Personal Travel Website - a new tool for traveler safety & communication
Vancouver, Aug. 1, 2003 - No programming skills or gadgets required for travelers and loved ones to have the assurance of real-time communication world-wide.
Parents will have less to worry about when their grown children take to the highways and byways in search of exotic adventure this year. That is, if their children have signed up for a personal travel website with MyTripJournal.com.
MyTripJournal.com is an easy and economical tool for travelers to build their own personal trip website. It is a highly efficient way to keep in touch with family and friends, sharing the travel experience in a personal and interactive way. And, with the proliferation of cybercafes and other internet access points worldwide , communication via the internet is a viable option almost anywhere.
Built as a template, a MyTripJournal personal travel website allows the traveller to post text and photos as well as plot their journey worldwide on the over 150 customizable and interactive maps. Once posted, current, as well as past entries are immediately available in real time.
Security options are built into MyTripJournal personal travel websites that restrict access to the site through password protection. Travelers give their passwords to those people they choose to view their site, ensuring privacy and security.
The prototype was designed to meet the real-life needs of a family travelling in China with their two small children. The Parlow family was looking for an efficient and broad-based communication method to reassure family members at home of their safety and security and to allow others to track their journey. The value of their personal travel website was put to the test early on in their journey.
Co-founder, Faye Parlow explains. "We were in Beijing when the tragedy of September 11, 2001 occurred, and within a very short time period, we were able to reassure our family and friends that we were safe and secure. We could also share the local commentary and climate in China around the tragedy so that our family could understand our decision to continue our trip. Our personal travel website was invaluable in conveying this message efficiently to a wide group of people as well as in giving our family and friends a visual understanding
of our location in relation to the events unfolding in Afghanistan."
MyTripJournal personal travel websites are designed to be accessed through internet connections worldwide. No programming skill or technical gear is required to use a MyTripJournal personal travel website.
Co-founder Dave Vincent explains. "More and more people who have the technical skills are recognizing the value of a personal travel website for communication on the road and are building their own custom travel websites. However, for the person without programming skills who wants a personal, customized travel website that is a secure environment for their content -- like their itinerary, current and past locations, journal entries and photos -- there were no economical, readily accessible solutions prior to MyTripJournal.com."
A MyTripJournal personal travel website also acts as a safe and secure repository for digital photos allowing travellers using digital photos to upload from memory cards on a regular basis. Digital photos are saved and then optimized for internet viewing, but the original photo at its original resolution may be stored and downloaded when the traveller arrives home.
Travelers have after-trip storage options, ranging from a static HTML download to a printed and bound version of their personal travel website.
For more information and to view sample MyTripJournal websites, please visit www.MyTripJournal.com ; or contact Dan Parlow at (604) 728-5500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The story of the site's origin can be found at www.MyTripJournal.com . Click 'About Us' - 'The Story'.