Travel blogging can feel like a long hard slog!
I mean, 4 million new blog posts are published online every single day.
And you have to write articles that outrank the lot of ‘em!
To succeed, you have to deliver true value to your audience by writing epic content that’s as engaging as it is informative.
You have to solve peoples’ problems, nail your SEO, leverage all manner of marketing channels, and do it over and over again.
Doing it right is no mean feat.
But it’s even harder when you’re running low on travel blog post ideas!
You want to write something but don’t know what! You’re low on inspiration and can’t think up a travel blog title that feels quite right.
We’ve all been there! So I decided to put a post full of travel blog post ideas together to help.
New to travel blogging and unsure what to write about? Or are you simply stuck on what to write about right now?
Either way, you’ll find 150 travel blog title ideas in the coming post. Check them out!
A Note on Keyword Research
Don’t worry, the ideas aren’t far away!
First, though, it’s worth talking about a vital part of successful blogging that relates to this topic:
Keyword research is essential if you’re ever going to win at SEO and drive traffic to your blog. That sounds dramatic, but it’s 100% true.
Choosing to write travel posts without prior keyword research is a bit like trying to drive a car without an engine.
Hit the gas and honk the horn all you want, but you aren’t going very far.
Now, an exception to that is if you market blog posts primarily through Pinterest and/or social media. You might also have a long email list of eager subscribers waiting to hear from you.
In these cases, you can also drive lots of traffic.
But you’re unlikely to rank in Google…ever. Unless you get lucky.
Keywords are the bedrock of effective SEO. Find them, write an epic article, and the readers will (eventually) follow. Here’s more on what’s involved…
Heads up, you might also like this post about adjectives starting with N!
What Is Keyword research?
It’s the process of finding out what your audience is searching for online.
You’re looking for words and phrases people are typing (or talking) into Google.
Those words/phrases reveal your audience’s pain points.
You see the problems they’re struggling with and the questions they’re asking. You find out, ahead of time, the content that your audience actually wants.
That’s invaluable information!
You can then write an epic post, safe in the knowledge that your audience wants to read it.
You stop shooting in the dark with your content.
You save time, effort (and maybe money) in the process.
More to the point, Google monitors your content for those keywords.
Upon finding them, you’ll end up ranking the article for those terms. Google knows people are searching for those words/phrases, sees that your post contains them, and so puts it in front of those people.
Choose to ignore keywords and you’ll find it hard to attract the readership you want.
Why Is This Important?
Because writing takes time!
A single post might take your hours to write and publish.
If you’re investing that level of effort, then you want to see a decent reward. To be precise, you want to rank highly in Google and generate traffic to your site.
It’s all well and good using the title ideas in this blog post.
But I would never suggest that you write them without validating the potential rewards on offer first.
And keyword research is the way to do it.
Verify, ahead of time, that people are actually looking for the information you’d be writing about.
Don’t, and the articles may never rank in Google!
You’d have wasted your time writing them in the process.
There’s every chance an article in the coming list has been:
a) Written a thousand times before, or
b) Has nobody actually looking for that information.
If that was the case, then you’d see no return on your investment of time and energy.
Keyword research would help validate these titles.
It’d reveal the quality keywords and ensure the articles could, in theory, rank well in Google results.
And there’s good news:
The process involved is super easy!
But- and it’s a big but– only if you have the right tools at your disposal…
Want more travel blog ideas and tips to succeed at this game? This post is a must-read.
…and don’t forget this one where I go into detail on what life as a blogger’s really like!
Why Keyword Research Tools Are Essential to Success
Understanding the need for keyword research tools requires a closer look at keywords themselves.
Basically, not all of search terms (aka keywords) are created equal!
There are two primary metrics to keep in mind:
Competition and popularity.
Roughly speaking, competition refers to how many people are already targeting that keyword/phrase.
If it’s been written about countless times already, then it’s super competitive.
AKA, it’s going to be hard to rank on Google for them.
Popularity refers to how many people out there are searching for those terms.
The more popular they are, the more traffic they can bring.
Unfortunately, because of that fact, popular search terms are almost always super competitive! People want that traffic, so everybody competes for it by writing similar articles.
Alas, Google tends to prioritise authority websites in rankings.
FYI, you’re always aiming for the cherished top spot: number 1 on the first page of search results.
