While you’re overseas, you’re guaranteed two things: plenty of adventures, and people back home asking what the heck you’ve been up to!
Sure, arranging video chats with a timezone so far it’s basically the Upside Down sounds FUN, but who has the time to keep everyone in the loop? You might too busy vacationing or sky diving (who knows), to give everyone the low down! You can only tell the story of the first wild koala you saw SO many times before it stops giving you warm fuzzies.
So what’s a globetrotter to do? Postcards are fun, but postage is expensive. Social media is another great tool––but can you put the full story in an Instagram caption? Naw! A great way to keep your loved ones in the know is to make a travel blog. They’re quick to set up AND they work as a scrapbook of your time abroad.
What’s more, with technical advances the way they are, starting your own is basically three easy steps—create, write, share!
- Choose a host and a look.
For the simplest set up, we like WordPress or Blogger. They’re both free with paid options to take your blog game to the next level. Once you’re signed up, choose from their available templates, add a catchy name, and you’re in business!
- Do the write thing… or not!
Now you might be saying, “I’m not much of a writer, why should I blog?” Well, maybe it’s not a writing blog! If you want, you can make a photography blog, and take a picture of every funny road sign you see, or every flat white you drink, or selfies for DAYS. You can write down quotes, or stories. Long or short, your blog’s content is completely customizable to you. Plus, update as much or as little as you like.
- Sharing is caring.
You named your future masterpiece and tapped out of a couple of posts. It’s time to share your new life and all of its adventures with the world (or at least your mom)! Get on social media, share those entries. Sit back and let the rave reviews roll in.
Blogs are a unique and fun way to let everyone back home feel like they’re along for your daily commute or your latest road trip. Plus, a blog might convince your family and friends to brave the flight across the world for a visit!
Do you have a blog? Would you ever consider blogging your journey? Shout it out in the comments!