There’s so much fun in travel blogging! If you’re someone who loves to travel just like me, then it’s definitely a must to keep a travel blog. Whether you do it for a living or just for fun, being able to document your adventures and share them with the rest of the world is such a fulfilling experience.
But why are people so skeptical about creating a blog? One of the major reasons is that they don’t know how to build a website. Most people just end up killing their travel blogging dreams because of that sole reason.
Well, what if you don’t need to have a website? There are lots of alternatives and useful tools out there where you could still express your passion for travel blogging and here are some examples.
Track That Travel launched in 2017 and it’s a user-friendly platform that allows people to have a profile of their own, get subscribers, and connect their social media accounts. It’s 100% free and you can even have your own analytics dashboard to keep track of your statistics.
What’s also great about it is that it has a rewards system so that users can earn from their blogs. If your blog performs really well, you can earn as much as $100/blog and receive your earnings through PayPal. If you want to sign up and start a travel blogging career or just do some casual blogging, this platform is would do well for you.
2. World Nomads
This platform is a travel insurance website but apart from that, they also have other features like a CMS (content management system) and a forum. When you sign up, you can start creating blogs and ask travellers from all over the world on their “Ask A Nomad” page.
You won’t have a dashboard to track your statistics and there aren’t any monetizing opportunities. However, it’s the perfect place to just share your travel experiences and adventures with your fellow enthusiasts.
Photler is a website builder but don’t freak out because it’s a lot easier compared to other website builders out there. It has a 7-day free trial for all its packages and its drag-and-drop features are definitely the game changer here. Users can easily choose from the available templates and design their own travel blog in minutes.
The photography community is the main target market of this platform. Its main purpose is to create monetizing opportunities for photographers by showcasing their work using Photler. This basically means that if you’re photography skills are not that good, just pick another platform for now because the website prioritizes visual aesthetics.
If you’re looking for a travel blogging platform that doubles as a social media website, then Atameo is perfect for you. The platform allows you to connect with other users and share your trips with them.
Your profile will be displayed in a timeline layout. For example, if you go on an Asian trip, you can connect the airports, restaurants, hotels, and other destinations that you’ve been to. You’ll be able to put blogs, descriptions, music, and videos along with your trips as well.
There’s no analytics dashboard or any monetizing opportunities but the platform is 100% free and you can even access it using their mobile app.
This booking website also works as a travel blogging platform. Its concept is very simple where people create itineraries based on their travel experiences and then people book through them. The user profiles are also displayed in a timeline layout so that readers can see specific details of the places that contributor has visited.
What’s good about this website is that it has an affiliate program where users can become partners and earn commission from the bookings. Commission rates can reach up to 70% so this is a good platform where casual bloggers can earn some extra cash.
Having a travel blog is a lot of fun. You get to express yourself, keep a record of those amazing memories, and share them with others. Are you ready to have your own blog? Just pick any platform and blog away.
Jestan Mendame is a digital marketer/freelance travel blogger. He spends most of his time learning new strategies on how to help his clients but at the same time, he loves to write about his travels. He keeps a personal travel blog called weduit.fun and right now, his goal is to explore South East Asia and experience the region’s diverse culture.