An estimated 80% of travel planning is based on research done conducted online using the help of websites, blogs, and YouTube videos. If you enjoy traveling and sharing the cuisine of different cities or countries, it can be tempting to start a travel and food blog to document your journey and (hopefully) make a little money while you’re at it.

As a food blogger myself, I understand what it takes to build a blog that people actually read and makes money. If you’re thinking of starting a travel blog or YouTube channel, here are some name ideas that I think would work well for a new brand. Stick around to the end of the post and I’ll reveal how to earn money with a travel blog.

Travel Blog Names

Where will a travel blog take you?

  • Mileage
  • Me Time
  • Exploring Earth
  • The Joys of Being A Nomad
  • Eat. Travel. Love.
  • Local Pride
  • Abroad and Livin’ It
  • Packed!
  • The Crazy Jetsetter
  • One Backpack Only
  • The Eating Wanderer
  • The Not So Ordinary Explorer
  • One Planet
  • Bucket List Checkers
  • Beyond Hometown
  • Family Fun
  • Cheap Thrill Seekers
  • Table for One
  • One on One with (Insert Name)
  • Travels With You
  • Daily Explorers
  • Hiker’s Paradise
  • The Best Journeys
  • Hotel Explorers
  • Staycation Raters
  • The Globetrotter Gang
  • See. Eat. Enjoy.
  • Retirement Ideas
  • 365 Days of Fun
  • Healing Steps
  • Up and Away
  • Roads Traveled
  • Collecting Souvenirs
  • Guided Travels
  • Travel Secrets
  • R & R Spots
  • Satiating Wanderlust
  • On the Ready
  • Up and Go
  • Earth Tracks
  • Finding Adventures
  • Miss Explorer
  • The Travel Guru
  • The Brave Tourist
  • Easy Vacations
  • On New Soil
  • The Wanderlust Lifestyle
  • The Rugged Traveler
  • Blissful Travels
  • Something New
  • Welcome Aboard
  • Cruise Hoppers
  • Never Ending Travels

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  • Trip Tips
  • The Fun Route
  • Vacation Sites
  • Fly and Dive
  • Take Off!
  • Ready Jet Set
  • Finding the Modern Atlantis
  • Touch. Eat. Travel.
  • Instant Itinerary
  • Desired Places
  • Destination: Fun!
  • The Fun Lifestyle
  • Curated Travels
  • Top Trips
  • Untouchable Wonders
  • Perfect Paradise
  • Tempting Getaways
  • By Land, Air, and Sea
  • Risk Takers

Travel Blog Names for Couples

Starting a blog with your significant other? Try these suggestions.

  • Together Trips
  • Me, You, and The World
  • Destination Dates
  • Trip for Two
  • Terrific Twos
  • Travel Dates
  • Couple Travel Adventures
  • Exploring Us
  • Traveling Together
  • Global Dates
  • Together Things
  • Us on Demand
  • Travel Our Way
  • Our Travel Destiny
  • The Perfect Getaway
  • The Vagabond Pair
  • Delightful Destinations
  • Traveling Soulmates
  • Sweet Love Adventures
  • Our World
  • The Couples Retreat
  • Global Sightseers
  • Passionate Travelers
  • A Couple of Adventurers
  • Hand in Hand
  • Lovers On The Go
  • Couple Travel Goals
  • The Travel Duo
  • Twosome Trips
  • Paradise Partners
  • The Travel Connection
  • Travel Mates
  • Discovering Sparks
  • Travel Match
  • Lovers on a Journey
  • Twosome Adventure
  • The Discovery Duo
  • The Hiking Couple
  • Exchanging Ideas
  • Travel Bonding
  • The Traveling Pair
  • Fit Two Travel
  • Follow For Happy
  • Stamped
  • Never Ending Dates
  • The Mister and Missus Diaries
  • Destination Love Affair
  • Sunset Chasers
  • Two Vagabonds
  • Wanderlust Duo
  • Thrifty Dates
  • Daily Dose of Us
  • Wandering Love
  • Ever After Continues
  • Discovering Us
  • Love Expressions
  • Travel Logs
  • Everything Us
  • Relationship Explorers
  • His and Her Notes
  • Duo Diaries
  • Enchanted Explorers
  • Our Travel Treasures
  • Travel Date Tales
  • A Pair of Trailblazers
  • Our Great Escape
  • Together in 4 Seasons
  • Dating Down Under
  • The Touring Couple
  • Together Anywhere
  • Leisure Getaways

