69 Travel Blogging Tips From the Top Travel Bloggers

Fri, Aug 31, 2012

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- Compiled by Victoria Philpott

Whether you’re a virgin travel blogger, just started out, or like to think of yourself as a pro, there’s always more to know. My tip: Wi-Fi is often free in hostels and there’s always plenty of opportunity for space and privacy with the common rooms and kitchens. 

These top travel bloggers have been generous enough to impart some of their travel blogging tips on a range of subjects… 

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What to blog

#1 Be unique, says Gary Arndt from everything-everywhere.com

“Do interesting things. Your content is your travel. The internet doesn’t need another 20-something backpacking in South-East Asia. Go and do the interesting things that most people will never get a chance to do.” Tweet this

#2 Stay human, says Jodi Ettenberg from legalnomads.com

“So many big companies are looking to humanise their brand with a relatable voice, and we as bloggers have a distinct advantage of already being human, and having a personality-based brand. Don’t be afraid to embrace all of who ‘you’ are as a blogger. By this I mean tweeting, posting and sharing information you are passionate about and trust, be it inside the travel sphere or outside of it. This will enable you to become a resource for your followers.”

#3 Be honest, says Brendan from brendansadventures.com

“My number one piece of advice to a new blogger is to aim to dig deeper than the usual blog – go beyond the usual superficial articles about a destination. And most of all, be honest. That honesty is going to be what makes your reader trust you, and the vulnerability of that honesty is going to be what makes people connect with you on a personal level. It is that personal connection that has made blogs so popular and powerful over the past few years.”

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#4 Break rules, says Mike from mikesowden.org/feveredmutterings/

“Break rules. The biggest bloggers got big by innovating and standing out. They did something different. You can’t beat them at their own game so beat them at *yours*. When the rules feel wrong, overturn them. See what happens. You may find something uniquely you that people love. And wouldn’t *that* be cool?”

#5 Stick with one idea, says Wayne from planyourescapenow.com

“Post only when you have something valuable to share. Be yourself, honest, personal, and try not to ‘sell’. Be aware that people are busy so every post should be brief and focused to the subject, typically one main idea at a time. My best advice is to be real, offer great content that will help your readers, and have fun with it.”

#6 Keep the faith, says Megan from bohemiantrails.com

“Stick to your vision, but allow it to evolve. Just as you would plan a trip, do the same for your career as a travel blogger. Have a roadmap, but be open to changing your direction as new opportunities arise.”

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#7 Use your knowledge, says Nora from theprofessionalhobo.com

“Given the plethora of travel blogs, become an expert in a niche to differentiate yourself and get noticed. I travel full-time in a financially sustainable way, and as a former financial planner, I specialise in the finance of travel.”

#8 Write well, says suzyguese.com

“You can travel to outer space, but it is your writing that is the most powerful tool for a successful travel blog. Infuse your writing with your personality and story. Don’t just list out your travels. Create your experience for the reader and you will have their attention. Good writing travels the world even without a plane ticket.”

#9 Use your voice, says philintheblank.net

“Anyone can craft a sterile travel blog with a few tips and photos. You might be able to capture some early traffic with such a blog, but if you want an engaged audience that will stick with you, your blog needs to be driven by your personality and voice.”

#10 Be yourself, says Earl from wanderingearl.com

“Don’t write posts you think you should write, write posts that you want to write. If you try to follow someone else’s style, readers will quickly lose interest. Stay genuine, speak in your own voice and allow your unique qualities to draw people’s attention and make them want to come back for more.”

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Design

#11 Brand yourself, says Kirsty and Poi from noplacetobe.com

“Choose a website design and theme that represents you and your brand. First impressions count, the internet is teaming with travel blogs but a well designed easy to use website will stand out from the crowd. Spend time at the beginning getting this right and you will reap the rewards in the future.” Tweet this

#12 Have a great design, says vagabondish.com

“To truly stand out from the thousands of other travel blogs, pony up for a custom site design. It’s hands-down the best investment with the highest ROI that you can make in your blog. Give advertisers a great first impression – wow them – and they’ll take you and your site seriously.”

