Is it any wonder so many of us are captivated by travel blogs?
After the travel-free year, we’ve had spent at home, we’re living vicariously through the adventures of fellow nomads, many of whom have spent the year reminiscing on their beloved travel memories and fantasising about future trips.
And along the way, we’ve been right there with them, planning our post-pandemic holidays and waiting for the day we can finally step off the plane to feel the heat on our face.
Perhaps, ultimately, that’s the beauty of travel blogging – they offer us a fantasy of the nomadic lifestyle we all crave.
With that in mind, these are just three ways to capture the imaginations of your readers as a travel blogger.
1. Home-based blogger
You don’t have to spend insane amounts of money to have a successful travel blog.
Many readers like to see what life at home looks like for an adventurous traveller – so for a picture-perfect home, why not try a little renovation? Cushions, pillows and throws from the likes of Dunelm will create a cosy atmosphere, whilst a little gardening and some rendering with the help of Direct Building Products will give you an exterior to be proud of.
And if you have a holiday home – even better! Show your readers a slice of luxury living in your humble (second) abode.
2. Having a laugh
Humour can make all the difference when we need it most – it brings us together, pulls us through dark times, and most importantly, puts a smile on our faces. And everyone loves a funny guy or girl!
Lots of travel bloggers tend to focus on the romantic aspects of travel – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Travel is a beautiful, life-affirming and moving experience when it goes to plan.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Plans get cancelled, passports get lost, and occasionally travellers end up on the wrong side of the map with nothing but a travel guide and a foreign language phrasebook!
Tell the funny side of your adventures, the embarrassing faux pas – you could even share a few articles on what not to do when travelling. Make it your own!
3. Family blogging
Travelling with a family presents its own unique challenges.
Children and travel are amongst life’s greatest joys, but bring them together, and, well… any parent will tell you, it’s a challenge!
So travelling mums will appreciate a relatable voice supplying them with tips and tricks to navigate the challenges of nomadic parenthood. Share your own on-the-road hacks, recommendations for holidaymaking families, or just funny anecdotes from your own adventures abroad with children.
These are just three unique angles for travel bloggers – but there are many more ways to connect with an audience!
The most important thing to remember is to be yourself. It sounds like a cliché, but readers appreciate authenticity above all else.
Got any tips for budding travel bloggers? Share your wisdom on Twitter @ @joydellavita!