Travel Blog Your Next Vacation

Written by Jed Clark

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There are many websites where you can post your blog for free. Many of them even allow you to post pictures. Some blogs even specialize in travel logs. Two of my favorites are:

Travellerspoint - Allows you to create a public travel blog or a private travel diary that is password protected for selected viewers. TravelBlog - Provides blog space and allows for unlimited photos in your travel journal.

If you've gotrepparttar travel bug, but can break away from work or don't have appropriate funds, you can go on a virtual vacation by subscribing to a travel blog that someone else is keeping. You may also want to read through a blog of someone who's been torepparttar 147990 destination that you're planning to visit. You'll get first hand travel tips and advice for that destination.

A travel blog can enhance your vacation by allowing your friends and family to participate as well as creating a record ofrepparttar 147991 trip that you can enjoy later. Make sure you create one for your next vacation.

Jed Clark is a travel writer, photographer and long-time San Francisco resident. For more travel tips and information about San Francisco destinations, attractions and neighborhoods, visit - a destination guide to San Francisco.

Falling In Love In Ecuador

Written by Steve Gillman

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In fact,repparttar entire trip, including airfare,repparttar 147853 fee forrepparttar 147854 guide on Chimborazo, and everything else, cost $1040. That was for four weeks. How I kept it so cheap is a subject for another article.

More Information on Ecuador

The mountain towns (Quito, Riobamba, Loja, Cuenca, Otavalo, Ibarra, Ambato, Latacunga) have wonderful climates. Highs are inrepparttar 147855 60s to 70s fahrenheit year-round. Guayaquil andrepparttar 147856 coastal cities can be hot, butrepparttar 147857 temperature is moderated byrepparttar 147858 Humboldt Current, which brings cool water alongrepparttar 147859 coast of South America.

If you like beaches, you have many options. In Salinas, for example, you can sit on a beautiful Pacific Ocean beach, while vendors bring you everything from beer to ice cream to chair rentals an music. For $20 you can rent a jet ski and have some fun inrepparttar 147860 waves.

The Galapagos Islands are part of Ecuador, and tour information is available in all major cities (It's cheaper to wait until you're in Ecuador to book a tour).

Good meals can still be had for under two dollars in most cities, if you eat whererepparttar 147861 locals do. Hotels in most cities start at around $12 (less for a bed in a hostel). Cross-country travel by bus is cheaper and more comfortable than bus travel inrepparttar 147862 U.S.

The people of Ecuador are almost universally friendly, and speak one ofrepparttar 147863 clearest, easiest to understand dialects of Spanish (A great place to learn). Ecuador is a safe, democratic republic, with a legal system similar to that ofrepparttar 147864 U.S.

Steve Gillman hit the road at sixteen, and traveled the United States and Mexico alone at 17. Now 40, he travels with his wife Ana, whom he met in Ecuador. Read their stories, tips and travel information at:

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