Get there, and, for certain terms, you can get thousands of page views per month.
But anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself…
The primary take-home from this section is this:
It’s your job to find keywords that are the magic combination of being popular and uncompetitive.
From there, your job is far easier. Write a quality article around the keywords and you can expect to rank well for them. Find these keywords and you win.
And keyword research tools help you do it.
My Keyword Research Tool of Choice
How do you know which keywords are better than others?
How do you know how popular/competitive one phrase is over another?
Without a keyword research tool, it’s almost impossible!
Sure, there are clues worth knowing about. For instance, long-tail keywords (those with 3 or more words in them, such as ‘travel blogging on a budget’) tend to be less competitive.
They’re longer, which usually means fewer people tend to look for them (aka, they’re less popular too).
Conversely, short tail keywords (those with 1 to 2 keywords, such as ‘budget travel’) are generally very competitive- because more people search for them.
Another idea is to use Google Trends.
It’s free and reveals how often people searched for certain terms over the last 12 months. That’s useful info- especially alongside the other free data it provides!
You can assume that popular keywords on there will be more competitive- i.e. you don’t want them.
But you can never know for sure. Assume wrong, and you can miss out on awesome search terms.
Never take that chance with your content.
That’s why I use Keysearch to tell me everything I could possibly need to know about a search term.
Keep reading to learn more about it.
Interested in investing in Keysearch for your keyword research?
Here’s my full Keysearch review for help deciding if it’s right for you.
Why I Recommend Keysearch
I love Keysearch. I use it every single day.
Without it, you would not be reading this article right now!
Here’s why I like it so much:
Let’s say I want to write an article about ‘things to do in New York’.
I type that long-tail keyword into Keysearch and, in seconds, it tells me:
- How many people search for it per month, and
- A score that reveals how competitive it is.
(FYI, it turns out ‘things to do in New York’ is not a good keyword…).
It shows me a graphical representation of how popular it is throughout the year and a mass of other useful data.
At the same time, it delivers a list of hundreds of related keywords that might be of interest.
You can then sift and filter through them to see if there’s a better option for your article (aka, a better balance between popularity and competitiveness). It goes without saying that you’ll get a host of new ideas for additional content this way too.
All that information is INVALUABLE!
You know, ahead of time, how likely it is that your content will rank in Google.
The downside is that it isn’t free.
Well, correction, you do get a free trial! Sign up at no expense and you can find a bunch of awesome search terms to start your blogging journey.
But you can only do so many searches before the trial runs out.
After that, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription fee of $17 USD to keep going.
For me, the benefits of Keysearch justify that expense. I see this as an essential blogging tool and wholly recommend it to anybody who wants to take their travel blog SEO seriously.
You can get started on Keysearch by clicking here.
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150 Top Travel Blog Post Ideas
Okay, that’s my spiel on keyword research all finished!
Hopefully, I’ve convinced you to get your hands on Keysearch. With that behind you, your writing stands a far better chance of succeeding online.
You’ll also never be short of travel blog post ideas again.
For now, though, I’ve put together a long list of 150 ideas for travel blog posts.
I hope they help spark inspiration and get your over any writers’ block you’re experiencing. Check them out:
Packing List Ideas
Packing lists are great- you can go super specific or more generalized, and all of them provide value to aspiring travellers.
I’ve literally seen entire websites devoted to packing lists. Here are 15 ideas (of course, feel free to play with the exact wording- these are really more like content ideas than finished titles):
1. Packing List for [INSERT COUNTRY/LOCATION]
2. Packing List for Female Travellers
3. Packing List for Male Travellers
4. Packing List for 12 Months Abroad
5. Packing List for a Weekend Getaway
6. Packing List for the Perfect Hotel Stay
7. Packing List for Hostels
8. Packing List for a Family Vacation
9. Packing List for Camping Trips
10. Packing List for Road Trip
11. Packing List for Carry-Ons
12. Packing List for a Romantic Holiday
13. Packing List for Older Travellers
14. Packing List for Minimalist Travellers
15. Packing List for Fitness Freaks
How-to guides are awesome ways to provide value to the reader.
You walk them through how to do something- anything- that relates to travel (or travel blogging).
These how-to guides are also good for affiliate marketing. You can advertise related affiliate products/services and expect a fair degree of conversions.
