Travel blogging is the best job in the world for adventurists, since it provides opportunity for to traveling and earning money at the same time. Most travel bloggers earn small amounts of money that barely cover their travel expenses, and leave them with only few extra dollars for a cocktail in Thai beach bar, cold vodka in Russian banya or few ouzos in Greek tavern with colorful walls. On the other hand there is also a small minority of travel bloggers who earn much more money and are stacking huge figures in their savings accounts. These tech-loving bloggers also invest lots of money in their travels, in order to get stories from the most amazing places, and top quality photos and videos for their readers to enjoy. These are some of the apps that can uplift your blogging to the next level and give you the ability to earn more money for your future trips.
Although most travel bloggers are adventurous people by nature, everybody likes little bit of comfort now and then. TripAdvisor app and community is the number one review website when it comes to traveling. It will help you to find best deals and most comfortable rooms, at your next destination and it is also great for finding “off the beaten path” sites that are known only to the locals. Since TripAdvisor has a very active community, you can use it for arraigning a meeting with locals in almost any part of the world and doing an interview or some kind of a guided tour around the sites that mean the world to them.
There are many different hardware tools that can be useful for travel bloggers. Lap top is the number one tool, each travel blogger needs to have, and you also need to make sure your computer parts are functional, since lap tops tend to damage easily on long trips. Other than lap top, travel bloggers should also have top notch camera, smartphone, pen and notebook, microphone, portable charger and of course a selfie stick (or two).
This great photo app is the number one pick when it comes to organizing travel photos. It adds geolocation tag on every photo and arranges them in accordance to places where they’re taken. Trevi also places all of your photos on the journey map and shows your traveled distance. Currently this app is only available on iOS, but we expect Android version to come out soon.
TripJournal provides bloggers with all necessary tools for planning and tracking their travels. It records destinations, positions them on maps and enables users to geotag their photos, videos and notes. Travelers can also check their routes on Google Earth maps, since TripJournal is integrated with this map platform. It can also be used for creating maps and sharing them with friends and blog followers. All app content can easily be exported and posted on social networks and different blogs and websites. App works on both iOs and Android and it recently received prestigious Google Award.
It is the number one map platform in the world that comes with many features that include: directions, navigation, measuring distance, making customized maps (and sharing and exporting them), viewing Panoramio photos from desired places or Google Street View that provides panoramic view of many streets around the world. One of the most useful features for travel bloggers are customized Google Maps, that can be easily exported and embedded in blog posts, for showing some specific location or traveling route to your audience.