Are you new to travel blogging? Looking for resources to start your blog, or to reach a wider audience? The companies below are the ones I use to keep my blog running smoothly. 

You’ll find everything you need on this page to start and grow your travel blog. From web hosting and blog themes, to design tools, to social media automation, these resources will help you build an amazing travel blog as well as an engaged community.

Disclaimer: I may receive a small commission when you make a purchase from a link on this site, at no added charge to you. I am not sponsored by any companies I mention in this list.

Website hosting

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Should Be Cruising is hosted on Bluehost, and I have had such a positive experience with them. They have super-helpful customer service agents, it’s easy to set up, and the price is amazing. Plus they give you a free domain name and SSL certificate!

Sign up for as low as $3.95 a month!

WordPress themes

I recently switched to Blossom Themes Travel Pro for Should Be Cruising, and I’ve been thrilled with both the new look of my site and their amazing customer service.

Their themes come with so many options built right in, so I was able to ditch a bunch of WordPress plugins and improve my site’s speed. I was able to quickly switch my blog over to my chosen theme, but Blossom Themes even has the option for site setup if you’re a newer blogger. Check out all of their themes here.

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Elegant Themes offers 87 WordPress themes, including the super-popular and customizable Divi theme. When you subscribe, you’ll get access to all of their themes, along with five premium plugins and support via chat.

Check out all of their themes and plugins here.

Ad networks

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When I first started with ads on my site, I used Google AdSense. But AdSense doesn’t pay very much, and they have zero customer service.

When Ezoic approached me to join their program, I was skeptical. Not only did they hold my hand through the entire process of switching, but my ad revenue increased fourfold with the same traffic. Apply with Ezoic here.

Design

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Canva is hands-down the most useful free resource I’ve found for my blog. I literally use it several times a day to create graphics and put text overlay on photos. I’ve even used it to design my packing lists and my business cards. 

You don’t need any design experience to use Canva (I certainly don’t have any). Best of all, it’s free! Give Canva a try here.

Social media

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Tailwind is a smart scheduling tool for both Pinterest and Instagram. I save countless hours every week by scheduling my pins in bulk. Then Tailwind pins them at the best times for my account – when my audience is active. 

Tailwind is also home to Tribes – they’re like Pinterest group boards, but members actually share your content! Tailwind is free to start – try it out

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MiloTree is a smart popup that invites your readers to follow you on your social media platforms as well as to join your mailing list. You choose which platforms you want to show, and how often. 

Since I’ve been using MiloTree, my Pinterest follower count has been growing super-fast! Click here to get a free 30-day MiloTree trial.

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