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15 Fascinating & Free Online Classes For Smarter Traveling

Fun fact: There are a ton of free travel classes online!

Maybe you want to travel smarter using clever tactics.

Or possibly you dream of exploring the world luxuriously on a budget using 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.

Once you’re done reading, make sure to also check out these 27 Netflix and Chill alternatives for travelers. The list mentions a number of travel courses and fun livestreams to fuel your wanderlust!

Top Free Travel Classes Online

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. By the end, you’ll truly know how to map out your blogging goals — and crush them!

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

2) 10 Powerful Ways To Make Money Travel Blogging

While we’re on the topic of blog monetization, I’d love to invite you to my free workshop: 10 Powerful Ways To Make Money Travel Blogging.

During the 60-minute on-demand workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Myths related to monetizing a blog (that may be holding you back!)
  • Strategies for creating profitable content (so those blog posts, emails & social shares lead to income!)
  • Tips for earning recurring passive revenue as a blogger (so your income grows even when you’re away from your laptop!)
  • How to create products that you know your audience will buy (so you don’t waste your time!)
  • Advice for growing your affiliate income (with a strategy that truly works!)
  • And more!

Plus, your free ticket to this actionable workshop also includes a Q&A, limited-time replay, and special bonuses.

3) The Profitable Travel Blog Makeover

Looking for a crash course on running a blogging business?

If the previous option isn’t enough and you’d prefer something with video lessons, then this four-day online travel blogging course is for you.

Each video is less than 10 minutes, but teaches a vital travel blogging strategy.

A few topics that are covered include how to:

  • Set up a profitable blogging foundation (including the vital step many bloggers skip!)
  • Increase your website traffic (no tech required!)
  • Grow your email list (with targeted subscribers!)
  • Nurture your subscribers into raving fans (who can’t wait to hear from you!)
  • Monetize your blog (without being spammy!)
  • And more!

If you dream of making travel a full-time lifestyle or just want to start your own online business centered around something you’re passionate about, then you don’t want to miss this free blogging course.

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.

By the way, one you get savvy at Instagram you can use this skill to find easy ways to volunteer from home, as many nonprofits and projects are often looking for people who can help them spread their mission online.

5) 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.


6) 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, as the course breaks down tips even iPhoneographers can appreciate.

7) Amplify Your Email List Challenge

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, the Amplify Your Email List Challenge can help!

In this free challenge, you’ll learn how to increase your subscribers, nurture your community, and monetize an email list in just five days.

Throughout the challenge there will be a number of bonuses that will help you implement your list-building strategy easier and faster. Make sure to grab those before the challenge ends!

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.

8) 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.

9) 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. You can also create your own email course for HighBrow by clicking here

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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) 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.

13) 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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14) 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.

15) 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 accommodation and transportation, earn money on the road and how to manage your finances, among other things.

What free travel classes would you add to this list?

About Jessie Festa

Jessie Festa is an New York-based travel content creator who is passionate about empowering her audience to experience new places and live a life of adventure. She is the founder of the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and is editor-in-chief of Epicure & Culture, an online conscious tourism magazine. Along with writing, Jessie is a professional photographer and is the owner of NYC Photo Journeys, which offers New York photo tours, photo shoots, and wedding photography. Her work has appeared in publications like USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Thrillist, and WestJet Magazine.

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  1. Klein on at 2:19 am

    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. Sheril JS on at 3:31 pm

    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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