From a Windjammer cruise in Fiji, to camping and trekking some of the most incredible places in the world, to seeing many of the most famous wonders of the world, it's the trip of a lifetime.
Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) March 7, 2008
After decades of dreaming and a year of planning, Pat Nell and Mike McMillin are finally taking their trip around the world. For nearly six months, the couple will jaunt from one exotic locale to the next.
Although the two are traveling on a 'plan as we go' program -- with no cell phones -- they will never be out of touch. Friends, family, and business associates will always be up to date through their website, http://www.WheresPatandMike.com.
Today, Pat and Mike are in New Delhi, traveling by train to Agra and Jaspur. They just arrived from Bangkok, and before that it was Vietnam, Singapore, New Zealand, and Fiji. And they still have three months of travel ahead of them. As Mike says, "From a Windjammer cruise in Fiji, to camping and trekking some of the most incredible places in the world, to seeing many of the most famous wonders of the world, it's the trip of a lifetime." The memories of this trip will be treasured forever.
To share their experiences with friends at home, as well as new friends met along the way, Pat and Mike wanted to post photos and descriptions on the internet. This was not a novel idea -- travelers have been posting images of exotic locations since the dawn of the internet, starting with bulletin boards and moving to blogs and social networking sites as the web matured. None of those mediums were appealing.
Each medium that the couple looked at had major drawbacks. There were passwords to give out, or rating systems, or banner ads. The blogs available seemed designed only to show the images, not honor the trip. Pat and Mike wanted none of that.
They first asked a talented family member to build the web site. Unfortunately, the end result took too long, was cumbersome, and didn't have the functionality and ease of use that they had hoped for. To showcase this world adventure in a fitting way, Pat and Mike chose to create an actual website. Using a tool called EPORIAGallery, Pat and Mike are able to upload the pictures taken at each destination and write about their experiences much like a blog. Unlike a blog, the website (http://www.WheresPatandMike.com) is complete with a beautiful home page, navigation to information on each of their destinations, and even FAQ's. The brilliantly colored pictures are grouped into photo galleries and slideshows to convey the awe and wonder of each location.
EPORIAGallery is web accessible, so Pat and Mike are able to make updates to the site at any time, from anyplace in the world. Because there is no software to install or support, they are able to maintain this sophisticated website from a small, lightweight laptop that fits right in Pat's backpack. Though Pat has no web administration experience, the tool is simple to use. She's had no trouble uploading images, making changes or updating as they travel. EPORIAGallery has made it possible for Pat and Mike to show their friends the amazing world they are experiencing. They tout EPORIA as a must have for any trip!
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