Funny Travel Blog Names

Smile with these travel names.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Emotional Baggage
  • Plane and Simple
  • The Travel Crew
  • The Vacationers
  • Vitamin Sea
  • We’re Out
  • Vacay Every Day
  • We Are On A Break
  • Suite Dreams
  • Vacation O’clock
  • Vacation Sea-kers
  • Tropical Getaway
  • Beach Itch
  • Shellie Travels
  • Cruise Control
  • Let’s Rome

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  • Travel Sissies
  • Explorer Bros
  • Tan Line Travelers
  • Mission: Travel-possible
  • The Vacay Baes
  • Beach Sea-crets
  • Good Time Fun
  • Sunbathing Destinations
  • Trotting Around The Globe
  • Sunblock On
  • Up Up and Away!
  • Swimsuit Stop
  • Cruisin’ Together
  • Where The Sun’s At
  • Picture Perfect Paradise
  • Ka-ching Stops
  • Eyes on The Paradise
  • Pack and Go
  • Last Call Boarders
  • Speedy Getaway
  • Umbrella Drink Destinations
  • The Leisure Life
  • Shorts and Sandals
  • Vacation Center
  • Sand On My Toes
  • The Pit Stop
  • Ready for the Weekend
  • Holiday Bae
  • Travel Monsters
  • Where To Go
  • Excess Baggage
  • Just Travel Things
  • The Tour Cure
  • The Happy Place
  • Escaping Stress
  • Master Tourist
  • Travel Dazzle
  • Fly Away
  • Sand Surfers
  • Sea Spree
  • Weekend Escapes
  • X Marks The Spot
  • Destination Hunters
  • Winter Wanderlust
  • Summer Scouts
  • Autumn Rovers
  • Spring Adventures
  • Checking In
  • Vacation Aspirations
  • Celebrating The World
  • One Travel At A Time
  • The Road Most Traveled
  • Whisked Away
  • Cheap Thrills

Luxury Travel Blog Names

Writing about first-class vacations? These names might work for you.

  • Elegant Destinations
  • First Class Stops
  • Smart Travels
  • Luxe Explorers
  • Discovering Sophistication
  • Upscale Sights
  • Fancy Spots
  • Dream Destinations
  • Lavish Sights
  • Luxe Adventures
  • Majestic Vacations
  • Gem Spots
  • Deluxe Staycations
  • Suite Living
  • Impressive Travels
  • Five Star Everything
  • New World
  • Paradise Living
  • Plush Suites
  • The Swanky Traveler
  • Like A Millionaire
  • Exclusive Spots
  • Ostentatious Living
  • The Glitzy Life
  • Regal Lifestyle
  • The Fancy Adventurer
  • Perfect and Posh
  • The Glam Fam
  • High Class Living
  • Expensive Journeys
  • Grand Destinations
  • Fancy Check
  • Extravagant Me
  • Miss World Wide
  • The Chic Life
  • Impressive Destinations
  • Exquisite Spots
  • Comfy Living
  • Lifestyle
  • The Wild Life
  • Costly Sights
  • Affluent Adventures
  • Golden Guides
  • Desirable Destinations
  • Steep Sights
  • Ritzy Travels
  • The Premium Adventure
  • Diamond Travels
  • The Executive Experience
  • Indulging Spots
  • VIP Travels
  • Luxurious Leisure
  • Next Level Adventures
  • Imperial Views
  • Queen Living
  • Lavish Lifestyle
  • Luxurious Delights
  • Finer Things
  • The Gold Life
  • Luxe Secrets
  • High Class Stops
  • The Radiant Lifestyle
  • Outlandish Discoveries
  • Wealthy Spots
  • Everything Luxurious
  • Living The Life
  • Golden Finds
  • Adventurous Indulgence
  • Suite Splendors
  • Expensively Worth It
  • All Things Grandiose
  • Living Large

Travel YouTube Channel Name Ideas

Start your own travel vlog.

