Why We Love Travel Blogs

A travel blog is a modern day scrapbook of your journey. Unlike traditional, physical scrapbooks that wear with age and fingerprints, a blog can remain a permanent fixture, which allows you to go back and read through your journey years later and it will remain virtually untouched.

Agness is blogging at the airport
Catching up with recent blog posts written by fellow travel bloggers I like

Or, if you continue on with travels throughout your life, the blog has endless possibilities for expansion and can only get better with more articles and photos added, rather than fill up like its traditional counterpart. And when there are so many ways to build your own website there is no excuse to not get started on your own masterpiece right away!

Blogging at Alona Beach, the Philippines
Blogging at Alona Beach, the Philippines

The best travel blogs are the ones with the interesting articles filled with personal anecdotes and images that let the reader feel like they are on the journey with you. With each article published, not only does the quality of the site increase, but also the documentation of the journey is further cemented. A personal travel blog is your way to make sure your memories are saved and that you can always have the chance to look back and see what you’ve experienced.

Taking some notes for my new blog post in Fatima, Portugal
Taking some notes for my new blog post in Fatima, Portugal

As well as acting as your personal space for experiences, a travel blog can also build bridges between you and other travelers in the area. Life on the road can get lonely at times, and sometimes it is great to connect to others who are sharing the same practices. You can get connected with others and by getting involved with more serious travel blog networks such as TBEX.

Alona beach girl blogging
Lovin’ my new office

As well as connecting with the other bloggers around you, a travel blog is also an ideal way to connect to family and friends back home. You can keep everyone updated in one place and therefore reduce the responsibility to call each individual person. Loved ones usually enjoy being able to share in part of your experiences and articles with your favorite memories and moments are a great way to allow them to do that. So far we’ve mentioned the most obvious reasons to start a travel blog: to document your experiences and to connect with others both home and abroad. But there are also some other ways that a travel blog can be a great idea.

Ready for another journey
Ready for another journey

The “responsibility” that comes with maintaining a website that others read and follow can be just the motivation you need to keep yourself adventurous and not slip into a lazy travel existence (if that is even possible). Perhaps you are deciding whether you want zip line through the Amazon… fear may be a reason that you choose not to do it, but maybe, just maybe, the idea that it would make a great blog article that could help your site and increase your readership could give you the little extra push to face your fear.

Tickets to Portugal
Tickets to Portugal!

Another thing that travel blogs do, usually unintentionally, is inspire others who may not think a nomadic lifestyle is a possibility for them. Reading about the exciting adventures of people that decided they didn’t want to settle for the traditional 9-5 lifestyle can make readers feel that they could do the same. Travel bloggers come from all walks of life which gives you no excuse to those not wanting to take the plunge because they are afraid or think they can’t do it.

What do you think some of the other benefits of travel blogs are?

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Agness Walewinder
Agness Walewinder
Travel freak, vagabond, photography passionate, blogger, life enthusiast, backpacker, adventure hunter and endless energy couchsurfer living by the rule "Pack lite, travel far and live long!"
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90 thoughts on “Why We Love Travel Blogs”

  1. Great post Agness. Travel blogs give me inspiration for my travels. Also they allow me to dream about far away place I’d like to visit. Blogging for me takes away the stress of everyday life.

  2. Some fantastic points! I love the thought of a blog as a ‘virtual scrapbook.’ For me, writing and sharing travel stories is also a great way to keep inspired between travels and be constantly reminded of why I love it so much!

  3. Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    I initially started writing one to chronicle my own travel journey but like you say, one of the things I love most about travel blogging is the way that people inspire each other – I have found lots of inspiration for my travels purely from reading blogs and although, I’m not a full time traveller, reading so many great travel blogs still motivates and inspires me to see even more parts of the world :)

    1. Agness Walewinder

      I really love the way we all interact with each other and influence each other. Fantastic experience to share !

