Your wanderlust has transformed you into an avid traveler who is always on the go. In the whirlwind of hopping from one majestic place to the next, you want to share your awesome experiences with your family and friends. Thankfully, there are many ways you can keep in touch with your loved ones from wherever you are in the world. From traditional methods to new innovations, here are some of the best ways to stay connected and share your travel adventures.
The classic, tried-and-true way to share your travel experience is through a postcard. Even in a digital world, postcards are still available at many tourist shops. These unique cards are a fun and personal way to share your more humbling and real experiences with your family and friends. They provide a tangible map and idea of what you’re doing — a snapshot of the local culture you are enjoying. You can also create your own postcard online using the photos you’ve taken. Utilize websites, like Minted and Paperless Post, that will let you create a postcard with your images to send to loved ones.
Share the sights and sounds of your travels through videograms. Capture video and audio on your smartphone and upload your footage on your computer to create a short and succinct overview of your recent expeditions. Videograms let you exercise your creative side — you can create a presentation that shows your loved ones the emotions and excitement you’re experiencing. Make sure you capture video of your surroundings, the small special moments you experience, some of the people and some photos of yourself doing activities. You can add music that originates from the region or country you’ve visited, for that special touch. These videos can be shared through social media, email or through video-sharing sites like Vimeo.
A blog is the perfect platform to write about your journey. As a blogger, you can curate how your viewers experience the site and its content. Keep your writing and presentations interesting and relevant, you don’t want to give your viewers a boring play-by-play of your daily itinerary. Put a little life and color into your text and visuals to keep readers coming back for updates. Talk about the golden nuggets of the day, like the profound conversation you had with a local shop owner, the smell of the flowers at the outdoor market or the tastes and the ambiance of your favorite restaurant. Make sure your images are of good quality so your readers can get a good idea of the sights you’re seeing — and so they can picture themselves where you are. It can be difficult to lug around a digital camera, but many smartphones today, like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, are equipped with high-quality cameras that have dual-pixel technology, which are great for taking photos in any kind of light. This kind of smartphone is incredibly helpful, as you’ll have amazing, photo-worthy moments day and night.