It’s a tough time for travel bloggers right now. With a global pandemic taking place, no one is traveling. With no idea when travel bans will be lifted, many aren’t even bothering to make future travel plans. I really feel for my fellow bloggers in the travel niche. I wanted to put myself in their shoes and think about what I would write about right now if I were a travel blogger. Here is a list of blog post ideas to continue to grow your travel blog when no one is travelling.
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Dealing With The Current Situation
This is an unprecedented time. And while your typical advice may be on hold, you can still be there for your audience. Help your readers through the situation with tips unique to this time in history with advice about:
–When to Cancel Travel Plans
–How to Cancel a Flight
-Dealing with the Disappointment of a Cancelled Trip
-How to Get a Flight Refund
-Explaining a Cancelled Trip to Kids
Connect With Your Audience
Now is a great time to give your audience an insight into who YOU are. Allowing your readers in on a more personal level can create more trust and loyalty. Instead of focusing on where your audience should be going, let them into your world with personal experiences, such as:
-The First Trip You’ll Personally Take After the Travel Ban
-Running a Travel Blog During a Pandemic
-Your Travel Bucket List
-Your Funniest Travel Experience
-Your Most Bizarre Travel Experience
-Your Scariest Travel Experience
-The Strangest Thing You’ve Eaten While Travelling
-Favourite Travel Souvenir You’ve Acquired
-Your Favourite Travel Documentaries
Travel From Home
Help your audience scratch that travel itch from home! Keep them from feeling stuck with helpful resources like:
-Travel From Home – The Best Virtual Tours of Famous Tourist Destinations
-Local Day trips to Cure Your Wanderlust
-The Best Virtual Disney Rides on YouTube
-The Best Travel Shows on Netflix
-Virtual Tours of Zoos and Museums
-Favourite Travel Based YouTube Channels
-Exploring Locations with Google Maps
Get the Creative Juices Flowing!
We’re all in the same boat. Stuck at home, ready to get out or find something to occupy our time. Help your travel-loving readers cope with travel-themed activities like:
-Creative Ways to Organize/Store Travel Photos
-Travel Themed Crafts
-Recipes! Tastes From Around The World To Recreate at Home
-Creative Ways to Display Travel Photos/Souvenirs
Help Your Readers Plan For Future Travel
Since no one knows WHEN the travel ban will end, you could offer your readers ideas that could enhance their future trips that may require more preparation than others. For example:
-Basic Phrases to Learn in Various Languages (ie. Basic French that could be helpful when travelling to Paris or How to Say Hello, Goodbye, Please, and Thank You in various languages)
-What’s On Your Long Flight Playlist
-Photography Tips: Improve Skills Before Your Next Trip
-How to Thoroughly Plan Your Next Trip
-How to Start a Travel Fund For The Future
Everyone Loves a Good Round-Up Post
When all else fails, Round-Up! People love reading round-up posts, whether they’re planning a trip or not. And the possibilities are endless.
-Round-Up Post of Haunted Locations You Can Visit
-Favourite Travel Quotes
-The Most “Bang for Your Buck” Destinations
-Eco-Friendly Hotels Around the World
-Favourite National Parks
-Awesome Travel Apps
-Helpful Travel Podcasts
What else can you do to grow your travel blog?
Now is also a great time to pre-write blog posts for when the travel ban is lifted. Take this opportunity to get future content written and ready to promote when the time comes. Make lots of Pinterest pins for the new posts and have social media posts drafted and saved. If nothing else, this is the perfect time to get super organized.
OR go ahead and publish posts that aren’t relevant now, but will be. This way you’ll get the posts indexed and get Pinterest pins out there for future searches.
Update your old blog posts. Make adjustments to your blog you’ve been meaning to get to. Update plugins. Ensure your blog is legally compliant. Basically, get yourself super prepared for the glorious time when this unprecedented time is finally over!
Related Reading: How to Revamp Old Blog Posts
Work on other projects you’ve not had time for. Create a YouTube channel if it’s been on your To-Do list. Create freebies/printables for your audience. Make Throwback posts on social media. Beef up your email marketing and pre-plan your newsletters. Create new pins for old blog posts. There are always things to do to get ahead.
Join blogging communities and Facebook Groups. Make friends with other bloggers in your niche. Help each other out by sharing posts, pins, and engaging on social media. Maybe write guest posts for each other.
Related Reading: The Best Facebook Groups to Grow Your Blog
Most importantly, don’t give up. Don’t stop and wait it out. Push forward and get creative. I’m sure it’s so frustrating to watch your traffic (and income) tank. But this is only temporary. Do a little bit each day to grow your travel blog so you’re ready to hit the tarmac running when this is all over!
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