Starting a Travel Blog For Your Next Trip Abroad

If you are a keen traveler and you like to explore the weird, the wonderful and the unfamiliar, then starting a travel blog can be great. With internet access now available in virtually every part of the world, blogging your way through your trip is not just a great way to record your trip but its a great way to share it with friends, family and maybe even the rest of the world.

Keeping a travel journal is something that even the earliest explorers did as a means of recording their travels. Not only were these journals intended to record new discoveries but in many cases it became novels and gave other people a real insight of what the explorer discovered both in new territories as well as personal and emotional discoveries.

In many ways a travel blog is a modern day version of a travel journal. The fact that you can easily upload photos and videos means that you can record your experiences in a whole new way. Technically is does not present many challenges any more and with push-button ease of use, anyone can do it. In fact, you can run an entire blog using just your iPhone.

Taking photos and videos are nice and a great way to capture sights and sounds, but its often the experience that goes with it that really counts. A blog allows you to talk about photos and share more than just the visual. How many “dead” photographs do you have stored away on your hard drive?

What’s great about keeping a travel blog is that there are now a few online services that allows you to print your entire blog and have it bind into a proper book. All you have to do is to provide the website address and the rest will be done for you.

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Travel Blogs, Satellite Internet, and Your Next Big Trip

Are you trying to figure out where your next big trip is going to be? People who love to travel always have their next trip on the brain. For traveling people, it’s in their nature. Once you have chosen the next location, half of the fun is planning all the places you will go and the things you will see. Many people invest in travel guides. Lonely Planet is a popular guide with the backpacker scene. Travelers who choose to travel in a different way might opt for a guide like Frommer’s or Time Out. Most travelers will use guidebooks while planning their trip, but the majority of their use comes well into the trip. The most popular means of finding out great information about the best things to see comes from the Internet. And the newest way to find the best hotspots on the Internet is through travel blogs.

Any seasoned traveler knows that the best advice comes from other seasoned travelers. Sometimes you just can’t trust the advice of the guidebooks or your hostel or hotel. These places can sometimes have an ulterior motive, such as receiving a commission for sending tourists to a certain restaurant or show. It can be difficult to know if you are being recommended something because it is truly great, or because someone wants to make a sale. Besides the reliability of another traveler’s word, they are also coming with experience from the tourist point of view. Because they are traveling in the same manner that you are, the chances are that they know what you will like and what you won’t like. This is why travel blogs that are run and created by travelers just like you are one of the most popular ways for people to get their travel tips. These blogs can also have some of the best kept secrets of the city within. Sometimes the travel guidebooks only provide the most obvious and “touristy” activities within their pages. Travel blogs can give you the inside scoop on what the locals are doing.

Satellite Internet has broadened the amount of great information that is out there for travelers. Not only has satellite Internet broadband increased access to Internet all over the country, but it has also has the same benefit to the rest of the world. Places around the world that didn’t have high speed Internet access before are accessing this more and more with satellite Internet. Increased access to the Internet around the world means that more people are able to share their insight about travel dos and don’ts. Satellite Internet has created more access for everyone. By allowing more people around the world to get connected, they are allowing more people around the world to have access to these people and their ideas. Traveling should be a shared experience. If you have great insight on the best places to see from your favorite trips, why not share them with the world? Surely there is someone out there that will benefit from this advice.

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Top Independent Travel Blogs While You Are Dreaming at Your Desk

Sitting at your desk all day crunching away at your keyboards usually leads to daydreaming about far away vacations. The dream usually takes places on a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, riding wave runners, skiing in powder that is 4 feet deep, or whitewater rafting. Most of us can only dream of quitting our job and traveling the world in search of whatever it is that we want to search for that day. There are quit a few travel professionals that utilize their assets to travel the world with not much money in their pocket. They report back to the world through their blogs with picture, video, postings, and e-mails to let everyone only dream of what they are experiencing. Here are 3 of the top independent travel bloggers on the internet:

The Cheap Route

The writers at the cheap route are dedicated travelers. Their goal in life is to cover every square inch of the world, preferably on foot. Recently, these travelers have been to beautiful lands such as Australia, Sri Lanka, they drove ATV’s on some of the highest sand dunes that you will ever see. If you are dreaming about leaving your office for a quick pedicure be sure to take a look at the post about the fish eating foot massage……(insert Pulp Fiction quote here). If you need a United States Travel Maps for your destination you won’t be posting on this blog. Most of their time is spent in other places of the world.

E Travel Blog

The E Travel Blog is dedicated to more of a city tourist. You can find the secret bars and restaurants that only dedicated travelers know about. Do you need a hostel in Amsterdam? This is the site. They’ve traveled to Germany during Oktoberfest and have spent the holidays in New York City. They have a page dedicated to cheap flights and categories for any part of the world. You can waste a whole afternoon imagining your travels to Rio, Spain, Iceland, New York, London, and Berlin. They also have a page dedicated tour touristy tours that are given in major cities. My favorite posting on the site was the visitation to Iceland. Have you ever wondered why Iceland is green and Greenland is Ice?

If you actually took the time to read this article while you’re sitting at your desk “you are

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RV Travel Blogs Gain Popularity

It seems the day has finally come where tradition and family meet cutting edge technology. Some may find irony with those who use their RV to escape the hustle bustle of every day life, just to sit down at a desk and work on the internet! However, with the ever-increasing popularity of the blogosphere, laptops, and easy access to the internet, WHY NOT?

While it may be a new concept to some, the RV industry saw this trend coming many years ago. Most fifth wheels and motor homes offer floor plans equipped with built in desks or workstations and many RV parks and campgrounds offer wireless broadband connections. You can even get in-motion high speed internet in the more expensive diesel pushers.

Forget about all the technical aspects though and think about your own experiences. How many times have you seen an adorable chipmunk, an amazing sunset, or something outrageous like a 134′ tall thermometer while traveling and exclaimed “Oh, I wish so-and-so were here to see this?” Now, with just a couple clicks of a button, they can!

With advancements in technology, you can get crystal clear and breathtaking pictures and video instantly! There are many easy-to-use and free sites to host your blog, pictures, and your video too!

They say that if your life is worth living, it’s worth recording… and what a wonderful way to record all the sights, sounds, and yes, even mishaps that happen along the way! Some people blog for a cause, others to keep in touch with family and friends, and still others as a virtual journal of their travels. Whatever the reason, it’s wonderful. After reviewing your favorite travel blogs, there’s often a new appreciation for life and a renewed vision of the future – a REAL ONE where anyone can traverse this grand country with joy in their heart, wonder in their eyes, and a camera in hand!

It’s an exciting time to watch these two drastically different worlds come together. After all, who wouldn’t love something that inspires you to make new memories, see new places, meet new people, and set out on a journey of endless possibilities?

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