  • Watch Me Whizz
  • Fresh Escapes
  • Discovering The World
  • Small Spots Big Finds
  • In An Oasis
  • Rest Stop Finds
  • Smart Traveling
  • The Cruise Guy (or gal)
  • Micro Travels
  • Vacation Dude
  • TLC (Travel, Lifestyle, and Chow)
  • Annual Adventures
  • Anywhere Everywhere
  • The Honeymooners
  • Overseas Explorers
  • Nuts About Nature
  • Life Underwater
  • On Top Of The Mountains
  • Travel Escapades
  • Chasing Sunsets
  • The Travel Culture
  • Vacation Pros
  • Adventure Achievements
  • On and Off Cam
  • Pretty Little Travelers
  • The Adventure Element
  • Travel Renders
  • Sharing Destinations
  • The Good Guides
  • Family Travel Planning
  • Travel and Shoot
  • The Real Experience
  • Travel Awareness
  • The World in 4K
  • Bringing You Here
  • Here Now
  • Travel Bums
  • Appreciating Here
  • Present Joys
  • The Adventure Gurus
  • Sightseeing Success
  • Beyond The Camera
  • Daring Destinations
  • The Next Discovery
  • Timeless Travels
  • Magnificent Travels
  • Tiny Living
  • Scenic Spots
  • Featured Sights
  • Wow Wonders
  • Digital Tours
  • On A Ride With (Insert Your Name)
  • Living Dangerously
  • Thrill Travels
  • Crazy Spots
  • Hanging Out With (Insert Your Name)
  • Driving Destinations
  • Into The Unknown
  • Breathtaking Discoveries
  • Catching Stars
  • The Best Places
  • Earth’s Gifts
  • Nature’s Wonders
  • To Go or Not To Go?
  • We Rate Spots
  • Smart Flyers
  • Going On A Vacation
  • Buckle Up!
  • Fine Locations
  • Travel Enthusiasts
  • Check Out Nature

Travel and Food Blog Name Ideas

Please not just the sights but the palate too.

  • Exploring Eats
  • Reality Bites
  • Hardcore Chow
  • Satisfying The Senses
  • Sights and Eats
  • Continental Finds
  • Consuming Wonders
  • Tongue Travels
  • Elevated Eats
  • Satisfying Palates
  • Appetite for Travels
  • On The Tasty Side
  • Travel Eat Street
  • Fantastic Flavors
  • The Delicious Side
  • Eye Candies
  • Delish Dishes
  • The Food Pile
  • Healthy Taste Buds
  • Eat-ing
  • Scenic Spots and Delish Eats
  • Keto Living
  • Living The Sugar Free Life
  • Clean Living 101
  • Global Vegan
  • Everything Vegan
  • The Dinner Table Culture
  • Mediterranean Spreads
  • Eats Around The World
  • Paleo Eats
  • Strange Delights
  • Worldwide Delicacies
  • Wholesome Eats
  • Tasting The World
  • Satisfying Tummies
  • Exploring Asia
  • The European Taste
  • Beautiful Africa
  • Local Eats
  • The Local Recommendation
  • Desserts From Around The World
  • Street Eats
  • The Passionate Explorer
  • The American Experience
  • On A Date With The World
  • Amazing Food
  • Food Stories
  • Comfort Food and Sights
  • Local Grub
  • Exploring Tastes
  • The Yummy Team
  • Traveling Treats
  • Foodtopia
  • Satisfying Cravings
  • Chow-holic
  • The World’s Cuisine
  • Global Kitchen
  • The Wooden Spoon
  • Spiced Up!
  • The Hungry Travelers
  • Serious Chow
  • Winter Delights
  • Digging In
  • Culinary Finds
  • The Curious Palate
  • Tasteful Seasons
  • Food Fascinations
  • The Crazy Food Tour
  • Plate after Plate
  • Equally Delicious
  • Delicious Paradise
  • International Feast

Cool Travel Blog Names

Stay cool with these name ideas.

