No Need to Phone Home While Traveling. Keep In Touch with Family and Friends Via the Web.
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Mom and Dad want to know that you are safe...friends want to hear who you’ve met and what you’ve done...the kids want to know that you are healthy...co-workers want to vicariously experience your adventures... These are just a few of the reasons why Dan and Faye Parlow — together with software developers Dave Vincent and Paul Melhus — created the increasingly popular service called MyTripJournal.com. Whereas once upon a time, you did and then you told; now it is possible to do and tell at the same time! With the help of MyTripJournal.com, travelers can share their experiences with everyone as they go!
With just a few clicks, anyone can create their own travel website, allowing them to:
- plot their journey on maps with the IntelliMap System
- store & display photos, stories and experiences
- exchange messages with friends and family
- control who views the ad-free personal travel website
- download a permanent archive at the end of the trip.
Whether the trip is a few weeks in Europe following graduation, an extended sabbatical from work, that retiree’s trip of a lifetime, or a new job assignment away from home, MyTripJournal.com eliminates the need to be making regular calls back home. It also eliminates sending separate emails to a myriad of family members and friends, all of who wanted you to “keep in touch.”
“MyTripJournal.com offers a secure and stable platform for travelers to store their photos and journals,” stresses co-founder Faye Parlow. “It invites friends and family to read when and wherever it is convenient for them do so. Travelers can post as many photos as they want without worrying about crashing anyone’s computer. Readers can go back to previous journal entries and photos as often as they like. And the mapping function is an excellent way to provide geographical context for friends and family.”
Lonely PlanetTM, the world’s leading independent travel company, recently added MyTripJournal.com to their travel services. “This innovative product allows travelers to record their adventures online. Interested friends, family and colleagues can participate in the journeys, and the traveler has a permanent interactive record of the trip,” said Julie Yamato, Travel Services Manager for LonelyPlanet.com. “Working with MyTripJournal to distribute Personal Travel Websites helps us serve the communication needs of our travelers and those who want to follow virtually in the footsteps of the travelers.” Other MyTripJournal.com partners include Adventure Center, STATravelUSA, TravelCUTS, GAPAdventures, Good Sam Club, BCAA (part of AAA - British Columbia), AMA (part of AAA - Alberta), and Connections (Belgium).
Anyone can create their own 45 day MyTripJournal website for FREE in less than 5 minutes (no credit card required) with no obligation. For longer-term websites with additional features, charges are modest. In general, these are less than the cost of regular phone calls home. (See chart below or MyTripJournal.com for details.) So, although cell phones have made staying in touch much easier from almost anywhere, one call cannot connect travelers to everyone instantly in the way the Web now can. And calls certainly can’t retain all those photos to produce an instant “scrapbook” after you return home. If ET found himself away from home today, I bet he would be using MyTripJournal.com, instead of worrying about phoning home.
Check out these examples of MyTripJournal.com users*:
• Honeymooners - http://www.mytripjournal.com/honeytrip
• Retired people on road trips - http://www.mytripjournal.com/haletrip
• Military - http://www.mytripjournal.com/JackieBosnia2004-05
• French, German and Spanish-speaking travelers - http://www.mytripjournal.com/Virg_VinZ
• Young backpackers - http://www.mytripjournal.com/behle - http://www.mytripjournal.com/whitney
• People with overseas job postings - http://www.mytripjournal.com/michaelinchina (English teacher)
• People on sabbatical - - http://www.mytripjournal.com/Emmeblad
• Round the world - http://www.mytripjournal.com/Armstrong
*The above are public sites. Travelers can choose to password protect their sites.
STANDARD Personal Website:
60 day - $19
6 month - $39
1 year - $59
PREMIUM Personal Website:
60 day - $29
6 month - $59
1 year - $89
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