16. How to Pack Properly
17. How to Travel Light
18. How to Budget for a Trip
19. How to Travel the World on a Budget
20. How to Make Friends Overseas
21. How to Find the Perfect Flights
22. How to Stay Healthy While Travelling
23. How to Avoid Loneliness While Travelling
24. How to Avoid Illness/Stay Safe While Abroad
25. How to Travel With Your Partner
26. How to Start a Successful Travel Blog
27. How to Travel Without Technology
28. How to Get Around in [INSERT DESTINATION]
29. How to Start Saving Air Miles
30. How to Travel with Toddlers/Babies/Young Children
Reviews are another top form of content that lots of people love to read.
They’re also great for affiliate posts, as you know anybody reading them is close to making a purchase. Give those readers a reason to choose one thing over another and you’re likely to make a sale.
31. A Review of [Insert Hotel]
32. A Review of [Insert Cruise]
33. A Review of [Insert Hostel]
34. A Review of [Insert Destination]
35. A Review of [Insert Group Tour]
36. A Review of [Insert Travel Book Title]
37. A Review of [Insert Travel Agent]
38. A Review of [Insert Flight Comparison Website]
39. A Review of [Insert Travel Blogging Course]
40. A Review of [Insert Travel Brand]
41. A Review of [Insert Specific Travel Equipment]
42. A Review of [Insert Restaurant in Certain Destination]
43. A Review of [Insert Local Food in Certain Destination]
44. A Review of [Insert Travel Clothing]
45. A Review of [Insert Travel App]
Personal Travel Tales
Personal travel tales may never end up ranking in Google. They will, however, help endear you to an audience. They can be inspirational, educational, and cultivate trust with your readership.
46. Why I First Went Travelling
47. My First Travel Experience
48. Why I Love Travelling
49. My Top Travel Experiences
50. My Top Travel Catastrophes
51. My Favourite Countries in the World
52. My Favourite Cities in the World
53. My Least Favourite Parts of Travel
54. What I Find Hardest About Being on the Road
55. What I Pack in My Backpack
56. How I Stay Fit While Travelling
57. How I Overcome Homesickness While Travelling
58. Why Travelling Makes Me a Better Person
59. Why I Think Everybody Should Travel
60. How I Choose Where to Travel to Next
Travel Preparation Posts
Help your readers get prepared for any and all aspects of travel. What have you learned from your time on the road that will set them up for success?
These 15 titles are just a few of the things you could talk about:
61. How to Organize Visas for [X]
62. How to Unlock Your Phone for Foreign Sim Cards
63. Travel Bank Cards for Long Term Travel
64. What to Do When You’re In Trouble Overseas
65. What to Expect from Long Term Travelling
66. The Ultimate Pre-Travel Checklist
67. Essential Things to Do Before Travelling
68. The Best Travel Toiletries
69. An Essential Guide to Saving Money for Travel
70. How to Pay Bills While You’re Travelling
71. What to Do about Mail and Pets While You’re Travelling
72. Travel Adaptors for [INSERT COUNTRY]
73. How to Get Through Long Haul Flights
74. Solo Travel vs Group Travel Tips
75. Travel Vaccinations for [INSERT COUNTRY]
Travel Hack Posts
Travel hacks, just like ‘life hacks’, are novel, clever, and helpful tools/approaches/tips to make travel easier/better/more enjoyable.
Readers love them for obvious reasons. You can help them save money, travel for longer, stay safer, and so on…
76. Exploring [INSERT COUNTRY] On a Budget
77. Essential Items to Stay Fit and Healthy While Travelling
78. Travel Tips for Overcoming Anxiety on the Road
79. Travel Tips for Overcoming Depression on the Road
80. A Guide to Managing [INSERT HEALTH CONDITION] While Travelling
81. Top Travel Hacks for Long Term Travelling
82. Top Hacks for Finding Discount Flights
83. Top Hacks for Budget Travel
84. Top Travel Apps for Meeting People on the Road
85. Essential Hacks for Avoiding Scams While Travelling
86. Top Hacks for Overcoming a Fear of Flying
87. Life-Saving Hacks for Handling Allergies on the Road
88. Tips for Navigating Public Transport in Foreign Countries
89. Top Hacks for Avoiding Pickpockets Overseas
90. Top Hacks for Handling Home after the Trip of a Lifetime
Travel Itinerary Posts
Itinerary posts might make up the brunt of your blog. They’re the tips and insight into specific places that your audience wants to know about.
