Who doesn’t love a good travel blog link-up? Readers use them as enjoyable armchair travel, as a unique way to discover new blogs and as a golden opportunity to read about far-flung places one might never visit otherwise. Bloggers, on the other hand, love link-ups because they are a good way to record their travel experiences and to get to know others with a common interest. Considering the way commenting creates a bit of community and fellowship, it’s little wonder that some people call them link parties!
Blog hops are fun
As co-hosts of #TheWeeklyPostcard link-up every Friday, we have discovered for ourselves how much fun these blog hops can be. We enjoy participating in other travel bloggers’ link-ups ourselves and are thrilled whenever those hosts participate in ours. Unfortunately, one problem that we all face is that they all run at different times and in different time zones, which makes it too easy to forget to participate until it is too late and the link-up has closed.
In an effort to keep all the travel blog link-up parties straight, I began to compile an informal list of all the link-ups I came across. It didn’t matter whether they would welcome all travel-related posts or were just for photo essays; any blog hop related to travel got added to my list. Now that I’ve listed all the active travel link-ups I can find, I’m sharing what I’ve created with you.
- Just as link-ups are a team effort, so is this page. Mistakes happen and I hope you’ll forgive me for typos or if I’ve missed anything. For additions and corrections, please contact me privately or let me know in the comments.
- Link parties come and go and so do participants. It is possible that I might have accidentally overlooked a link-up or blog host. (None deliberate, I promise!) I’ll try to keep this page updated. Thanks for your patience.
- Blogs are listed Sunday-Saturday according to the time the link goes live. When available, participation times are in hotel/military time. You can use this Time Zone Converter to calculate for time zone differences.
I hope you find this helpful. Who knows … Maybe we’ll see each other at the next party!
Travel blog link-up parties
Sundays in My City
Host: Unknown Mami
Open: Saturday 07:00 – Tuesday 15:58 EST
Share photos of your surroundings or whatever corner of the world you want, whether you are traveling or not.
Snapshot Story Sunday
Host: Four Around the World
Posts are anything travel story related, including day trips or local sights. No product links. Link 1-2 posts – old or new – that are new to Snapshot Story.
Open all week. Monday 07:00 – Sunday 23:59 GMT
Posts are anything travel-related and can include photos, reviews, days out, attractions and walks – at home or abroad. Monday Escapes goes live every other week, alternating between Packing My Suitcase and My Travel Monkey.
Host: Girl on the Move
Open: Monday 04:00 – (?) PST
The posts you link up need to be travel related.
Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)
Open 7 days, from Tuesday 00:00 – Monday 23:55 GMT+8
The focus is photography in general rather than travel photography specifically. Her sidebar includes a blogroll of more photography link-ups you can enjoy.
Host: Bumble Bee Mum
Open 7 days, from Tuesday 00:05 – Monday 23:55 GMT+8.
If you have a travel moment or travel tip to share, feel free to add your link at the bottom of the post.
Open: Tuesday 07:30 – Thursday 23:55 GMT.
#CityTripping is the place to come and link up your city-related posts. It could be a day out, a review of an attraction, long weekend or sharing your best insider info and hidden gems – pretty much anything as long as it is city related. It alternates every week between Mummy Travels and Wandermum, although there’s always a post on each pointing people in the right direction.
Host: A Compass Rose
Open all week: Tuesday 08:00 – Tuesday 07:59 (GMT)
From road trips to trips abroad and from past travels to dream vacations. You can write about travel tips and tricks, favorite places to stay, or anything in between! Just make it about traveling somewhere!
Host: A Southern Daydreamer
Open: Tuesday 23:00 – Wednesday 05:00 EST
Every Wednesday participants will be posting pictures of anything outdoor on their blog. It can be something outside of your home such as your porch, deck, patio, garden or lawn. Your photo can be outdoor shots of the beach, forest or mountains. (We don’t want to exclude anyone who might not have a yard). Or, you could simply post pictures of a favorite plant or flower. Only rule is it has to be outside!
Our World Tuesday
Host: Our World Tuesday Meme
Open all week from: Tuesday – Monday (time unclear)
The “Meme” part of the name is really accurate: This is a link-up with few words and no comment section!
Inspire Me Wednesday
Host: Adventures of Mel
Open 7days: Wednesday 05:00 – Tuesday 23:59 CST
The Inspire Me Wednesday linky party is a place for you to share your crafts/DIY projects, your recipes/foodie posts, and the beautiful, interesting places you’ve traveled or visited. She usually picks weekly features on Monday afternoons, as mostly everyone has linked up by then.
