Lonely Planet Launches Zulu Style Gowalla Replacement for Travelers

The day after Gowalla announced it is to become a part of Facebook, Lonely Planet has launched the unique Wenzani mobile travel guide. As I mentioned earlier today, social travel is a space waiting for a break out star and Wenzani is the latest to use socially generated recommendations to create a personalized travel guide.[…]

Top Digital Travel Media Trends for 2012 – Get Smart

One thing that you can be certain of when predicting digital travel media trends for 2012 is that the tools we use will continue to get smarter. It should come as no surprise that mobile technology will carry on as the fundamental driver of the digital travel world in 2012. As a general trend, technology[…]

Are Blogger Agents the Future in Blogging?

Throughout the past year, I have heard vigorous discussions revolving around the recurring topic of bloggers signing with agents. This past weekend was no different. A post on the Global Bloggers Network Facebook group tallied over 110 comments, proving that the topic of blogger agents is still hot. While attending various community events over the[…]

Street Art from London’s Brick Lane – iPhonography

Perhaps best known for its cheap and cheerful curry houses, Brick Lane, in London’s East End, has become an extremely hot spot for the edgy and artistic crowd. Vintage clothing stores, chic boutiques and several of London’s best known night clubs dot the vibrant area. Aside from the great food I relished in during a[…]

An Interview with Caspar Diederik on Digital Storytelling

Dutch visual storyteller Caspar Diederik has coined a new term: storytraveling. Storytraveling is the art of telling travel stories in a short, visual and catchy way.  His latest digital storytelling project, Digital Diary, includes the works of seven different artists who each produced visual stories of their own impressions of Italy’s off-the-beaten-path, southern province of[…]

The Chemistry of SEO

Impressive photos, dazzling illustrations and the most inspired writing may remain unseen by potential visitors if the web’s most meaningful spiders crawl right by. The idea of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is to design your website in a way that will boost its visibility within the rankings of major search engines. To help visualize the[…]

How to Make Basic Style Changes to Your Blog’s CSS

I once asked a group of travel bloggers what they found to be the most frustrating part of having a blog. The most popular response?  “Trying to make basic changes to my theme’s style.” During the beginning stages of creating and publishing my blog, I remember often thinking, “for crying out loud! How hard can[…]

People, Adventure and Food in the Pyrenees – Blogtrip Report

I recently joined nine other travel bloggers as part of the #InPyrenees blogtrip sponsored by the Girona Tourism Board to get the real story about the Girona Pyrenees. Starting in Cerdanya (about a two-hour drive from Barcelona, Spain), our group of travel bloggers spent seven days traveling along the Pyrenees mountains until we reached the[…]

Aerial Photography – A Scenic Flight over Cerdanya and the Pyrenees

This past week, while in Cerdanya (a region of the eastern Pyrenees which is divided between France and Spain), I had the opportunity to head up in a small plane for a spectacular scenic look at the beautiful landscape of the Cadi mountain range and the Pyrenees. My flight from La Cerdanya Aerodrome took me[…]

Up, Up and Away in a Hot Air Balloon Over the Pyrenees

After awaking at the crack of dawn, I walked outside my hotel on a crisp, clear morning and saw the stars shining as bright as I have ever seen them shine. I could not get the song ‘Up, Up and Away’ by The 5th Dimension out of my head. As a kid, I remember hearing[…]