Tips on Coming Up with the Perfect Name for a Travel Blog

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The Secret to Coming Up with a Great Name for Your Travel Blog

How to Come Up with the Perfect Travel Blog Name

Use these few simple tips to help you create a catchy and creative travel blog name.

February 12, 2021
5 minutes


Thinking about taking up travel blogging? Check out the simple tips in our step-by-step guide, as well as some catchy and quirky blog name ideas to help with brainstorming your own name and help you impress potential readers.

What makes travel bloggers important and popular? Well, they’re everyday people that went somewhere and tested the waters, so usual folks traveling on a budget can know what to expect. I can’t tell you how many niche travel blogs I’ve read when searching for tips for a destination I want to visit, cause I trust individual backpackers and adventurers a lot more than a promotional travel website or huge companies like Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor.

These days, travel bloggers seem to be living the dream. They get to travel the world full time and make money on the road. What’s there not to like? Of course, the Covid-19 pandemic made all of this temporarily impossible, but it’s a new year and some progress is coming, so we can hope that we can expect more than road trips inside our countries and only nature spots available.

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So, let’s assume that travelling will be possible without any obstacles soon, and that new bloggers can hope to live their dream and successfully tick destinations off their bucket list. This sudden hiatus just allows you to spend some more time thinking through your new travel blog, and figure out the ins and outs of becoming a great travel writer.

Now, let’s get back to the most important matter we’re solving in this blog post: helping you find a great travel blog name.

Try a blog name generator

Blog name generators essentially do the same thing we did with writing down the words related to traveling, but more effectively since they are algorithms. However, they won’t refine an idea, just pump out more suggestions at the press of a button, randomly. Same as the mix-and-match technique, it might be useful to give you a base, to then delve deeper into that idea.

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Check if your ideas are available as domain names and social media handles

Plenty of times, you would get an amazing idea and feel confident about it, until your concept crumbles because someone else already registered a domain name or uses the name on social media. So, before you decide on a name, check if it’s an available domain name and social media handle. You can check the availability on hosting providers like GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator, etc (most of them offer domains for WordPress sites too).

At the same time, purposeful misspellings and other characters might solve the problem of an unavailable domain name, but do you really want something so similar to another blog or business, and that’s harder to explain? Most likely not.

Social media platforms you should consider are** Instagram, TikTok, Facebook**, as well as Pinterest (great for pinning images) and Twitter. And of course, the inevitable YouTube. What’s a good blog without a good vlog?

Niche travel blog name ideas are effective

Whatever might be your niche, adopt that as your key attribute and think of a name that reflects that well. For example, you might be a backpacking budget travel enthusiast, whose blog is Travel by the Penny. Or, you only frequent luxurious destinations and cater to a completely different crowd: people who might not travel often, but prefer comfort and extravaganza over cost efficiency and adventure travel.

Unique travel blog names that are also descriptive of your niche are great in helping you find your right audience, just make sure they are not too limiting and are SEO friendly. A title like “A 20-something girl abroad” limits you with the implied age, as well as that you only travel abroad and never inside your respective country.

At the same time, adding food travel, adventure travel, the continent you’re traveling through, etc, helps rank on search engines locally and for things that are relevant. Google knows as much as you tell it about your own blog, so make sure you use the right terms (keywords).

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Best travel blog names on the web

What’s a helpful article with no real-life examples to inspire? We went on and compiled some amazing and creative ones to get you in a thinking mood:

We hope this short guide helps you get in the brainstorming mood. If you need more inspiration, check out our list of travel logos. Or, take a look at our small business branding guide and a list of travel logo ideas. Remember that the best inspiration comes from reading and exploring what’s already out there. So, keep exploring and finding new lands!

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Stefanija Tenekedjieva

February 12, 2021

Journalist turned content writer. Based in North Macedonia, aiming to be a digital nomad. Always loved to write, and found my perfect job writing about graphic design, art and creativity. A self-proclaimed film connoisseur, cook and nerd in disguise.