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Technical

#13 Prepare  for the worst, says Brock from backpackwithbrock.com

“My biggest tip is to BACK UP YOUR CONTENT! Too often I have met travellers and bloggers alike who have had a technical glitch or equipment stolen, subsequently losing all their photos and videos. Carry a small external hard-drive with you and back up your content daily.” Tweet this

#14 Think about every view, says the Vogel family from familyonbikes.org

“Make sure each and every page in your blog is ready to be the landing page; you never know when one page might take off and start spreading like wildfire. Do you have all the info you want your reader to know in the header/sidebar/footer? What do you want your reader to do? Are you telling him that one every page?”

#15 Back up regularly, says Dave from whatsdavedoing.com

“So many people lose weeks, months or even years worth of work because they don’t have a backup when something goes wrong.  I use a WordPress plugin called Backup Buddy in conjunction with an Amazon S3 cloud storage account to automatically send a full backup of my blogs offsite every day. If the worst happens, I’ll be no more than a day behind.”

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#16 Have a techie chum, says Marcello from wanderingtrader.com

“I’d recommend bluehost to start and Chris from theaussienomad.com for anything technical you need done.  He offers a great $50 monthly service to make sure everything is okay with your blogs and fixes anything wrong within hours.”

#17 Beware of changing the structure, says Ian from eagerexistence.com

“Anytime you change the permalink structure all incoming links (even internal to your site) will link to the old one. You need to get a redirect plugin if you’re going to do this.”

#18 Know behind the scenes, says Adam from travelsofadam.com

“Take a little bit of time to learn CSS styling and HTML. It’ll go a long way and allow you to be as flexible as you want with your site’s structure and design.”

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#19 Get a Google XML Sitemap, says Barbara from holeinthedonut.com

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines to better index your blog. Each time you add a new post/page or modify an existing one, this plugin sends a new sitemap to the search engines. It’s extremely helpful to have Google Analytics and Google Webmaster accounts, as the combination will result in the best Google ranking.

#20 Keep it clean, says Graham and Becky from globalgrasshopper.com

“If you’re running your travel blog on WordPress, you’ll be familiar with creating, editing and deleting posts. But, did you know that every revision you make to a post is saved in your WordPress database? These can soon add up and hinder performace. Install and run ‘Better Delete Revision’ to purge any old versions of posts, and help clean up your database.”

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Personal growth

#21 Read widely, says JoAnna from kaleidoscopicwandering.com

“Read as much travel writing as possible. Subscribe to travel magazines and read the articles. Study the authors who write travel books. Every year the Best American series publishes a book of high-quality travel writing. Buy it and read it over and over again.”Tweet this

#22 Focus long term, says Samuel from nomadicsamuel.com

“Don’t get caught up looking at your stats every single day. It’s simply a waste of time. Instead focus on larger goals such as growing your site over a period of weeks and months as opposed to just days.”

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#23 Stay consistent, says Keith from velvetescape.com

“When you’re growing your blog, it’s important to think of your brand and keep it consistent. Your brand encompasses elements such as your ‘voice’ (blogging style and personal perspective), background story, niche, blog layout, logo and house colours. Define these elements and utilise them consistently across your blog and social media channels. A well-defined brand distinguishes your blog from the rest, facilitates an easier connection between your blog and your readers and encourages repeat visits.”

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Photography

#24 Use your equipment wisely, says Ken from blog.kenkaminesky.com

“You don’t need a super expensive camera if you’re just using photos for the web. You can take amazing photos with an iPhone 4 or 4s as long as you learn how to use a few quality apps like Camera+, Snapseed, Picture Show, qbro, and Photoforge2.

The iPhone has become a favourite camera for me lately. It’s quick, fun and easy to use. You can also do cool video on it with apps like Viddy, 8mm, and FiLMiC+. If you want to make your photos better and don’t want to spend a lot of money on Photoshop or Lightroom, try the Mac or PC version of Snapseed.” Tweet this

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#25 Photograph with respect, says Daniel and Audrey from uncorneredmarket.com

“People photography shows the spirit and culture of a place. For this photography, your approach and interaction with people is more important than the type of camera you carry. If you show respect and true curiosity in the person, your shots will reflect this.”

