For those who love travel as much as I do, starting a travel blog is one way to live your dream and make money. But, unfortunately, it isn’t all glamour and glitz. Sure, you get to travel to amazing places, but behind-the-scenes it’s a lot of work. To help you get started, here are some simple tips for travel blogging.
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Tips for Travel Blogging
Travel is an innately human experience. Going from one country to another, one culture to another, and one climate to another with ease can truly broaden our personal horizons.
And if you truly have the passion for travel, writing about those experiences is almost cathartic, and sharing those experiences with others, whether friends, families or strangers, escalates that even more.
Sharing travel exploits is content that will never be tiring, never be out of date, and it’ll never fail to attract interest.
But maybe you don’t even really care much about building an audience – some people just blog or vlog for the purpose of documenting their journeys. Whatever your reason, we’ve decided to list three essential tips to help you curate your content for the better, and have a great amount of fun doing it:
Consider Your Equipment
Consider what equipment you’re using to record your adventures.
A good notebook can be worthwhile, as can a daily planner for obvious reasons.
You may even decide to invest in an excellent MacBook with new features regarding the operating system update.
A good SLR camera can help you take candid snaps, or a polaroid may help you gain even more rustic shots that you can later digitize.
A selfie-stick you can use your phone to record with, or even a go-pro camera with durability can make a difference.
Consider your equipment, and you should have the best time going.
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Manage Your Travel Projects One at a Time
One of the best tips for travel blogging I’ve ever had is: manage your projects – One. At. A. Time. Your travels will result in so many experiences and stories that it sometimes gets overwhelming how much potential content is worth sharing. That sunset over the Mediterranean as you sample local wine. The welcoming locals. Cobblestone streets in small villages. So much beauty.
Yes, it’s overwhelming, but instead, focus on one thing at a time.
And while you can travel internationally, why not start in a town twenty miles away from your home that you’ve never visited. Explore and experience it with fresh eyes. Commit to a single piece of documentation. Have fun doing it. Don’t worry about the format.
This way, you can take it a step at a time, and you’ll naturally become more confident as you keep going.
Allow Your Travels To Guide You
What might work for one travel blogger or vlogger on their travels may not work for another one. When pre-planning out your destination and how you want to document it can be worthwhile, it’s also a great idea to let your travels guide you.
If you go to a location expecting a specific story, you’re not really experiencing it. Arrive and allowing the experience to move your impressions, and focus on the documentation based upon your impressions.
This will make a massive difference in how authentic your content is, and how much you enjoy making it.
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