How to Write Travel Blog Posts: 13 Ideas from One Trip

Updated July 20, 2023
About the Author: Denise Cruz has lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After her second sabbatical, she began sharing travel advice at Wander Her Way.

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How to Write Travel Blog Posts from One Trip: 13 Ideas and Examples

Do you want to learn how to create lots of content from a single trip?

Here are 13 travel blog post ideas you can write about for every destination you visit!

As a travel blogger, it can be challenging to create content if you aren’t traveling all the time. But even if you only take a few trips per year, these ideas will help you never run out of blog posts!

How to Start a Travel Blog

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Tips for Your Trip

While you’re traveling, here are some things you can do to make sure writing blog posts about your trip is an easy experience once you get home:

  • Come up with blog post ideas beforehand so you know exactly what kind of content you need to gather while you’re actually traveling 
  • Take photos of EVERYTHING (you never know when a photo will be useful for a blog post)
  • Document your trip thoroughly, whether you write in a travel journal each day or just jot down helpful notes on your phone as you go

The more prepared you are, the easier it will be to write blog posts when you get home!

1. Itinerary

The first blog post you can write about your trip is an itinerary guide!

Whether it’s a short weekend guide or a full one-week itinerary to your destination, write about what to do, where to stay, etc. in order to have the perfect trip.

You can actually get even more blog posts out of this one if you write itineraries of different lengths… or you can combine several itinerary ideas all into one blog post.

Travel Blog Examples:

2. Ultimate Guide

Another idea is writing an ultimate guide to a destination.

This is exactly what it sounds like: a detailed blog post covering every aspect of a destination, including how to get there, where to stay, the best things to do, where to eat, what to pack, specific tips you picked up while you were there, and so on.

Travel Blog Examples:

Is Antigua Guatemala Safe?

3. Things to Do

What are the best activities and can’t-miss sights in your destination?

Write a “listicle” style blog post about all the best things to do when visiting a destination.

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4. Where to Eat

People are always looking for the best places to eat in a destination. If you tried a bunch of great restaurants and cafes on your trip, write about them!

You can also put a spin on this, like best vegetarian restaurants or a gluten-free dining guide.

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5. Where to Stay

Another idea is writing a guide to the best places to stay in a destination.

You can actually get multiple blog posts out of this (for example, writing a guide to boutique hotels and then a guide to budget-friendly accommodations) or combine them all into one big guide for a destination. This is a great way to work in hotel affiliate links.

Travel Blog Examples:

Top 15 Things to Do with Kids in NYC

6. Packing Guide

Packing guides for a destination are super useful to travelers!

Especially if you choose an angle like focusing on commonly-forgotten items to pack, or what to pack for a specific season. This is another blog post idea where you can easily work in affiliate links from Amazon or other retailers to the travel gear you recommend to pack.

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7. Travel Tips

I have picked up so many useful tips before visiting a destination by reading blog posts beforehand. Sometimes those tips are extremely useful and help me have a unique experience while traveling, or avoid making a common mistake in a destination!

You can compile all your best travel tips for a destination into one blog post.

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8. What Not to Do

Along the same lines as above, you can write a blog post sharing specific tips about what NOT to do in a destination, or common travel mistakes to avoid.

These types of posts are always popular because people don’t want to make mistakes on their trip!

Travel Blog Examples:

havana travel tips

9. Inspirational

Inspirational blog posts are a great way to influence other people to visit a destination!

This can be anything from a “listicle” type blog post about the best reasons to visit a destination, or a collection of stunning photos that show off the beauty of a destination.

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10. How to Guide

Did you figure out how to do something on your trip that other travelers would be interested in? 

This can be anything from how to get from one destination to another, how to take a day trip to a certain place, how to have a unique experience, etc. 

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11. Specific Places

Another ideas is writing a guide to specific places in a destination.

This could be literally anything such as museums, bookstores, street art, prettiest viewpoints, coffeeshops, and so on. Lots of options for this one!

Travel Blog Examples:

The Graham Georgetown Review

12. Hotel Review

I don’t often write hotel reviews on my blog, but some bloggers find them to be lucrative (you can use a hotel affiliate link in your blog post.)

So if you loved where you stayed, write about it!

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13. Experiences

People are always looking for real, personal reviews from other travelers.

Is there a specific activity or experience you did on your trip? Write a detailed review of it! This can include pros and cons, helpful information, costs, etc. to help other travelers.

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More Travel Blogging Tips

These are 13 blog posts you can create from a single trip!

For more tips and ideas about travel blogging, check out the following blog posts…

Good luck and happy blogging!

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Denise, travel blogger at Wander Her Way

About Denise Cruz

Denise is a marketing executive who escaped corporate to travel the world… twice. A Brazilian native living in the U.S., she’s lived in 4 countries and visited 35+ others. After side-hustling her way to financial independence, she curates solo destination guides, slow travel tips, and travel blogging advice on Wander Her Way. When she’s not on the road, you can find her in Miami with her dog Finnegan.