Travel Blog Success Membership

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$87.00 / month for 4 months
$297.00 / single payment (15% discount)

About the TBS Membership

“An investment? Yes. Travel Blog Success was a huge investment for me too when I signed up all those years ago. But the knowledge I gained — and more importantly, the community — continues to provide value back to me to this day.”

— Alexandra Baackes, Alex in Wanderland

Since 2010, the Travel Blog Success course and community has helped thousands of travelers learn how to create, promote, and make money from their blogs.

What’s Included in Your TBS Membership

When you buy a Travel Blog Success membership, you gain immediate access to the following:

The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging 

The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging offers an overview of the steps and skills involved in launching and developing your travel blog.

Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization 

Get serious with your travel blog — make money, develop your career, and build a blog that’s successful and sustainable.

Secret Facebook Groups

All members can get answers to questions, request feedback on their blogs, and talk with others in a friendly, private setting. Community guidelines and active moderation ensure a safe environment.

Webinar and Interview Library

We’ve hosted dozens of live webinars and interviews, and the recordings of all of them are available at the click of a link in our library. All recordings include transcriptions (PDF) and closed captioning for videos.

Opportunity Board

A curated list of full-time jobs, paid writing gigs, guest post opportunities, and more. Our Board is open to the entire community to post listings, as well as respond to them.

Perks Program

We save you money by negotiating discounts for products and services we know and use ourselves.


Plus, Lifetime Access and 30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Pay once and enjoy access to the course and community for life.

Not sure if the course and community are right for you? Enjoy the first 30 days risk-free. If you’re not completely satisfied, notify us within 30 days, and we’ll refund the full cost immediately.

Join Us

Are you ready to start a new travel blog, or take an existing one to the next level?

Choose above from a single payment of $297 or four monthly payments of $87.


“I really enjoy TBS and the courses! I haven’t finished it all, but it made me look at everything from a different angle and it is the reason I’m going in the direction I am now. It made me realize I should and actually can follow my dream!”

— Havard Rosenblum

The Fundamentals of Travel Blogging

Welcome to Travel Blog Success

Start Here

Module 1: Building a Foundation

Lesson 1 — Setting a Vision for Yourself and Your Blog (Free Preview)
Lesson 2 — Why You Need a Niche
Lesson 3 — Choose a Winning Domain
Lesson 4 — Starting an Email Newsletter

Module 2: The Technical Side of Getting Started

Lesson 5 — Hosted vs. Self Hosted Blogs
Lesson 6 — Getting Started with WordPress
Lesson 7 — WordPress Themes
Lesson 8 — Blog Security: How to Protect Your Content
Lesson 9 — How to Backup Your Blog
Lesson 10 — An Introduction to Google Analytics
Lesson 11 — Making Analytics Work for You
Lesson 12 — Search Engine Optimization Simplified

Module 3: Creating Content

Lesson 13 — How to Write Scannable Blog Content
Lesson 14 — How to Tell Effective Travel Stories
Lesson 15 — Writing Beyond Your Blog
Lesson 16 — Involve Your Readers, Build a Following
Lesson 17 — Be Yourself and Offer a Unique Resource
Lesson 18 — The Role of Photography
Lesson 19 — Video Blogging

Module 4:Social Media: Networking, Branding, and Building Traffic

Lesson 20 — Facebook: Take Advantage of the World’s Largest Social Media Platform
Lesson 21 — Twitter: Spark and Join Conversations to Build New Connections
Lesson 22 — Pinterest: How to Pin Your Way to More Followers
Lesson 23 — Snapchat: Building Your Brand 24 Hours at a Time
Lesson 24 — Leveraging Social Media: Stumble Upon & The Rest

Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization and Beyond

Module 1: Transitioning from Hobbyist to Professional Blogger

Lesson 1 – Defining Success on Your Terms
Lesson 2 – Realities of Blogging From the Road
Lesson 3 – How to Create a Business Plan
Lesson 4 – Outsourcing to Focus on Your Strengths
Lesson 5 – Become an Authority to Open New Doors
Lesson 6 – Beyond Analytics: Are you creating a viable business?
Lesson 7 – Outsourcing to Focus on Your Strengths

