I have to admit, I have gypsy blood; I’m a travel addict. In fact, I’m on the road as I write this! Since we travel often with my husband’s job, sometimes for months at a time, I am well aware of things your traveling readers might like to know! Here are a few blog writing prompts for travel blogs for the next time you’re stumped on a post:
10+ Blog Writing Prompts For Travel Blogs
How to Get Around
Is the public transportation in an area good? What is the best way to pay for public transit (each trip, weekly, monthly?) What are your options if public transit is poor? How about a comparison chart of local car rental places? Which cab company is the best? An article on “what your map app won’t tell you” could be fun and informative–I’m always looking for farm stands and food trucks that can’t be found with a search engine.
Travel with Kids
Although plenty of “free/cheap things to do with kids” blog posts exist for big cities, they are also always in demand and may not have been done for less populous areas. Vacations can get expensive! This kind of post could also be updated and re-posted yearly to reflect changes and additions.
What are your tips for getting through an airport with babies/toddlers/multiple children? How can you streamline your trip through security? What extra safety precautions can you take? How do you help kids enjoy a long car ride? How about a list of the ten best audio books for kids? How do you help your kids sleep in a strange place? How do you prepare them for cultural differences? What if your child needs to see a doctor while you’re traveling? The list of child/travel topics is practically endless!
The Latest Travel Gadgets
I’m a sucker for a good bag and a good travel wardrobe. The TSA now allows special laptop bags that you don’t have to take your laptop out of–a review of these would be great. What about a selection of cute/stylish suitcases that are also durable? There are companies that sell “the only seven pieces of clothing you need while traveling” or “your entire wardrobe in the size of a laptop bag”–a thorough round-up with these in one place would be useful. For parents, travel beds, travel car seats, travel potties, travel food, etc. are incredibly useful to know about. (Hint–everything we have for the kids folds up small!)
Here are some blog titles I imagine: The Best Books about Vacation, The Best Road Trip Books, The Best Books about (Name a Country, City, or Region), The Best Books in (Name a Language), Ten Books about Traveling with Pets. Don’t stick to tour guides–novels, poetry anthologies, and picture books can all be exciting and informative to travelers.
If you know another language, you could write a post with useful, realistic phrases (bonus points for video pronunciation!) Non-verbal communication in a given country would be interesting to read about, as well as local manners. Money matters are important–exchange rates, names for various bills, where to get more cash if you need it. For long-term travelers, a deeper look at core values and world views in a culture are interesting and helpful. Don’t assume this only applies for international travel, either; as a native New Englander who has spent good chunks of time in the south, midwest, and Pacific coast, I’m here to tell you there are plenty of cultural differences within a large country like the US or Canada.
How can you pack less? How can you avoid checking baggage? What items can do double duty? What items can you actually live without? When is it more practical to purchase things at your destination?
This is just the tip of the iceberg for travel posts (What to Pack When Traveling to the Arctic Circle!) But whatever you decide to write about, start typing!