travel advice from travel bloggers

Travel Advice from Travel Bloggers

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What can be better than getting advice from someone that knows better than you? This was the thought that pushed me to comprise this article. Travel advice from people that have better travel experience around the world. The other reason was that I wanted to promote these travel bloggers and their amazing blogs. Let’s have a look at their travel advice.

Travel advice from Edits of Jo

Q. Tell us about yourself.

Ans. My name’s Jo, I’m twenty four and I’m originally from leafy Surrey in England but now live in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. I’m an English Literature graduate and work in the publishing industry in marketing. In my spare time, I love to read (current obsessed with anything written by Zadie Smith or Dolly Alderton), write content for my blog, Edits of Jo, and take photos on my film camera.

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become the travel blogger?

Ans. Writing is something I find hugely therapeutic and is something I’ve been doing my entire life. I enjoy documenting my day to day life but particularly my travels – whether that’s a special trip, a stay cation or a long weekend trip away somewhere. I love the idea of being about to share my experiences with others and offer top tips and advice. Recently, I’ve been particularly enjoying writing about my home, Edinburgh, which has so much to offer in terms of sites, art, history and culture.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans. The travel industry is massive and there are so many incredibly talented travel bloggers out there. My top tip would be to try not to compare yourself to others and just support fellow bloggers as much as possible – whether that’s by liking their posts, engaging with their blog posts or joining blogger groups.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. My advice for people who love to travel would be to make sure you have enough saved before you embark on your adventure and have a rough plan of what you would like to do and where you would like to go.

Website: editsofjo.com

Travel advice from Rj Fraser

Q. Tell us about yourself. 

Ans. I am in my late twenties and work for a leading national bank in the UK. I studied Psychology at university but chose not to pursue this as a career. I left university and travelled for some time and then found myself working in the bank and since I have worked my way up. The holiday entitlement is great so means that I still get to go on plenty of trips. I am based in Scotland in Glasgow.

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become the travel blogger? 

Ans. I realized I had been to some pretty cool places. I enjoy taking photos of my trips and sharing them on social media so I wanted to create my blog for documenting my trips with photos and a few notes about my experiences.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans. Take as many photos as possible!

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. For big trips and long haul journeys I always try to plan ahead and book flights during the January sales. There are always some great deals to be had on long haul flights.

Website: rjfraser.co.uk

Travel Advice from Alicia Overseas

Q. Tell us about yourself.

Ans. I’m Alicia, a twenty four year old inspiring entrepreneur from the United Kingdom. I’m a registered pediatric nurse with a first class honors degree in that field. After completing my training and now three years on, I’m following my dreams to travel the world! My lust for exploring the globe came about after a three week road trip across the United States with Trek America. It sparked a fire inside of me and I knew I had to see the rest of this planet and I’ve been travelling the world ever since. Taking all my spare time to educate myself on a new place, whether that’s a city, country, continent or just a village down the road.

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become the travel blogger?

Ans. To tell my story. I love reading and obviously I love stories and often find myself a little bit of a story teller myself. You know the type that makes up crazy scenarios in their heads about people on tubes and the innocent’s enjoying their morning coffee, yeah that’s me! So I started writing about my travels on my blog Alicia Overseas, it’s my own little slice of the internet where I can totally be myself and tell stories of the world through my eyes. I can share and educate people about the places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit to hopefully help them on their adventures too.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans. If you’re a new travel blogger or thinking about starting a travel blog my advice would be simple. Do it because you love it not because you want to make money. I still have a full time job and sometimes my blog is like a second job because it takes so much time but I do it because I love it. Blogging isn’t a get rich fast scenario like I think most people imagine! That said the travel blogging community is amazing and I have connected with some really inspiring people that I now call my friends. So go for it if you love writing and telling stories through photography and words travel blogging could be the creative outlet you’ve been waiting for!

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. Live every moment like it’s your last. Life is short, I know its clique but that’s the cut and dry of it. Treasure and be grateful for any opportunity you get to travel. Even if your flight was delayed by ten hours and you’ve only got 3 days left of your city break opposed to four, just forget it and enjoy it! Mindset is everything and with travelling don’t let anything ruin the opportunities you are given to connect with the rest of the world.

Website: aliciaoverseas.com

Travel Advice from the Earth Travelers

Q. Tell us about yourself.

Ans. I’m Melissa and my partner’s name is Toby. We are both 26 years old (our birthdays are only one day apart!) and we are from Australia. Specifically, I am from Albany in Western Australia and Toby is from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. We met in 2014 on a month long Acacia Africa tour that started in Kenya and travelled overland to South Africa. When the tour ended we continued with our separate travel plans but met again a few months later in Croatia. Toby missed me so much he abandoned his plans to travel Central America and flew to Europe to travel with me. Romantic, isn’t it?

We saw some amazing things together. Two months later we got back to London and Toby flew home. Two weeks later I decided to return his romantic act and fly home myself (I was planning on staying in London on a working visa) to live with him. We have been together ever since. We love travelling and have been to around 45 countries in our 6 years of travelling (a full list is available on our blog). Backpacking Europe certainly ticks off a lot of countries.

Our newest adventure is travelling around Australia in a Landcruiser Troopcarrier for a year. We will be documenting our travels along the way so check out our blog. I write most of the content while Toby is my photographer and editor.

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become the travel blogger?

Ans. I had been thinking about starting a blog for our trip around Australia for a while as I was looking for hobbies to keep me occupied on our trip. Toby loves hiking and bird-watching and is writing a novel at the moment as well so he was sorted.