Module 2: Earning Income Through Your Blog

Lesson 8 – Monetization Techniques Defined
Lesson 9 – Trial/Error: Which Monetization Techniques Work for You
Lesson 10 – Monetize Without Losing Your Voice

Module 3: Earning Income Beyond Your Blog

Lesson 11 – How to Write and Publish an eBook
Lesson 12 – Tactics for Marketing Your Product
Lesson 13 – How to Sell Your Photos

Module 4: Sponsored Travel, Freebies, and Press Trips

Lesson 14 – Sponsored, Press, and Social Media Trips
Lesson 15 – Media Kits: Creating a Key Marketing Tool
Lesson 16 – Sample Pitch Letter: Antarctica
Lesson 17 – Sample Pitch Letter: Cyprus Tourism Board

Module 5: Networking and Finding Community

Lesson 18 – The Power of Networking and Attending Conferences

Val, Dave, and Britany

Everything available with a TBS Membership, including the Fundamentals of Travel Blogging and Advanced Travel Blogging: Monetization and Beyond courses, is a collective effort by everyone at Travel Blog Success, with the majority of lessons written by TBS Co-founder Dave Lee, and TBS Course Director Britany Robinson. Valerie Stimac joined the team in early 2016 as our Community Manager.

Dave began his first website, Go Backpacking, in 1999, and has been blogging there since 2007. In 2009, he also began Medellín Living. Combined, his blogs receive over 300,000 monthly views.

Dave’s visited over 60 countries on six continents and worked with a variety of global brands and destinations, including Turkish Airlines, G Adventures, Viator, Indonesia, and Rwanda. He’s an active member of The Society of American Travel Writers and Professional Travel Bloggers Association.

Britany has a Master of Arts in Journalism and has been writing for online and print publications for over five years. Britany’s work appears in BBC Travel, Hemispheres, Matador Network, Mashable, The Daily Dot, and more.

26 reviews for Travel Blog Success Membership

  1. Profile img-circle img-responsive of acooknotmad
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I wish I had joined Travel Blog Success from the beginning. I joined 3 years after starting our blog and am now playing catch up with all the things I didn’t do because I had no idea what I was doing. If you’re thinking of starting a blog, join first, read everything and then start your blog. It’s the only way to enjoy any success.

  2. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Ryan
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I joined TBS a little more than two years after I started my blog and had already found some measure of small success–yet, I still learned a ton working my way through the main course from simple things like layout, readability, and SEO, to bigger picture stuff like press trips and sponsored posts. The course has definitely changed the way I think about blogging and I have already noticed real results. The content of the course is top notch, but the thing that takes it above and beyond is the solid and highly active community–all of whom will readily chip in and offer actionable advice and insight. If you’ve started a personal travel blog and are looking to take things up a notch, you can’t go wrong investing in this course.

  3. Profile img-circle img-responsive of ktlutz
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I joined TBS shortly after I started blogging and it has been unbelievably helpful. There is so much more to blogging than just writing and posting, and having this resource from the start saved me a lot of time and headaches. I still reference the lessons, which even have real examples of pitch letters, etc. The most helpful part for me has been the incredibly supportive Facebook Group with bloggers from all levels!

  4. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Cycling El Mundo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I started using Travel Blog Success a week ago and in that time I have learned so much! The course is well written and gives lots of tips and tricks that would have taken me years to figure out on my own.

    On top of the great course material the forum and Facebook features of TBS build a sense of community among travel bloggers and is wonderful for reaching out to people.

    TBS is the perfect tool for someone who is looking to grow their blog or even just starting out and has no idea where to start.

  5. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Valerie
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I started my blog 3 months before joining Travel Blog Success. As a blogger newbie (still within my first year of blogging), TBS has given me the inspiration and community-support I was searching for. So many times, I felt lost and unsure of what I was doing. That was until I joined TBS and became a part of a community that is always willing to help fellow members, new or old. With the main course offered through TBS, I am more able to focus on a clear path for blog growth and success. I basically know what I’m doing now. I had no idea what was possible to attain beforehand in regards to monetizing a blog. TBS saved me so much time. I’m really thankful I joined early on instead of later on. They’ve provided me with so many resources and genuine support that I no longer feel lost or small in the ever-growing travel community.

