BITW 060: Navigating Facebook Travel Groups with Family Travel Blogger Rob Taylor

BITW 060: Navigating Facebook Travel Groups with Family Travel Blogger Rob Taylor

My guest today is a Travel Writer and freelance blogger as well as a stay-at-home dad to two boys. He lives in Washington State with his husband Chris. His goal is traveling the globe while giving his kids a broad world view.

In today’s episode, Rob Taylor from 2TravelDads shares tips for traveling with young kids, how to get website traffic from Google Plus and the good and bad of Facebook groups and threads.

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The Finer Details of Episode 60 with Rob Taylor!

In this episode Rob sharesthe importance of traveling with kids and tips for getting kids ready for a roadtrip. We discuss how to reach out for a media trip, navigating travel group on Facebook and the benefits of Collab posts.  In this episode we also discuss:

    • The importance of keeping a schedule when traveling with kids.
    • Why choosing a destination that will make the whole family happy is important.
    • How they went from vacationing to getting media trips.
    • FAM trips from a marketing POV.
    • The good and bad of travel blogger Facebook groups. [Click to Tweet]
    • The risk of Facebook threads and website page view time.
    • The importance of page view time for PR.
    • Importance of sharing content via your personal Facebook page.
    • Why you must reach out to your direct network of friends and family to help share your content.
    • Benefits of joining Rob’s Facebook group; Travel Perfection.
    • How to generate traffic with Google Plus.
    • Why posting on G+ helps with organic search.  [Click to Tweet]
    • How to use Facebook groups to grow readership instead of just traffic.
    • The benefits of Collab posts. [Click to Tweet]instagram-february

Episode Resources
February Instagram Challenge
Part-Time Traveler Talk – Social Media Facebook group
Travel Perfection Facebook group
Instagram for Travel Bloggers Facebook group
Stumbleupon for Travel Bloggers Facebook group
Travel Bloggers Guide to Pinterest

Connect With Rob
Rob’s Blog;
Rob Taylor on Twitter
Rob Taylor on Facebook
Rob Taylor on Instagram
Rob Taylor on G+
Rob Taylor on Youtube

Connect with Alexa, Break Into Travel Writing & My Travel Blog
The Aspiring Travel Writer, the Facebook group

Hope you enjoyed this episode and please join me in thanking Rob for sharing such awesome information and actionable tips! Interested in hearing the full podcast? Click here to listen now!


  • The benefits of Collab posts for travel bloggers on Episode 60 of @writetotravel podcast [Click to Tweet]
  • Why posting on G+ helps with organic search via @2TravelDads on @writetotravel podcast [Click to Tweet]
  • Great interview with Rob Taylor @2TravelDads  on Episode60 of @writetotravel podcast [Click to Tweet]
  • The good and bad of travel blogger Facebook groups via @2TravelDads on @writetotravel podcast [Click to Tweet]

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  1. Rob Taylor February 13, 2016 at 7:42 am - Reply

    It was so great to be a part of this! I hope others can learn from our experiences!

    • alexa williams-meisler February 15, 2016 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Loved talking with you Rob! Thanks so much for sharing your travel blogging journey!

  2. Voyager February 14, 2016 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Nice and informative, Rob has a lot of tips and tricks to share, loved it.

  3. Jessica February 14, 2016 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Truthfully? I NEVER listen to podcasts. I’m too visual. But I’m about to listen to this one!

    • alexa williams-meisler February 15, 2016 at 8:25 am - Reply

      I’m honored Jessica!

  4. Ami February 15, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Sharing experiences helps you learn so much. Thanks so much for sharing this one.

  5. Allison ( February 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Rob is a wealth of information in the travel blogging industry. It’s wonderful you had him on your podcast. I am pinning to listen when I have a few minutes to myself later tonight!

  6. Stéphanie Langlet February 15, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I’m a bit frustrated as this podcast seems very interesting, but my problem is the language barrier. It’s too difficult for me to understand. So maybe a PDF with the transcript would be easier for “more visual persons” ?

    • alexa williams-meisler February 16, 2016 at 7:20 am - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, I’ve thought about transcripts, but the honest truth is the time it would take for me, or the cost to hire someone to do the work. I will keep it in mind and hope to add this element in the near future.

  7. Tarah Vongbouthdy February 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Great tips for blogging. Will definitely have to rethink some of my strategies

  8. Renne Simpson February 15, 2016 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Alexa (and Rob) this is a great interview. I’m about halfway through the whole episode. I’m on the part about being dependent on other travel bloggers for traffic. I enjoyed your perspective on this, because this particular topic has been on my mind a lot lately. I agree with you Alexa – some of the groups and threads are exhausting and sometimes the ROI just isn’t there. I just joined these groups about a month ago, and I’m quickly learning which ones are worth it and which ones aren’t. I love Travel Perfection though because it’s genuine. It’s my favorite one, and if I have to select only one to stay in going forward, that will be it.

  9. Ajay Sood February 16, 2016 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Wow! What a discovery! literally a goldmine of ‘things a blogger needs to know’! Thanks for sharing! Am saving the pin for continual reference!

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