What travel lover doesn’t love a good story? How about something even better: a collection of travel stories all in one place, also known as a travel blog linkup!
Whether you call them travel blog linkups, blog hops, or linkys, they make for enjoyable armchair travel. Readers enjoy them because they are an easy way for readers to discover new writers and read about far-flung places they might never have otherwise heard of.
Bloggers love them too, because they are a good way to share 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 one-time co-hosts of #TheWeeklyPostcard linkup, we know how much fun these blog hops can be. We enjoy participating in link-ups ourselves and are thrilled whenever those hosts participate in ours. Unfortunately, one problem that we all face is that blog hops 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 event has already closed!
In an effort to keep all the travel blog link parties straight, I began to compile an informal list of all the linkups 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.
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.
Travel Blog Linkup List
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.
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 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.
Open: Wednesday 08:00 GMT – Friday 08:00 GMT
WanderfulWednesday is a link up for all kinds of travelers, expats and wanderers. We hope to create a little community with bloggers who enjoy wandering – no matter whether that’s as travelers or expats!
Open: Thursday 08:00 – Friday 24:00 GMT
Faraway Files is a weekly file of the best travel ideas on the web. We want to dream of faraway places, make new travel plans and share our travel secrets. Inspire us to travel to new places or revisit a place we thought we knew. We know that you can feel faraway even when you’re close to home so share your experiences of travels near and far wherever you are in the world.
Open: Thursday 17:00 – Monday 23:55 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.
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
- SilverSpoon London
- Follow Your Sunshine
- 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.
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.
Inspired? Here’s how to be more effective with your travel blog link up strategy
There are more ways to take advantage of link ups than just tweeting and posting on Facebook.
- Use the Golden Rule to your advantage. Here are 10 tips that will help you participate in blog link up parties effectively.
- 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? Linkups are a great source for new content for your boards. Hotels, foreign cuisines, dream destinations and Bucket List activities are only a few ideas. Plus, most travel bloggers have Pinterest accounts that you can follow which will give you even more for your own Pinterest boards. Here are three you can start with:
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.