are concise.

The people of the Internet have one thing in common, which is their goldfish-like attention span. If you organise your post under a few neat headings, you’re more likely to hold their attention.

  1. World’s Most Underrated Beaches
  2. Most Under/Overrated Cities in the World
  3. Top 10 Gay-Friendly Destinations
  4. Best/Funniest/Cutest Travel Blogs
  5. 10 Ways To Spot an American Abroad
  6. Advantages of Travelling Solo
  7. 20 Reasons To Travel Full Time
  8. Most Creative Ways To Save Money For Travel
  9. 15 Destinations For First-Time Backpackers
  10. 5 Ways To Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

Example:

Personal

One of the reasons why travel blogs are so popular is their deeply personal nature. People love reading about other people‘s experiences – not reading a dry “Best Places To See” article written by a travel agency.

Aside from that time you got diarrhoea in Bangladesh, people love hearing about your experiences on the road. Just thinking about the highlights of your recent trips might give you a dozen amazing travel blog post ideas.

Few people will be interested in a hourly report about your transatlantic flight, but who wouldn’t love to hear about that one time when you got assaulted by a gorilla, kissed by a dolphin or… You tell me!

  1. My First Time Abroad
  2. Never Have I Ever Travelled To…
  3. What’s in My Bag?
  4. How I Found Love While Travelling
  5. Places I Am Afraid of Visiting
  6. Why I Hate/Love ______
  7. My Bucket List
  8. How I Learned A Foreign Language
  9. My Scariest Experience On the Road
  10. That One Time At Band Camp

Example:

Quizzes

I’m completely obsessed with BuzzFeed quizzes. Seriously – an hour ago I took the “Who Is Your ‘Boy Meets Girl’ Soulmate?” and I’d never even heard of the show up till then. Regardless, knowing that Eric Matthews – whoever he is – would be my soulmate on that show makes me feel like I’m getting to know the true me.

Is it ridiculous? Absolutely. Am I the only one doing it? Absolutely not.

  1. Where Should You Travel Next?
  2. What Kind of Traveller Are You?
  3. Which Country Should You Live In?
  4. Are You The Next Blogging Superstar?
  5. Which Language Should You Learn?

Example:

Specific Destinations

If you’re running a travel blog, chances are you’ve travelled a fair bit yourself. So what if you’ve been stuck in your office for the past year (not literally of course – if you’ve been stuck in your office for the past year, you should most definitely inform the authorities!).

Your past experiences should give you enough material for a full-length destination piece. Travellers love hearing their fellow kin’s travel tips!

  1. Visiting ______ On a Budget
  2. How Not To See ______
  3. The Most Overlooked Sight in ______
  4. Why ______ Is The World’s Best City
  5. ______ vs ______: Which Is Better?

Example:

As you can tell from the last example, sometimes it can be interesting to mix-and-match several categories together – the above post is a combination of a destination and list article.

Travel Inspiration

We all love travel, but sometimes it takes a little convincing. As I wrote in a previous post, “sometimes planning a vacation can be an incredible hassle and in those moments it’s easy to forget how good travelling makes you feel.”

Wouldn’t you love to be the hero who rescues your readers from the grasp of the evil voice inside their head, whispering excuses into their ear? More than just travel blog post ideas for a rainy day, these might be some of the most rewarding posts you’ll ever write.

  1. If You Had a Million Dollars, Where Would You Go?
  2. Backpackers vs Glampackers
  3. Why Taking a Break From Social Media Can Be Good
  4. Hostels vs Airbnb
  5. If You Had One Week To Live, Where Would You Go?
  6. How Travelling Can Help You Fight Depression
  7. Do Travellers Live Longer?
  8. Why You Will Regret Not Travelling On Your Deathbed
  9. Travellers With Severe Disabilities
  10. Inspirational Travel Quotes

Example:

Still not feeling inspired? Here are a few other ways of getting content, which don’t require much thinking on your part – let others do a little work for you!

  • Host a contest
  • Feature a guest post
  • Interview someone
  • Run a poll
  • Share a recipe
  • Write a review
  • Start a weekly feature
  • Publish a photo essay

Grab your laptop, pop the kettle on and start typing away! I hope my ideas helped you. Why don’t you share a few of your own in the comments below? Just for entertainment purposes of course, it’s not like I need any help… *crosses fingers behind back*

Let me know if you use any of these travel blog post ideas – I’d love to read your post!

  • Love your tips, List are great with travel blogs/websites

    • So glad to hear that Andrew!! 🙂

  • I have to take note of this! Thanks!