#26 Use the right host, says James from nomadicnotes.com

“If photography is an important part of your blog then I recommend using a professional photo hosting site, such as SmugMug or Zenfolio. You’ll have more control over your photos compared to using a free site, and you’ll have the option of being able to sell photos too.”

#27 Take great pictures, says Frederico from maitravelsite.com

“Travel blogging is an investment, and as such needs a lot of time for it to be succesful. The most effective way to engage others “quickly” is to write a good story but, perhaps even more important, take great pictures! These are easy to share and attract lots of attention quickly. It’s then easy to point the reader to the story behind them, and thus engagement begins. Good pictures with an appealing post title go a very long way.”

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#28 Photos are a must, says Mark from migrationology.com

“Photos are extremely important for any travel blog. Without them, readers will likely avoid your text and leave your site. You don’t have to be an expert photographer to take great photos that attract and draw people in, they just need to be interesting! Videos are so great because they give the viewer a chance to see and hear and feel the destination. I use a Canon 550D camera, not only does it produce wonderful photos, but it also records high quality HD video.”

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Social Media

#29 Be consistent, says Sherry from ottsworld.com

“Think carefully about what your brand and message is going to be and then set up all of your social media and blog around it.  Be consistent with your brand and plan up front.” Tweet this

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#30 Use Facebook, says Janice from solotravelerblog.com

“Interaction is the key to success with Facebook. I post a question in the morning. Something like: “Hate it or Love it… airplane food?” or Backpack or suitcase – what’s your style?”

Then around 7pm I add my post of the day. On weekends when I don’t post on the blog, I add a popular post from the archives. Also, when a fan asks a question on the page, I repost the question so that it goes into everyone’s stream and there is greater participation on the group helping each other. It takes only a few minutes a day, but has a great impact on traffic from Facebook.”

#31 And of course Twitter, from dangerous-business.com

“If you’re new to Twitter, it’s important to strike a balance between sharing your own content and retweeting others. When I consider following someone, if 1 of their last 5 tweets isn’t a RT or @ reply, I won’t hit that Follow button.”

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#32 Use Twitter, says girlsgetaway.com

“Twitter is relevant, irrelevant, fun, frustrating, a time drain and totally addicting! My top advice is to follow people who interest you, be kind, retweet often and have fun with it! There’s an awesome travel community on twitter, making for wonderful networking opportunities as well as the place to find great advice and info from the crème de la crème of the travel industry.”

#33 Think widely, says diwyy.com

“Create a newsletter to help promote your website. It’s a great way to regularly interact with your readers. Use a site like AWeber, Constant Contact or Emma, for a professional looking template. Try to send out 1-2 times per month and link back to your site for more page views.”

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#34 Build a community, says Christy and Scott from ordinarytraveler.com

“Find a core group of travel bloggers where you can share and comment on each others sites. This helps get your blog name out there and builds community, which will encourage others to comment and share your content.”

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#35 Keep an eye on them, says Jason and Arecaly from 2backpackers.com

“Social media profiles should receive the same efforts and priority as a blog’s website. As more individuals access information through social media outlets, it has become necessary to make your content compatible everywhere. A social media presence isn’t good enough, be sure to engage followers and develop an online community.”

#36 Link them all up, says Cameron and Nicole from travelingcanucks.com

“Make sure your social media channels are linked properly. Same thing applies for twitter buttons embedded in posts and pages, make sure that the tweet includes “via @travelblogger”. This way, the person sharing knows that “Travel Blogger” will be notified that a share was made. It’s all about spreading the love!”

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#37 Don’t be too pushy, says Melvin from traveldudes.com

“The chances that you get too pushy selling a service or products are high. People don’t like that. The trick in being successful in social media is to help each other. At the moment you help others, they will appreciate it and will help you as well, without that you have to ask for it. But the best tip is: just be yourself & have fun!”

#38 Content first, then social media, says Simon and Erin from neverendingvoyage.com

“Your creative inner voice is timid and quiet. Stay off email and social media first thing in the morning and focus on creating content before you let the noise of the digital world in.”

