16 Fascinating & Free Online Classes For Smarter Traveling

16 Fascinating & Free Online Travel Classes For Smarter Traveling

Looking to travel smarter? Curious how to explore the world in a luxurious fashion using only miles and points? Want to start a travel blog that allows you to make money by creating content while you’re on the road?

I’ve SO got you covered. Below, check out some of the best free travel classes available online, no matter what your travel style or trip goals are.

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1) The *New* Strategy For Profitable Blogging Email Course

Many intrepid travelers have toyed with the idea of documenting their trips on a travel blog. And for those wanting to take their blogs to the next level — as in, turn them into profitable businesses —this free five-day course by Jessie on a Journey shows you how. In fact, it takes you from branding your blog for success all the way through list-building and community building to monetization.

After taking this course, you’ll spend less time wondering how to make money while traveling, and more time actually doing it!

2) 12-Day Travel Blog Prosperity Take Action Challenge

Looking for a crash course on running a blogging business? If the previous option isn’t enough and you’d prefer something longer with video lessons, then the Take Action Challenge is for you.

Each video is less than 10 minutes, but teaches a vital travel blogging strategy. A few topics that are covered include growing an engaged audience, standing out from your peers (without needing to be on every social media channel) and quieting the multitasking brain to be more productive.

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3) Travel Hacking Course

This four-week video course by Brad Hussey is designed to help you plan and achieve your dream trip — using miles and points over cash. You’ll learn various travel hacks, such as how to maximize mile earnings and and redemptions, book luxury accommodation for a cheaper price and choose the right credit cards for your trip.

4) Instagram Authority

The world is full of beauty to photograph. One great place to share those photos is on Instagram.

For those that want their pretty trip pictures to go beyond views from family and friends, this free seven-day course by Alex Tooby demystifies the challenging arena of growing an Instagram following. A few tactics you’ll learn include how to craft a follow-worthy bio, create a cohesive profile, and boost engagement through high-quality content and hashtags.



5) Travel Photography Demystified

Want to learn how to take better travel photos? Check out Karthika Gupta’s online class — a free five-day video series with plenty of tips to help you improve your photography skills and take envy-inducing photos on your next trip. Don’t worry if you don’t own a DSLR; the course breaks down tips even iPhoneographers can appreciate.


6) Savvy Solo Traveler Email Course

If you’ve been thinking about taking your first solo trip, but feel a bit apprehensive about this new venture, then this course by Jessie on a Journey is for you.

Learn how to stay safe and other essential information about traveling alone — including how to take the perfect selfie!

Additionally, you’ll learn how to overcome common solo travel fears, choose the perfect solo destination, tell loved ones you’re hitting the road alone, stay safe and mentally prepare.


7) How To Rapidly Grow Your Email List

Back to those travelers who are also interested in travel blogging, one strategy that will be essential to master is growing your email list. Luckily, Jessie on a Journey’s 10-day How To Rapidly Grow Your Email List course takes you from having an empty to list to getting new subscribers daily.

Best of all, each email is concise and clear, teaching a step-by-step tactic in the shortest way possible. This means, you can spend less time reading emails and more putting learning into practice.

Note: This course is free with a 30-day free trial on HighBrow. 

8) How To Travel Long Term / Full Time

Traveling for months at a time takes more savvy than knowing how to book a plane ticket; which this HighBrow course delivers.

It’s designed for people who want to travel long term or full time, but do not know where to begin. It teaches you how to sort out your finances, find free accommodation and earn money while traveling, among other things.

Note: This course is free with a 30-day free trial on HighBrow. 

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9) Travel Miles 101

The opening sentence of this free Travel Miles 101 course description is “learn how you can travel the world for pennies.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds perfect to me.

Inside, you’ll learn the art of miles and points hacking, so you can save your cash for memorable on-the-ground experiences instead of hotels and flights.

10) Travel Hacking Basics: How To Travel Longer and Better

UDEMY is one of my favorite platforms for online learning, whether travel classes or professional development education.

As the title suggests, this course covers the basics of cheap and safe travel. Topics include planning your trip, finding cheap flights and accommodation, and avoiding common travel scams.

Oh, and one of my favorite lessons: how and where to find “error” fares.

11) Learn How To Fly Free To Hawaii

Have you always wanted to visit Hawaii, but haven’t yet been able to save up enough to afford the trip?

This free travel class by Go To Travel Gal shows you step-by-step how to fly to Hawaii with your friends and family using only miles and points.

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12) Living Abroad Successfully: Arrive, adjust, settle in & feel at ‘Home’

Moving to a new country can be a challenging, and very often an emotional experience.

This free course on Skillshare is part 3 in a series of courses about living and working abroad. It is designed to help you prepare yourself for the big move, and includes tips and advice related to living abroad, such as how to integrate into a new culture, adjust to your new environment and set a comfortable routine.

13) How To Take Amazing Videos Of Your Adventure

Want to learn the secrets to capturing your special moments in amazing videos?

This course by Evergreen Lane Productions walks you through the main elements of shooting beautiful videos during your trips. The course is perfect for adventurers who want to capture their trip of a lifetime without having to spend a lot of time playing around with their camera.

14) How To Plan A Vacation: Save Time And Money

Consisting of three units, this course by To The Nations Worldwide shows you how to plan an amazing vacation while saving time and money.

Lessons include choosing the right destination, creating an itinerary, and general travel tips and tricks.

Hint: I also offer a free Ultimate Travel Planning Kit on Jessie on a Journey full of handy worksheets and resources for savvier trip planning beyond the guidebook.

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15) What To Expect On Your First Disney Cruise 

This nine-day email course by Picture The Magic covers everything about going on a Disney cruise, including dealing with seasickness, avoiding unnecessary costs, tipping, amazing things to do during the day and more.

If you’re feeling a bit anxious about your first Disney cruise, this course will help you dispel any uncertainties and worries you may have.


16) How To Travel Full-Time In A Financially Sustainable Way

If you’ve often wondered how some people manage to travel full-time, this course by the Professional Hobo will show you how they do it — and how you can, too. Packed with information, the course will teach you how to reduce costs on accommodoation and transportation, earn money on the road and how to manage your finances, among other things.


16 Fascinating & Free OnlineTravel Classes For Smarter Traveling



  1. Excellent list! I’ve been looking on Udemy recently too for some inspiration, but with so many courses available there, it’s difficult to find the really useful ones. Now I have them – time to study! 🙂

  2. This is some great stuff. I had always been wondering about how you guys get such mouthwatering photos on Instagram. Now I know the trick. Also, since I am going to start a new travel blog “The Vagabond Report” I think some of these will make very good help to me. Starting with that gram course of course. Thanks, ya!

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