Top 15 Best Free WordPress Travel Themes for Travel Blogs, Magazines & Agencies of 2016

WordPress is a perfect blogging platform even for users with no coding experience. Travel WordPress themes are specially designed to update your day to day travel data as blog post easily and effectively. Good thing is that there are a lot of travel WordPress themes to choose from. You also want to be a travel blogger, then sooner or later you’ll have to decide how you want your travel blog to look like. Travel themes can be portfolio or magazine based or business style.

Today we are looking at a range of free WordPress travel themes that will serve as a useful guide for travelers, travel bloggers and anyone looking to build a stunning travel blog. The themes listed here are all hand-picked with nice fresh designs. Since these below WordPress themes are travel oriented you may find it easy to add schema micro data and rich snippets without a hassle.

Hueman

Hueman

Hueman is a travel WordPress theme for blogs, magazines and business websites. It’s been designed to beautifully display pictures and text content. What’s more, the theme is guaranteed to be easy to use and fast. This product is retina-ready, as it features vibrant colors, razor-sharp text, and incredible graphics. In addition, Hueman is fully-responsive and cross-browser compatible. The Hueman theme helps you attract and retain more visitors. That’s why 70K+ active websites in the world have trusted to use this theme and given it hundreds of five stars ratings.

Dazzling

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Dazzling is a clean, entertaining and informative WordPress travel theme well suited for blogs, static and ecommerce websites. Theme can be used for travel, corporate, portfolio, photography, green thinking, nature, health, personal and any other creative style website.

Dazzling theme is highly customizable with unlimited color options, slider, call for action button, several widget areas. With the help of Theme Options you can adjust every aspect of your site. The theme is built using Bootstrap 3, which makes it responsive and mobile friendly. It features infinite scroll, SEO friendly structure, logo upload, full-screen slider, call for action section, social media icons, popular post widget and translation ready setup.

This theme supports WooCommerce and Jigoshop ecommerce plugins. It is Multilingual ready and compatible with WPML plugin. Hence, Dazzling is also available in Mexican Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Dutch, Hungarian, German, Persian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Italian, Danish, Turkish and Polish.

Unite

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Unite is a visually stunning and expansive WordPress travel theme. Built using Bootstrap 3, it optimizes for tablets and mobile user. It is a highly customizable eCommerce theme with unlimited color variations that can be shaped via simple yet powerful Theme Options. Theme gives you the features of fancy image slider, SEO friendly structure, logo support, social links and widgetized homepage.

The theme has a built-in popular posts widget that let you show your best posts, as well as Infinite Scroll powered by Jatpack and translation support. It’s now available in German and French. In addition, Unite theme also supports WooCommerce to create your own eStore.

Freedom

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Freedom theme includes nice and clean photo blogging view by default which highlights featured image of the posts. You can switch to normal blog view as well. What is all not less important is that the theme follows best SEO practices and title tags are wisely used so as to deliver your important content to search engines.

What’s more, many widget areas are available on important sections of the theme from header to footer. Add widgets of your choice to these widget areas. . Also, the theme is looks smooth and modern on all kind of browser that you view your site on. For your customizable ability,  Freedom integrates more than 600 Google fonts. You can also change font size of almost every elements with simple clicks. Then you are able to pick one primary color that suits your theme brand or logo. This unique color will be reflected in buttons, menus and link, and so on. The theme is packed with image slider to display your important content professionally.

Gridsby

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Gridsby is a simple and easy to set up travel WordPress theme. The theme supports all modern browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE 9+, and Opera. Gridsby is built with a perfectly fluid responsive framework. Also, with Gridsby, your site will look great on any device or screen size.

You will find yourself be able to change the look and feel of your entire theme with the built in color picker right the native WordPress Customizer. It comes complete with a selection of fonts from the Google library. You can easily change them right in the back-end.

The theme is developed following the guidelines of the Automattic WordPress theme team to ensure that your website is up to WordPress standards.

Travel Stories

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Travel Stories is a smoothly animated and fluidly engaging theme for hotel accommodations, travel bloggers, travel agencies and other travel- and tourism-related websites. Travel Stories is perfect for people who need a ready-to-go website for their hotel or travel agency.

Although the the is already really easy to use itself, it still includes an extensive documentation. Also, Travel Stories is highly customizable to match effortlessly with your marketing plan or to match your brand. It is completely cross-browser compatible. It has a custom background option threaded comments, a full-width template, it is translation ready, and it offers featured post options.

Lovecraft

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Lovecraft features a beautiful and crisp structured two-column design that put your content in the spotlight. With a big header image, the them surely makes a striking first impression. It’s replaced with the post thumbnail on single posts and pages. The beautiful design is built to scale gracefully to any and all screen sizes.

Let’s talk about some of its display features. First of all, there is a special design for mobile user as the navigation and search form is hidden behind easy-to-access toggles on mobile. Next, every part of the typography in Lovecraft is thoroughly considered. Specifically, the body text is set in a sharp serif font that will make your content much more easier to read. You can also switch the default header image to one of your own, change the accent color in the built-in theme customizer, upload your own logo and use the four widget areas to give Lovecraft a personal touch. Lovecraft has built-in support for Jetpacks Infinite Scroll function. Thiis enable new posts to be loaded as soon as you reach the bottom of the page. Lovecraft also features editor styles, a full-width page template, three custom widgets and translation ready code.

