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It is a natural part of human nature to seek out adventure. While every person has a unique desire for the sort of excitement they would love, traveling and seeing new and amazing things seems deeply ingrained into the human spirit.

Here at MUO, that spirit is strong – just check out Aibek’s list of 10 great travel websites 10 Travel Websites that should be Bookmarked 10 Travel Websites that should be Bookmarked Read More just to get started. It is for this reason that I’m always in search of the most effective way for people to share their travel adventures with the world.

This is why I was so excited to find TravelPod, a free travel blog where folks with or without web design or blogging experience can open an account and start blogging about their interesting trips and the sights that they see along the way.


There are two very exciting sides to TravelPod. If you love to live vicariously through others, reading through these blogs is a perfect way to experience the world through the eyes of another. Even if you don’t have a penny to your name, you can see the pyramids of Egypt, walk the Great Wall of China or see the Eiffel Tower all from the comfort of your own home.

TravelPod Brings the World To You

I am the type of person that loves seeing the world through the eyes of others. Most avid readers are the same way – there’s something magical about not only seeing photos and maps that outline a trip, but also reading the thoughts, fears, excitement and insight of the person seeing those places. For me, even reading someone’s account of a simple walk through the forest is an amazing adventure.

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From the very front page of this site, you can type in anything you want to see and view listings of hundreds to thousands of blogs that contain experiences along those lines. For example, searching for “pyramids of egypt” turn up almost 4,000 blog entries.

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As an avid adventurer myself, I get goosebumps just scrolling down through these posts. Thousands upon thousands of personal experiences, maps and amazing photographs of the greatest places on earth. Whether you just want to see actual images of a certain part of the world you’ve always wanted to see, or you’re planning out a future trip for yourself, these posts contain a plethora of information you will be hard pressed to find in travel guides or tourist maps. Don’t forget to read Tina’s review of Packwhiz Create a Free Travel Packing Checklist With Packwhiz Create a Free Travel Packing Checklist With Packwhiz Read More to help with your packing!

The Layout Of TravelPod Posts

The thing I love about TravelPod in particular is that every post has common elements that you can expect when you open up a post – a map, the blog entry, a photo gallery and then the trip itinerary at the bottom that maps to previous or subsequent posts in the trip.

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The map is usually at the upper right of the post, although some bloggers use a cool format with a large map above the blog entry itself. This map traces the travel route of the traveler (and sometimes even the hiking route if that’s the sort of trip being logged).

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Under the blog entry and photo gallery, you’ll find the “Table of Contents” which is actually a very useful itinerary of the trip. I love the fact that you can follow along the storyline of the entire trip by just clicking on each subsequent post. Some of these travel blogs are like reading novels – with all of the unique characters people meet and amazing experiences people have when they travel. If you start reading through these blog entries, you will find hours of intrigue, excitement, wonder and more. Try to find a novel that offers all of that!

Become A TravelPod Blogger

The most important thing I’d like to stress about TravelPod is that it isn’t so much a blogging platform as it is a large social network of adventurers. I have my own blog where I chronicle my outdoor adventures, but the allure of TravelPod is that you are submitting your adventures to a community of fellow travelers who love the same sort of things that you do – an instant audience of people who are seeking out the same insight from other travelers as you are.

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Signing in is a one-step process, and you can even use your Facebook account to sign in if you want to. Once you’re in, the first thing you’ll see is your dashboard which logs all of your past travel entries, maps, stats about your visitors and even how many fans you have.

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When you start a new itinerary, you can plan out your entire trip by date and location even before you start blogging. This lays out your planned trip, which you can modify later if you need to. Once this is set up, every location becomes a blog entry that’s ready to be filled in once you’re there.

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Each blog entry form has the standard look and feel that you expect from most blog CMS forms – typical formatting tools like bold, italics, underline and linking – but you can also click on the “edit HTML” button to tweak the page if you have the HTML skills required – a very nice feature for experienced bloggers.

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TravelPod is well integrated with your Facebook and Twitter accounts. After each blog entry, when you click on “send notification” at the top of the screen, you have the option to send out an instant update to Twitter, Facebook or even to the contacts that you’ve added to your TravelPod account.

