Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Travel2point0

1,067 views

Published on

This is a low bandwidth (sans pictures) version of a presentation I did at the barcamp KL in April 2007

  • Be the first to comment

Travel2point0

  1. 1. Travel 2.o traveling in the connected age
  2. 2. Beyond the guidebooks • Wikitravel (Many times Wikitravel covers smaller places usually not covered by print books and is more up to date) • O#eat Guides • IgoUgo, Travelwolf • Regions specific forums - Indiamike, Travelfish(South East Asia), Lonely Planted Thorntree forum
  3. 3. Communities for travelers • Couchsurfing.com (find accommodation and share yours too)
  4. 4. More than text and pictures • Google Maps and Earth (virtual walkthrough of the city you are visiting) • Second Life (Virtual reproductions of cities)
  5. 5. Gathering local intelligence • Google Blog Search (use blog search to search for a place, then find what people are saying. Post comment on those blogs. Instant friends) • Flickr • GlobalVoicesOnline.org (has latest from blogs all over the world)
  6. 6. Local language learning • iTunes (Search for Language Podcasts) • iPhone apps by Lonely Planet and World Nomad
  7. 7. Engaging locals • Meetup.com (Join a local meetup on a variety of topics) • Organize a blogger/tech gathering • Check local events on Facebook event page • See if a Barcamp is happening in the city you are visiting • Contact local schools/universities and offer to do a talk/presentation (having a blog that documents previous talks at other schools helps)
  8. 8. Contributing • Write a blog, post pictures, post videos • Edit Wikitravel and add stuff
  9. 9. Writing about negative experiences • Avoid too much complaining • Provide alternatives, tips and positive
  10. 10. Travel documents • Scan Passport, Visas etc. and save a copy online. Email the scans to yourself • Keep a list of Western Union agents along your list
  11. 11. What else to carry on your camera/mobile phone/ computer • Carry some pictures of your family • Carry some pictures/videos of unique customs from your home country
  12. 12. Making people remember you • Send postcards to people you’ve met along the way
  13. 13. Contact Preetam

×