  • Breathtaking Destinations
  • Diving Into Paradise
  • Sand and Sun
  • Where The Waves Are
  • Honeymoon Goals
  • The Perfect Sunsets
  • Sand Between The Toes
  • Pristine Beaches
  • Summer Escapades
  • Bringing The Passport
  • World Wide Wonders
  • Exploring The Wilderness
  • The Skies and The Stars
  • Checking The Checklist
  • Amazing Travels
  • Sunglass Spots
  • The Traveling Lifestyle
  • The Fun Vacationist
  • Packing The Essentials
  • Relaxing Getaways
  • Joyful Adventures
  • Sun’s Out
  • RV Family
  • The Tropics
  • The Adventure Lifestyle
  • Sandals On
  • The Getaway of All Getaways
  • Making Memories
  • Unwinding
  • Seeing The World
  • Through My Eyes
  • One Big Step
  • Following The Railway Tracks
  • The Travel Hour
  • On The Road Again
  • Paradise Come True
  • Fun Times Only
  • The Crazy Voyage
  • Travel Ventures
  • Engaging Adventures
  • The Travel Quest
  • The Happy Road
  • Flying Everywhere
  • Where The Wind Blows
  • The Travel Sense
  • Life Changing Escapades
  • The Traveler’s Paradise
  • Off We Go
  • Adventure on Demand
  • 100% Fun
  • Extreme Adventures
  • The Cruise Review
  • Journey Starters
  • Tempting Vacations
  • Daily Destinations
  • The Perfect Itinerary
  • Boarding Gate Hoppers
  • Curated Adventures
  • Off The Itinerary
  • The Cruise Project
  • Adventure Focus
  • Master Traveler
  • The Holiday Destination Guys
  • Let’s Go Travel!
  • Your Itinerary Guy
  • The Getaway Guide
  • The Travelicious Blogger
  • How To Go On An Adventure
  • Celebrating The World
  • Seeing The Wonders
  • Dream Getaways
  • Affordable Adventures

Female Travel Blog Names

  • WanderlustWoman
  • GlobeGoddessJourneys
  • TravelingBelle
  • GypsySoulSisters
  • NomadicNymph
  • VenusVoyages
  • LustrousLandings
  • MaidenVoyages
  • OdysseyOracle
  • JourneyingJane
  • FernwehFemme
  • RoamingRiviera
  • StellaSightings
  • AdventureAthena
  • VoyagerVenus
  • WanderingWidow
  • TerraTravels
  • WayfarerWisp
  • ChasingContinents
  • TheTravelingTulip
  • GypsyGaze
  • NomadNymphette
  • PassportPrincess
  • CosmicCompass
  • GalacticGetaways
  • WanderessWorld
  • TheJourneyingJasmine
  • NomadNectar
  • TemptedTrekker
  • OdysseyOnyx
  • WorldlyWhims
  • VoyagerVignettes
  • MysticMiles
  • GypsyGemGuides
  • TrailblazingTitaness
  • BohemianBackpacker
  • CosmicCrossroads
  • TerraTales
  • RoamingRose
  • FarawayFairytales
  • SkyboundSylph
  • HorizonHuntress
  • DreamingDrifter
  • PathwayPixie
  • PeregrinePetals
  • LunarLandings
  • StellaSojourns
  • QuestingQueen
  • WorldWindWhispers
  • TerraTwists
  • StarlitSafaris
  • GaiaGlobetrotter
  • MythicMigrations
  • CelestialSightseer
  • OdysseyOpal
  • NomadNebula
  • IntrepidIris
  • BeyondBordersBelle
  • GalacticGoddess
  • DriftingDaisy
  • QuestingQuill
  • SapphireSkiesSeeker
  • EtherealExcursions
  • NebulaNomad
  • WorldWeaver
  • TerraTemptress
  • OdysseyOrchid
  • WanderlustWhisperer
  • DestinyDrift
  • MysticMeadows
  • AuroraAdventures
  • VenusVistas
  • HorizonHera
  • WanderlustWaves
  • EtherealEarth
  • WanderessWhimsy
  • OdysseyObsidian
  • CometCruiser
  • CelestialCrossings
  • StarrySafaris
  • MoonlitMigrations
  • StellarSightings
  • AstralAdventuress
  • NebulousNomad
  • CelestialChase
  • SkySylphSagas
  • StarlitSojourns
  • TerraTreks
  • SunlitStrolls
  • GlobetrottingGrace

