Are you looking to start a new travel blog or maybe you just want to change your existing website’s design? Share your adventures with style using a free WordPress theme specifically designed for the travel industry.
Why should you build a travel blog with WordPress?
That’s easy. Because WordPress is free, ease of use is second to none and its ecosystem of free themes and plugins is huge. Free sounds good if you’re just getting started and your budget might not be so great.
That being said, let’s have a look at some of the best travel WordPress themes that are available for free.
Please keep in mind that the order in which the themes are listed is random and doesn’t necessarily mean that it reflects the quality of the themes.
First up on our list is the Blossom Travel theme, designed and developed by the Blossom Themes shop. There’s a slight feminine touch when you first install the theme, perhaps because of its accent color. If that’s not the direction you want for your blog, you can easily change both the primary and secondary colors by going to the Customizer and locating the Appearance Settings section.
Speaking of the Customizer, this is where you’ll also find some options to build your homepage if you want it to be static. If you go to the Front Page Settings section, you’ll notice the Blossom Travel theme has a bunch of subsections where you can add various widgets to build your page. Keep in mind that in order to have access to those widgets, you also need the companion plugin, BlossomThemes Toolkit.
Furthermore, you can add a large hero area from the Banner Settings section, either with an image or with a video background. You’ll also be able to add text and a button on top of it.
Next up on our list is the Travelism WordPress theme, another free theme for the travel sector. The main element of Travelism’s design is, as you’ve probably already noticed, the dark mode. If you’re not happy with that, then it’s probably best to look somewhere else because there aren’t any options to change this.
Among other things, this theme has some options in the Customizer that let you build your homepage. While this isn’t something addressed to people that want an advanced homepage, it is a quick and easy method of getting a decent-looking homepage up and running pretty fast.
Another recently released theme at the time of writing, TravelBee by Rara Themes aims to provide its users with all the features they need to create a neat travel blog.
This theme also offers a quick way to build a homepage by using its Customizer options. If that’s not what you’re looking for, you can simply display your posts on your homepage.
Among other features, you can find a posts slider that you can display in your header, sticky header, layout settings, and more.
Wen Travel Blog is a child theme for the Wen Travel theme and, as its name suggests, it is specifically made for travel bloggers. Quite a few features are available, like the parallax hero image, featured posts section as well multiple page layouts.
Not many options are available in the Customizer, however, you will be able to change the important ones like colors and typography.
Last on our list is the Travel Voyage child theme. This is another easy-to-use theme, great for beginners as well as seasoned webmasters. Options are fairly limited but you can build something quite nice out of the box, using the featured posts section as well as the featured boxes that you can display right after the featured posts. All in all, a decent theme, particularly if you like its base design and don’t want to stray too far from it.
Thank you for checking out our list of the best free WordPress themes for travel blogs. Are you using any of these themes? Let us know in the comments.