Have you ever thought of becoming a Travel Blogger?

//Have you ever thought of becoming a Travel Blogger?

Have you ever thought of becoming a Travel Blogger?

I miss flying. Long distance flying in particular, because of the opportunity it gives me to catch up on movies I might have missed. Catchup movies and small bottles of spirited alcohol are the things my flights are made of. Yet I am not sure when, or if, I will ever fly again.

The choices Val and I have made around money as we try to wrestle with and understand the situation of great wealth vs much poverty in South Africa strongly affect our ideas of spending money when it comes to holidays in particular. “Let’s save up money and jump on a plane and head to Spain for a few weeks” is not something we are entertaining right now [and it’s hard, cos we’d love to go to Spain, or more importantly South America!] and so we really don’t know if or when that will happen.

But we do have a lot of friends who travel a lot and so this post is for you.

Whether you are a writer or someone who loves to dabble with Instagram, the world of travel blogging might be an amazing avenue for you to showcase your skills.

I received an invitation from Travelstart South Africa, who are known for being one of the top cheap flights‘ providers and a leading travel agency in South Africa to tempt you to try your hand at Travel Blogging.

In fact, they have put together this extremely comprehensive chart to give you all the ideas you might need to jump right in:

Travelstart Travel Blogging infographic

So what are you waiting for? Is travel blogging something you have ever thought about? Is it something you are already doing? Leave a link to your blog in the comments if it is and also perhaps one piece of advice you would give to someone starting out.

Val and I might not be able to travel at the moment, but we can live our travel dreams vicariously through you and yours in the meantime…


By |2017-10-16T10:00:10+00:00October 16th, 2017|activities|7 Comments

About the Author:

Brett Fish is a lover of life, God, tbV [the beautiful Valerie] and owns the world's most famous stuffed dolphin, No_bob (who doesn't bob). He believes that we are all responsible for making the world a significantly better place for everyone.


  1. Morne October 16, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    You should try to get to South America, namely Argentina and Chile in particular. I would skip Brazil. What is also nice is Uraguay. I I had to ever leave SA I would choose Argentina or Uraguay – both amazing countries. Just google the photos of these and you will be convinced. All very Christian countries with many poor people and some amazing small communities. You should look at learning Spanish as you can then speak in all those countries. Brazil is mostly Portuguese though.

    You know, helping the poor is good, but making money you can help them much more?

    • brettfish October 16, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Morne, if i ever get the chance i think Columbia will be my first stop cos i have some great friends there but ja pretty much any country that side feels like it will be a life-changing experience… hopefully life will present some opportunity to head that way…

  2. Morne October 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Colombia is also nice.

    You know I am saving up to go to live in Costa Rica. I am an environmentalist and a vegan as well.

    You should also think about maybe SEA SHEPHERD. They accept volunteers on their boats. You get to see the world and you meet so many people. My friend was on the boats for 2 years. He saw 18 countries and met hundreds of great people who are saving people and animals all over. You need to eat vegan on the boat, but that is no big deal you get used to it quick and they cook great food.

    If you get sea sick, it stops after a couple days.

    Also they stopped helping whales this year as japan now sends military craft with their whaling boats. So too dangerous. The focus now is on the VAQUITA shame only 30 left before this amazing small dolphin is extinct.

    Maybe try something to help publisize this with the yellow stuffed dolphin of yours NO BOB. Its amazing work these people are doing.

    Apply, get on a boat and change the world.

    • brettfish October 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Sho that sounds like a really amazing life experience – perhaps if i was younger but definitely feel like South Africa is the place where i am meant to be at the moment – much to be done here. Really does sound like those people are doing some good work – i have never heard of them. All the best with your travels.

  3. Ryan October 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Hey guys, yeah, Sea Shepherd Rocks. They readily accept volunteers and you do look like the sort of decent people they accept. Look them up on facebook or Google. Some really awesome people.

    Even maybe put out a message bro, just to advertise the great work these folks do. They risking their lives everyday for free just to save whales and dolphins.

    Oh yea whales spotted near Simonstown this last weekend.

    Scientist have just proven than dolphins have a far more complicated emotional type rain than even humans. Their family interaction is very complex and they definitely show emotions and empathy towards other creatures. Great strides being made. This amazing animal does have a brain much bigger than humans. Awesome what God has created, we need to conserve these or in future kids might never see them. But also for the sake of the whales and dolphins themselves who may someday teach us a lot if we could communicate with them.

    • brettfish October 16, 2017 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      We got to see the whales on the way to pick up a bookshelf on Saturday – very cool – have not seen for a while – super great that there are people spending their time and energy on that. Thanks Ryan!

  4. Sharon Waugh October 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    I have a travel blog: http://www.thesharonicles.com
    My advice would be blog far more often than I’m able to. If anyone else has any I’m all ears.

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