I got the push and inspiration I needed to start this blog when I came across an audiobook by Peta Kelly called ‘Earth is Hiring’. I listened to it in every spare second I had. She is such an inspiring person. She advocates for millennial’s and the Earth, giving much needed support to a generation who is under so much scrutiny and criticism as well as inspiring us to make the world a better place. Her story inspired me to start my blog and convey to others that travelling in a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way is possible for everyone. I aim to create content that gives other travellers practical tips and advice to reduce their environmental impact while travelling. It has been very rewarding so far and I am glad I made the decision to start.

One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans. Completing just one task a day adds up over time and can make a huge difference to your blog. Even if you have a really busy day in your full time job or are travelling on an overseas tour you can make five minutes to do just one task. Reply to one tweet, comment on one blog, post one picture on Instagram, fix one grammar mistake or reply to one email. This stops you from burning out by trying to do everything at once and keeps you moving forward at the same time.

When I started blogging I wanted to do everything immediately and I burned myself out by week three. I now do all my social media on the train to and from work, reply to one email during my unch breaks and create content on the weekends. Toby and I are looking forward to starting our trip around Australia in November so we can have more time to delve deeper into the blogging world.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. I am very passionate about sustainable travel. I would like to communicate to travellers that it is possible to reduce your environmental impact while you travel. There are ways to reduce the amount of plastic bottles you need to buy just to drink safe water overseas, and there are ways to reduce the waste that air travel creates. It doesn’t have to be a radical, overnight change, choosing just one thing to change each time you travel is the best way to start. Starting of this way changes your mindset and habits and you wont even need to think twice about it anymore.

I would like to challenge readers to take note of how much waste they are creating next time they travel, whether it is for a weekend camping trip or a month overseas, and think of ways to start reducing it. For weekend trips take a reusable coffee cup for those service station coffee stops, and cook more meals yourself rather than buying takeaway. If you are overseas you can take a water filter bottle to refill instead of buying water in plastic bottles and say no to plastic straws when you order drinks. If you get stuck let me know. I would be happy to give you some alternatives.

Website: theearthtravellers.com

Travel Advice from Anne@TravelTheGlobe

Q. Tell us about yourself.

Ans. I’m a mature (in age anyway) travel blogger who works in financial services by day and moonlights as a travel blogger by night. Based in the UK, I did a Bachelors in Politics and French and then focused my studies on my career. Latterly I’ve completed an MBA but am forever learning, especially about things related to my blog!

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become the travel blogger?

Ans. Because I was seeking information on how I could earn more air miles and hotel rewards and struggling to find it. I figured if I was struggling, other people would be too so started the blog for that reason. I also love sharing tips on how you can travel in style without breaking the bank. Despite what some people might think when they see the name of my blog, it is most definitely not a blog about budget travel. My days of sleeping in backpacker dorms are well and truly over!

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans. Travel blogging isn’t a guaranteed door opener to free travel. It takes time to build an audience and is a lot of hard work. Travel bloggers need to become a jack of all trades and learn about SEO, photography, design, monetization and so much more. If you think that it’s an easy route to freebies and loads of paid travel you will be disappointed. Those things are possible but I cannot emphasize how much time and effort you will have to put into your blog without seeing any rewards before you can expect any perks.

Treat your blog like a baby and it will grow but just remember it takes 18 yeas for a baby to reach maturity. Hopefully it won’t take your blog that long but you should not underestimate how much work it will be.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. Don’t use lack of money as an excuse. When I left university I was broke but I travelled extensively. I’d beg and borrow rooms on floors and take the bus (yes, this was before budget airlines and 36 hours on a bus in Europe was normal for me!). Travel may require sacrifice (perhaps you won’t be able to have your daily latte too!) but it will so be worth it as the memories you make will be with you forever.

Or, don’t be put off solo travel because you think you will be lonely. Some of my best trips started out as solo trips but staying in backpackers helps you to meet people and you never stay solo for long. I’ve made some fabulous friends over the years in this way.

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Travel Advice from Forever the Wanderer

Q. Tell us about yourself.

Ans. Hi everyone. I’m Anne Carty. I’m an 18 year old blogger from Ireland. I have just graduated Secondary School and completed my final exams. I have decided not to further my education to focus on my mental health. I live at home with my mum and three younger siblings in a small town called Ballymahon in the middle of Ireland. I have always had a passion for writing.

Q. What was the reason that pushed you to become a travel blogger?

Ans. As I have previously mentioned I have always had a passion for writing. I always had a notebook and pen on me. I never thought about having a career in writing because I didn’t believe I was good enough but in March of this year I decided I wanted to go for it. Up until last year I hadn’t left Ireland in ten years. Travelling to London ignited my passion for travel. I want to travel the world and be my own boss so becoming a travel blogger made perfect sense to me.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to travel bloggers.

Ans Do your research and have fun. When I’m travelling I always do a ton of research beforehand so nothing catches me by surprise. I research public transport, location of sites, average costs for things, weather,etc. I like to be prepared. I’d definitely advise this to other travel bloggers to avoid some stress. Remember to have fun. You became a travel blogger to explore the world and have fun. Don’t forget to make the most of your trip.

Q. One piece of advice that you would like to give to people who love to travel.

Ans. Travel as much as you can as often as you can. Many things in this world are disappearing. See everything before it’s only a memory in the world.

Website: foreverthewanderer.ie/wp

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