Best Facebook Groups Travelers Should Be a Part Of

Best Facebook Groups Travelers Should Be a Part Of

What makes up a great travel blog? To name a few, that would entail quality content, regular updates, great readership engagement,  good use of SEO practices, and wide online reach. And when it comes to building your ‘reach’ on the web, it really helps to network effectively.

Besides, it’s a known fact that successful people worldwide value the act of getting the right connections and communities for their kind of work — so if you apply that same principle to a traveler such as yourself, you will absolutely go places! Literally.

So Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube are currently the best platforms for reaching out to individuals around the world; but without a doubt, Facebook is the leading medium with over billions of users globally. That being said, you must capitalize on this resource and make full use of these Facebook groups or forums online in order to make the most of your travels as a traveler, or of your blog’s influence as a travel blogger.

Of course there are millions of groups out there and it can be dizzying to pick out the ‘cream of the crop’; so let me take this chance to lead you to the most effective and supportive ones!

NOTE: For this compilation of the BEST Facebook groups for travelers, I have taken note of 3 important criteria:

  1. Non-spammy.
  2. Has relevant, active, and engaged members.
  3. Well-managed by the group’s moderators.

With all of that considered, the Facebook groups that you must join are…
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Best Facebook Groups for Travelers

General Travel Communities (Blogging + Travel)

  1. Part-Time Traveler Talk
    If you’re the kind of traveler who goes on journeys while still maintaining your full time job (may that be a 9 to 5, or your own business), then this group is for you! Still and the same, they generally welcome any type of traveler and it’s a great community to ask for travel advice and tips.
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  2. Nomads
    This is an online community that is centered on long-term sustainable travel. Certainly, with its huge number of members that are global and full-time travelers, you’re bound to receive a pool of great answers for whatever question that you may have.
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  3. Travel Advice by Travel Bloggers
    If you want to hear advice and tips straight from the ‘pros’ or the travel bloggers, this is the group that you should absolutely be a part of!
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  4. ★ Ultimate Travel Group
    This is a group that I created after I realized the shortage of Facebook groups out there that generously shares opportunities for every traveler and travel blogger — may they be current or aspiring ones. So along with a travel blogger friend of mine, we put up UTG (Ultimate Travel Group) to act upon those goals. To streamline and maintain an active group, we have even set regular threads every week: introductions, photo tips, traveler meet-ups, blogging resources, traveling opportunities, and giveaways. Nevertheless, anyone is free to post questions and advice at any time! Our group is slowly growing and we’d love for you to be there!
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Blogging-Focused

  1. We Travel We Blog (WTWB)
    This was one of the first Facebook groups that I joined and a lot of the ‘big’ travel bloggers out there are a part of this community. A place to share ideas, network, learn from each other, and grow, WTWB is a great place! It’s a requirement though that you must be a travel blogger before you are able to join the group; rest assured, no matter if you’re a newbie or an experienced travel blogger, you are totally welcome to join!
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  2. Travel Bloggers
    Same as ‘We Travel We Blog’, Travel Bloggers is also composed of the more established travel bloggers worldwide and only admits travel bloggers. Naturally, the discussions here are composed of feedback and advice about the business side of blogging that includes technical questions, blogging strategy, social media strategy, and so much more.
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  3. Under 1000 Club – Aspiring Travel Bloggers
    As the name goes, this welcomes small or growing travel bloggers who are trying to make it big in the travel blogging scene. For instance, with the kind of support that the community provides, you’re bound to reach your 1,000 likes for your page!
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  4. Travel Collab Post Opportunities
    If you want to gain more exposure for your blog, to be featured in someone else’s blog is definitely a great step. Therefore in this group, travel bloggers regularly post these opportunities for collaborative and guest posts so you should grab those chances as early as now!
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Blog Post Sharing

  1. Travel Blog Chronicles
    The Facebook groups that I previously mentioned typically don’t allow self-promotion. This means that you can’t just share your blog posts freely unless the admins or moderators would allow you so or set up a thread specially for it. But in groups like Travel Blog Chronicles, you are surely allowed to do so! (Limit of post sharing per day = 1)
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  2. Travel Blogger Tales
    This is a group that’s similar to ‘Travel Blog Chronicles’ but with more members. (No limit of post sharing per day).
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  3. Urban Travel Europe
    This is where you can post any article that you may have as long as it is related to Europe! (No limit of post sharing per day).
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  4. Awesome Bloggers
    The owners of this page regularly post ‘reciprocal’ threads for every social media platform available in order to boost everyone’s online reach. This means that whenever you participate in the sharing threads, you are expected to share other people’s post too.
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For Solo Female Travelers

