How to Start a Travel Blog with Jimdo
Everything you need to become a travel blogger
Start with a free travel blog, and then upgrade to JimdoPro or JimdoBusiness when you’re ready to add a custom domain. Blogging, hosting, social media sharing, photos, video, mobile-responsive, and fast and friendly support are all included, so there are no surprises. Because travel is already surprising enough ;)
Wondering how to create a travel blog?
- Choose a name for your travel blog that fits your style and personality
- Sign up and reserve your custom domain name
- Choose a template and your favorite fonts and colors
- Activate your blog and create a new post
- Add text, photos, videos, sharing buttons and more to share your travel stories
- Click “publish” and share your post far and wide
Tips on how to write a travel blog
Travel takes practice, and so does blogging—so we’re here to help you along the way with these travel blogging tips.
Pick A Travel Blog Name
Pick a name for your travel blog that’s easy to remember and will grab people’s attention. It should also be a name that makes you feel inspired to keep writing. You can use Jimdo to see if the domain name you want is available. With Jimdo, a domain name, email, and hosting is all included in our Pro and Business plans.
Add Beautiful Travel Photos
The best travel blogs know that it’s all about the photos! Avoid the travel photo clichés (holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, anyone?) and capture a unique angle that’s off the beaten path. Jimdo is designed with photographs in mind. So it’s easy to upload photos into galleries and blog posts, add videos, or add an Instagram feed.
Practice Your Travel Writing
The best way to build an audience for your travel blog is to write consistently. The more you write, the better you’ll get. With practice, it gets easier to let your personality shine through, which is exactly what your readers want. Posting regularly will encourage people to check back often to see where your travels have taken you.
Use Social Media
Your travel blog can be the engine that powers all of your social media accounts. Every time you post, you can share your piece on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more—and remember to keep posting your amazing photographs and adventures in between publishing blog posts. That way you can build a loyal following over time.
Remember your SEO
It sounds technical, but we make it easy! We’ll show you the basic steps you can use on your website to boost your search engine optimization (SEO). This will make it easier for search engines to find your blog—and it will help you attract new readers and followers. Track your progress over time, and watch how your blog grows.
Connect With other Bloggers
Travel is more fun with friends, and that’s also true for travel blogging. The most successful travel bloggers build a community with other writers and share and comment on each other’s posts. Start by interacting with bloggers you like, and build a reputation for sharing people’s content and supporting their work.
Write a Travel Blog Post on-the-go with Mobile!
The whole point of travelling is to not be tied to a desk—so you can take your travel blog with you wherever you go! Jimdo makes it easy to create your travel blog, share posts on social media, and even write and publish travel blog posts on the go with our mobile apps. Your travel blog will be mobile-responsive and easy to read from any device.
Get started with these travel blog ideas
Need inspiration for writing your own travel blog? Take a look at some of the best travel blogs created with Jimdo. Many of our travel bloggers are even making money with their travel blogs and use their blogs to travel for free! Now that’s an idea we can get behind.