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#39 Get a Gravatar, says Neil from backpacksandbunkbeds.co.uk

“When you’re blogging and commenting on other blogs make sure you set youself up on Gravatar so that your profile picture apprears next to each of your comments on other blogs. This will help people recognise you and build up your profile. Make your Gravatar pic the same as your Twitter pic for max recognisability.”

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Video

#40 Work the camera, says Cailin O’Neill from travelyourself.ca.

“Video blogging isn’t for everyone, but if you are going to do it have fun with it and get excited/over emphasise your emotions so they come across well in your videos. Oh and use a tripod or put your camera on something steady!”Tweet this

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#41 Monitor sound, says Lisa from llworldtour.com

“When using video,  keep your story focused. Create a video for one specific story only and tell the story through real people. Technically, always use a tripod and remember the importance of good audio – use a mic and think about sound the whole time you are shooting.”

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Audio

#42 Multimedia is key, says Craig and Linda from indietravelpodcast.com

“Podcasting is the best way to share audio or video files that you’d like people to download and consume when they’re away from the computer. As travellers, your audience will have a lot of time to fill in transit.  To start a podcast, you need to record some audio or video, host it online somewhere, then create a custom RSS feed with a few special bits of code that feedreaders (like Google Reader or iTunes) can use to extract your media content. Services like Feedburner, or the WordPress PowerPress plugin help make this without too many hassle.” Tweet this

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Networking

#43 Start networking online, says Becki from Borders of Adventure.

“Networking means sharing useful information on Twitter and Facebook, commenting on stories and articles, and most importantly, meeting people in person. It helps to get the ball rolling on building relationships, where you can feel comfortable making an approach or a pitch as well as being a part of an invaluable support network – a must in this rapidly changing industry. Don’t expect everything to come to you, get yourself out there – you are your blog!”

#44 Go to conferences, says Matt Long from landlopers.com

“Networking at travel conferences is vital for any travel blogger. Make sure to have plenty of business cards on hand and practice your elevator speech. Be prepared to introduce your site and mission in just a few words.”

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#45 Just say yes, says the adventure travellers from ishouldlogoff.com

“Say yes to the community!  When someone asks you do be involved in an activity on their blog or with their community, say yes and do everything you can to make it successful. People remember your kindness and help in building their community, and will do the same for you!”

#46 Take it offline, says Andy from 501places.com

“Networking is very important to building initial relationships and while Twitter is a great place to make an initial introduction, nothing beats a face to face meeting over a coffee or a beer.

If you want to connect with another blogger, someone in PR or a tourist board and live near to London (or wherever they might be), ask if they’d like to meet. Most will say yes (you should buy the drinks!) and you can build a much stronger connection as a result.”

#47 Join the community, says John and Andrea from inspiringtravellers.com

“Join a community of travel bloggers online such as Travel Blog Exchange, Tripatini or the Travel Bloggers or Global Bloggers Network groups on Facebook. It’s always helpful to keep up with other bloggers and you can read and comment on each other’s posts to help you improve.”

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#48 Speak at events, Benny from fluentin3months.com

“If you want to become a speaker at an event, just ask. Just email the organiser and tell him/her the incredibly unique topic that you are ready to discuss. Although keynote is a little high – start off with a smaller speaking gig, and people will take you more seriously in future applications.”

#49 Join multi-blogger events, says Michael Hodson from goseewrite.com

“One of the trends I see for the future is multi-blogger events. These are planned events where a number of bloggers participate together in order to leverage their different readerships in order to make the sum much greater than any of them acting alone. These events, like the Ultimate Train Challenge I organised, are ones where everyone blogs in real time, so that the aggregation effect of having multiple bloggers participating all hits at the same time, unlike regular blog trips where the posts can be dribbled out over months. Pulling a good multi-blogger effort off is difficult, but I believe it is going to be one of the things that PR companies and and tourist boards are going to love going forward.”

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Time management

#50 Stick with it, says Chris from amateurtraveler.com

“Be consistent. Find a content production schedule you can sustain and keep with it. Post every day if you can, or at least once a week.” Tweet this

#51 Keep a balance, says Audrey from uncorneredmarket.com

“Balancing travel and work is one of the most difficult thing for bloggers. Divide your days between the two so that you’re not stressed by *not* doing both. Work in the mornings & explore in the afternoon. Or take a few days to work only and then a few days to travel only.”

