Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 9, 2006
BootsnAll Travel Network (BTN), one of the largest publishers of online travel stories, has launched its flagship travelogue, Travel Gear Blog.
Travel Gear Blog provides candid reviews of outdoor and travel products through testing from local travelers. With more than 400 blog entries, Travel Gear Blog provides comprehensive previews of new products not yet distributed in stores, and shows daily deals from outdoor and travel vendors.
BTN Travel Gear Editor Mika Lepisto attests to what makes this blog unique. “BootsnAll Travel Network has great relationships with thousands of independent travelers who are eager to test new products. While these travelers backpack through Asia or go rafting in Switzerland, they give us honest no-nonsense advice on why the products rock…or suck” said Lepisto.
A travelogue is both a blog and guidebook written by a travel expert who writes about the issue daily, allowing travelers to find the most up-to-date information, unlike traditional guidebooks.
Since guidebooks are quickly outdated by the time they come off the bookstore shelves, BTN has responded to the growing need of travelers to get timely information before, during, and after their trip, while the information is still current.
BTN will launch more than 20 travelogues in the next year, covering destinations from Ireland and Australia and travel issues like Adventure travel, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and Eco Travel.
According to BTN President Sean Keener, the need for honest, up-to-date information is more important than ever. "Guide books like Lonely Planet and Frommers are great, but many of their recommendations change after six months. Some hostels close, new restaurants open and there are new places to visit." said Keener. "Using technology and our local experts, we have created a guide book that never becomes outdated and keeps evolving."
Each local expert will update the guidebook multiple times per day, writing about the best hostels, unique places to visit, how to get around, and even best - and worst - parts of the city or country to avoid. The goal is to create a network of travelogues that are truly objective and honest: showing both the great and not-so-great reasons at each destination.
"Let's face it, not all traveling is wonderful. Travel brochures that show white sands beaches are not true of every beach in the world. Have you seen some of the beaches in India or Africa? Our local experts will share the truth. You can even send questions to our local experts and all of them will write back," Keener said.