  1. Girls Love Travel
    This is a BIG ‘sisterhood’ group for girl travelers around the globe, and its main goal is promote safety and support for every members’ travels.
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  2. Travelettes
    Similar to ‘Girls Love Travel’, Travelettes is also a BIG group for lady travelers that are looking for tips, advice and inspiration while planning their upcoming travels.
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  3. Girls vs Globe
    Established by a fellow travel blogger, this group is where all traveling girls can connect and talk about their struggles and achievements on the road.
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For Traveling Photographers & Videographers

  1. Travel Photography
    This is a VERY supportive group for traveling photographers! Rather than focusing on photo sharing, it is centered more on exchanging tips, tricks, and resources among one another.
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  2. Travel Photography Community
    If instead, you are looking for a group where you can freely share your travel photos, then this community is exactly what you’re searching for!
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  3. Travel Video Group
    If you’re more into video-making or vlogging, this group is the #1 place for you! They have a lot of members here who are experienced YouTubers, videographers, and more.
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For Backpackers

  1. Couchsurfing Backpackers
    This group is dedicated to Couchsurfers or backpackers that may need help for accommodations, directions, travel tips, etc. The intention is to help out other backpackers or would-be backpackers who are on their way to wherever they are headed.

    »READ: How to Get Cheap & Free Accommodation Around the World

  2. Backpackers of the Philippines (BOP) or >DIY Travel Philippines
    I know that a lot of you guys who are reading my blog are either my fellow Filipinos or foreign people who are interested in visiting the Philippines. In this group, you will definitely find individuals who are more than willing to guide and welcome you in the country. (BOP also regularly host other events like meet-ups, outreach programs, and the like).
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  3. South-East Asia Backpacking
    Just like how it’s called, this is one of those Facebook Groups who will aid you on your backpacking trip across South-East Asia.
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  4. Tribe of Hitchiking
    I actually don’t recommend hitchiking; but still, I recognize the fact that I have some readers who are looking into doing this for their travels. So if you are looking for a community that can give you the best support for such an activity, make sure that you join this tribe.
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Overall

Facebook Groups

There are absolutely a LOT of helpful Facebook groups out there that can help you reach your goals, and as per my personal experiences, the ones listed above are truly effective for every kind of traveler and travel blogger!

But remember: it’s not all about the ‘taking’, make sure that you do some ‘giving’ too! So be involved, start conversations, and help others if you can. In no time, you will see how being a part of a community does not only boost your influence, but your level of knowledge and friends too!

How about you?

  • What other travel-related Facebook groups can you recommend?
  • Are you a part of one of the groups above? Let me know!

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51 comments

  1. Thanks!

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  2. Hi Aileen,
    First of all, a big thank you for your wonderful post! I have just started a travel blog and am trying to figure it all out when I stumbled upon your post - which was super helpful!!! I have also just requested to join your "ultimate travel group" on facebook. Really looking forward to more interactions with fellow bloggers and to more exciting exchange of travelling insights with like-minded travellers all over the world :)

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  3. Thank you so much! This was so helpful :)

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  4. I've always wondered why some newbies seem to already have traction in their blogs. It didn't occur to me that FB groups (like the ones you mentioned above) existed. Thanks for sharing all these, Aileen!

    Best,
    Rye

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  5. Great article! Thank you for sharing all this with us!

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  6. Thanks awesome article :)!

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  7. This is helpful! I just joined your Facebook group. xoxo

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  8. Hi Aileen! Ultimate Travel Group is the best engagement group i come across. But then im thinking i was blocked from the group bec maybe i broke a rule unintentionally. Just let me know how could i rejoin the group please :)

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    1. Hey there! I'm sorry to hear that. I have admins now that are handling the management of the group so I'm not sure what might have happened. Please feel free to message me or the other admin (name is: Nikki Barnfather on Facebook).

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  9. Thank you so much for all of the wonderful information! I didn't have a clue where to start and now I'm gaining some direction!
    Love your posts! :)

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  10. Thanks for this extensive list of Facebook Groups! Crowd sourcing has been very important in my recent travels and these are exactly the kinds of communities I've been looking to join. Much love and more travels for 2017!

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    1. I'm happy to hear this! Hope it can be of help :)

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  11. thank you for sharing this great Information about travelers Facebook group. this article is useful for who looking traveler blogger for website.

