Whether you’re just getting started with travel blogging or you’re looking to lift your existing blog and grow your following, having the best resources on hand can help you research more effectively, make the most of your travel budget, and take your blog from hobby to pro.
Cheap Fare Tracking
Get immediate updates when airfares change with these five popular airfare tracking and comparison websites. Simply enter which cities you’d like to track flights to, to receive email alerts when a cheap flight comes up.
Maximize Air Miles
Learn how to maximize your air miles with The Points Guy – a site dedicated to helping frequent flyers use their hard-earned loyalty points and airline miles to fly first class and stay at luxury hotels for “less than the cost of a coach ticket and a hostel bed”.
Choosing/ Booking Accommodation
Finding the right accommodation option can be time consuming, but these sites are designed to help you quickly and easily compare prices and user ratings and reviews to make the best choice for your next trip.
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Travel Writing and Blogging Courses
Learn how to create and maintain a successful and lucrative travel blog with Travel Blog Success, which covers topics such as telling effective stories, leveraging social media, writing and publishing an ebook, and creating pitch letters.
If you want to create a sustainable business, check out Nomadic Matt’s The Business of Travel Blogging Course, which is written by a best-selling author and successful blogger for wannabe adventurers. Learn how to create a strong brand, create content that people actually want to read, sell affiliate products and avoid common mistakes.
MatadorU teaches beginner through advanced-level students how to produce travel media through writing, photography, and filmmaking. Their courses include the fundamentals of travel writing and photography, film making, advanced travel writing and more.
Official Tourism Sites
The websites of official tourism boards can be goldmines for bloggers – particularly if you’re considering travel to a country you don’t know much about, or you’re looking for visa and visitor information. The below isn’t a definitive list of all destinations you may be interested in, but it offers a good starting point with 50 popular options.
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