“Who actually follows travel blogs anyway?
Can’t I just search for a specific topic on Google or Pinterest and move on?”
Planning a trip in 2021 means that finding travel blogs you “click” with (no pun intended) are no longer optional.
There are sooo many reasons why you should actually take the time to get to know your favorite travel bloggers, rather than just taking a “skim and pin” approach…
It’s tempting when you’re planning a trip (or even searching for destination inspiration), to search on Pinterest and take the first ten links as gospel.
But then you wouldn’t be really doing your homework.
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Remember when I said reading a travel blog should feel like getting advice from a personal friend? Well, I should probably be more specific. You wouldn’t just go to any friend to ask for inspiration or advice. Could you imagine if someone asked you for places to eat, where to stay, and what to do at a destination you’ve never been to?
I didn’t think so.
You would go to a friend that knows a good deal about that topic and can help guide you based on your own specific interests and goals.
But unfortunately, not everyone has a friend like that in their IRL circle. Even a well traveled friend could potentially know ZERO about where you want to go.
When you’re investing money into travel, you should only seek the best tips and advice from the people who know best.
The internet is FULL of people who love to talk and share. But if you don’t know who a blogger is and what they’re about, it’s difficult to know whether or not their advice is, or will eventually be, helpful to you.
So how can you tell?
Every travel blogger starts their blog for a reason. These reasons can be all across the board, from simply a way to make money to fund their travels, to a creative outlet, to a platform to share with a variety of friends and family what they’re up to.
But they all have one thing in common:
People start travel blogs because they don’t believe their stories, insights, or advice (read: their content) can be found anywhere else.
There would be little point to me writing content if I didn’t think you could go elsewhere to find it. Not only do I not want to have to compete for a number one spot in Google, but I also just don’t care what anyone else is doing.
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I’ve researched all corners of the internet far and wide to find you the best, most unique travel blogs that you should be following in 2021.