  6. Profile img-circle img-responsive of heartmybackpack
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The course was really interesting and useful, especially for a new blogger (I started my blog half a year ago), but the highlight for me has been the Facebook group. It’s given me instant access to some of the top travel bloggers, who always seem more than willing to answer people’s questions and exchange tips and tricks. Reading peoples questions and comments in the group has definitely inspired me to take blogging more seriously, and the course materials provide the guidance and tools to do just that.

  7. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Layla
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I just started my blog within the last month, and joined TBS a month ago. Not being very technology savvy, and all this new information about how to set up a travel blog for profit going over my head online, I knew I needed help from the experts. Travel Blog Success was a no-brainer for me and worth every penny. So far, it’s helped me with so many things: streamlined processes that would have taken me countless hours, sparked my creativity, and has so many resources available at my fingertips that I utilize daily! I find myself on the TBS website any chance I can get!

    Aside from the helpful lessons and content they have, the Webinars, Forums and Facebook page are unbelievably useful. It’s awesome to have a community who has the same goal as you and truly want to help you. Any questions you may have (as crazy as they may be!) can be answered through your network of fellow bloggers.

    Starting a blog can be extremely overwhelming if it’s a new process to you, but TBS eliminates the headache and stress.

  8. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Jeff B
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I joined a few months after I started my blog. The courses were helpful getting me up to speed on what I needed to be doing. I especially like the Webinars that bring in other blogger and experts to teach about methods that have worked fort them. The Facebook group is also good and very supportive.

  9. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Marcus
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After quitting our jobs without having the first clue how to create or run a blog, we quickly became overwhelmed. The TBS course has been a lifesaver. Using the recommendations and best practices from the course, I’m confident that we are creating a solid scalable foundation for our blog. TBS has taught us things that we never would have considered otherwise.

    Even better than the course is the active private TBS community. It’s amazing that I can bounce ideas off of some of the world’s most seasoned and popular travel bloggers and actually get a response from them! If you are new to travel blogging, Travel Blog Success is the way to go.

  10. Profile img-circle img-responsive of uncontainedlife
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My wife and I made two decisions that removed shackles and gave us hope for a sustainable life that has both fulfillment and meaning. The first was to start our adventure in socially responsible world travel. The second was to join Travel Blog Success.

    Upon joining, we immediately powered through the courses, which gave us valuable information and tools for maximizing the growth and efficiency of our website. We regularly visit the forums and webinars whenever we have a question or are looking for insights from expert colleagues. Additionally, the community at TBS has been a tremendous help, both for up-to-date news for anything surrounding the travel industry and for support and encouragement.

    As we launch our website (and ourselves), we look forward to sharing our successes (and trials) with TBS. We know they are ready to help us and celebrate with us as we traverse this planet.

    If you are considering travel blogging, start at the beginning. Step One: Join Travel Blog Success!

    Justin Baird & Hillary Branman –

  11. Profile img-circle img-responsive of TheRunawayGuide
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Travel Blog Success was the best investment I made in the beginning of my blogging career. Although it is a bit expensive, you get what you pay for, that being myriad guides from website development to making money. Not only that but you become a part of a community of people who all share the same goal, to create a travel sustaining lifestyle through their blogs. If you’re serious about becoming a travel blogger, there is no better resource. -The Runaway Guide

  12. Profile img-circle img-responsive of sowers1011
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I signed up for TBS early this summer and I’m so glad I did. The courses were an invaluable resource as I moved my blog from blogger to WordPress, saving me hours of research on my own. Even better is the TBS community which gives me direct linkage with many of the most successful travel bloggers around. TBS was money well spent! Marvin –

  13. 5 out of 5


  14. 5 out of 5

    As both bloggers and travel industry professionals who hires bloggers, Travel Blog Success is an invaluable resource. Via the TBS Opportunity Board, we have yielded three valuable staff members and at least a dozen suitable influencers for a variety social media marketing campaigns. It is one of our first stops for recruiting, as we know that TBS members are largely knowledgable and true to their craft. ~ Dalene & Pete Heck

  15. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Kendal
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    TBS is a fantastic resource. Not only do you have access to incredibly useful lessons, but also a great travel blogger community who are willing to help you. Travel blogging is hard and TBS gives you the skills and knowledge necessary to start and grow. Whether you are a beginner or advanced travel blogger, there is something to be gained here. TBS is the best investment for your travel blog!

