Saturday, July 5, 2014

What Social Media Has Taught Me About Road Tripping

We’ve just come back from our most socially integrated road trip yet, and boy have we learned a lot.

As many of you know, we’ve spent the past 2.5 weeks on the road, driving from Vancouver to Newfoundland, down to Florida and back up to Vancouver via New Orleans and Colorado. This was an amazing road trip, and we’re so happy many of you joined in on the road trip fun!

Twitter has become a big part of my everyday life, I’ve been a travel blogger and social media marketer for about 3 years now, and often tweet from the road while travelling. This round we actually took social media to a whole new level on our road trip and encouraged people to tweet us from the road.
We took some whiteboard markers from the office and wrote our Twitter handle on our car. Within a few hours we got our first tweet from the road.

So what has social media taught me about road tripping:

When planning our road trips, I often spend a lot of time on Google finding cool and unusual roadside attractions, and must see places for us to explore while road tripping, but the one thing I’ve underutilized the most … Twitter.

Twitter is a great source to reach out to fellow travellers, and locals for suggestions on fun things to see while in town. But it’s also a great way to communicate with other travellers on the road, and it’s a lot of fun.

Here are some tweets we received while on the road:

Thanks to everyone who interacted with us while on our latest road trip!

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