Writer’s block got you down? I frequently am at a loss for travel blog post ideas when it comes to adding new content on this site. I am better at objective writing, writing facts and figures and data, rather than subjective writing, such as ideas, opinions, and my feelings.

Travel Blog Post Ideas FeaturedAnother thing that holds me back from writing more is the fact that I am not living that nomad lifestyle, like many of my fellow travel-blogging peers; I travel when I can for now, to be able to hold a day job so that I can finish paying off my student loans and some other bills, and then I do hope to join the ranks of the long-term traveler.

As I was pondering ideas for travel blog posts, I figured I’d write about some of the things that I came up with (plus, writing it down here translates to another post for me 😉 ).

Travel Blog Post Ideas #1: Write about your hometown or where you live

Just because you know your city like the back of your hand doesn’t mean that everyone else does. As travelers, we tend to forget that the place we constantly like to leave may be a destination on someone else’s bucket list. When I travel, I like to meet the locals, because who better to show you this city? Likewise, who better than yourself to show off your home to someone visiting?

Travel Blog Post Ideas #2: Interview others in the travel industry

A great option to write about when you’re stuck on your next post is to try to interview someone in the industry. Send a few emails out to some of your peers, some travel writers which you look up to, and see who bites. They might want to go both ways with you and have you answer questions for them. Similar to a link exchange, reciprocal interviews can be a win-win for both sites.

Travel Blog Post Ideas #3: Make a list

Lists (“Top 10 of…,” “15 Best…,” etc.) are great ways to quickly come up with a blog post. Not only are lists great way to keep readers amused and/or sated intellectually (at least for a few minutes), lists are great at building backlinks to your site, increasing your site views. Lists are always popular, and people and other websites who find them will more likely link back to them as a result. They are also able to be scanned through quickly, because it is easy to get the gist of each point in the article. When someone searches for the best places to eat in Rome, or the most famous tourist spots in Paris, lists are almost always at the forefront of the results. As a travel writer, pick a topic and a destination, such as food and Rome, and get to it! Don’t come up with a number first; get as many points as you can, and when you are satisfied, that’s your number.

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32 COMMENTS

  1. I found your blog very insightful. I have travelled quite a bit and would like to start sharing that love I have for travelling. I only started blogging recently and so was looking for ideas. Thanks for posting! you’ve given me great ideas.

    • Antonia, thanks so much for the comment and the pleasant words! If I was able to help you in any way, I am completely happy 🙂 If you ever need someone to talk to about your blog, please feel free to shoot me over an email at any time, though I am not the most knowledgeable. Good luck on your new blog, and keep in touch!

  2. Hey Christian,

    Thanks you for this list! Very inspiring and helpful! It brought me so many ideas for the travel blog I just started. Even though I have enough inspiration at the moment this post generated so many new ideas for a blogpost! I’ll keep following your blog! Thanks! Cheers Bastiaan

    • Bastiaan, thanks for the compliments! I am glad that they were able to help you, hope you drop back by sometime, and I’ll be sure to pay a visit over to yours, as well! Safe travels, mate!

  3. Hello Christian,

    You’ve made up a fantastic list of ideas to write about. I’ve been stuck thinking of an topic to write for a couple of days and by reading your blog, I’ve got some ideas!

    I’ve never really thought about writing about the place I’m living in as I’m always focusing on the ‘must-see’ touristy spots rather than the small and significant cultural aspects of it.

    This post has been very insightful indeed.

    Cheers,
    Paul

    • Paul, thanks so much for the compliment! I am so happy if it helped you 🙂 What you mention (writing about our own homes) is probably my favorite idea, since it allows us to write a piece about a place we are knowledgeable about, and who better to talk about your hometown as a travel destination than you? Good luck on your work, and hope you stop back by! And please send me the link to your site, I’d love to follow you and check it out. Cheers!

  4. Just found your blog when I was about to get lost on my very first blog posts. But thanks to your ideas I’ll go with the key facts and presentation of my current city. Other good ones were mentioned too which I saved.

    Hope you get to travel soon 🙂

  5. As a beginner in travel blogging, it really helped me to choose more and more topic around travel blog. I will definitely try some of your ideas in my blog. Thanks Christian for theses ideas.

  6. You nailed down pretty much everything that shall become the foundation of my new travel blog in the making. I can’t thank you enough for this, and I’m gonna start right away.

    • Tina, thanks so much! I’m glad if I was able to help. Please email me if you need any pointers with WordPress (I went to your site and saw that you have a fresh install). I’d love to help out in any way I can. Good luck with your blog, and I hope to start reading up on your adventures soon 🙂

  7. Christian, I just started my own travel-related blog site two weeks ago. I started out the gate running but have seemed to hit a wall. Thanks for the great ideas as I’ve already implemented a few into my site and plan to do a local piece in the next couple of days. Congrats on the success of your site and keep up the good work!

  8. Christian,
    I hope I’m not being redundant here but I do not see the comment I just left. So once again, I wanted to thank you for the great ideas you suggested as I’ve already implemented several of them into my site. I particularly liked the “hometown story” suggestion because it’s so easy to overlook the place right out one’s front door. I just started my own travel related blog site two weeks ago. I hit the gate running but now I’ve slowed to a trot…no, a crawl. Hopefully, with the insight you provided, I can get this horse going again in the right direction.
    Thanks,
    Big John

  9. This is such a great post and has really helped me with a few fresh ideas. I write for a number of blogs and sometimes just get totally stuck for original ideas and re-using the great travel experiences I have already had!! This will come in handy for some time. Well done.

  10. Really liked the ideas which you have covered in this post, Christian.

    As a traveler i used to stuck with my travel blog without much ideas. These kind of ideas will be really helpful to cover in my blog whenever i am not traveling or not writing about destinations. Excellent article !

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