#52 Make sacrifices, says backpackerbanter.com

“If you’re going to get into travel blogging make sure you’re prepared to sacrifice a few drunken nights out – it will consume a lot of your time if you’re serious about it! Go out and chase suppliers and contacts to work with too, what’s the worse that could happen? They say no and you’ve lost nothing.”

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#53 Stay focused, says crazysexyfuntraveler.com

“The biggest time eater for most of us is Facebook. Go online, answer the messages, do the necessary stuff and go offline! Do not leave the Facebook on when writing posts. Nor go and check on it every 5 minutes. It will take you double time.”

#54 Think about the bigger picture, says Caz from ytravelblog.com

“It’s very important to have a big picture plan when starting travel blogging. Where do you see yourself in five years time? Bevery clear; knowing this will dictate the decisions that you make. You don’t want short sightedness to take you out of the game early.”

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#55 Live in the moment, says Laurence from findingtheuniverse.com

“Take time to switch off from technology and experience your travels as they happen. You can write about your adventures later, with the benefit of hindsight and reflection, but you can only enjoy them in the moment.”

#56 Make the time, says Nellie from wildjunket.com

“To effectively balance travel and writing I’d recommend setting aside 2-3 hours every day to work. Blogging at least three times a week will be the best way to keep your readers glued, but if time is tight, try to update readers on social media as live coverage allows them to follow your journey.”

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#57 Work to your strengths, says Mike at thecheaproute.com

“As a long term traveller, you have the luxury of extensive freedom, you can do what you want when you want.  If you have the discipline, why not transfer this over to work?  Write when you’re in the mood, travel when you’re in the mood, that way nothing is forced and your content is more exciting. Otherwise, make a schedule.  Write an article before you go out each day, or when you return each night.”

#58 Think in hours, not days, says Kristen from hopscotchtheglobe.com

“Set aside a certain number of hours a week when you will work on blog posts and promotion. It makes it more difficult to set aside specific times of day when traveling, because you never know what opportunities will come up or when plans will change.”

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Sponsorship

#59 Pitch yourself, says Bethany from beersandbeans.com

“Don’t wait for sponsors to come to you. Instead, contact them with a pitch and sell yourself. Preferably, get the contact information from another blogger who has been sponsored by the company. This will ensure that your pitch gets in front of the right person. If you don’t have a direct contact, try to find the media contact through the company’s website.” Tweet this

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#60 Understand the potential client, says Stephanie from thetravelchica.com

“There are two key factors when pitching an organisation. First, pitch to the right person, not a generic email account. Second, take the time to call. Third is demonstrating in your pitch that you understand their business.”

#61 Don’t sell out for free, says artofbackpacking.com

“Be careful about companies asking for something for nothing. As you start with blogging, many companies may try to take advantage of you. Don’t be afraid to ask for money.”

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#62 Match yourself up, says Erica from travelblissful.com

“Develop a unique idea based on passion, purpose and profit (a win-win proposal) and match your idea to the right brand or tourist board. Get in touch at travel trade shows and conferences or email (second best option), view the project from their perspective, and follow up with a brilliant presentation.”

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Making money

#63 Diversify to make money, says gobackpacking.com

“To earn a living blogging, you’ll need to diversify your approach to making money. Selling ads, your own products, and affiliates’ products are 3 of the most popular approaches.” Tweet this

#64 Don’t do it for the money, says pausethemoment.com

“Don’t start a travel blog in the hopes of making an income from it. Start a travel blog because you’re passionate about sharing your adventures and experiences with the world. If the opportunity to make money comes along down the line then that’s great. If not, you still have an online archive full of memories from your travels to look back on.”

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Motivation

#65 Save the love, says Lucy Harper from secretdiaryofacampcounselor.com

“I have a testimonials page on my blog and I try to keep it updated with all the amazing comments I get from my audience on Facebook, Twitter and on the blog. It helps during dark days to see how much my blog and me are helping potential camp counselors around the world. These comments are my motivation.” Tweet this

#66 Aim high, says Will from willpeach.com

“Write a massive big mandate telling the big bloggers you’ll kick their asses and put it live on you homepage. Talk about putting pressure on yourself to perform.”

