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100 Examples of Good Travel Blogs with Cool Creative Names

For all of you aspiring travel bloggers who are raring to start your blog but are stuck trying to find a name, you’re in luck. There’s a compilation of 100 great travel blog names below to give you plenty of ideas to inspire your blog’s name.

Although most of the underlying blogs are penned by some of the best travel bloggers in the blogosphere, this list is not supposed to be a guide to the leading travel blogs on the web. There are lots of excellent travel blogs with the same naming styles as the ones listed but they have been omitted.

For example, a lot of travel bloggers like to name their blog by using the adjective ‘nomadic’ together with their first name. Clearly, all that’s needed to observe the naming style is to list one of them (ie NomadicMatt), which is what you’ll find.

Top 100 Travel Blog Names

The bloggers behind the names of the following blogs have used these names to establish successful sites that are leaders in the travel sector.

If you’re looking for inspiration from the best, here they are:

  1. 2 Backpackers
  2. 501 Places
  3. A Little Adrift
  4. Adventures By Daddy
  5. Adventures with Ben
  6. Adventurous Kate
  7. Alaska TravelGram
  8. Alex In Wanderland
  9. Almost Fearless
  10. Around the World in 80 Jobs
  11. As We Travel
  12. Bacon is Magic
  13. Beers and Beans
  14. Breathe Dream Go
  15. Camels & Chocolate
  16. Changes in Longitude
  17. Chris Around the World
  18. Delicious Baby
  19. EscapeArtistes
  20. Europe A La Carte
  21. Europe Up Close
  22. Everything Everywhere
  23. Family On Bikes
  24. Fearful Adventurer
  25. Finding The Universe
  26. Flip Nomad
  27. Fluent in 3 Months
  28. Globetrotter Girls
  29. Go Nomad
  30. Go See Write
  31. Happy Hotelier
  32. Have Baby Will Travel
  33. Heather On Her Travels
  34. Hecktic Travels
  35. Hole in the Donut
  36. iBackpackCanada
  37. InACents
  38. Just Travelous
  39. Landlopers
  40. Leave Your Daily Hell
  41. Legal Nomads
  42. Life Cruiser
  43. Mom Most Traveled
  44. Mom’s Minivan
  45. Mommy Poppins
  46. Monkeys & Mountains
  47. My Itchy Travel Feet
  48. Nerd’s Eye View
  49. Never Ending Footsteps
  50. Never Ending Voyage
  51. Nomadic Chick
  52. Nomadic Matt
  53. Nomadic Notes
  54. Notes from Spain
  55. Notes from the Road
  56. NYCity Mama
  57. Off Track Planet
  58. Offbeat Travel
  59. One Step 4ward
  60. Ordinary Traveler
  61. Our Oyster
  62. Out to Africa
  63. Over Yonderlust
  64. Pause the Moment
  65. Practical Nomad
  66. Runaway Jane
  67. Sharing Travel Experiences
  68. Solo Friendly
  69. Solo Traveler
  70. That Backpacker
  71. The Brooklyn Nomad
  72. The Cranky Flier
  73. The Everywhereist
  74. The Expeditioner
  75. The Mother of All Trips
  76. The Planet D
  77. The Professional Hobo
  78. The Road Forks
  79. The Travel Tart
  80. The Vacation Gals
  81. Theme Park Mom
  82. Time Travel Turtle
  83. Todd’s Wanderings
  84. Tourist 2 Townie
  85. Travel Mamas
  86. Traveling Canucks
  87. Traveling Mamas
  88. Travelogged
  89. Twenty-Something Travel
  90. Uncornered Market
  91. Velvet Escape
  92. Virtual Wayfarer
  93. Wandering Earl
  94. Wandering Educators
  95. What a Trip
  96. WhyGo Italy
  97. Wild Junket
  98. Y Travel Blog
  99. Yomadic
  100. Young Adventuress

Note: The names have been listed in alphabetical order. The ones at the top are not necessarily better quality than the ones at the bottom. And the selection has been made with the intention of showcasing a wide variety of names to use as examples for illustrating different naming techniques.

Does Jo Fitzsimons from IndianaJo Really Need to be from Indiana?

On top of being cool, catchy and clever, a really good blog name should be as authentically meaningful as possible. But how far do you need to go in juggling the trade-ff between witty wordplay and having to justify every word used in a name?

One of the best articles on starting a new travel blog is written by Jo Fitzsimons who shares 10 tips that every new blogger should read (even if you’re not an aspiring travel blogger).

But what’s better than the useful advice she shares in that post is the name of her blog – – it’s simply brilliant.

Indiana Jo(nes)

It’s the epitome of cool-catchy-clever, not only because it adapts the name of a popular character to perfectly fit her own name, but also because Indy was (and is) the ultimate globe trotting adventurer.

Anyone who has watched any of the Indiana Jones movies will love this name. It just doesn’t get any better if you’re trying to create a name that’s memorable, relevant and full of meaning for a travel blog.

Good Names Don’t Need to be Perfect

The naming trainspotters among you may be wondering if Jo is actually from Indiana as well. For some reason, when something is already gobstoppingly great, we somehow expect it to be totally perfect.

Unfortunately, she’s not. And in all fairness, she doesn’t need to be. It doesn’t take any shine off the awesomeness of the name at all. It would have just made it even better if she was.

The Right Name for the Right Audience

Okay, but all this is assuming that the blog’s visitors and intended readers know about our hero from the Raiders of the Lost Ark movie (and/or the sequels that followed).

For the Generation Z’s and late Y’s who may not even know who Harrison Ford is, this name is not going to have it’s desired impact. They’re just not going to get it. In which case, they’ll probably expect Jo to be from Indiana, instead of London (which is where she’s from).

This highlights the importance of knowing your audience. Something that resonates with one demographic may not mean much to another.

In order to come up with a truly memorable name, you need to identify who you’re trying to reach, and know what they might think is creative or cool.

Full of Meaning and Relevance

Now consider this – would IndianaJo still be a good name if the underlying blog wasn’t a travel (or adventure) related blog? What if it was a food blog, or a mommy blog?

Most people would agree that it would still be a quality name if the blogger is called Jo and she’s from Indiana, where the ‘Indiana’ part of the blog’s name would then take its relevance from the place rather than the fictional character’s first name.

So, just as Jo Fitzsimons doesn’t need to be from the state of Indiana, the hypothetical Jo (who is from Indiana) doesn’t need to blog about travel for the name to hold its appeal.

What’s the point to note? You don’t have to cover absolutely all the angles when you’re trying to find an ideal name for your blog. The perfect name can never be completely perfect, so don’t set the bar too high for yourself.