Solo Travel Blog Names

  • SoloSoulJourneys
  • NomadNavigator
  • LoneStarTrekker
  • SoloStepAdventures
  • SingleStrideSaga
  • WanderOneWay
  • AloneAtlas
  • SoloSunsets
  • PathfinderPilgrim
  • OneTrackTravels
  • SolitarySojourns
  • RoamingRadius
  • SingleSightSeeker
  • MaverickMiles
  • OneManOdyssey
  • UnchartedUmbra
  • SoloSeek
  • SingularSteps
  • GlobeGliderAlone
  • Soloist Soars
  • The Lone Trailblazer
  • Meandering Monologue
  • Solo Sunrise
  • Only On The Road
  • Wander Without Walls
  • SoloSandprints
  • TravelTalesOfOne
  • SingularSunsets
  • AloneAstrideAtlas
  • SingularSafari
  • SoloSavannahs
  • UnaccompaniedAdventurer
  • SingleSoulSafari
  • ByMyselfByways
  • DriftingDuo (for the solo traveler who sees themself and their backpack as the duo)
  • OneWayWanderer
  • SolitarySightings
  • SoloSync
  • TheLoneLandscapist
  • SingularSkyways
  • AloneInAnewLand
  • MeMyselfAndTheMap
  • SolitarySunseeker
  • SoloShadowShifter
  • MySingleJourney
  • TravelingTrackOfOne
  • SoloScapes
  • TheOnlyOdyssean
  • OneNomadNation
  • LonesomeLandmarks
  • SingularSightlines
  • SingleShoestring
  • MeanderingMyself
  • JustOneJourney
  • SoloSerpentine
  • AloneAmongstAll
  • BywayBackpacker
  • SolitarySeascapes
  • MyMaverickMap
  • SingularStargazer
  • DriftingDaydreamer
  • OneOverOceans
  • SoloStellarSteps
  • AloneAndAloft
  • SingleStepStories
  • TheLoneLandscapeLover
  • WanderingWhileSolo
  • MeMyselfAndMiles
  • UnboundedBackpacker
  • ByMyselfBridges
  • SoloStoneSkipper
  • OneOnTheOutskirts
  • MyselfAndMountains
  • NomadNotesOfOne
  • SingleSailingSaga
  • SoloSnowSeeker
  • OneOdysseyOnly
  • SolitarySkylineSeeker
  • SoloSpectrum
  • SingularStops
  • LoneLandLover
  • JustMeJourneys
  • SingularSkyward
  • SoloSetSail
  • OneOutlander
  • SoloSphereSpinner
  • MeMyselfAndMeridians
  • MyMapMyMuse
  • LoneLegendLandings

Travel Page Names for Social Media

  • WanderWaveDiaries
  • VoyagerVisions
  • TrekTidbits
  • GlobalGlimpse360
  • HorizonHops
  • TrailTrove
  • JetsetJournals
  • RoamRhythms
  • OdysseyOps
  • PassportPulse
  • TerraTrekTales
  • NomadNotes_
  • AdventureAvenues
  • MileMuse
  • GlobeGlide
  • HorizonHues
  • PathPioneerPosts
  • WorldlyWonders_
  • SoloSojournSpots
  • TravelerTalesToday
  • CosmicCrossings
  • PlanetPassages
  • VistaVoyages
  • JetJournalJots
  • EscapeEpics
  • ExploreEverywhere_
  • JourneyJewels
  • DriftDreamDiscover
  • MeridianMuses
  • GlobalGander
  • FlightFlicks
  • WanderingWhimsy
  • MeanderMoments
  • BeyondBordersBits
  • CapturedCrossroads
  • OdysseyOdes
  • TrekkerTags_
  • WorldWandererWhims
  • PathwayPics
  • ExoticEscapades_
  • EarthlyEncounters
  • SoloStepsStories
  • ExpeditionEchoes_
  • ContinentalCaptures
  • RadiantRoutes
  • FarawayFootprints
  • SereneSights_
  • PristinePaths
  • RoamerReports
  • PassagePics_
  • VagabondViews
  • WorldWhirlwind
  • CelestialSojourns
  • RealmRoamer
  • SunsetSeekerStories
  • AtlasAdventures_
  • BoundlessBackpacker
  • TrekTapestryTales
  • WanderlustWhirl
  • ZenithJourneys
  • TravelTribeTales_
  • NomadicNestings_
  • DiscoverDewdrops
  • FarOffFlights
  • ExcursionElements_
  • MeanderingMemoirs
  • OdysseyOrbits
  • WayfarerWavelengths
  • SkywardSteps_
  • OdysseyOutlooks
  • BeyondHorizonHops
  • TravelTroveTales
  • FootstepFables_
  • PeregrinePonderings
  • LandmarkLover_
  • VoyageVignettes
  • TrailTalesToday_
  • OdysseyOrigins
  • StellarSafaris
  • SightseerSnapshots
  • PathwayPanoramas_
  • TrekTwists
  • FlightFancyFeet
  • GlobalGazette_
  • SkylineSojourns
  • WanderWorldWise
  • TrailTellerTales_
  • BoundlessByways
  • NomadNestViews
  • SunsetSafariStories

