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Written: March 2018
Updated: April 2020

We all know that feeling; you started a travel blog, cool. You wrote some posts, also cool. But now your readers are expecting the next post, soon, but you are stuck. You have no idea what to write about this time...

What to write about? We have all been there. It is a question every blogger asks him/herself every once in a while. So don't worry, you're not alone in this.

I ask myself the same question often. Sometimes, the subject comes to me straight away. The next time I can spend a day trying to come up with a post idea. Because of that, I made a habit of writing down every blog post idea that came to me, and I would advise you do the same. No matter when the idea occurs, no matter how bad the idea is (believe me, there are some terrible ones on my lists), just write your post ideas down somewhere.

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I have about ten files spread out across my laptop, phone and disk, all with titles like "blog post ideas", "blog subjects" to "stuff to write about". That last one was censored for the younger readers, by the way...

Sometimes, you are just stuck. What should I write about this time? Where do I go from here? Which topics are 'hot' in my niche at the moment? Why can't I think of something great? What will be the next viral travel content?

I'm here to help you! First now, a few words of encouragement: Hang on, you'll get out of this, I know it. I believe in you. I believe you can write something valuable, something interesting, something that will capture your readers and goes viral, something that will make them beg for more. However, not now, not as long as you're stuck... So let's do something about that first!

Maybe because it wouldn't feel good to keep such a resource to myself, or maybe because I was just stuck and didn't know what to write about this time, I decided to share some of my travel blog post ideas. Below, I have listed 101 travel blog post ideas, grouped into 10 main categories.

Why 101? I hear you think. Well, because 100 is so standard, and because 101 makes you wonder why I listed 101 instead of 100, increasing the likelihood that you will click this link. Did it work? Bet it did!

Does this mean you have to stick to these 101 ideas? Not at all! They are all just examples, feel free to alter them in any way to better fit your blog's audience or style. To further inspire you, I have included some links to great posts about some subjects to provide you with examples. Don't copy them though, make it something original!

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10 'How to' travel blog post ideas

How to's are great! These days, you can find how to posts about anything. How many how to posts have you consulted in your life? Quite a few I guess. I know for a fact that I must have consulted hundreds of how to's, from Guinea pig care to coding for my blog. In a way, this post is a how to as well.

How to blog posts do something very important, they answer a question! People ask Google and other search engines everything. Just type in "how to" in google and see what the suggestions are. Today's first is "How to beat Arlo", apparently a Pokemon GO thing.

How to questions are probably one of the most asked and - by picking the right question to write about - you can chip in to all this traffic. You help them out with their question, they help you out with traffic. Win-win. Do your research to find out the hot questions in your niche. Below are some ideas.

  • How to start a travel blog in 2020?
  • How to find cheap accomodation?
  • How to pack for a 3-day solo hike in the mountains?
  • How to find a local to show you around Amsterdam?
  • How to hitchhike?
  • How to prepare for solo traveling?
  • How to make money traveling in 2020?
  • How to save money for traveling?
  • How to take care of your hiking boots?
  • How to make friends while traveling?

10 'Where to' travel blog post ideas

Where to go is a question that is frequently asked by travelers. Remember that time you did not know where to go during the Christmas holiday? Or that other time you didn't know which places to visit during your citytrip to Amsterdam? The internet was probably your go-to guy, helping you pick out what you believed to be the best places for you to visit.

  • Where to hike in Europe in September?
  • Where to travel in 2020?
  • Where to go for spring break?
  • Where to find the cheapest safari tour operators in Namibia?
  • Which are the best alternatives to New Zealand's great walks?
  • Where to experience the real Africa unspoiled by tourism?
  • Which are the best places to see kangaroos in Australia?
  • Where to find the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam?
  • Where to take the best photos of the northern light?
  • Where to go for a quiet and romantic honeymoon in 2020?

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10 'What to' travel blog post ideas

What to's work the same as how to's and why to's, so I won't bother you with another description. What to's are again a great way of helping people out with their questions and (if done well) can generate a large amount of traffic to your site.