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Joining Travel Blog Success was the best decision I could have made! The course material was so helpful when we were just starting out but even now we are still able to utilize all the other resources that are made available to members (Facebook page, webinars etc.) Love being a part of this community!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Travel Blog Success is a great resource for travel bloggers and writers that want to not only learn the ins and outs, but save time and make connects with others in the travel industry.

  18. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Brooklyn
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This course was more helpful than I ever could have imagined.
    I heard about Travel Blog Success before I even started blogging and to be honest, this course gave me the leap of courage I had been looking for to begin my blog.
    Not only is the course itself the best thing I could have done for my blog, the community you gain is invaluable.
    One of my favorite features if the TBS Opportunity Board, and the perks we receive.
    My only regret? I wish I had joined sooner!

  19. 5 out of 5

    I absolutely feel I’ve gotten my money’s worth from my membership. The main course is clear and comprehensive, and I regularly pull it up when I want to focus on specific blogging task (i.e. Figuring out google analytics, or how to find Internet on the road). The Facebook group is definitely a plus, and questions range from super newbie to very advanced technicalities. I can see that I will continue to receive value from the membership even as I grow my blog.

  20. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Adam
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    TBS is more than a great course – it’s a whole bunch of courses, and a community!
    I’ve done other online travel blogging courses, which answered some questions – but TBS is another level. I only wish I had more time to dedicate to absorbing the endless amount of information available in the courses and community! 🙂

  21. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Maura
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have always loved traveling, and I had wanted to do something with all my photos and stories from my trips for a long time. I love sharing them with others, but especially with those who have a passion for travel or who just want to know more about a certain place. So when I found out that there are a lot of travel bloggers out there doing this very thing, it seemed natural that I should try to start a blog too!
    However being a beginner I didn’t really know where to start. I saw some ads for Travel Blog Success one day and checked them out. After a few months of reading the TBS blog and thinking this is really something I want to do, I took the chance and ordered the course. And yes, it did really help me get started! From what platform to use, to hosting, to basic plugins for WordPress and a bunch of other things I had no idea even existed. And for questions about things not written in the course material, the Facebook group is a great place to ask for help and stay up to date in the travel blog world!

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    TBS is an investment in yourself and your blog. It not only includes a valuable course and resources, but you become part of the Travel Blog Success community! I only wish I had joined earlier!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Not only a great course for new bloggers, but also a great community to go to with any questions, and to learn from the best!

  24. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Tana
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Rather than trying to figure out blogging on your own and getting a ton of crummy information on the internet, sign up for Travel Blog Success. Get good information right from the beginning. It’s worth the money, especially when you factor in the TBS community that you get to be a part of (which may be of even more value than the excellent course itself!).

  25. Profile img-circle img-responsive of chels246
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    TBS provides practical, step-by-step info that will guide you through the very first steps of starting a blog and then on to more advanced topics. The best part is that as well as detailed travel blogging and writing courses, you get access to an active community that includes some big names and real experts in the field, and an exclusive opportunity board with lots of exciting roles!

  26. Profile img-circle img-responsive of Brittany
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I love being a member of Travel Blog Success. The courses provide a base to jump from but I think it’s all the extras that will help you soar. The information and collaboration shared among members (in the Facebook groups, webinars, interviews, opportunity board, etc.) are invaluable. As fast as the industry changes, TBS is there to meet the needs of the community by adapting and updating their provisions. Plus, the community is a collection of creative, intelligent, and inspiring people, challenging one another to do and be more. That’s a community worth every penny invested.

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