Post Ideas for Travel Bloggers

  • 10 Affordable Destinations You Must Visit
  • Tips for Sustainable Traveling
  • Tasting the Street Food of Bangkok
  • 5 Underrated European Cities
  • How to Stay Safe and Make Friends on the Road
  • Exploring the Ancient Ruins of Rome
  • Experiencing Rio’s Carnival Firsthand
  • Tips for Capturing the Perfect Sunrise
  • The World’s Most Secluded Beaches
  • Trekking the Annapurna Circuit
  • Best Ski Resorts Around the World
  • Experiencing the Sahara Under the Stars
  • Navigating the Greek Isles
  • Navigating the Amazon Rainforest
  • Best Places for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • Family-Friendly Destinations and Tips
  • Working While Wandering the World
  • Touring the Best Street Art Scenes
  • Visiting the World’s Most Haunted Places
  • Following the Footsteps of Famous Authors
  • The Most Scenic Train Journeys
  • The Realities of Living on Four Wheels
  • Trails Worth Every Step
  • Spending a Day with a Maasai Tribe
  • Travel during COVID-19: Health and Safety Tips
  • Traveling Light for a Month-Long Trip
  • Top Honeymoon Destinations for Couples
  • Cycling Through Vietnam’s Countryside
  • Choosing the Right Stay on a Budget
  • Safaris Beyond Africa
  • Pros and Cons of Cruising
  • Funny and Unexpected Layover Experiences
  • Dealing with Lost Luggage and Other Travel Mishaps
  • Experiencing Tomorrowland in Belgium
  • Wild Camping in New Zealand
  • Luxury in the Midst of Nature
  • A Night on Thailand’s Beaches
  • Finding Peace in Bali
  • Walking Spain’s Camino de Santiago
  • Navigating the Visa Process for Tough Countries
  • Navigating the Bustling Bazaars of Marrakech
  • Exploring the Modern Wonders of Dubai
  • Finding the Best Eco-Lodges
  • City Passes: Are They Worth It? A Deep Dive
  • A Guide to the U.S.’s Natural Wonders
  • Dos and Don’ts in Japan
  • Solo Female Travel: Empowering Stories and Advice
  • Dancing the Night Away in Buenos Aires
  • Conquering the Rapids of the Colorado River
  • My Experience Building Schools in Nepal
  • Historic Cities that Transport You to Another Era
  • Finding Authentic Souvenirs in Istanbul
  • Best Destinations for Every Month
  • Relaxing in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon
  • Picking Up Basic Phrases for Travel
  • Navigating New Zealand’s South Island
  • Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know
  • Celebrating Diwali in India
  • Chasing the Aurora in Scandinavia
  • Desert Festivals: Experiencing Burning Man
  • Travel Sketching: Capturing Scenes with Pencil and Paper
  • Short Excursions for the Busy Traveler
  • Reviewing the Latest Gadgets for the Modern Traveler
  • Must-Visit Museums and What to Expect
  • Skydiving over the Swiss Alps
  • Living with a Local Family in Peru
  • A Closer Look at Machu Picchu
  • Travel Diets: Staying Healthy on the Go
  • Learning to Cook Thai Food in Chiang Mai
  • Sustainable Stays: Eco-Friendly Hotels Making a Difference
  • Travel Trends: What’s Hot in 2023
  • Space Tourism: Is It Worth the Hype?
  • Exploring Egypt’s Pyramids
  • LGBTQ+ Travels: Safe and Welcoming Destinations
  • Responsible Tourism: Tips to Travel Without a Trace
  • Home Exchanges: Swapping Homes for a Unique Stay
  • Detoxing in the Hills of Tuscany
  • Delving Deep in Mexico’s Cenotes
  • Fashion and Travel: What to Wear Where
  • Budget Breakdown: How I Traveled Europe on $50 a Day
  • Travel Myths: Debunking Common Misconceptions
  • Craft Beer Tours: Tasting Through Belgium’s Breweries
  • Surviving a Trip to Antarctica
  • Travel Tattoos: Stories Behind My Ink from Around the World
  • Music and Travel: Discovering Local Genres from Samba to K-Pop

How to Make Money Travel Blogging

Get your passport ready.

Did you know that you can profit off travel and food blogging? It might sound crazy, but most bloggers (including myself) make their money pretty much the same way. Here are a few of the top ways I know.

