What To Write About In Your Travel Blog When You’re Not Traveling

Blogging is all about interactions and audience. If you manage to serve both of these purposes at once, all the better for your blog. The travel blog should be focused on travel, but for some it’s hard to achieve when not traveling (like me at the moment when writing my master’s thesis). Here’s few things you can do to build up the audience and interact with other travel bloggers, when you are not on the road.

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Run-up articles

Yes, you can post things about your plans to have your readers informed of what’s going on in your world. I am a dreamer and to know other people’s dreams is a blessing, I’m sure there will be more people like me.

Interviews

You can ask other bloggers and travelers if they could answer few tailored questions for you. In this way, you get a new content for your site, free advertisement from them and probably loyal readers. They get a new link to their blog, broadcast their experiences and feel recognized for their achievements. It’s a win-win situation. After a few you may actually be asked to answer few questions too. The only drawback is that you need to spend some time on their blog to ask them good questions. It’s hard to do it when you’re on the road, so use the time you have now.

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Tips

You may not be traveling now, but I am sure there are several things you can advise others to do, or not to do, when they travel. You most certainly experienced and have knowledge of things which others can benefit from. It can be very little thing, the more specific you are the better.While you’re not traveling, you can spend more time on research, so that you link to more bloggers, thus drawing their attention to your blog.

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Your previous experiences

There were funny and/or interesting situations in your life when you traveled before, share them.

the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal in Bali (2)

Reviews

There are many travel-related things you can review from your home. It doesn’t have to be a hotel, it can be a website, blog, product, organisation, etc. You can also think of it as an investment. The more things you review, the more attention you will get from people who want their products or services reviewed. They may then contact you with sponsorship offers in return for review. This is also how you can build and monetize an Authority site.

Design

Ok, this is not about writing, it’s all about getting your blog prepared for when you actually go traveling. If your blog does not look or work exactly how you’d like it to be, well that’s what you can spend some time on now. Better before than during your travels. This is something I can help you more with, check out my services.

Banaue, the Philippines, learning the local dance (2)

All of the above should help you significantly in the long run. With new content you get long-term benefit of more visitors from search engines (like google), social networks (twitter, facebook, etc) and direct (people who bookmark your site or subscribe by email). Interactions with others will also last long. What you give is what you get. It all depends on your commitment and once you hit the road you’ll see the great effect of your preparation.

Is there anything I missed? Tell us all about your blog preparations before hitting the road!

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Cez Krol
I’m always positive and never bored – there’s just so much more to see and experience! I began my journey around the world in 2011 with just $400 and one-way ticket to Asia. Still going and blogging today. You can typically spot me working on a laptop or rock climbing.
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63 thoughts on “What To Write About In Your Travel Blog When You’re Not Traveling”

      1. Avatar of samanthastarling

        Thank you :)

        Glad you are having an amazing time I think it’s amazing that you are cycling the country!

    1. Avatar of Cez

      Thanks! Certainly we do. Even though Agness planned to visit Philippines this year on her own she cancelled and it’s probably going to happen next year. Are you in Philippines now?

  1. Avatar of 2 Digital Nomads

    OMG, we were just thinking of that (me & my wife) what to write if we are not travelling! We are on the road but since we travel slow there are days we just stay at home or spend a month in one place. This makes getting ideas little bit challenging.

    Thanks for the inspiration :)

    1. Avatar of Agness

      That’s our pleasure. As you can see there are plenty of ideas of what you can write about when you don’t travel :) just to keep you on the travel track.

  2. Avatar of emm

    big thanks for sharing these great pointers.am actually dreaming of having my own travel blogsite too..this will definitely help me alot =)

    1. Avatar of Cez

      Hey Emm,

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m really happy I could be of help. Please let me know if I could give you a hand or advice with anything. Would love to see you living your dream and count me as your first follower.

      Good luck,
      Cez

  3. Avatar of Kurt

    Hi,
    I have been looking all over the web for this post. Thanks very much!! I am not really a frequent traveller but I still have a site with blogs and sometimes I don’t know what to blog about. And also you stated the interviews… Would you like an interview? If so just write me an email and I’ll give you all the details you need.
    Looking forward to your reply!
    Thanks,
    Kurt

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder

      Hi Kurt. Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you found here what you had been looking for. Yes, we would love to be interviewed by you! I’m sending you the e-mail right now.

  4. Avatar of Ellis Shuman

    Great article !!

    It’s wonderful that your blog features countries all over the world.

    I only write about Bulgaria and Israel. Mostly.

    When will you come to Israel???

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder
      Agness Walewinder

      Hey man! Many thanks for the FB mention. I’ve already been to Israel, but I will try my best to visit you!

  5. Avatar of Andrew

    Great thoughts! thanks for sharing Cez and good to know you are about still! I find I can write much better stuff when I AM at home actually. Hmmm gives me an idea for a post.

  6. Avatar of Halida A.

    I normally spend only a few weeks traveling in a year, and most of the time I have school
    So what I do is just write about my past travels since there are so many to talk about. But recently I also make travel-related lists, like my favorite Eurotrip Movies :) website design is a great tip!

  7. Avatar of Katarina

    I wondered if that was a problem for other bloggers too. :) Good to know. I never thought of reviewing items while not traveling. I’ll have to think about that!

  8. Avatar of Katie @worldwidevegetarian.com

    Great tips! My blog covers food and travel, so when I am not traveling I usually do more with food. But that being said, I think it’s important not to lost sight of the travel aspect when I’m home or the food aspect when I am traveling, so this gave me some good ideas on how to do both. Thanks!
    Katie

  9. Avatar of Rebekah

    I think finding stuff to write about while not travelling is tricky-plus I always worry people will be wonder why I’m even blogging about travel while I’m home…

  10. Avatar of Franca

    True, audience and interaction is everything so it’s highly important to keep your readers engaged even when not on the road and you listed some great way to do so ;)

  11. Avatar of Laura @ Bottled Air
    Laura @ Bottled Air

    Great post! I think not-travelling-days are a great opportunity to share advice and tips and reflect on your past experience. And OBVIOUSLY get excited about the next trip. I love it when people write about their plans and preparations, which can also be a great resource! Happy travels :)

  12. Avatar of Katie Featherstone

    Great tips, thank-you! Since I’ve been in the UK, I realised that I have about 5 years of travel experience that nobody apart from my Dad read about, so it’s been pretty easy to work from that thankfully. Hoping to put some new ones in the bank soon though!

  13. Avatar of Stef

    There is definitely always more to write about than time available. You can always write about past experience, I bet you haven’t written about everything you’ve done so far. And there are always some tips you can give from your previous experience. I like the idea of conducting interviews.

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