  • What to do in Amsterdam? 5 hidden gems of the capital of the Netherlands.
  • What to eat tonight? An easy to carry 7 day hiking menu.
  • What to pack for hiking? A packing checklist by a full-time traveller.
  • What to leave at home? 5 things that will be no more than dead weight while travelling.
  • What to do when you have to wait 8 hour in-between flights?
  • What to give a traveller for Valentines' day?
  • What to do when your hostel roommates are noisy and you want to sleep?
  • What to wear while on Safari? Please no khaki, khaki is for safari guides only!
  • What to do when the airliner has lost your bag?
  • What to do when you are sick while travelling?

10 'Why to' travel blog post ideas

Why to posts are a little different than the three types of question posts above. Why to's are not necessarily meant to help out people, but to inspire. I don't recall ever typing in a question like 'Why should I hike in Norway in October?' or something similar in Google. However, a post with a title like 'Why you should hike Norway in 2020, 5 natural phenomenons you must have seen once!' might spark my interest when I see a link to it.

  • Why you should hike in Norway in 2020, 5 natural phenomenons you must have seen once!
  • Why you should visit Guinea Bissau, a West African country often forgotten by the world.
  • Why I never travel without my flask, 8oz of motivation.
  • Why I fell in love with Amsterdam.
  • Why you should avoid Venice's sweaty and sunblock smelling streets in 2020.
  • Why flying Air Maroc is the best!
  • Why you should ditch the headphones if you want to make friends in a hostel.
  • Why your travel photos are boring your grandmother. How to take better photos!
  • Why you should start a travel blog in 2020.
  • Why did the travel blogger cross the Sahara?

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10 List post ideas for your travel blog

People are lazy, they don't want to read through an entire post looking for the information they are looking for. Lists are a way to help your impatient reader out, as lists allow them to better scan the post looking for the thing they were actually looking for.

Just like you. You probably don't read this entire article, you probably don't even read this short paragraph, you'll just scroll through this post to find a blog post idea that makes you think 'that might be worth writing about on my travel blog'.

10 blog post ideas that are great for affiliate marketing

All full time bloggers have ways of monetizing their blog to make their living. Affiliate linking is one way to do so. Not sure what affiliate linking is? Affiliate linking is a way of advertising in which an affiliate (the blogger) recommends products or services. When the reader decides to buy the recommended product, the affiliate gets a small share of the company's profit for referring a customer to them. Check out this post about affiliate marketing by Neil Patel for a very detailed explanation of affiliate marketing.

Warning: use these travel blog posts with caution!

Affiliate marketing is okay, I do it too, but don't overdo them! Many travel bloggers these days publishing posts stuffed full of links. They just get accepted as an Amazon Affiliate and start right away writing posts like "10 thing every backpacker needs", which they then stuff with the affiliate links to the most useless items.

Yesterday, for instance, came across a travel blogger's post claiming all backpackers need a door stopper alarm and a scarf...

That said, here are 10 ideas for travel blog posts that are great for affiliate linking. Just use with caution and don't overdo them!

  • 10 great Christmas present for travelers.
  • What to pack for a 13 hour flight.
  • What to wear while hiking the Appalachian trail.
  • 5 books every traveler should read!
  • Budget hiking pants: the good, the bad and the ugly.
  • Best hotels around Central Park in New York, a review.
  • Where to stay in California for budget travelers.
  • How to protect yourself from mosquitoes while camping?
  • What's in my backpack?
  • Product or service reviews!

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10 Review post ideas for your travel blog

What do you do when you plan on buying a new product or using a new service. Indeed, you look for reviews. Others must have tried it before, so they know more about using it than you. If I can't find a review about an expensive product I'm thinking of buying, 9 out of 10 times I won't buy it.

You can help out others as well by writing reviews about products you use. In addition, reviews are a great way to lure those others looking for a review to your website. Win-win. Keep it honest though, there are enough dishonest sponsored review posts out there as it is! Remember: honest negative reviews are just as valuable - if not more - as honest positive reviews.

