Best Travel Blogs for WordPress 2018 edition

Best WordPress Themes for Travel Bloggers (2018 edition)

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Did you make a resolution to start a blog this year? Or maybe give your website a much-needed update? Check out these travel blog themes!

I’ve been obsessed with blog themes for over 11 years (since WordPress came out!)

I remember looking through the theme store with my mom when I was 17. Themes today certainly are much more beautiful and practical than back then!

Here’s my list of themes for this year that will make your blog look polished and give you all the features you need. All with no coding required!


Look WordPress Theme with the travel theme setting applied.
Image from Look Theme site

This theme might look a little familiar … it’s the one I used on this site right now! I chose this theme because of the flexible layout options and the native ad support.

I have been using it for about 8 months now and have no issues with it, and I’m super picky about design (being a designer for a living).

Check out Look here →

CheerUp Blog

CheerUp Travel Blog Theme for WordPress
Image from CheerUp Theme Demo Page

CheerUp Blog is another great choice for travel bloggers. They use the popular Visual Composer drag-and-drop page builder, which is a blessing if you don’t know how to code. There are hundreds of ways you can customize this theme to fit your style.

Check out CheerUp here →

The Navigator

The Navigator Travel Blog Directory Theme for WordPress

The Navigator isn’t your typical WordPress blog theme. It focuses on geo-location and map markers, which is a great choice if you focus on itineraries or city guides. If you’re looking to build your own FourSquare or Yelp or anything at all based around maps, this is the theme you need.

Preview the Navigator here →


Journey Travel Blog Theme for WordPress

Journey is a dramatically moody WordPress theme in stark contrast to the minimalist white themes we have been talking about so far. Journey would be perfect for more photography-focused blogs and travel journals.

Check out Journey here →


Himmelen Travel Blog WordPress Theme

The Himmelen theme is more of a classic magazine layout with a bit of a vintage style. It seems to be more writing focused than photography, but still has plenty of room for your large format photos.

Preview Himmelen here →


Amory Travel Fashion Lifestyle Theme WordPress

Amory bills itself as a “modern storytelling” blog layout, more fashion focused than the other travel blog themes here, and features a bold typographic layout for your landscape and large format photos.

Demo Amory here →


Wildbook vintage style WordPress theme for travel bloggers

Wildbook is an elegant theme with a large sidebar. This travel blog theme has ample space for branding and a minimal design for your writing and posts.

Preview Wildbook here →


Curated Modern Magazine Travel Blog Theme for WordPress
Curated is the most “magazine” like layout we are going to feature here, with a similar modern grid structure to Goop or other online lifestyle magazines. I wouldn’t recommend this theme until you have a huge library of posts, or several writers contributing to your blog, as the homepage layouts feature so many post snippets that the page would get stale over time. A perfect choice if you publish loads of content, though.

Check out Curated here →

Let me know if there are any other travel blog themes for WordPress I missed. There are hundreds of thousands of them out there, hopefully this helps you narrow down your choices! And if you prefer analog travel journaling, check out these beautiful travel journals.

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