Have you ever gone a trip to a new city or state and found a great little store? Or perhaps, you love to fish or hunt and on your travels you found the perfect place to indulge in your favorite sport? Maybe, you visited a great little restaurant that had all the ambiance you want for a weekend getaway?
Many of us have experience scenarios like these. However, we can’t always remember exactly where it was that we found this great location. In times past, this could be frustrating and even if we had it written down somewhere, we had to be able to find the paper the notation was made on. Other times, we may be looking for somewhere that may be slightly off the beaten path. Sure, you can talk to friends and family to get their input, but now thanks to Web 2.0, you can find many great places to visit. In fact, you can search for travel locations anywhere in the world and get input by real people about the location’s pros and cons.
Whether you love to explore the highways and byways across America or perhaps you have traveled extensively in Europe, Asia or the other continents, you probably have found some travel locations “dos” and “don’ts”. Today, many people are sharing this knowledge by hosting a travel blog. While this may seem like bragging to some, in reality it is a great service to others who love to travel the open road.
Travel blogs not only help others find those hideaway and getaway locations, but they are also a great way to store your pictures and memories. In addition to having a place to store your travel experiences, you can also send links to your friends and family to let them know what you are up to as you explore the open road. They can then comment on the pics and perhaps share experiences or recommendations of their own. In fact, when you set up a travel blog, you might be amazed at how much web traffic, and not just from friends and family, you have as well.
Travel blogs are also a great way to plan a family reunion. Since many of us have family living all across the country, it can be difficult to organize an extended visit. So rather than everyone using hours of cell phone minutes, participants can just leave messages on the blog letting others in the group know what their travel plans are.