Now that you are learning more about how to travel blog and you are sold on WordPress, it’s time for the fun part: finding the best travel blog theme.
Before getting started, take a moment to think about what you want on your blog. If this is your first blog, it will help you to browse around some of your favorite sites, travel-related or not.
- What are they doing?
- How are they highlighting their work?
- What do the sidebars look like?
- Do you like the use of images?
- How about those colors?
There are thousands of WordPress themes available. While it’s great and wonderful, trying to find a theme for a WordPress travel blog site isn’t easy. At times, it will become overwhelming as you try to figure out what you want and what you need, and find something that matches you vision before another year passes.
The key is to stay organized. Love tech? Create a Google spreadsheet so you can save your potential travel blog templates. Otherwise, you can use pen and paper but you won’t have a handy-dandy search function to help streamline the process. Make a couple of notes as to what you liked or didn’t like about the theme. Include the cost and whether or not you will receive updates or support. It doesn’t take long and will save you oodles of time in the long run.
This way, when the themes start to run together, you can refer back to the few that caught your attention with a fresh pair of eyes.
Travel Blog Themes
Infra Theme Fast Facts:
- Visual Composer and Orange Themes homepage drag and drop builder
- Sticky sidebar
- Ad ready with 468×60, 300×250, 125×125, 728×90 banners
Setting up your WordPress travel blog to look like the Infra demo isn’t hard. There is one-click demo installation available so you can finally get your travel blog up in no time (and have it actually look like the theme).The Orange Themes Builder allows you to drag and drop components to rearrange your homepage as you want. Choose a boxed or wide layout, set custom sidebars for your posts or pages, and choose your custom background images or colors.
Himmelen Theme Fast Facts:
- Twelve prebuilt color themes or choose your own
- Five different blog layout styles
- Instagram and MailChimp integration for an easy start
- One-click demo import
For the travel blogger who loves choices, take a look at Himmelen. This WordPress theme is perfect for the travel writer for a few very good reasons. One, it does a great job of highlighting images and two, attention is still drawn to the text with a striking color box. Add in the ability to rearrange the home page, the option to switch out your color with twelve different prebuilt color schemes (or you can choose your own), plus an unlimited footer widget variation, and you have one exciting, fresh theme.
Setwood Theme Fast Facts:
- Pre-loaded custom widgets
- Multiple demo options
- WooCommerce compatible
This is an attention-grabbing theme that is anything but ordinary. Customize away! Change the layout, the colors, the typography, and show or hide specific features of the Setwood WordPress theme. It’s all up to you. There are custom elements here, like an About page, a “Contact Us” page, and a Shop page. Highlight your Instagram feed, recent posts, or latest Twitter tweets with ease.
MagPlus Theme Fast Facts:
- Combine elements from different theme demo options
- Drag and drop page builder
- Built-in review system
Do you enjoy having options? Who doesn’t? This travel blog theme for WordPress lets you customize your colors, fonts, background, your logo, menu, widgets, and then some. The result is a work of art you can truly call your own. The ability to mix and match elements of one demo to another is the icing on the cake. You can get started fast with the dummy content that imports with theme installation. This way, you don’t have to feel like you are starting from scratch. It’s a great way to begin customizing your theme to make it what you want.
Indigo Theme Fast Facts:
- Multiple custom widgets
- Six pre-built color schemes: Green, Blue, Red, Pink, and Brown or use the color customizer to craft your own
- Live Customizer
- WooCommerce ready
Should you use a blog layout or a magazine layout? With the Indigo theme, you can easily choose between both or combine the two layouts and highlight your latest posts at the top. “Flexibility” is the name of the game. Show off your posts in a grid layout with two or three columns or in a traditional list view, with or without the sidebar.
Norway Theme Fast Facts:
- Multiple widget options
- WooCommerce compatible
- More than thirty Live Customizer options
Scandinavians are known for a minimalist style. The Norway theme is appropriately named. Look at the spacing and the lines. It’s eye-catching and awesome. Put emphasis on your images with the beautiful, clean homepage. Use widgets for your Instagram feed, Twitter tweets, and your featured posts so you can better build your brand and show new readers what your site is all about.
Travelog Theme Fast Facts:
- Google map integration
- Travel details include custom infobox
Where have you been? What do you know? Travelog allows WordPress users to share content in a different way: using maps. Google markers and a custom infobox are displayed on the travel details page–so your readers will always know what to expect. Three types of blog post listings, one-click demo installation, and four header styles make getting your blog up and running a faster process. It is ready to populate with your ads, whether you are looking to add a header ad or use widgets.
Best Travel Blog Themes for WordPress
Okay, there are a lot of amazing travel themes for WordPress. Many WordPress themes are intended for use by travel bloggers, but so many other theme styles still fit. Don’t bypass a theme because it doesn’t specifically mention travel.
Set yourself a deadline. It’s far too easy to become paralyzed by all the choices. Give yourself two weeks to find a theme, commit, install, and finally begin your travel blog.
When you do, please head back here to Travel is a Blog and leave a link so everyone else can take a look at it too.
Need more theme ideas? Check out this post for travel blog themes that don’t suck.