The Travel Blog Resources page is a comprehensive listing of sites related to travel blogging. This includes sites about travel blogging, free courses, ebooks, and membership sites. I have listed every known travel blog resource and I update the site regularly.
The sites listed are not an editorial endorsement of information. This is presented as a resource only.
How to start a travel blog
How to start a travel blog – Our guide on registering a domain and setting up a self-hosted WordPress blog.
Travel Blogging Sites
Travel Blog Advice – Anil of foxnomad.com fame writes articles here on all things travel blogging.
Travel Blogger 101 – A guide to travel blogging by Kerwin McKenzie that covers how to set up a blog, marketing, and writing tips.
How To Make Money Travel Blogging – Blogging tips and advice from full time traveller, Samuel from nomadicsamuel.com.
The Life Of A Travel Blogger – A fun Tumblr site by an anonymous travel blogger featuring lots of insider jokes about the world of travel blogging.
My Blogging Journey – by Heather Cowper from Heather on her travels.
Make Money Travel Blogging – Hasn’t been updated for ages – just leaving here for the public record.
Travel Blog Challenge – Todd Wassel from Todd’s Wanderings posted articles here on travel blogging. The site is not currently active.
Travelllll.com – Was a travel blogging and media news site. Too bad they didn’t leave archived for the public record.
Travel Blogging Books
How to make money with your travel blog – Matt Kepnes from nomadicmatt.com covers how to create a blog, installing and building your blog, getting traffic, search engine optimisation (SEO), and monetization.
20 Steps to Creating a Killer Travel Blog – Kindle guide by Sarah Vandenberg.
Travel Blogging Courses
Travel Blog Success – Learn how to build and make money with a travel blog by joining Travel Blog Success, an online course and community for travel bloggers. The course was founded by Dave Lee from gobackpacking.com, who has turned his travel blog into a full time publishing business. In January Travel Blog Success was merged with Michael Tieso’s Art of Travel Blogging (AOTB) forum.
Nomadic Matt’s Blogger Mentorship Program – 15 week course (beginners or advanced) run by one of the most successful bloggers out there.
Travel Blogger Academy – A free 24 part email course by Adam Costa on building and running a profitable travel blog, teaching you how to grow your blog’s traffic and revenue.
Travel Blogger 101 – A free course on how to create a travel blogging business in 21 days.
MatadorU – Travel writing, photography, and film making courses brought to you by the Matador Network.
Travel Blogging 101 – 12 week course by Amanda from A Dangerous Business.
Travel Blog Conferences
TBEX – The TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange) conference began as informal gathering of travel bloggers in Chicago in 2009 and it has grown from there to become the largest travel blog conference. TBEX was acquired by BlogWorld & New Media Expo in 2012 and there are conferences held in North America and Europe every year.
Travel Blogging Conferences – An up-to-date conference list is kept at the PTBA site.
Travel Blog Forums and Communities
Travel Bloggers on Facebook – A closed group for travel bloggers to discus all thing travel blogging related.
Travel Bloggers Unite Community Group on Facebook – A closed group for travel bloggers established by TBU.
Global Bloggers Network – A secret Facebook group for travel bloggers. If you want to join email me your details and I will nominate you.
Travel Blog Challenge – The forum attached to Travel Blog Challenge appears to be abandoned as it now full of spam comments.
Travel Blog Associations
Professional Travel Bloggers Association – The PTBA is an association where eligible travel bloggers can join and interact with travel industry and PR contacts. It aims to legitimize travel blogging as a business and facilitate business relationships within the industry.
Travel Blogology – Travel blogger database of professional travel bloggers.
Blogger Bridge – A website that helps connect companies with relevant bloggers, writers, podcasters, videographers and other content creators.
TBU Book of Travel Bloggers – TBU Book of Travel Bloggers is a book listing information and stats of travel bloggers. It is aimed at the travel industry (mainly in the UK) to help find bloggers to work with. Any blogger that has attended a TBU conference can be listed for free.
www.tbexconnect.com – A directory by the TBEX team where industry professionals can privately connect with travel bloggers. [Closed]
Travel Blog Podcasts
Travel Bloggers Podcast – Hosted by Gary Bembridge of TipsforTravellers.com, this podcast is for travel bloggers of all experience levels and interests, and for travel partners working with bloggers.
Travel Blog Breakthrough – Will Tang from Going Awesome Places podcasts about the business of travel blogging and features lots of useful information on the blog as well.
How To Be A Travel Writer – A travel writing resource and courses from the creators of Vagabundo Magazine.
PitchTravelWrite.com – Learn how to sell your travel writing starting with a successful sales pitch all the way through writing articles that editors want to buy.
Travel Writers Exchange – A community of travel writers, bloggers, and journalists.
Travel Writing 2.0 – A blog and book by Tim Leffel on earning money as a travel writer in the new media landscape.
Top Travel Blog Lists
Top 100 Travel Blogs – List compiled by Nomadic Samuel using Alexa, DA, PA and SEMRush.
Top 50 Travel Blogs – List by The Expeditioner ranked by Google Analytics stats as sent in by bloggers.
The Top One Hundred Indy Travel Sites – List of travel blogs compiled by brendansadventures ranked using a combination of Alexa scare and Brendans personal ranking. No there is no date indicating when the list was last updated.
Travel Blog Sites The travelpod.com ranking score — updated weekly — is the average of the Alexa and Compete.com rankings for each travel blog. Currently not accepting new blogs.
Top 150 General Travel blogs – Blogmetrics.org use a number of different metrics to rank blogs automatically, but they don’t appear to be adding new blogs.
The Best Travel Blogs – Blogs ranked by Konector using their own inhouse methodology. No indication of when the list was last updated.
Travel Blog Directories
Travel Blog Directory – I keep a directory of travel blogs here. Visit the directory page if you would like to be added.
Work With Brands
Bloggers Required – A free service that facilitates the connection between bloggers and brands.