That’s hello in Thai.
At the moment, I’m in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand writing this.
I love Bangkok. I feel in love with Bangkok when I was first here five years ago.
Bangkok is the perfect mix of old and new, ancient and modern, crazy and beautiful.
It’s a sensory adventure that you need to be here to experience yourself. Oh, I’ve yet to talk about how gratifying Thai food is.
Despite traveling around Bangkok Thailand, I still found the time to write.
How do I do that? That is what I want to share with you. I’ll share with you how to find the time to write while traveling.
How To Find Time To Write While Traveling
1. Schedule Writing Time
If you already have an itinerary. Include writing schedule in it. Of course, you don’t have to let your partner know if you’re traveling with them. Just have a rough idea of where you would want to spend your time writing.
You can wake up 1-2 hours earlier, make yourself a cup of coffee and start writing It that doesn’t work for you, then work when you’re back in the hotel.
What works for me is writing when I’m tired. As weird as that sound, that is because when I’m exhausted, I just write everything that comes to mind without making any edits. All my ideas flow smoothly.
Find what works for you whether finding time to write in the evening when you are resting at the hotel.
2. Write on your Phone
Last year, I spent nearly two months traveling Korea. Despite constantly on the move, I was publishing blog posts as though I was at home.
Here’s the tip: Writing during dead times.
Whenever you have ZERO things to do like
- waiting food to arrive
- on the bus
- on the train
- when you’re relaxing somewhere
- while your girlfriend/boyfriend is shopping
- on the plane
I was always on my phone and drafting ideas that I have. You can even use voice commands. I wrote sentences and ideas that I have or what I wanted to include in the blog post. This sped up the process of me writing when I got back.
Of course, if your partner doesn’t appreciate you doing this, then you might want to avoid it.
3. Kept editing simple.
I used Grammarly solely to write and edit all my blog posts. Grammarly allowed me to maintain a quality blog post while I was on the go. You can read my full Grammarly review here.
The alternative method is to hire someone to proofread and edit everything it for you.
You can easily find someone on Fiverr or Upwork to do that. It’s a good idea if you have a busy schedule and don’t want to do all the edits. It’s much efficient that way.
4. Keep blog posts short
Whenever I’m traveling, I tend to keep my blog post shorter than my usual blog posts. I prefer to write short form content when I travel and keep it around 600-700 words than my common 1000-1200 words blog posts.
It’s not to say that they are less useful or aren’t as good compared to my other blog posts. It’s just that they are more digestible and straightforward.
5. Write everyday
If possible, try to write every day. It’s okay if you’re just writing 200 words. Writing every day allows you to make a habit of doing something.
It’s like working out. If you work out every day, not working out for one day feels weird. I know I do especially when I travel. That is the reason why I continue to work out even when I travel.
What’s your most effective method for writing while traveling?