Rokophoto

rokophoto

Rokophoto is primarily a photography WordPress theme but it can surely be customized for travel blog, magazine and so on. It proves to be a clean and validated coded theme that’s easily editable by any person with just enough HTML/PHP knowledge. Rokophoto also works well on any major browsers. With the provided theme setting panel, you can easily update website settings such as logo, social links, colors, and layout from an easy to use interface. With the translation files included you yourself can easily translate all the theme built-in text, without any modifications to the source code.

Catch Kathmandu

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Catch Kathmandu theme boasts a streamlined interface where every element is where it needs to be.With Catch Kathmandu, your website will automatically scale and match the screen of the smart phone, tablet, or PC on which it is being displayed. It is simple, clean and lightweight full-fledged WordPress theme based on HTML5 and CSS3. The design is highly customizable and you can tweak around with the display to your liking with a few easy clicks. This theme is widely loved and trusted by photographers, bloggers, corporate houses and universities. In addition, the theme is translation ready and currently translated in French, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, German and Danish languages.

Garfunkel

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Garfunkel uses the masonry layout library to display all posts in a masonry grid which makes it perfect for magazines or blogs with a lot of content, such as a travel, photography blog. Thanks to the use of a responsive design and a high-resolution icon font, Garfunkel will look great on all devices big and small, old and new. Garfunkel is built with Jetpack Infinite Scroll in mind so when the visitor scrolls to the bottom of the page, new posts are automatically loaded and added to the grid. Garfunkel supports six post formats, each with distinctive styling. Moreover, you can display your images with the gallery slideshow and share links and quotes with the custom content areas. Added to that, social menu in the navigation bar makes it easy for visitors to learn more about your presence on social networks. To aid you in promoting your website, links are easily added through the WordPress menu customizer. To customize the website, you can change the accent color, switch to a new background image and upload your own logo. All changes are made within the WordPress theme customizer. Garfunkel also includes two page templates, six custom widgets, editor styling and translation-ready code.

Fictive

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Fictive is make your website perfectly fit your personality with a custom header image, a Gravatar, and links to your favorite social networks. You can use post formats to quickly dress up your content, add a custom menu and widgets, or keep it simple with a fixed-position header. There are many option for you to customize. You can have a small custom menu or few widgets in the sidebar area then selecting it to be fixed will pin the header on the page, allowing your content to scroll past. If you have lots of sidebar widgets or the screen is small, the sidebar will automatically scroll to make sure your readers can access all the sidebar content. Post formats and sticky posts are denoted with different colors and icons above the post content. All you have to do is to combine formatted content with standard posts to give your blog a fresh, varied look.

Seasonal

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Seasonal is a responsive travel WordPress theme with features and style options.You have the choice to have a solid background colour to your sidebar, or if you really want something that stands out, insert a photo that brings visual elements to your website. It also allows you to change the width of your sidebar or adjust the overlay that darkens or lightens the sidebar. Seasonal comes with many more features like several post formats, 2 blog styles, 5 sidebar positions, unlimited colour choices using the built-in customizer, a toggle menu, Schema.org microdata, show or hide various elements in your posts, and much more.

Harmonic

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This Harmonic theme offers you a flexible blog layout with one or two columns and a scrolling front-page template for a strong impact on your readers. With Harmonic you can build your own front-page layout, starting with choosing from a title screen. Then you an configure options to show your latest posts, page content, widgets or even a showcase of using the portfolio custom post type. Harmonic gives you the control on each front-page section using the customizer. From there you can change the background image, add a shaded layer, or even turn off a section. Harmonic comes with special styling for portfolios and travel photo blogs. Using them, you can easily showcase your photos on your trip. This theme also lets you showcase your latest portfolio images on the homepage, as long as you’re using the scrolling front-page template.

Travel Eye

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Travel Eye is a resourceful and attractive Travel WordPress Theme. This theme is ideal for travel agencies, hotels, tour operators or any other organization related to travel and tours. It is powered by Page Builder by Site Origin, so drag-and-drop feature will be very handy to customize the page layout as you want. It has theme options panel based on powerful customizer API which makes theme pretty easy to customize and configure. Prebuilt layout is available for home page so you can quickly get your page layout in one click. Powered by Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Drag and Drop option is available with this theme. It also contains several custom widgets based on SiteOrigin widget, such as Quick Contact Widget, Booking form that uses Contact Form 7, Social, Featured trip, Team, Latest News and Gallery.

Surfarama

surfarama

Surfarama is a immersive and fun WordPress theme for travel blogs and bucket list site. In other words, it’s perfect for travel and magazine style blogs that are heavy on the imagery. It uses the popular mason style layout on the home page and category pages to highlight imagery and make for a very visual presentation. The theme is highly customizable with the ability to upload your own logo, set the background color or image, the primary theme color and even color code the categories without any coding required.

I'm a WordPress developer and product designer living in Ukraine. First study to code and design 5 years ago. Love programming front end and learn new technology.

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