Blogging Resources


 

Since I started my travel and hiking blog, I’ve come across many helpful blogging resources that have made my experience easier. I created this page to share my favorite websites, products, and services that I use to keep this blog running as smoothly as possible.

I’ll do my best to keep this list fresh and updated with my current favorite blogging resources. Reach out to me if you have any questions about anything listed below. Happy blogging!


BLOGGING GEAR

 

13″ MacBook Pro

Lightning-fast. Capable of efficient photo and video editing. Durable and reliable. Doesn’t crash or lag. The perfect machine to run a travel blog. 

Laptop Carrying Case

Vital to protect my computer during travel. Generously padded with an external pocket. The handle makes carrying easy. Tip: buy one size down.

 

WD Passport 4TB Hard Drive

Loads of storage to back up important photos, files, and websites. Quick transfer times. Compact, sturdy, and reliable.

Olympus O-MD E-M10 Camera & Lens Kit

Affordable mirrorless camera. Comes with close-range lens (1) and zoom lens (1). Compact and lightweight. Straight-forward and easy to use.

Sigma 60mm F2.8 Prime Lens

Fixed prime lens (doesn’t zoom). Takes very high-quality photos. Wonderful for portraits and close-ups. My favorite lens of the bunch. 

UltraPod II Tripod

One of the lightest tripods on the market at 120 grams (4 oz). Folds up neatly and takes up very little space in your bag. Simple and practical.

Moleskine Pocket Journal

Tough leather cover keeps pages safe. Room to store notecards. Thick, quality paper that’s easy to write on. A note-takers dream. 


BLOGGING TOOLS

 

SiteGround

Top-of-the-class web hosting and domain registration. Competitive pricing. Low downtime. Exceptional customer service. Highly Recommended.

WP-Prosperity

Widely used WordPress theme with fast and friendly support. My current theme. Used by many popular travel bloggers. 

Superstar Blogging

Helps beginner and intermediate travel bloggers take the next step. Extensive and thorough knowledge from the best in the business.

Snappa

Helps create Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest themed media in a snap. Very simple and effective. Saves lots of time.

Trello

A digital workspace used to unite people to work on projects together. Keeps everything organized and moving the right direction.

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom CC

The king of all photo-editing software. Effortlessly trim and tweak photos to stand out on your website. A must-have for bloggers.

Kraken.io

A straightforward photo optimization tool. I use Kraken.io to shed more than 50% of my photos’ original size. Necessary for SEO.

NordVPN

Keeps delicate information safe by routing internet service through secure servers. Allows for free and open internet access in restricted countries.

My List of the 10 Best Travel Blogs

A detailed look at my favorite travel bloggers in the business. They’ve helped inspire my life of exploration, writing, adventure, and photography.

 

Full Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. If you follow an affiliate link and end up making a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Everything I’ve listed above has helped me explore the world and start my own travel blog. I stand behind every single recommendation I make.