The reasons for starting your own travel blog vary greatly depending on your personal ambitions, but at the very least it’s a great way to keep those precious travel memories alive.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to start your own travel blog, and write about your next holiday.
Keep in touch
Whilst being away on your travels, it’s always nice to share your travel experiences with your friends and family back home. Having a travel blog is a great way to do this by writing about all the main moments in a chronological order – without having to send a text or email to individuals as you go. It’s much tidier than a rambling email and sticks around much longer than a lengthy Facebook update post.
You’ll learn so much more
Visiting new and exciting destinations offers you many opportunities to learn new things, but by writing a travel blog, you’ll be inclined to ask more questions, research more and in the process learn more. For instance, you might hear a tour guide mention a thing or two about the Taj Mahal, but as a travel blogger, instinct will tell you to go further, ask the locals and get some real authentic insights into what they think about the Taj Mahal.
Capture every moment
While travelling, it’s common to get caught up in exhilarating moments, moments that simply can’t be re-lived just for a quick photo. By writing a travel blog, you have the opportunity to think back and reflect on your experiences. Keep your camera or phone image gallery handy as you re-live each moment.
It gives you something productive to do during that long flight
I was recently on a long-haul flight, sat next to me a woman who spent hours making notes and reviewing images on her camera of a safari trip. As much as you want to make every second count on the road, there will be in between hours where you’ll have nothing to do, and it can bore you to death. Times like queuing up for a plane or bus ticket or sitting for hours until you get to your destination. You can write about the feelings you have prior to visiting the next destination on your itinerary. Or you can write about all the unique cultures you’ve encountered along the way. You can also help other travellers by offering your tips and advice.