If you’re in the process of starting a travel blog, then one of the first decisions you will make is what to name it.

Naming your blog may seem like no small task. And you may be wondering where to begin.

And that’s exactly what makes people postpone the decision to even start a blog.

I don’t want to overwhelm you with a super long 4000 words guide on choosing the perfect name for your travel blog.

Instead, I want to give you short and actionable tips.

Before we even begin there are 2 things that I want to tell you to make your life easier.

  1. You can always change the name of your travel blog later. (And redirect your old one to the new one so you won’t lose your Google rankings.)
  2. Even if you don’t have the name yet, you can still start a travel blog now and choose the name later. (We’ll get into that too.)

So just breathe out. I don’t want you to stress about the whole blog naming process.

Instead, use our tips below and have some fun with them.

Here’s what you can do when it comes to naming your travel blog:

1. Use Your Own Name

Using your own name is a great idea if you want to use your identity as part of your brand. It will make it clear who’s behind the blog — you!

On the other hand, if you decide to sell your travel blog in the future, it may be better to have a more generic travel-related name.

Think of your end goal. Even if you don’t know what it is right now, consider the possibilities.

How would you like to make money from your blog? What could be the main revenue stream? Ad revenue, sponsored trips, brand partnerships, affiliate marketing?

Will having your own name as a blog name help you with that?

2. Use Your Identity. Add An Adjective To Make It Personal

If you don’t want to use your full name, you can still make it personal by adding an adjective to your first name.

For example:

  1. Adventurous Kate
  2. Nomadic Matt
  3. Wandering Earl
  4. Mapping Megan
  5. Dan Flying Solo

If you don’t want to use your first name, here are some more examples of other travel blog names:

  1. Expert Vagabond
  2. The Blonde Abroad
  3. Goats on the Road
  4. The Poor Traveler
  5. The Savvy Backpacker
  6. Be My Travel Muse

Each of these blogs has a unique name that reflects their identity or style of travel, whether it’s adventurous, budget-minded etc.

This can be a great way to create a unique and memorable brand for your travel blog!

Below are some more tips on how you can do that.

3. Brainstorm Travel-Related Words

Brainstorm travel related words that are special and meaningful to you.

Think of adjectives that describe what you want readers to feel when they visit your blog.

What comes to mind? Write them down.

When you have a list of words that represent the spirit of your blog, start playing around with them. Mix and match what works to create a unique blog name. Experiment with wordplay.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a break and come back to it later.

Sometimes the best ideas will come when you least expect them.

4. Use Alliteration

Another great way to create a blog name that stands out is to use alliteration.

Alliteration is when two or more consecutive words begin with the same letter.

It can be an effective way to make your blog name memorable and catchy, while still having a travel-related theme.

Here are some examples:

  • Broken Backpack
  • Weekend Wanderlust
  • Faraway Flights
  • Adventure Awaits

5. Use Godaddy Domain Search Feature To Brainstorm The Ideas

Try typing different combinations of the travel-related words that you brainstormed in a Godaddy domain search.

This will show the availability of the domain names and will also give you some suggestions.

They can be really good sometimes.

And this is very helpful, because our next step is choosing and registering a domain name for your travel blog.

Tips For Choosing A Good Domain Name For Your Travel Blog:

  • Choose .com or .co domain name
  • Avoid any hyphens or numbers in your domain name
  • Make sure that the corresponding social media handles are available before purchasing the domain name

Hopefully these tips have given you some inspiration for naming your travel blog.

So if you have already chosen your domain name – Congratulations!

If not and you are still hesitant – no worries. Remember it’s okay to take some time to decide. It is important to choose a name that you feel comfortable with and that can grow as your blog evolves.

Remember I told you that you can still start a travel blog now and choose the domain name later?

You can do that with Bluehost.

Go to Bluehost.com. Select Basic shared hosting plan and click on “I’ll create my domain name later”. Procced with creating your account and setting up Wordpress.

There you have.

Let me know in the comments below whether you found this helpful. And share your tips.

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About the Author


Content Manager & Editor

Maria became location independent in 2016 when she quit her job and became self-employed. She is currently exploring the world while working on her own projects. Email her at maria @ lifestyletraveler.co

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