  • Review: Nikon D3300, taking the best travel photos ever!
  • Waterproof really means waterproof with my new raincoat!
  • Review: All you need to know before flying with Air Kenya.
  • Review: Not so storm proof Noname storm proof tent.
  • Ten of the best travel blogs of 2020, get your dose of wanderlust now!
  • Review: Meindl Kansas GTX men's mountaineering and hiking boots.
  • Review of Aunt Judy's backpackers in Sidney, I never want to leave this place!
  • Review of Hostel Noname in New York, just mêh.
  • Looking for a place to share your bed with a cute family of rats, the Noname Hotel in Amsterdam might be the place for you!
  • Review of the Noname Backpack, makes hiking feel like having a hernia.

10 personal travel blog post ideas

Don't forget the personal stuff! You are the blogger here, and as most bloggers out there, you started blogging to tell a story. So while lists and how to's are great, you can't really tell all of your stories in them, and stories are something that will always appeal to people. In addition, who would like to follow a blog that only publishes reviews, how to's and affiliate linking posts?

Personally, I don't have to read an in-detail account of that one time you got food poisoning in Bali (except maybe when it includes depositing some things over the edge of a balcony, which is gross but may make for a great story). That's too personal, but I would love to read about your Bali trip, what you did there, the great people you met, the nice places you went, the lessons you learned and the great experience that it was. Don't make it a travel diary that only your mother reads, make sure it brings value to readers worldwide.

  • Weird things I do while traveling to save money.
  • How traveling helped me become a more ecological conscious person.
  • Crossing the Hymalaya on foot.
  • 20 days of rain in the Amazon.
  • How solo-traveling for a year changed my view of the world.
  • How I learned never to drink "coffee" with a Bosnian forest ranger before driving narrow mountain roads.
  • How to deal with a hangry hiking buddy.
  • London to Cape Town with a Volkswagen van, the adventure of a lifetime.
  • Why I started this travel blog.
  • 5 of the weirdest hostel experiences I had in 2020.

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10 budget travel blog post ideas

Who doesn't love budgetting tips? Travel is an expensive hobby, and even when you make it your living, it still costs a lot. I feel comfortable to say that we all try to find the most economical ways to travel, whether it is looking for cheap flights, free hostel stays or discounts for activities. Your experiences while looking for the most economical friendly way of travelling may help others minimize the cost of their travels too. Don't keep them for yourself!

  • Where to find the cheapest flights?
  • How to save money while travelling the USA?
  • 25 free things to do in Reykjavik.
  • Best budget outdoor gear and where to get it.
  • Best budget destinations of 2020.
  • Where to find free hiking maps?
  • How to approach hotels for a complimentary stay as a blogger.
  • Try these 5 budget travel hacks if you want to get further with less.
  • Cheap and easy but healthy backpacker meals.
  • Full-time travelers share their favorite budget travel hacks.

11 short and easy travel blog post ideas

Not all good posts have to be long. I must admit that long posts are often of better quality as they can look into the subject more in-depth. However, some short posts can be valuable as well.

This said, don't try to fill your blog with only short posts only. You've probably heard it before: Quality over Quantity. But if you have a busy week, can only find a few hours to write a new blog post and you don't want to skip a week, try one of these post ideas.

  • My best/worst travel experience.
  • My first time traveling solo.
  • Backpacker's recipe of the month: mac and cheese.
  • My bucketlist.
  • Packing checklist for a carry-on city trip to Paris.
  • My favorite roadtrip music playlist.
  • My favorite travel movies of 2020.
  • What travel bloggers have to say about their life on the road.
  • Short review: 2 nights in Hostel des Amis in Paris.
  • What I do when I am homesick.
  • Nothing.

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Huh, wauw, that number 101 was an anticlimax, right? But it's true too. I just wanted to stress that writing nothing is okay as well. Remember, Quality over Quantity! If you don't feel like writing but pressure yourself to do so because you feel like you have to, your writing will suck! Take some time off, do something fun, read a book, and the inspiration will return!

So, what do you think? Time to write a great travel blog post? I believe you can do it!

Don't forget to make sure that your next post perfectly fits the audience of your blog. Don't just copy '25 free things to do in Reykjavik' if your blog is called ''. Instead, turn it into '25 free things to do in Havana' and write a great post about Havana.

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