Quick Facts About Travel, Books and Food

I get frequent queries from my readers when it comes to Travel, Books and Food. So in this page, I give you answers to all your queries when it comes to this website. These are some of the blogging resources that I have used over the years and have come to love and trust. Clicking on the images will take you to the respective pages.

Blogging Resources from Travel, Books and Food

I have written a few resources related to blogging already. You can find them below.

Basics of the Website

Travel, Books and Food was established in September 2015 as a hobby blog. Over the past few years, it has gone through multiple changes when it comes to its looks and the features. I love the current version of it and I am constantly working on improving it.

A good website needs a lot of things to be considered a success. But if you don’t get the basics right, then your website will never be considered good enough. I started on Blogger but I migrated to WordPress around two years ago. Similarly, I switched to faster hosting and I chose an excellent theme to make my website look so good.

Content Management System – WordPress

I moved to WordPress from Blogger around 2 years ago. I am happy with my decision since WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world and gives me the flexibility to do what I want.

Website Hosting – Siteground

If you want to rank on Google, then your website needs to be fast. So your hosting should not be a hindrance and that is why I love Siteground. I have been using it for around 2 years now.

Website Theme – Wp Prosperity

I love how my website looks and I have only Michael Pollock & Wp-prosperity to thank. I was looking for a black and white theme and that is when I came across it. It is fast and affordable with great support.

Four Crucial Blogging Resources

The below four blogging resources are ones that I use on a daily basis and I really can’t imagine not using them. All four have been crucial to upping my Blogging strategy.

Most of my traffic comes from Organic search, mainly Google. And I attribute my success to Keysearch to helping me with my Keyword research. Using this tool, my organic reach has grown from less than 50 clicks a month to thousands of clicks a day. Pinterest is my highest Social Media traffic source and I use Tailwind to help me automate my pins every day. Canva is what I use to do all image-based text editing and to create my pins. I use Adobe creative cloud for all my photo editing related activities.

Travel Blogging Resources

Keyword Research – Keysearch

I use Keysearch for all my Keyword research and it has been one of my favorite activities related to my blog ever since I have started using it. I rank on the first page of Google now for many of my keywords due to it. Get 20% off with this code: KSDISC.

Pinterest Scheduling – Tailwind

Like I said before, Pinterest is my second highest source of traffic. Since we need a mix of manual and automatic pinning to succeed on Pinterest, Tailwind has been crucial in automating my Pinterest strategy.

Template Designs – Canva

I use Canva to do all my template designs and it has been crucial for the creation of Pins, doing general template designs specific to each of my Social Media channels and so much more.

Photo Editing – Adobe Creative Cloud

I have recently started using Lightroom for editing my images. I am still experimenting when it comes to editing but I am definitely loving the newly processed images.

 

 

Social Media

It is important to have a strong follower base on Social media to succeed as a travel blogger in the industry. I have over 60,000+ followers across all Social Media channels.

Facebook – 4000+ Followers

Facebook is definitely one of my favorite social media platforms even though it is not my strongest. I love it for the fact that it helps make so many meaningful connections.

Instagram – 14500+ Followers

I have a love and hate relationship with Instagram. I love sharing my photos and stories on Instagram but I hate the fact that it is so difficult to grow on this platform.

Pinterest – 33000+ followers

Pinterest is the strongest social media channel when it comes to followers in my case. I get a steady flow of traffic from Pinterest every month and I love it.

Blog

I love my blog and I get my highest number of followers/readers from this channel every month. Most of my traffic is from Google organic search.

Youtube

I have a tiny youtube channel and I am not very regular when it comes to uploading videos on a frequent basis. Hopefully, this year, all of it will change.

Twitter – 3500+ followers

I have been active on Twitter for more than 10 years now. I still tweet regularly but I am very selective when it comes to using this social media channel.

My Favorite Affiliate Partners

Most of the income generated by the website is from Sponsored content and Affiliate marketing. I use various Affiliate partners across various mediums and I make a commission if you purchase using my links. Find some of my favorite affiliate partners below.

Accommodation Affiliate Partners

I use a combination of the below three accommodation partners on my website. Booking is definitely what I use followed by TripAdvisor. I use HotelsCombined sparingly across based on the various locations.

  • Booking – I personally use Booking when it comes to booking most of my accommodations when I am travelling.
  • TripAdvisor: When it comes to reviews, TripAdvisor is my go-to resource.
  • HotelsCombined: I use this very sparingly myself but they are extremely popular in some of the locations.

Tour Affiliate Partners

Getyourguide is one of my favorite affiliate partners and I personally use them all the time when I am travelling. They have some awesome tours and I find them convenient when I am travelling solo. I also use Viator

Rental Cars Affiliate Partners

Again, these two are the ones I use interchangeably. I drive a lot and sometimes it can be difficult to find the perfect car for you.




Auto Europe Car Rentals

My Favorite Travel Blogging Groups and Websites

Most people don’t realise this. But your fellow bloggers are sometimes your favorite resources when it comes to getting blogging related information. There are tons of websites and Fb groups that can be a landmine of information if you know where to look for it. Some of my favorites are:

How to Contact Me

So, interested in working with me? Find out ways on how you can contact me below and ways that you can work with me.

I have worked with countless travel brands, DMO’s and tourism boards over the past few years and I have a proven track record when it comes to working with brands.

Work with Me

Find out some of my past collaborations I have done with various brands here.

Contact Me

Send me an email and we can look at options on how we can work together.

Disclaimer: This article includes affiliate links. This translates to no extra cost to you but I get a referral bonus if you purchase via the link.

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