Creating an Online Travel Journal

Because of how technology has developed through the years, it has already helped a lot of people to really capture and record all the places they have been to using the internet as his/her primary medium. This is primarily the reason why it is very important for you to choose the appropriate online travel journal provider for your preferences and needs, which is why this article will give you some tips on the specific things that you can look for.

To make the decision easier for you, it is advisable that you directly look at the features that each online travel journal provider will be able to give you. Some of the features that should always be given to you by an online travel journal provider are the following: it should be able to let you enjoy a free account with them; their service or site must always be available for access by just having an internet connection wherever you are in the entire world; the journal should be very easy to use and should not require you to have any skills related to programming or coding; a good journal provider always allows their users to upload pictures that they can share to other people, the pictures should also be in a compressed format; and most importantly, you should be given the liberty to make your journal entries private whenever you want to since it is your journal after all.

In addition to the must-have features in an online travel journal provider, there are also some features that you can look for in these providers that can even be the deciding factors for coming up with a decision much easier. If you want a provider that will give you the freedom to upload as many photos as you want, there are those that you can find through the internet. There are also some providers that will allow you to upload as many videos as you want, anytime you need to. Another feature that some of these providers allow their users to do is to update their journals using their mobile phones; this is a very convenient feature considering that you are always traveling anywhere.

If You Know Your Travel – Know Your Tourism

Stringent airport security rules, influx of finally fit baby boomers who have just retired, changing security needs, and the constant growth of niche travel are some of the trends witnessed in the travel and tourism industry in 2007. The tourism industry in the United States is booming like never before owing to better infrastructure, increasing flight availability, and lowest airfares. Some of the prominent trends in the word of tourism have been listed below:

Financially strong baby boomers: Baby boomers, who have toiled through the years and have recently retired, are using this time to explore new travel destinations. Even those who may continue to be a part of the labor force even after retirement will occasionally travel to distant places to take some time off from their busy schedules and relax.

Baby boomers are particularly flocking to spas and prominent health resorts to enjoy a quiet and rejuvenating spa vacation. Number of chain hotels these days offer spa-like amenities coupled with interesting health programs like detoxification wraps, aromatherapy, salt baths and so on to lure this segment of travelers.

Cruises: A growing number of affluent travelers these days prefer to stay on the cruise to enjoy a long holiday loaded with fun and excitement. The cruise industry is currently involved in providing cruising opportunities to middle income groups as well through competitive holiday packages to nearby destinations.

For the boomer populations, cruising is synonymous with safety, affordability, entertainment, and adventure. Royal Caribbean cruises seem to be a major attraction for this group of travelers due to strategically and conveniently located homeports offered on the Caribbean itinerary. Cruising is also preferred by younger generations, honeymoon couples, and families to break free from busy schedules and enjoy a relaxing holiday on board.

Green Travel is in: Since the year 2007 is expected to be the warmest year, green travel is going to be in great demand. Travelers will be on the lookout for hotels and airlines with “green” ratings. Hybrid car rentals and eco-friendly destinations will therefore be important components of the green travel plan.

Connoisseur Travel in great demand: In recent years, Americans are particularly drawn to Connoisseur travel, the most obvious example being growing popularity of wine tours in the past decade. Instead of exploring secluded beaches, connoisseur travelers prefer to spend their time gathering information about their area of interest may it be wine, antiques, jewelry, architecture, or historical artifacts.