Going on holiday as a blogger

It’s no secret that as young people, and particularly bloggers, we’re often looking for the next great location to inspire us and our trips. Whether you get your travel tips from other blogs, websites or fellow travellers’ Instagram accounts, it’s clear to see that many cities around the world, particularly in Europe, are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re headed to destinations in Europe, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, the United Arab Emirates or the Indian Ocean, you can check prices at Holiday Gems for locations and all the best local attractions.

They have loads of packages to choose from and many include suggestions of things to see and do, places to eat and even places to party! Lots of tourists and travellers now head to the same locations but why not check out some of their undiscovered holiday gems.

Views from the hotel on holiday

Even if you are heading to see the local attractions or the top sights on holiday, it’s also great to just take a holiday sometimes and literally just put your feet up (on a sun lounger) without the worry of following a grand plan or tracking down the top spots for Instagram.

I’m not a full-time blogger and only write posts in my spare time away from the day job. This does almost make me feel like every trip away should be providing me with pictures, videos, blog content and a packed itinerary.Me playing cards on holiday

Olivia playing cards on holiday

This year has taken us to Italy, France and Portugal so far, with another trip to Spain and the Scooby dog shelter already planned for October. We also have our first ever visit to Scotland planned in for Edinburgh Fringe in a few weeks. But how often do you travel somewhere and not research or plan even just a little bit? It really is easier said than done with the urge to get your phone camera out and snap everything you see – including your meals.

Olivia on the balcony on holiday

Blogging about holidays is definitely fun but every now and then it’s great to just live in the moment, especially if you’re away with your friends or your partner. Sometimes you can get guilt about not blogging, but holidays should be the one time that is sacred where you’re not thinking about your next post. Time to have a break, have a Kit Kat*.

Relaxing with a cocktail on holidayOlivia reading a book that will save her life on holiday

Do you ever take a holiday and not think about your blog, or does every trip have to be content-worthy?

~ J ~


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  1. March 12, 2019 / 3:58 pm

    I love this post, I completely agree. The best thing about going on holiday is not having a worry in the world. It’s important to not ruin your holiday by worrying about the blog. Unless you’re enjoying it then don’t blog about it, life’s too short

  2. September 24, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    I really relate to this! With multiple social media profiles and a newly-launched blog to look after it’s hard to tell yourself that you can have a break! But we all need to force ourselves to have one every now and again – a week or two isn’t going to completely ruin everything is it?!

  3. Johnny
    September 11, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I definitely know where you’re coming from. A lot of us live our lives through our camera and social media and don’t truly absorb the experiences we’re having and sometimes as a blogger myself I’m guilty of doing that.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

  4. September 11, 2018 / 2:23 am

    I do plan my trips if it’s going to be written on my blog or not so I would have the time to enjoy my holidays and vacation. I absolutely love this post! Going to follow you and your blog now

  5. August 26, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    I definitely feel this – especially when I started my blog I felt very pressured on holiday to look for the best places for photos etc – but now I think I found a good middleground! I love photography in general, but try to not focus too much on the blog when I’m away. When I’m back I just try to create content from the pictures I’ve taken 🙂

  6. August 20, 2018 / 9:42 am

    Wow! We’re heading to Paris this week! You best believe we will be blogging about it ( even though we aren’t travel bloggers). In fact, we just shot a Paris preview video yesterday (which, after I edit it today), will be our weekly blog post! Although we don’t blog every time we go on vacation, most of time that’s part of the fun of the trip is sharing the experience with others. Thanks for sharing on a topic that is extremely important to bloggers.

  7. August 20, 2018 / 9:22 am

    I definitely feel this. Every time I travel, I’m thinking about the blog. It is nice to just travel and not think about blogging every moment.

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