Is adventure on your bucket list?
How about taking up travel blogging. It’s been a massive trend among travelers and social media loves adventure. As these people go about their days, they take the audience along with them. From breakfast to swimming with sharks, you won’t be bored having these amazing individuals in your newsfeed. In fact, travel bloggers aren’t likely to loose their following unless they simply stop exploring.
The world moves fast but a travel blogger seems to move with it. They are on the tip of the sword so to speak and with go pro in hand, these adventure seekers are found any given day offering up a spirited tale that certainly peeks your interest.
Take a look at some of our favorites and leave how to be a travel v-logger / blogger below.
Travel Bloggers we think you’ll love:
Louis Cole initially started out enthralling (and grossing out) viewers with his adventurous ability to eat every odd delicacy that was dead or alive. Today, this U.K. travel vlogger has taken to daily vlogs of his life, inspiring viewers to live the adventure.
Talk about brave. This travel blogger is not shy nor fearful of the unknown. He gives a new meaning to been there done that : Mr. Ben Brown is mostly known on as a YouTube travel vlogger. But he travels a bit and his Visual Vibes series showcases some seriously stunning travel cinematography, which will leave you breathless.
Do you want a travel buddy? Alana Chan makes for a quirky, lovable pal. Documenting her travels with an endearing light-heartedness, she doesn’t take herself too seriously
5 Steps to Becoming a Travel Blogger
Choose a blog niche that your passionate about so you don’t loose interest.
Pick a platform: Squarespace, wordpress, blogger.. There are so many platforms but these tend to do the trick. I recommend wordpress.org because you have more flexibility in the design.
Driving traffic: decide how your going to distribute your blog. I believe in natural organic traffic using Facebook, twitter, instagram. Travel blogging is all about transporting your readers to another destination. These 3 are my favorite.
New content: you have to produce new content often. I recommend about 3 stories a week so you don’t loose your readers. If you run out of ideas, look to refresh some of your old content ideas by adding new photo’s and stories to re-run a story. I love to look at spaces like to get inspiration from other bloggers.
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Nikki is Travel Editor of Culture Trip and Producer of the original food + travel show, Hungerlust. She is also a freelance journalist with bylines in VICE, Roads & Kingdoms, The Huffington Post, Insider Travel, FOOD & WINE and more. In addition, Nikki has her award-winning blog, The Pin the Map Project, which she founded 5 years ago. Nikki has spoken at The New York Times Travel Show, Women’s Travel Fest, New York Travel Fest and was a guest on NPR Weekend Edition and Cheddar TV Live. See more of Nikki’s work here: www.nikkivargas.com