Travel blogs are everywhere these days. Some are amazing, some are good, and quite a few are pretty awful. But for the most part you can find anything to fit a specific niche that you reside in. One type of blog I always look for is one that is good for freelancers. Maybe not intended for them specifically, but offering a special something extra that would appeal to us as a group.
I’ve been blogging for Dobovo for ages and I tried lots of ways to get inspired… One of way is to determine the list of most creative bloggers and see what they are doing!
What makes a good travel blog for freelancers? I would say anything that gives opportunities, advice or inspiration for those who are looking to make money from their traveling experiences. These five are all amazing blogs that I think meet hat requirement, and more.
If you have ever thought about just giving up your life as it is now and setting off on a new one filled with adventure, this is the blog for you. Three friends decided to find themselves, and what better way then traveling the world? They quit their management jobs, sold everything they owned and took off. Not only have they experienced things they never expected, but they developed a closer friendship than ever before, and made money doing it. If you are apprehensive about following your dreams, these three are sure to give you a boost of confidence.
So many travel blogs are stuffy, or read like a guide book. Anyone who wants an example of how to be more genuine in their travel writing should check out Urban Travel Guide. Their writers have always been experts, not first time travelers talking about booking hotels. They know their stuff, have been around, and are here to offer you a first-person perspective that is very human. Some of my personal favorite travel writers are here, so check them out.
Everyone knows Lonely Planet, and it isn’t a blog so much as an extensive travel site. But it does have plenty of articles, and one exciting feature: you can work for them. There are three locations for full time work, in Melbourne, Australia, London, England and Oakland, California. But there are also online author positions, photographer positions and freelance editing spots. So be sure to check them out, and you could end up a contributor for the most popular travel site on the web.
Anyone can make a life of travel work if they are willing to take the risk. At least, that is the impression I have gotten from reading Almost Fearless. After years of working in the corporate world, Christine Gilbert quit her high paying job to be a writer. She travels internationally with her husband and two kids, and she is happy doing it. Her blog is so optimistic, and (as the title suggests) almost fearless. You won’t be able to read it without being inspired.
This isn’t a single blog, but a collection of many blogs under the Matador name. They deal with everything travel related, from high class and luxury vacations to volunteer opportunities and hostel hopping. They even have an education course in becoming a travel writer, journalist or photographer. You can become a contributor, which is a great opportunity to have your work seen.
Have a site you feel belongs on this list? Let us know in the comments.