FYI, they’re also good for affiliate articles.
You could promote things like guide books (or books in general), or tours, restaurants, or hotel booking sites.
91. Things to Do In [INSERT COUNTRY]
92. Must-Do Activities In [INSERT CITY]
93. How to Spend 2 Weeks in [INSERT COUNTRY]
94. The Ultimate [INSERT TIMEFRAME] Backpacking Itinerary for [INSERT COUNTRY]
95. Best Local Food in [INSERT COUNTRY]
96. Best Restaurants/Eateries in [INSERT COUNTRY/CITY]
97. Famous Landmarks to Visit in [INSERT COUNTRY]
98. Bucket List Destinations
99. Essential Stops for a Getaway to [INSERT COUNTRY]
100. The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary in [INSERT COUNTRY]
101. Must-See Cities in [INSERT COUNTRY]
102. Off the Beaten Track Places in [INSERT COUNTRY]
103. Unforgettable Places to Visit in [INSERT COUNTRY/CITY]
104. Where to Go In [INSERT COUNTRY/CITY]
105. How to Spend a Romantic Getaway to [INSERT COUNTRY]
Travel Inspiration Posts
Lots of aspiring travellers need a bit of a push before taking the leap. Write inspirational articles that help them make up their mind!
106. What Travel Teaches You
107. The Ultimate Bucket List Destinations
108. Bucket List Destinations in [INSERT COUNTRY]
109. The Best Part of Travelling in [INSERT COUNTRY]
110. Unmissable Attractions in [INSERT COUNTRY]
111. What to Expect From Travelling the World
112. Travel: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
113. How Travel Helps Your CV
114. How to Overcome Travel Trepidation
115. Defining the Travel Bug
116. Why Travelling Is the Ultimate Adventure
117. How to Ignore the Naysayers and Travel the World
118. How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World
119. The Best Beaches in the World
120. Here’s Why You’ll Regret Not Travelling
Travel Gift and Gear Posts
These types of posts are a win-win. You help readers find the items they’d need to travelling, or the gifts they could buy for travel-lovers.
At the same time, promoting certain products can help you generate income through affiliate sales. There’s a tonne of buyer intent to these titles.
In other words, you know anybody reading these posts is looking to buy something. That’s good news for you and your affiliate marketing endeavours.
121. Essential Items for Travel
122. What to Buy for Your Travel First-Aid Kit
123. The Best Backpack for Travel
124. The Best Sun Protection for the Road
125. Essential Exercise Equipment for Travellers
126. The Best Gifts for Travellers
127. The Best Gifts for Male Travellers
128. The Best Gifts for Female Travellers
129. The Best Gifts for Backpackers
130. Must-Have Items on Road Trips
131. Review of [INSERT TRAVEL PRODUCT] vs [INSERT TRAVEL PRODUCT]
132. The Best Laptop for Digital Nomads
133. The Best Camera for Backpacking
134. Essential Gear for Camping Trips
135. The Best Hiking Shoes for Travel
Travel Advantages and Disadvantages Posts
Travel isn’t all good and bad. Highlight the good and the bad of any topic you can think up? Here are 15 to get you started:
136. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Solo Travel
137. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Group Travel
138. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Travelling In [INSERT COUNTRY]
139. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Travelling In [INSERT CITY]
140. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Digital Nomad
141. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Solo Female Travel
142. The Advantages and Disadvantages of Falling In Love While Travelling
143. The Pros and Cons of Travelling With a Suitcase
144. The Pros and Cons of Travelling With [INSERT MEDICAL CONDITION]
145. The Pros and Cons of Using a Guidebook
146. The Pros and Cons of Flying
147. The Pros and Cons of Road Trips
148. The Pros and Cons of Travelling In Hot/Cold Countries
149. The Pros and Cons of Eating Street Food
150. The Pros and Cons of Being Introverted/Extroverted While Travelling
Start Writing These Travel Blog Posts
Travel blogging is tough-going at the best of times.
But when you’re short of ideas on what to write, it’s even harder! Hopefully, the travel blog post ideas in this article will help you out!
Got any questions for me? Drop a comment below to let me know J
Oh, and remember to get your hands on Keysearch. Without it, you’ll find it far harder to get the traffic flowing your way.