#67 Don’t force it, says Monica from thetravelhack.com

“When you’re travelling, take photos of anything and everything and make notes as you go, but write your blog post when you’re in the right mood because it’s obvious when something is written with passion and when something is forced. I find inspiration in other travel blogs but also in travel magazines, photography books and travel writing and once you’ve found what inspires you, you’ll be more motivated to write your blog posts well.”

#68 Just write, says Vicky from vickyflipfloptravels.com

“I just write down the words as they come into my brain and don’t worry too much about style and convention. Then I’ll go back and edit the hell out of it. Sometimes it’ll take me a few weeks to get back to it, but at least I have the skeleton of what I want. This means whatever mood I’m in – designer, writer or ranter – I can act on my current motivation and still work on my blog in some way.”

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Travel tips

#69 Get Wi-Fi at McDonalds, says Bobbi Lee from heelsandwheelsonline.com

“I find it really hard to find affordable internet on the road a lot of times. Internet is extremely expensive in some countries. The best places to find free access are McDonald’s and public libraries. I’ve even sat outside a few libraries late at night, taking advantage of their internet.” Tweet this

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63 Comments For This Post

  1. Arianwen Says:

    My tip would be to not forget to contribute to posts like this one when invited to do so, as they’re great for generating traffic to your own blog. Doh!

  2. rollingcrock Says:

    An article with truly great timing as I’m looking to start a new travel blog from my latest trip. Great tips here. Thanks guys!

    A lot of material to take in but I will try and get round all of your pages when I have the time.

    Cheers,

    Darren

    http://fromfirsttolast1.wordpress.com

  3. Dian Emery Says:

    Wow, lots of great advice here! Thanks for including me and my little tip in this impressive gathering of information and bloggers.

  4. 9to5refugee Says:

    Excellent tips from all the gurus of travel blogging. I’m sure these will be useful to all the newbies like me out there, who want to try and create something which is a little bit more than a personal travel journal. Thanks!

  5. Barbara Weibel Says:

    What a fantastic roundup of tips. Even though I was one of those included, I learned a lot from reading this.Thanks so much for this post.

  6. Laurence Says:

    That’s a lot of advice! Great round up :)

  7. Margalit Francus Says:

    Great new ideas as well as some important reminders1
    Note to self-Go buy that tripod for videotaping this summer:)

  8. Berlyne Says:

    That’s a great post ! Gave me some new ideas for my new traveling blog.
    Please check it out and tell me your opinion !
    Link : http://hotels-guru.blogspot.com

    Good day !

  9. Chrystal McKay Says:

    Very nice list. I just completed a few of them – mainly the backup revision plugin! I never knew that! Great advice!

    http://www.chrystal-clear.com

  10. Megan Says:

    Great tips and advice, thanks to all of you. What a wonderful life we live as travel bloggers ay?!

    http://www.bloggeratlarge.com/

  11. claudiRTW Says:

    With all the probably nice tips there… didnt read them all… you might have forgotten one important tip: the internet is not for reading novels. 69 tips with different topic anchors wouldnt have made some more posts (and traffic)? Who is reading 69 paragraphs?!
    Sorry for being honest, I know you all like to pamper yourselfs with best wishes and compliments. This was a nice idea, but totally over the top.

  12. Steph - DiscoveringIce.com Says:

    Great advice….and great to see so many of my favourite travel bloggers in one (virtual) place! Will be referring back to this many times! Thanks everyone!

  13. Jeremy Says:

    As another travel blogger who wasn’t featured on this list, you forgot a very important one – Don’t do what everyone else is doing.

  14. apol Says:

    guess i have to print this. :D

  15. OnedayOnetravel Says:

    Good tips ! it will be useful for my next travel articles. New trip for our team : Brazil during 45d ays. keep in touch ;) http://www.onedayonetravel.com

  16. Doc Wends Says:

    awesome post and a much desired ones! I agreed with all those who shared in this post. Impressive and I am inspired.

