February 2012

Travel Shows: Just The Same Old Thing

I am a big fan of travel books and travel shows, but I have noticed a lot of repetition in many of the shows. Their titles may be different, but they all visit the same places.

 

You expect this from shows about a specific place. I mean, how many different ways can you visit Walt Disney World and talk about their magical cup of homemade hot chocolate. You can only make the Haunted Castle look creepy a few ways, and don't even get me started on the tea cups.

Turn Your Experience Into Travel Articles

How many times have you read a travel magazine or website and thought to yourself, “Hey, my experience was way better than that?” There is no reason why you can't turn your experience into your own articles about the paces you visit.

 

The first step is to start a blog. You can create your own blog dedicated to discussing your travels and experiences. You can write several blogs on the same place and just talk about different aspects. In one, you can talk about your experience at a specific hotel or about the service. In another, you can talk about the kinds of food and shops are in the area.

Make Your Own Travel Books

We live in a fast paced world and hardly give ourselves time to breath let as well take vacations. When we do get around to actually taking them, even if its just for the weekend, we create lasting memories that will last for the rest of our lives.

 

It doesn't matter if you are visiting the Grand Canyon or the town next door, but 30 years from now you are going to look back fondly on these memories. That is if you can remember them. The human brain takes in so much information on a daily basis that its easy forget some things down the road. Soon, you can't remember if you went to the antique store before or after that amazing lunch or if the place you got that tea cup was the same place that sold those great scones.

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2012

One of the toughest things about choosing a travel experience is finding up to date resources the help you get organized and choose a destination. There are tons of thorough travel guides based on a wide variety of themes, from region to pet-friendliness. The trouble is, if the book isn't current, you might wind up still having a ton of unanswered questions or outdated information. The last thing you want when you're on vacation is an unexpected surprise, like a poorly calculated budget or planned excursion to a travel spot that's not currently open or under construction.

 

Planning out a vacation, especially abroad, requires current information on everything from costs to tourist-friendly locales. If you're basing your travel plans on a source that's thorough, but 15 years old, you might find yourself sorely disappointed.