8 Tips For Starting A Successful Travel Blog (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Travel Blog

Want to start your own travel blog? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a travel blog:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a travel blog?
-> Pros and cons of a travel blog

Need inspiration?

-> Other travel blog success stories
-> Examples of established travel blog
-> Marketing ideas for a travel blog
-> Travel blog names
-> Travel blog Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Profitability of a travel blog

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a travel blog:

#1: Kelly Duhigg, founder of Girl With The Passport:

We chatted with with Kelly, founder of Girl With The Passport ($/month). In our interview, Kelly says:

Instead of thinking about what you want to do and the content you want to create, think about your target audience. What problems do they have and how can you help them solve these problems in a way that will also be profitable for you?

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#2: Shelley Marmor, founder of Travel Blogging 101:

We chatted with with Shelley, founder of Travel Blogging 101 ($55K/month). In our interview, Shelley says:

You should feel confident about a business idea because you’ve done some due diligence, but then you just have to go for it.

Additionally:

With blogging, you can get started for very little money, which is one of the reasons I chose it.

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#3: , founder of PubClub.com:

We chatted with with Kevin, founder of PubClub.com ($2K/month). In our interview, Kevin says:

It’s always beneficial to get other people’s thoughts because they often see things that become so obvious when they point them out to you.

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#4: Jessica Serna, founder of My Curly Adventures:

We chatted with with Jessica, founder of My Curly Adventures ($4K/month). In our interview, Jessica says:

Be solid on why you want to do something. I hear so many people say “I want to be a blogger but I don’t know what I want to write about”. I don’t want to be a blogger. I want to help people see all of the unique things in Texas and to realize that you don’t have to travel far to live a travel lifestyle.

Additionally:

I went from 400 page views a month to 4,000 page views in less than 6 months. Since then I’ve seen anywhere from a 150%-200% increase in traffic every month!

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#5: Yolanda Edwards, founder of Yolo Intel:

We chatted with with Yolanda, founder of Yolo Intel ($20K/month). In our interview, Yolanda says:

If you see a hole in the market, and it’s something you’re deeply passionate about, you should try doing it.

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#6: Sean Petersen, founder of Golf Trip Junkie:

We chatted with with Sean, founder of Golf Trip Junkie ($165K/month). In our interview, Sean says:

Five years down the line, I see Golf Trip Junkie as the one-stop shop for crafting the perfect golf trip, whether you're dreaming of a bespoke luxury escape or a budget-friendly buddies' weekend.

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#7: Jessica Serna, founder of My Curly Adventures:

We chatted with with Jessica, founder of My Curly Adventures ($4K/month). In our interview, Jessica says:

Keep pouring into your business and one day it will take off!

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