Tough Travel Blogging Choices – The World is our Oyster but….

This year has seen a huge leap forward in the progress of ‘new media’ publishing travel websites and using social media platforms to promote destinations and products. New opportunities to travel and to forge partnerships with related organisations are being discovered and harnessed not just by the ‘rockstars’ of this media but by all those ably marketing their talent. However …

Sustainable Travel – The Traveller’s Viewpoint

Those that read this site regularly will be aware that the topics of sustainable travel and the environment are close to my heart. Therefore it was particularly interesting to take part in the regular social media hashtag meet, Travel Talk on Twitter (TToT) which was about this subject. The social media travel community is extremely knowledgeable and insightful. The expertise, …

Costa Concordia – Trial by Social Media

Few people in the modern world dominated by the spread of social media will be untouched by the disaster of the cruise ship Costa Concordia. Since the ship ran aground off the Tuscan coast, all forms of media have been saturated with the story. Every day there is a constant stream of articles retelling the sinking, many circulated repeatedly as the press strives to …

2011 A Year of Adventure & 2012 the year of Promise

Looking back is simply not my style, preferring to look ahead at potential adventure; the challenges and opportunities to come. This past year however has been phenomenal for me with some amazing successes that it would have been hard to imagine just twelve months ago. This site and my presence on social media have far exceeded my expectations and that …

Thanksgiving – Reasons to be Thankful Pt1

If you live on the Moon the rest of us will excuse you for not knowing it is Thanksgiving in the United States this week. Frifotos the social media phenomenon on twitter where people post images which fit with a specific theme is this week unsurprisingly entitled “thankful.” Taking a look through my own photograph collection for suitable images it …

Travel Bloggers Unite Conference – Spring 2011

To be totally honest, being a poor travel blogger I had a few misgivings prior to attending this get together and commented on this quite publically on twitter. With hindsight this was ill advised, especially as the weekend turned out to be such a great success! There were a huge number of interesting topics covered, usually in both an extremely …

Travel Bloggers – Collaborating For A Better Future

Public relations are a particularly hot topic within our community at the moment. The impact it’s still very much in its infancy and as witnessed by the interest it elicited, with some of the strong opinions generated at the recent Travel Bloggers Unite conference will continue to do so for some time. Success will be achieved with collaboration; we will …