Documenting A Vacation

Documenting A Vacation

Kristen Lubbe
Jul 1, 2010

Yesterday we talked about 8 Tips for Traveling (In a Car, a Plane or Abroad) With Tech. We're planning on traveling a lot this summer and we're wanting to take our documentation to the next level.

We currently know a few brave men that are on a road trip around the country. They took their documentation to the next level and we were seriously intrigued.

Typically when people are on vacation they take pictures, pictures and more pictures and then upload them on Facebook when they get back home. Our friends decided to continuously document each day of their trip &mdash on Tumblr. Friends, family and significant others can be kept up to date on their progress, whereabouts and amazing finds simply by logging onto the site &mdash F*** Yeah, Road Trip!

They've uploaded video, pictures and panoramic shots and even used it as a blog to express how much they're enjoying their post college graduation trip. What's even more interesting is that they have included a gas gauge widget, as well as connected their FourSquare accounts so readers can view where they most recently ate in a far off land.

Did we mention that they're also taking questions? On the right tool bar you can ask them any question you like and they've been answering them each day. Whether you want to make a restaurant or hotel suggestion, or leave a funny comment &mdash it's a great way to stay connected and you almost begin to feel as though you're a part of the trip as well.

We really think this method of travel documentation could really catch on. We're thinking about doing it ourselves when we begin traveling this month!

How do you document your travels?

(Images: Brian Michel)

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