1. In the New Year stop writing silly travel blogs.
Let’s be honest. The world doesn’t need another shit travel blog. It doesn’t need to hear the same story we’ve all heard a million times. If you’re attempting to go viral with your amazing stories of petting mistreated elephants in Vietnam or doing some yoga in Colombia then please stop.
If you’re going to do something about travel then please do something beyond a vanity project where you try to make everyone feel jealous of you and remind them of how fantastic your life is. The sad truth is that anyone with a thousand Euros can book a ticket and open up an Instagram account. Traveling does not make you exceptional. It hasn’t worked for thousands of others and chances are it won’t work for you. Instead, actually try to make a unique contribution to travel writing. Write the travel article you wish you had found when traveling. If you do that then chances are you’ll be far more successful than you ever imagined.