  4. I’ve loved how my blog has connected me to new people (and friends), but mostly how it is a photojournal of this incredible year of travel!

  5. DebbZie Leksono

    another beautiful piece, Agness. I makes some new great friends through blogging also learn a lot of new knowledge. To me blogging is a perfect way to inspire each other :)

  6. After reading this post, I feel why didn’t I get an idea to write this?! It’s such a nice thought! Travel blogs are beneficial not just for the bloggers but also for all kinds of travelers. It is an honest media.

  7. I really like the idea of being inspirational for others like many travel bloggers I follow have been and still are for myself.

  8. Anna | slightly astray

    What a great tribute to travel blogs :). Blogging is really hard work, but I love having something to go back and read through, and remember all the places I’ve been. So all the effort is so worth it. I barely even remember details about earlier trips I’ve taken, and I think that’s really sad. So I love the part about blogging being a “physical scrapbook.” :)

  9. Sabina @GirlvsGlobe

    I really enjoyed this post & I totally agree with your reasoning here. Travel blogs are a great way to connect with fellow travellers, friends, family and people who are scared of taking the plunge. There is no better feeling than someone messaging you, saying “thanks for inspiring me to get out there and travel”. Hell yes, travel blogs are awesome! <3

  10. Joella in Beijing

    Totally agree with all these points- blogging is a great way to keep your memories, stay in contact with friends a d family and make new friends too!

  11. There are so many wonderful things about having a travel blog, very well written article! It might be a bit of extra work, but it’s well worth it to chronicle your journey and meet like-minded people!

  12. Kathryn Burrington

    I just wish I started mine sooner as I have a terrible memory and I’d love to re-live my earlier travels through my blog. I can imagine myself blogging well into old age and when I can no longer travel (perish the thought) I’ll be able to look back on where I’ve been and what I’ve achieved. And as you say blogging pushes you to step outside your comfort zone and to delve deeper when you travel, all good things.

  13. Awesome idea for a post!! I started my travel blog to keep family at home updated (it’d be so much more work to email each one!), figuring that would keep me accountable to keep writing. Even though I thought I’d write way more than I actually do, it’s still nice to have that record of my travels – I like how you talk about it like a virtual scrapbook! Thinking of it that way I’m more motivated to post more – and that’s why I love reading travel blogs, always so inspiring! =)

  14. Sandra (@SandalsDownUnda)

    What a great tribute! I always look forward to seeing what my fellow bloggers are doing and writing about, and love reading your posts. While I don’t have a massive readership, I think if I can help or influence just one person on their journey, then my blog is doing its job.

  15. Grace Buchele Mineta

    This is such a wonderful post. I completely agree.
    Travel blogs are a GREAT way to document your life/journey AND keep in touch with friends :)

  16. Hitch-Hikers Handbook

    Great post, Agness! If anyone ever wanted to start a good travel blog, they should definitely turn to you for advice!

  17. I agree that a blog is like a modern day scrape book and it just keeps everyone updated with your life without all the frequent interactions.

    It will be pretty cool to read back all the entries when you grow old, reminiscing those find memories that travelling brings you and how it shape you to be who you become.

  18. Not just travel blogs, what you said is applicable to most blogs. My mom gets more updates about me from my blog than my phone calls LOL!
    My main purpose for blogging is to preserve my train of thoughts and travel memories. Sometimes it is inspiring and funny to read back my posts of a few years ago and discover how much I have matured ;)

  19. Great post, Agness, and I definitely agree with all these things! The reason I most love writing a travel blog is actually to practice my writing. I mean, I could practice my writing with a pen and notebook, but I just never ‘get round to it.’

    With travel blogging, I much more motivated to actually do it and upload my photos. Because other people are reading, it also makes me strive to become a better writer and (very slowly) a better photographer too. I like the interactive nature of chatting with other travel bloggers, learning from their writing style and photography, and also discovering new places. I know more about the world since starting a travel blog than ever before!

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