This page is a comprehensive list of every known travel blog resource. The sites listed aren’t a personal endorsement of the information or products on offer. If you know of a website that should be on this list then please contact me.
Start A Travel Blog
If you want to start a travel blog all you need is a domain and hosting. I personally use and recommend BlueHost, where you can get a free domain with $6.95 p/m hosting package
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 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.
Travel Blog Challenge – Todd Wassel from Todd’s Wanderings posted articles here on travel blogging. The site is not currently active.
Make Money Travel Blogging – Hasn’t been updated for ages – just leaving here for the public record.
Travelllll.com – Was a travel blogging and media news site.
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 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 Blog Exchange – TBEX is a community where travel bloggers/writers can share and discuss all things related to travel blogging.
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 assocation 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.
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.
TBEX Connect – A directory by the TBEX team where industry professionals can privately connect with travel bloggers. I have joined but it doesn’t seem to be active yet.
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.
How To Be A Travel Writer – A travel writing resource and courses from the creators of Vagabundo Magazine.
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 so visit the directory page if you would like to be added.