  • Such a good post! i started my blog a while ago and was starting to give up on it..but I am determined to get back into it and this post has really helped me to get my brain working again! Thanks and awesome blog by the way! You can find mine here: http://freyagoestravelling.wordpress.com/ ^.^ Keep it up! 🙂

  • Thank you, this was really helpful! My little college/travel/food blog here: http://samanthaehlinger.wordpress.com/

  • Victoria Thoo

    This was a really comprehensive guide.. some great inspiration, and i liked that you put links to other blog examples!
    http://www.thevagabondpursuit.com

  • Sally Munt

    I love a list

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  • Katie Gaston

    Such a great post! Thanks so much for the blog-spiration. Looking forward to trying some of these ideas soon 🙂

  • Great tips and ideas…have bookmarked this one for safe keeping 🙂

  • Thomas Jansen

    Thank you for the great tips. I try some of this ideas on our blog soon.

    http://www.reisen-fotografie.de

  • This is great! I often see these blog idea posts, but this is the first I’ve seen that is specific to travel blogging. I’ll have to save it for when I need a kick of inspiration. Cheers!

  • Dannielle

    Great ideas, off to write 639 blog posts now… 🙂

  • Shellby

    Great post Sabrina!
    I’ve been blogging for quite a few years now, it was only recently that I decided to get serious about it and I’ve just launched my new site. Funny thing is somewhere between the excited planning stages, searching for the perfect name and designing a logo to actually opening up the “Write A Post” page on my blog my mind went totally blank. Zip. Then I remembered I’d read this post quite some time ago, so I had to pop back for a refresher and now I’m good to go! Thanks 🙂

  • Love your blog! Such a great list to get started on. BTx

    http://www.theblondetourist.wordpress.com

  • Kari Vest

    Great ideas and love your blog! This is the perfect starter list for me (a baby blogger) just starting out www/mylittleblacksuitcase.com will be coming soon!!

  • Tricia

    Wow what a list. My brain is churning with ideas. Must.write.a.post.

  • joseph poster

    Top Ten Jobs If You Love To Travel

    (10) Flight attendant

    It may be the most obvious travel-related job, but it’s also one of the
    most accessible: You don’t need a specialized degree to become a flight
    attendant, and most major airlines only require prior customer service
    experience and a certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.
    The hours are frequently erratic, and the work isn’t always easy, but
    you’ll get a glimpse of hundreds of cities across the globe during your
    career. A bonus perk? Free or discounted flights for you and your
    family.

    (9) International aid worker

    If you want to travel for a living while making a real difference in
    people’s lives, consider working for an international aid organization
    like USAID. With this job, you can visit struggling countries and help
    its residents recover from dire situations such as natural disasters and
    famine. You’ll need a background in a field like health, agriculture or
    education and a strong interest in social work, according to How Stuff
    Works.

    (8)Exploration geologist

    Exploration geologists help resource extraction companies identify the
    most profitable places from which to extract natural resources. Since
    extraction tends to happen in places that aren’t very well-populated,
    exploration geologists get to travel to some of the most remote regions
    of the world, and can be away from home for months at a time.

    (7)Cruise line worker

    Working on a cruise ship is a travel lover’s dream gig: You quite
    literally make a living traveling the world, all while receiving free
    food and accommodations. Whether you’re a restaurant server, a shop clerk
    or a performer in the cruise’s entertainment lineup, there are
    opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to work on one of these
    “floating resorts.” Websites like Cruise Line Jobs list
    employment openings with some of the top-rated cruise lines.

    (6)Travel tour guide

    Imagine spending your days guiding fellow travel lovers through a
    bustling European metropolis, or perhaps a small local village is more
    your speed. Wherever you want to go, popular travel destinations are
    always in need of friendly, knowledgeable guides to lead tourists through
    city sights and cultural excursions. Study up on the history and culture
    of your city of choice, and don’t forget to brush up on the local
    language!

    (5)Archaeologist

    Archaeologists travel the world to recover and preserve artifacts from
    past human cultures. Careers in archaeology require frequent travel,
    often to remote regions of the earth.

    A benefit of speaking one of the world’s most popular languages is that
    there are people all over the world who want to learn it. Teaching
    English in a foreign country is one of the easiest ways to get out and
    see the world. Many teaching positions in foreign countries do require a
    certification, but you can easily get one in about a month’s
    time.

    (3)Executive assistant

    It may not be the most glamorous of jobs, but playing a behind-the-scenes
    role in the life of a corporate executive or other high-powered
    professional means you’ll be right alongside your boss on his or her
    business trips. Since individuals in these positions travel quite
    frequently for important client meetings, you’ll have plenty of
    opportunities to see new places while you work.