Host: Mr. & Mrs. O
Open: Wednesday 10:00 – Friday 10:00 EST
Share any recent posts that you’ve written that are inspirational, adventurous, and/or just plain entertaining. You are allowed two entries per link up. Please don’t link giveaways.
Host: My Brown Paper Packages
Open: Wednesday 05:00 – Friday 05:00 GMT+10
Please only link up one travel post or photo per week.
Open: Thursday 17:00 – Monday 12:55 EST
As long as your post is related to travel, whether it is a review of an attraction or your experience in a destination around the world please link up with us to inspire everyone to follow their #WeekendWanderlust.
Travel Photo Thursday
Open: Thursday between 20:00 and 22:00 – Wednesday GMT+8
Beginning and ending times change based on where Nancie is based. To join in the fun simply post a link to a post featuring a travel photo.
My Favourite Trip
Host: Our Seaside Baby
Open: Thursday (times unclear)
Link up any trip related posts, old or new. [/ezcol_3quarter]
Friday / Weekend
Weekend Travel Inspiration
- Albom Adventures
- Contented Traveller
- The Crowded Planet
- Families Go!
- Malaysian Meanders
- Reflections Enroute
Open: Friday 00:00 – Monday 23:59 UTC
#wkendtravelinspiration is open for 4 days, Friday through Monday, so no matter where you are in the world you can participate over the weekend in your time zone.
The Weekly Postcard
Open: Friday 12:00 – Sunday 12:00 PST
Posts must be related to travel, whether it is a review of an attraction or your experience in a destination around the world.
Host: Pierced Wonderings
Open: 20:00 Thurs – Monday 22:45 CST
Link your most recent photo post. Spread the word by using the hashtag #PhotoFriday, and I’ll make sure to retweet you!
Travel Link Up
- Adventures of a London Kiwi
- Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes
- Plus a different guest blogger each month
Open: Runs the first week of each month – from the 1st day 1am GMT to the 11pm GMT on the 7th
The Travel Link Up is open to all bloggers as long as the post is relevant. Upcoming topics are usually announced on the 15th of each month via email, Twitter & on their blogs.
3 Girls and a #Blogalong
Open: First Sunday of the month – following Sunday (times unclear)
Additional information: The #BlogAlong party explores new themes every month.
Instagram Travel Thursday
Open: First Thursday of each month
Link to a new Instagram travel post on your blog. Only new posts from the week of the linky and no giveaways, other linkys or sales pitch posts.
Host: Outside Suburbia
Open: All month (times unclear)
It can be day trips, date nights, concerts or on longer holidays with family. Post can be wordy or just a photoblog… it’s all up to you.
Girls vs Globe
Host: Girl vs Globe
Open: All month (times unclear)
The linkup is for active ‘Girls vs Globe’ members only. But we’re not Mean Girls and you can totally sit with us – just join here!
Effective travel blog link-up strategy
There are more ways to take advantage of link-ups than just tweeting and posting on Facebook.
- Do you use StumbleUpon? Did you know that your own account will gain more clout with StumbleUpon when you share from a variety of sources?
- Speaking of which, the more sites you stumble, the easier it will be for StumbleUpon to learn what you like and perfect your own stumble recommendations.
- Do you pin to Pinterest? Practically every story has photos and many of them are pinnable. Maybe you’ll find new dream destinations to add to your Bucket List board or find a new idea to pin to the board you created for next year’s vacation holiday. Most bloggers have Pinterest accounts you can follow and they will give you more fodder for your own Pinterest boards.
- Use the Golden Rule to your advantage. Here are 10 tips that will help you participate in blog link-up parties effectively.
Have I missed any travel blog link-up? What are your tips for getting the most out of a link-up?
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This blog post has been shared on The Weekly Postcard by As We Saw It (that’s us!), Snapshot Story by Four Around the World, Monday Escapes by My Travel Monkey, Travel Tuesday at Bumble Bee Mum, Travel Tuesday at Lauren on Location, City Tripping at Mummy Travels, Our World Tuesday at Our World Tuesday Meme, Wednesday Wanderlust at My Brown Paper Packages, Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer, Wanderlust Wednesday by Mr. & Mrs. O, Inspire Me Wednesday by Adventures of Mel, Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, Photo Friday by Pierced Wonderings, Sundays in My City by Unknown Mami, Weekend Travel Inspiration by Albom Adventures, and Outside Suburbia by Outside Suburbia.