    Cheers! from http://www.journyesandtravels.com

  17. Katherine - Kapcha The World Says:

    This is a great list. Lots of useful information for us newbies. Thanks guys. http://www.kapcha.co.nz

  18. Lifecruiser Travel Says:

    Wow! what an impressive list with lots of good advices! From a lot of top travel bloggers really. Very interesting even for me as an experienced travel blogger to read. Always interested in what others have to say, too see things with other eyes and get inspired. Thanks for putting this together so neatly for us!

  19. crazy sexy fun traveler Says:

    So many amazing tips from all of us! Will have to reread them more times to get some ideas :)

  20. Vicky Says:

    Lots of great info! Need to start getting more involved in social media for sure! http://acoupletravelers.com

  21. Sherry Hopkins Says:

    I loved these tips!! I’m a baby boomer travel blogger and would love to have any tips/suggestions…http://travelspirit333.wordpress.com/2012/06/13/picking-up-bushman-in-botswana/

  22. Joanna Says:

    Amazing list and full of useful tips. Thanks! Will refer to it often.

  23. Tabitha Says:

    Good to have tips that aren’t just about generating money. As a new blogger who started just it for friends and family, but loves to see new people reading, it is good advice.

    http://www.aroundthewordin8000days.blogspot.com

  24. Just One Boomer Says:

    I don’t agree with the person who said this post is too long. Seriously, if you’re not interested in the topic, you wouldn’t even bother reading 1-10. Most of us have longer attention spans than we’re given credit for—especially blogging Boomers:

    http://www.boomeresque.com

  25. Victoria Philpott Says:

    I agree Just One Boomer and thanks for sticking up for my compilation abilities :). I wanted to create a comprehensive guide to blogging, not just a few tips about ‘how to make money from blogging’ or ‘how to score press trips’. I hope everyone that reads this post learns something – if only about all the brilliant travel bloggers out there. Happy blogging!

    Vicky

  26. Tabitha Says:

    Apparently a further tip could be that, if you are going to put the name of your blog on a string like this, then make sure you type it correctly – unlike me!

    http://www.aroundtheworldin8000days.blogspot.com

  27. Federico Says:

    Lots of very good advice in a single post. I’m also one of the bloggers featured (MaiTravelSite) but many of these tips are too soon forgotten.

  28. natalie Says:

    This is one of the most useful lists on this topic I’ve seen. I feel like tips for travel blogging are a dime a dozen on the internet, and everyone has his or her own ideas about what works, but this was specific enough to actually be helpful and covered enough different aspects of this work to offer suggestions to almost anyone. Thanks so much — I’ll definitely be reevaluating some of my own ideas over the next few days!

    http://ayearwithoutpeanutbutter.com/

  29. snehakumari Says:

    his is one of the most useful lists on this topic I’ve seen. I feel like tips for travel blogging are a dime a dozen on the internet, and everyone has his or her own ideas about what works, but this was specific enough to actually be helpful and covered enough different aspects of this work to offer suggestions to almost anyone. Thanks so much — I’ll definitely be reevaluating some of my own ideas over the next few days!

  30. Girl in the Bright Lights Says:

    Great tips. I’m a newbie at travel blogging – first time traveling the world began only months ago! I’ll be re-reading these tips for days & checking out the blogs listed :)

    http://girlinthebrightlights.blogspot.com

  31. Regin Says:

    This fantastic.

  32. Anurag Mallick Says:

    Wow. It’s like the what’s what and who’s who of travel blogging! All you wanted to know but didn’t know whom to ask.

    https://redscarabtravelandmedia.wordpress.com/

  33. sanjeewa padmal Holiday sri lanka blog author Says:

    Big thank for the post and contributors. This post definitely a valuable contribution for every blogger. Because it give the essence how to become success by several giants in the world of travel blogging.

  34. Nick - Goats On The Road Says:

    Great post, if we follow these tips then one day it would be great to appear on a list like this as a poster. Some big travel blog names have contributed to this, giving it readability and credibility! Thanks.

    http://www.goatsontheroad.com

  35. Siddharth Says:

    That was the brilliant article on traveling.Thank you for sharing such information!!!!

