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My life of travel – another travel social network

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It’s safe to say that travel blogs these days are a dime in a dozen. There’s just seemingly an endless stream of eager bloggers who want to share their testimonials, travel photos, food and hotel reviews with just about everyone else in the world. From eager beaver first-time travelers to die-hard backpackers to regular globetrotters, all want to share their experiences, whether bad or good, with other people. In fact, the more people they share their travel-related stories and photos with, the better – and the best way to do this is to turn to the Internet and come up with travel blogs of their own. Unfortunately, it takes more than just photos and stories to lure readers to a travel blog. Sometimes a “bolt-in”, if you will, of various travel blogs from users all over the world is needed and luckily, a popular web-based travel journal and travel research tool has come out of its hibernation.


Tripwolf – Revolutionizing Travel

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Tripwolf is a social travel guide which covers over 200,000 destinations and points of interest throughout the world. Tripwolf is backed by MairDumont, Europe’s largest publisher of travel guides. The website was in the private beta stage and was successfully launched to the public on 1st July.

The site has a pleasant design and the interface is absolute joy to use and won’t take much time to get used to. The site can be viewed in German which is a helpful feature, also a Spanish version will follow in 2009. All the key locations are available in a list which, next to the map, makes it even easier to narrow down on your search. The site contains a Journal which contains experiences of other travelers who have kept a log of their trips. The Galleries are another feature in which you can share your pictures from a place you’ve visited and can view other’s pictures. This helps in socializing with others and also you can plan your trip based on other’s recommendation.


The Best Hot Springs in Japan?

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onsen_beppuTaking a Quick Look at Beppu

Of all the places in the world, there is no place quite like the infamous city of Beppu. Famous for a number of things, from its hot baths to a sex museum, this city certainly has it all,   but what’s so special about Beppu that keeps the crowds coming?


Tel Aviv vacations

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Thinking about Tel Aviv, one might say what an old city! Hard to explain why so many people have this believe, because in fact the city of Tel Aviv is very young, one of the youngest worldwide, and has just celebrated 100 years from its grounding.

The old city of Jaffa with its port is a part of Tel aviv nowadays

The old city of Jaffa with its port is a part of Tel aviv nowadays

Maybe the name Tel Aviv sounds so old or obsolete, but it simply means ” Hill of Spring”, as translated from Hebrew. The city itself is also simply charming, and people all around the world call it “The city that never stops”. Tel Aviv lives, Jerusalem prays and Haifa works, say the people in Israel. Tel Aviv is far away from being traditionalist. On the contrary, is one of the most liberal cities around the world.

Spectacular skyline of Tel Aviv at night

Spectacular skyline of Tel Aviv at night


Interview with Sebastian Heinzel about TripWolf

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Hello Sebastian, can you tell some information about you and the Tripwolf team?

I am originally from Vienna, Austria, but I have been living in New York for 2 years. I’m 30 years old and a passionate traveler: I have visited 70 countries. For the last few years I worked as a journalist and international correspondent for Austrian and German print magazines, covering stories like the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine, the youth scene in Teheran, the hunt for war criminal General Mladic in Serbia or the working conditions in Brazil’s sugar industry.

I am running the company together with my best friend Alexander Trieb who is based in Manhattan. He has lots of start-up experience, both from the US and Europe and he worked in IT and management consulting before we started tripwolf.


Interview with Calan Horsman from Mylifeoftravel.com

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I talked a bit with Calan from Mylifeoftravel.com and he agreed to give me an interview, also a review for his site is coming soon.

Hello Calan, can you share some info about you and the team behind Mylifeoftravel?