If you’re like me, you love to travel and share your adventures with others. I’m the type of gal who loves to document my journey by keeping a detailed record of what I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, the food I’ve devoured, and the feelings I had while sightseeing, mingling, and noshing. I’ve been known to send handfuls of postcards, too. So, if you know I’m going somewhere, be prepared to hear about my trip and the things that happened along the way.
While surfing the web, I ran across a number of different websites that offer travel blogs for free. I thought I’d look into them a little more closely because I’m getting ready to go on a road trip to Louisiana in a couple of weeks.
Here are five of the best sites I found for keeping a travel blog/journal online:
- MyTripJournal.com – Voted one of the ‘Best Travel Sites’ on the web by Forbes.com, My Trip Journal allows registered members to plot their journey using maps, share stories, photos, and videos, and preserve memories for generations to come. The site is free and registration takes just a few minutes to complete.
- EverLater.com – Similar to My Trip Journal, Everlater lets users share details of their travels with others through maps, stories, photos, and videos. The best feature of the site is that users can post to Facebook and Twitter as well as send emails containing information about their trip to their friends and family members. The Everlater app is free and can be downloaded to your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
- TravelPod.com – With fans like TripAdvisor, National Geographic, CNN, and the New York Times, is it any wonder why TravelPod remains a favorite resource for travel enthusiasts? Members can pin their location on a map, view stats about their travel, and upload photos and video. Best of all, they can even create a book containing their blog entries for a unique and memorable souvenir. (I’m starting an account on TravelPod today.)
- TravellersPoint.com – Travellerspoint is truly an interactive travel experience. Users of the site can create maps of their travels, access handy packing lists, get travel advice through forums, and book accommodations. They also have the opportunity to share their stories with others through blogs and photo competitions.
- OffExploring.com – With its easy-to-use interface and handy app, OffExploring makes sharing your trip second nature. Like TravelPod, users of the site can create hardbound books of their travels. This is a great way to collect thoughts and share experiences with others. The books make personal and meaningful gifts.
Part of the beauty of traveling is being able to share your experience with others. With five great websites to choose from, what’s stopping you from starting your own travel journal or blog today?
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About the Author: Charissa Arsaoui is a freelance writer with a love for thrift. You can read about her adventures by visiting her blog, Confessions of a Closet Coupon Clipper.