More Travelers Keeping Travel Blogs

Posted on November 27, 2005

The New York Times has an interesting article about travel blogs and how they got started and how more people are starting to keep one when they go on a trip.
Reading an online travel blog will perhaps never have the romance of receiving a dog-eared postcard in the mail, but intrepid travelers armed with digital cameras are finding that keeping a blog on the road can be a compelling and viable way of maintaining contact with friends and family.

A travel blog is a real-time online journal that allows users to post text and photographs to the Internet and share the Web address with whomever they want. As travelers have become more comfortable with the Internet and digital cameras have become more affordable, blogging has become increasingly practical and popular. All over the world, travelers can stop in an Internet cafe, upload their photos and share them with friends and family (and interested strangers) instantly.
Think of them as a virtual travel journal that you can share with friends and family -- and the entire world as well if you make your travel blog public. A good time to update a travel blog is the same time you are downloading photos from your digital camera. The article mentions several travel blogging services including TravelBlog.org, BootsnAll Travel Blogs, MyTripJournal.com and TravelPod.com. The Times also listed the Under Aged RVers as an example of a travel blog.

On a side note, John Roberts busted the NY Times for using the non-working URL Wishyouwerehere.com in the headline of the article. And the blog for the BootsnAll service also discussed the NY Times article.