Last week, we featured some of the best travel Instagram accounts out there. Now, we’re taking a look at the world’s top travel bloggers, who share their world-wandering lives with us through beautiful photos, eclectic stories and unique advice.
- Daniel Nahabedian is an incredibly gifted photographer who documents his travels in “Canvas of Light.”
- “Johnny Vagabond,” otherwise known as Wes Nations, has a special section on his blog for the crazy stories he’s acquired as a world traveler. Read about his poker scandal in Saigon.
- Backpackers will dig the travel advice by Chris Richardson, the “Aussie Nomad.”
- The “foXnoMad” Anil Polat provides all the technology advice you need when traveling to a foreign place.
- “Classe Touriste” is a travel blog authored by a husband-wife duo sharing their experiences abroad.
- “Digital Nomad” Andrew Evans is a National Geographic writer and fanatic traveler.
- Finally, “Go Big or Go Home” documents a small-town family’s big adventures and travels to the “World’s Largest”… whatever!
These are just a few of the many amazing travel blogs I found. There’s certainly a travel blog out there for any destination, topic or style you fancy. Enjoy!
“Instagram can be a platform for changing the way we see the world,” claim the popular photo application’s creators. This week, we’re looking at the Instagram users who have changed the way their followers see the world. Here are our top picks for travel-related Instagram accounts.
Have a wonderful weekend!
This weekend marks the official start of fall travel season! So we’re giving you the “best” “best of’s” for fall travel. Check out the best…
Happy fall, everyone!
Did you know Facebook recently loosened the reins on their contest guidelines? Here’s what’s happening.
- Prior to the change, Facebook required contests and promotions be run through a third party application. Now, businesses are free to run them right on their Facebook timeline. Timeline contests can be as quick and simple as posting text or a photo and asking people to comment and/or like it.
- Big news, right? Well, turns out most businesses were already doing this, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Still, the benefits of running these low-cost and easy-to-create contests are now legally available to everyone, and that’s big. The contests are also good for engagement and mobile compatibility.
- You can use Timeline contests to do a number of things, like drive “like” and comment entries and collect valuable data. Consult these best practices when planning yours.
- Though there are a number of benefits to running Timeline contests, there’s still a place for using third party apps. Among many reasons, use third party apps to gather email addresses, incentivize sharing and appear more professional.
With the matchup between the Ravens and Broncos last night, we’ve officially entered the NFL regular season! Even if you’re not the biggest sports fan, it’s hard to escape football season if you’re using any kind of social media. This Link Friday, we’re discussing how social media ties in with football season.
Facebook’s newest development allows users to discover connections and explore user content like never before.
- The Facebook Graph Search lets you accomplish three pretty cool things: find people who share your interests, explore your world through photos and discover restaurants, music and more.
- “Friends who like kickball,” “People who graduated in 2007 from [college name],” “Photos I Like.” These are just some examples of searches you can perform with the new tool.
- Other cool uses of the graph search: find experts for topics of interest, take a trip down memory lane, and clean up your act – by searching your name, you can see everything about you visible to the public – and remove anything embarrassing.
- Here’s a great video that shows you how to make use of the Facebook Graph Search.
- Businesses can also take advantage of these new search features. Improve your Facebook visibility on the Facebook Graph Search and boost your brand.
- Think carefully about what your target market searches for. In this example about marketing Facebook pages to college students, it’s suggested you focus on increasing your likes and visual presence, since this demographic is attracted to popular pages and attractive photos.
- Finally, watch for the Work4 Graph Search Recruiter Beta to launch in the fall, a tool that employers can use to optimize their search of potential job candidates.
There are many ways to take advantage of the new Facebook Graph Search. Try it out today!
You may have noticed hashtags floating around the Facebook-sphere this past summer. Here’s what’s going on.
What do you think? We recommend at least trying them out for now. It’s only a matter of time before we can truly determine the fate of the Facebook hashtag. Happy Friday!
Yes, “back to school.” Believe it or not, it’s about that time, so we’ve pulled together some cool school-related travel links. Best places to study abroad, interesting historical destinations, most beautiful campuses – we promise this “back to school” edition will be more interesting than a high school history lecture.
Enjoy your last bit of summer!
Ready to turn up the notch on your Facebook ads? It’s time to try out the Facebook Power Editor. Though the “powerful” name may sound intimidating, it really isn’t. We’ve outlined the basics for using this cool new tool.
- The Power Editor helps you improve efficiency in creating, editing and managing a large number of campaigns and ads.
- Here are 5 big reasons to use the editor, including better Facebook ad image management, bulk import and advanced targeting capabilities
- It allows you to do some impressive things you can’t do using the basic ad manager.
- You can easily download the Power Editor from the Facebook Ads Manager page. Time to get started!
We’ve entered August (…sigh, we know). Summer always flies by, but with a month left, see how many warm-weather activities you can pack into August! And what says “summer vacation” more than going camping?
Enjoy that warm weather while you still can!