    (2) Oceanographer

    If you love traveling by sea and have a passion for learning more about
    it, then there is probably no better career for you than that of an
    oceanographer. Oceanographers often split their time between laboratories
    and research ships, where they can spend months away from home visiting
    remote regions of the ocean.

    (1) International Marriage Broker Tour Leader.

    If you love to travel and are single this is absolutely the best job you
    can imagine. International Marriage Brokers travels the world
    holding single events in some of the most beautiful places on
    earth. Each week companies like A Foreign Affair travel to exotic
    locations in Eastern Europe, Asian and Latin America. Business men and
    professionals travel in groups where they will attend single events that
    A Foreign Affair call socials, at these social events the men will meet
    500 to 1000 beautiful single women and models. The tours
    consists of social, dating and site seeing, all while interacting
    with dozens of men and women falling in love.

  • BeyondBlighty

    Argh! So many new ideas coming to mind! I love the title ‘how to fly and be fly’ by the way!

  • This post is wildly helpful. It’s definitely going in my roundup. Thanks for linking Sabina.

  • Nvrmore

    Thanks for the ideas. As a novice in this niche, I am very grateful that you posted this in your blog. Thanks. God Bless, More Power
    estudyantetravels.blogspot.com

  • Style in Sri Lanka

    So many ideas- thank you!

    http://www.styleinsrilanka.com

  • Liz

    Love these ideas! Definitely bookmarking. Thank you!

  • This was SO HELPFUL. I have the most difficult starting posts, and this has given me so many ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!
    -Claire
    tallgirlbigworld.com

  • Hayley McKinnon

    Im so Happy i came across your blog, this post is exactly what i was looking for! thankyou so much for you help! i just started a blog on beauty, lfestyle and travel, and i have traveled to a few countries but no what to write about!so thankyou so much. http://beautylifestyletravel.com/

  • Jake

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  • JigmeTsering

    Thanks for sharing. Great blog. Have taken some tips on my blog as well. Please visit and leave your comment 🙂 http://www.bhutan.lhayul.com

  • Gemma Williams

    So helpful & great variety of ideas!! http://www.ggoesglobal.blogspot.com

  • Great ideas, great post! Like a new blogger I just need that kind of lists! Thanks! :))))

  • anupama choudry

    Vietnam is one of the most renowned places to visit for tourists in Asia with its

    richness of traditional foods. There are some kinds of foods such as Horseshoe crap

    – Con so and Bamboo root those are very tasty and used much in the daily life of

    Vietnamese but they are quite poisonous. Thus, we would like to introduce you not to

    try them in Hanoi Food Tour to ensure your safety.

    HORSESHOE CRAP

    There are two types of the horseshoe crab. One of each is very delicious food but

    the other is actually a toxin. You can only differentiate between the two varieties by

    the skin color of the good one and the bad one.

    BAMBOO ROOT

    This food is the most widely used by every family in Vietnam. Bamboo root

    contains very high levels of cyanide, about 230mg / kg of bamboo shoots and roots. It

    needs decontamination by lime and gets boiled several times then we can enjoy it.

    When eating bamboo contains many cyanide, under the action of digestive

    enzymes, cyanide immediately turned into cyanhydric acid (HCN) that is an extreme

    toxic to the body. Each kilo contains about 230mg cyanides which can cause the

    immediate death to children over a year old.

    We hope that the above information will be useful for you to have a safety trip in

    your Vietnam tours . Horseshoe crap – Con so and Bamboo root are really

    delicious but you should not try it. Have great time with your journey!

  • Daphne Hankins

    Thanks for posting this! I just started my own blog and I come visit this page every day for inspiration! (If someone would like to give my baby blog some page views to help get me on google, I’d appreciate it! =) http://daphnehankins.com )

  • There is some great inspiration here, thanks for sharing!
    http://www.lizzysprettythings.co.uk

  • Moving Shoe

    Really amazing article Sabina! defenitly we are gonna make some changes in our blog http://www.movingshoe.com here after. Thanks for sharing such wonderful article for the follow travelers

  • Mana

    Amazing list of ideas for blog content. Would definitely try some in my blog http://www.manawant.com

  • Zahirul Islam

    Valuable information. Your blog is such an inspiration. Your post is very interesting and informative. Thanks sharing.

  • This is a great list.
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  • Funny I was researching a Travel Key word for my Blog and your post came up. And I must say it is very thorough! Thanks for helping out new and struggling travel bloggers I will be referencing your post in my blog on http://www.pkjulesworld.com/blog

  • Faintly Wandering

    This is a great post! Thanks for writing this, we will probably be using some of these ideas at faintlywandering.com!

  • I’m bookmarking this! These are very helpful ideas as I sit here ironically trying to figure out my blog post for the week 🙂 http://www.gotthetravelbugtoo.com/