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  12. Nice articale for travellers

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  13. Hey Aileen! Thank you so much for putting this together! When you join these groups, do you do it from your personal account, or join from your blog page on Facebook?

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    1. Hey Jessica, you can only join Facebook groups with your personal account and not a page account. :)

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  14. Hi Ms. Aileen,

    Do you know any groups here in Metro where I can join to? Hopefully you can refer me one.

    Thanks!

    Regards,

    Bryan

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    1. Hey Bryan! My group, 'Ultimate Travel Group' has lots of Manila-based members. Otherwise, there's also 'Philippine Digital Nomads' group on Facebook. I suggest just doing a search on Facebook and you're bound to stumble into several related groups. All the best!

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  15. This is a very useful post. We are aspiring travel bloggers and on this post we got exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!

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  16. Thanks so much for this Aileen! I've just gone on an 'adding spree' thanks to this article. Super helpful! Cheers!

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    1. Happy to hear that, Jenn! Hope these help :D

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  17. Thank you! thank you thank you for sharing these.. :) interested to do travel

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    1. Hope it helps! :D

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  18. Travel Collab Post Opportunites isn't available.

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    1. Ah, it seems like the group owner made the group to 'Secret'. :/ Anyhow, the rest of the groups also often post requests for collaborations, like the 'Ultimate Travel Group' and the rest.

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  19. The FB group "Girls who travel" has now changed to "Girls LOVE travel". Come join us if you wish! It's indeed a very positive group of people always posting traveling-related subjects.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up, Cindy! I have just updated that bullet point ;)

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  20. Thank you for putting this list together! I am finally getting around to creating my blog and did not know where to start with the travel and blog community until I found your list. I requested to join most of them.

    Looking forward to more advice and learning experiences from you and fellow bloggers!

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    1. Awesome! Glad to be of help Jojo :) I love helping out fellow bloggers, may they be old or new!

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  21. Aileen,

    You are AMAZING. Thanks for opening up such a community of travel bloggers to aspiring travel bloggers like myself. You are such an inspiration!

    Isabel

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! I always love to help others so I dearly hope that this can be of use to you. All the best!

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  22. Thank you!!!
    This is an awesome list. I started my blog recently and all this is going to be really useful.

    I just requested to join UTG, by the way :)

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    1. You're welcome! :D I really hope it helps you. Thanks for joining!

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  23. great list, thank you for this blog post!

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    1. You're welcome :D

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  24. This is such a helpful post! I'm going to share it on Twitter :)

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    1. Happy that you liked it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. I am just starting out on travel blogging, and have found it a bit overwhelming to start networking and learning about other bloggers. Thanks so much for this list...its super helpful in me getting started!

    Thanks!

    Kayla

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    1. I'm happy to hear that this helps, Kayla! All the best :)

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  26. What a great post, thank you so much for this!!! I've been desperatly looking for facebook groups for travel bloggers but didn't find a lot and for some reason wasn't accepted by some groups (including Travel Bloggers - maybe my blog is too small to be added there?). I especially love the idea of the Under 1000 Club - it will be great to get to know other blogging beginners. :) I also joined your Ultimate Travel Group now. :)

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    1. Glad that I helped, Sayuri! :) And oh, I'm sorry to hear that about the 'Travel Bloggers' group, though that must be a mistake since I'm pretty sure they accept anyone no matter the audience number as long as they're travel bloggers. You can always message the admins if you have concerns. Thanks by the way for joining my group -- hope you'd find the community useful!

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  27. Thanks! I will try these groups. I just stumbled into your blog, I'm litteraly a newbie here just published my blog a week ago ;)

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    1. Awesome! And I'm happy that you passed by here. If you ever have any questions about the world of travel blogging, feel free to message me :)

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  28. Thank you so much for that post, I hadn't even thought about how help facebook groups could be. Your post really puts it into prospective that every big travel blogger started out just like me. Thanks again :)

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    1. True! And that most of the successful ones grew with the support that's given in these communities! Hope it helps you too!

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  29. Thank you for this! Joining the female solo traveler groups now. :)

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    1. Awesome! I guess I'll see you there then ;)

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  30. like always your posts is in detail and with content that helps for beginner bloggers (not only the big ones :D):)

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    1. Thanks Ria! But yeah, I will never forget to help the beginner bloggers because I was one myself before ;) and I know that any help at that stage counts!

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  31. This is so helpful, thank you! I'm a member of a few of these but I found a lot of new ones I'm interested in checking out!

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    1. You're welcome Rachel! :D Glad that I've introduced you to some new ones.

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