In most ways, TravelPod is so much more than a blogging platform. It’s an ideal way for people to log their adventures in a format that’s fascinating and fun to read, and it’s the simplest way to distribute your travel experiences to friends, family and to fellow adventure enthusiasts.

Do you blog your travel experiences? Do you use your own free private travel blog, or do you like the social networking aspect of sites like TravelPod instead? Share your insight and experiences in the comments section below.

  1. Rob
    June 9, 2016 at 6:32 am

    Unlike most of the earlier comments, my feedback is as a user of TravelPod for many years. I am a retired solo traveller, who uses TravelPod to not only document my day to day travel experiences to share with friends and family back home, but also to create travel books of my experiences to use as "coffee table" books.

    I have had several friends, former work associates and people sharing a tour with me ask for their own copies of the trip books.

    While there are a couple of frustrations in use, it is the best application that I have found that meets my general needs.

  2. AlabamaTravelGuide
    July 27, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Thanks so much for a sweet Travel Blog! Wewill for sure come back and enjoy your resource. http://www.alabamarockcompany....

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  4. Jaihotravel
    July 5, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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  5. bahamas travel
    July 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Nice article about travel brother.It may be help to traveler bloger.Thanks for sharing

  6. Janice
    June 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Besides of the mentioned sites above these four sites can also give you valuable info about specific tourist spots
    http://koh-chang.info/
    http://www.sihanoukville.info/
    http://siemreap.info/
    http://cebutourist.com/

  7. Janice
    June 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Besides of the mentioned sites above these four sites can also give you valuable info about specific tourist spots
    http://koh-chang.info/
    http://www.sihanoukville.info/
    http://siemreap.info/
    http://cebutourist.com/

  8. robert byrne
    June 7, 2010 at 4:31 am

    I m over 30, and am not impressed with singles holidays as they usually force you into 4 star accomodation and try to back the hol with," you can do your own thing"

    They need to be in touch with reality!!!!!! , like the coach/budget airline firms have and still are; as opposed to the railways!!!

  9. robert byrne
    June 7, 2010 at 2:31 am

    I m over 30, and am not impressed with singles holidays as they usually force you into 4 star accomodation and try to back the hol with," you can do your own thing"

    They need to be in touch with reality!!!!!! , like the coach/budget airline firms have and still are; as opposed to the railways!!!

  10. Ion
    June 6, 2010 at 2:27 am

    When we will get an app for the iPad? Unfortunately in the current format you can't upload text.

    Thanks

  11. Ion
    June 6, 2010 at 12:27 am

    When we will get an app for the iPad? Unfortunately in the current format you can't upload text.

    Thanks

  12. www.explorehimalaya.com
    June 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    its very intresting.i like.

  13. Europe Traveler
    May 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Travelpod looks very interesting. And it's incredibly popular. It says "82,892 travel experiences from 190 countries shared this week!"

  14. Jacob
    May 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I agree, even my Malaysia accommodation was decided after reading an article in TravelPod.

  15. Eric Lussier
    May 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the great review! TravelPod has actually been around for over 10 years (!!!) but we did a major overhaul last year. Really glad you like all the little details we put in.

    You may also want to check out our latest project: TripWow!
    You can create a killer travel slideshow in minutes.

    Thanks again!
    Eric from TravelPod

  16. Eric Lussier
    May 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for the great review! TravelPod has actually been around for over 10 years (!!!) but we did a major overhaul last year. Really glad you like all the little details we put in.

    You may also want to check out our latest project: TripWow!
    You can create a killer travel slideshow in minutes.

    Thanks again!
    Eric from TravelPod

  17. Aibek
    May 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Thanks for heads up! It's ok now.

    Aibek

  18. Wolfpac711
    May 5, 2010 at 2:09 am

    The link to 10 great travel websites has a typo ("...bookmarccked"). Perhaps someone was trying to Carbon Copy their own bookmark. ;)

    It should be...
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/1...

  19. Wolfpac711
    May 5, 2010 at 12:09 am

    The link to 10 great travel websites has a typo ("...bookmarccked"). Perhaps someone was trying to Carbon Copy their own bookmark. ;)

    It should be...
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-travel-websites-that-should-be-bookmarked/

    • Aibek
      May 5, 2010 at 9:39 am

      Thanks for heads up! It's ok now.

      Aibek

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