When we left for our trip in June2009 Twitter had been around for a little while but it hadn’t really taken off…or at least I didn’t realize the value of it at the time. Since returning I’ve learned much more about how Twitter works and how it can be used as a traveler. I’m no expert by any means but I do think that knowing how Twitter worked would have changed how we traveled. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll share what I’ve learned so that you can put it to use in your own travels!!
Wow, this turned out to be a bigger series than I was expecting! I know more about Twitter than I thought I did…and now you do too!
And of course this is just a travelers dip-of-the-toe into the whole tweeting thing. You can be sure that there are folks who use it in far more sophisticated manners than this but, for me, this is enough.
I think the biggest take-away is to remember that Twitter is about people. People just like you sharing their thoughts, ideas and stories in small bites. People who want to hear your thoughts, ideas and stories and who want to help you find what you need.
Don’t over do it though. It can be easy to get caught up in it all and forget that travel is primarily about discovery. Use Twitter to help you and to connect but don’t forget to get out there and keep discovering.
I hope you liked the series and found it somewhat helpful. I ask that you share it with all you know who might also find it helpful by posting on Facebook, tweeting about it or Stumbling it. What? You don’t know about Stumbling? Hmmm…maybe I see another series in my future….
Please let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to stop by and say hello on Twitter. You can find me at @OneGiantStep.
You can access the whole series with this link: Twitter Travel Tips
Or each individual post by clicking on the links below: