Today’s generation lives by the motto “pics or it didn’t happen”, but while they prove that you were, in fact, there, there are many more reasons why documenting your trips and travel goals on social media is a great idea. Read on to find out why!
It’s super convenient
There’s no denying this one. There are loads of social media platforms and almost all of them are really straightforward and easy to use. It’s only a matter of few clicks and swipes and you can share your adventure with the whole world! There is a social media outlet for your every need, be it uploading pictures, or checking into a restaurant, or alerting people about the song on your playlist.
It keeps your pictures safe
God forbid your laptop crashes, or you dive into a river with your phone in your pocket, or the camera slips out of your hands on a mad skydiving adventure (oops), if all your pictures and memories are backed up online, you can access them from anywhere in the world. No longer do you have to worry about clearing up storage space, either.
It helps you remember where and when
When you are a frequent traveler, it’s easy to forget the names of all the places you’ve been to with the passage of time, but here’s another front where social media helps.
Most social media websites display the date when the picture was uploaded and also offer the facility to tag the name of the location where it was taken. So, you can tag the location while it’s still fresh on your mind, and then flip through them months later to jog your memory.
It can get you free goodies
If you are an avid traveler with a huge fan following, it is possible that some companies may give you free travel gear or sponsor a trip to advertise themselves. A trip paid for by someone else? Sounds like a good deal to us.
You can connect with other people who have been there
Once people see where you are, they can offer some valuable advice about places to visit and where to eat if they have been there before. This way you can experience a place in a way that is different from all the generic tours.
It inspires others to travel
Seeing what a great time you’re having and catching a glimpse of the places you’ve visited can coax people to get moving and experience things for themselves . You can be the inspiration to new travelers!
It will inspire YOU to travel
With your adventures up online, you’ll come across them often and reminisce about your adventures, and all the praise and love you receive from the internet community will inspire you to pack your bags and hit the road again!
A word of caution
It’s best to reveal the finer details of your trip AFTER it is over, such as how long you will be gone and where you will be staying. It will help prevent potentially harmful information from falling into the wrong hands.
Old soul. Compulsive book hoarder. Part time traveler, full time explorer. Professional puppy hugger. Lives in the eighties.