Note: For the purposes of this article, I think of a blogger as anyone who publishes content online about a specific subject. You could write, podcast, or create videos. I view a blog as a mini-media company.

Apply To Be A Travel Blog Writer

You can get paid to be a writer for a blog site. In order for travel blogs to cover more ground and post different kinds of travel topics, they have writers submitting their articles to them and these writers then get paid.

Check out online job hires for this or you can just apply to your favorite travel blog site if they have any openings. Another option is to join a outsourced work website like Fiverr or Upwork.

While you’re not going to get rich writing for other people, doing a little writing like this on the side is the fastest way I know to make a few bucks blogging about travel. As an added benefit, you can become recognized in the travel space as a quality writer and improve your skills while making a little money.

Start Your Own Blog

If you want to make big money travel or food blogging, you need to own the property. This means either starting a blog, vlog, YouTube channel, Instagram account, or podcast. To make the big bucks, you won’t get rich working for someone else.

If writing is a no-brainer for you, start a travel blog. Write your experiences, tips, and travel finds. Once you get your content going, you can do the following:

  • Affiliate Marketing: This is recommending stuff to your readers by including links found on sites such as Amazon or Etsy. For every person that uses your link to buy a product, you get to earn money.
  • Advertising: Allow brands to advertise their products or services your website. These brands will pay for the exposure just like they would a magazine or television station. The first platform I used to host ads on my blog was Google Adsense. I never made more than $500 monthly with this program, but it got me started and covered the expenses of my Starbucks coffee habit.
  • Create Products: Write an e-book or offer detailed travel itineraries. You can then sell these for a price.

Monetize Your Video

If writing isn’t your thing, create a travel vlog. Youtube lets you monetize the videos you upload once you reach a certain subscriber and viewer count so concentrate on building that audience.

How much can you make travel blogging?

The income a travel blog makes, depends on the blog. Some bloggers make more than $1 million in sales per year, while others don’t make anything. Most bloggers make nothing or next to nothing. I generate 5-figures monthly from the blog you’re reading right now. Most of my revenue is made through the ads you see on the page.

Travel Blog Names

Find Your Travel Blog Name.

But don’t let the average low revenue numbers discourage you. Why? Most people that start blogs don’t approach blogging as a real business. When you start a blog, vlog, or social media account, it’s almost always slow going. Most bloggers will give up in the first year or month or so of publishing and not seeing results. You’ve got to have faith and find a way to power through the early days.

Here are a few different income reports from travel blogs that demonstrate how much money you could make. I’ve included a few reports that show the range of incomes that are possible from high to low. Keep in mind that many of these bloggers have been publishing for half a decade or more. They didn’t start making this money on day 1.

  • ItsaLovelyLife.com – $1,169,677.40 annual revenue.
  • LivingtheDreamRTW.com – $8,080 monthly revenue. This is a nice report with not only revenue numbers, but expenses too. The revenue numbers are updated monthly on this page.
  • NomadNumbers.com –  In 2020, this blog made less than $2,000 in revenue. They started their blog in 2018. Unfortunately, this slow slog is part for the course with most blogs.

Pro Tip: As a new blogger, I recommend studying these income reports. These websites explain how to make money and reveals the expenses of a blog. If someone else is making money through ads or affiliate marketing, you can too! You’ll notice common themes in the way bloggers make money after reading a few income reports. There’s no mystery to making money from a blog.

Based on my conversation with other bloggers, it seems like it takes about 3 years to hit a full-time income by blogging on average. I’m defining a full-time income being as $32,000 – $50,000 USD in revenue per year. Depending on where you’re at in your career this might sounds amazing or be terrible. Of course you might be able to do it faster than myself and the other folks I’ve met.

One last tip… 

A lot of people assume that you need to jet set to destinations like Paris or Fiji to become a travel blogger. But I think you should do the opposite. Start by writing reviews and travel tips of the place you live. Share the little known restaurants or things to do that only locals know about.

There have been literally hundreds of reviews on what to do in Austin Texas, but there is almost no coverage of what to do when visiting Grand Forks, North Dakota. Start publishing content about the place you live first and you’ll be able to start down the path of building a successful travel blog for next to nothing.

Now that you’ve (hopefully) got your travel blog brand name figured out, it’s time to start thinking about what type of content you’ll be publishing. Click here to learn my process for coming up with blog topics that drive traffic and earn money. 

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