A friend of mine recently traveled to Europe for a few weeks and was able to visit a number of the top spots that tourists think of in connection with Europe. When he had time to do so, he sent out updates to his friends and family via e-mail, and it was enjoyable to read his experiences and see a few of the pictures that he had taken along the way. Using e-mail to communicate in this way is one option, but there are also special services that have been built to help people record the details of their trips for others to see. For example, Mapness! helps you to build your online travel journal.

Using a combination of text, pictures, videos, and a map, you’ll be able to give others a taste of what you’ve experienced on your trips. Each stop is represented by a point on the map, and you can follow these points and click on them to see any content that is associated with that particular location. I like how easy the service is to navigate, and your contacts will enjoy following you on your journeys.