  36. 30Traveler Says:

    Making your gravatar the same as your twitter image is my favorite piece of advice here. This is on my to do list!

    http://www.30traveler.com

  37. Steph | A Nerd At Large Says:

    Massively useful tips here. Very helpful to have them compiled in one place.

    http://www.anerdatlarge.com

  38. Pam Wade Says:

    Thanks for all the great tips. Mine would be to keep your page clean and easy to read – don’t get tempted by all those busy backgrounds or, worst of all, reverse type. There’s too much competition out there to be making things hard for your readers!
    http://www.travelskite.com

  39. Dan Elswit Says:

    Wow, thanks much for the great article! I’m just getting started in travel blogging and this gave me a lot to think about.

  40. Jalindra Says:

    This was really great post. Thanks and keep it up.

  41. IamVagabond Says:

    #1 Advice we all tend to forget – LOVE Travel :)

    http://www.IamVagabond.com

  42. LuxuryLovesDesign Says:

    Great tips! I’m more into architecture and interiors but these tips apply across the board!
    Thank you.
    http://www.luxurylovesdesign.com/

  43. Michaela Says:

    Great tips! It’s always good to get a refresher to stay focused. Thanks!

  44. Carolyn Carter Says:

    Great Tips!! Thank you so much for helping!! :)

  45. Lucie Says:

    Lods of things to explore! Thank you all from a smll FRench blogger ;)

  46. Solo Backpacker Says:

    Thank you so much for these valuable tips..These tips give a great idea to make my blog better.

  47. Sweet candy Says:

    Some useful advice don’t ignore when traveling. Thanks for your post.

  48. Kenin Bassart Says:

    This is some amazing stuff, thanks for putting this together! We started our blog last August, and could have used some of this advice then. You can rest assured I’ll be using it now.

  49. Kashmir Tour Packages Says:

    nice and intresting article.

  50. Manali Packages Says:

    Nice tips ! it will be useful for my next travel articles. so wonderful

  51. Shalu Sharma Says:

    Very good tips. Blogging on travel is a completely different ball game. This is a wealth of resources. Thanks for these outstanding tips from various bloggers. https://twitter.com/bihar

  52. Passport Dave Says:

    These are all excellent tips. As a new travel blogger myself, you really have to take everything into account if you want to get off the ground. I am personally considering organizing a giveaway in the near future as I hear they are like super powers for new blogs(if done right). Anyway, loved the article!

  53. Daniel Abrahams Says:

    Awesome tips! From presenting yourself in a professional manner to pitching travel pr companies to hosting choices, there are so many skills to hone in on. Recently, we launched the very first Travel Blogger University to help aspiring bloggers get set up and turn into rockstars.

    http://www.mytravelmoney.co.uk/travel-blogger-university

  54. Inside Southeast Asia Says:

    i wish i have read this a long time ago. i do agree on a lot of tips here. would really be helpful to newbie travel bloggers. thanks for sharing.

    http://insidesoutheastasia.com

  55. Maina Says:

    I like your post, a post good and useful.

  56. Simon Boyd Says:

    Thanks to all the contributors.
    I found a new platform that allows users to PLAN their trips based on other bloggers posts.
    Check this out:
    http://http://www.tipter.com/trips/burma-adventures-part-i-yangon-mandalay-inwa-and-hsipaw

  57. Hungry Escapades Says:

    This is awesome! Great community of travel bloggers sharing there tips, all extremely helpful. LOVE IT!!!

    http://hungryescapade.com/

  58. Princess Cut Says:

    Thanks for all the tips, can never get enough tips. Having a gravtar and staying focused are my favourite. They sum up all the other tips

  59. Helen in Wonderlust Says:

    Great article, have been making notes all the way through!

    Helen

  60. Chris Says:

    Thanks for these awesome tips. I needed to find a comprehensive guide for my travel blog. Your tips will be very useful for the development of my blog in the future. http://thaholiday.com/

  61. sabretoothedchickenstour Says:

    We have enjoyed writing our first travel blog and agree that being genuine is very important.

  62. Sarah Says:

    Wow – this is super helpful and actually very reassuring! Some great tips to keep in mind for the future.

  63. James Alex Says:

    Hello Mate

    you have shared a very nice information with other thanks for sharing

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