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Travel Find Tuesday: Are We Losing the Moment by Capturing the Moment?

5 Jun

I can’t help but wonder that when I look at this video of a couple during their vacation to Spain and Morocco. It’s a beautiful video, don’t get me wrong but…

By always being behind the lens are we forgetting what’s in front of us?

I struggle with this constantly because I work in social media in the travel industry. It’s also really difficult to turn off the gadgets in downtime. I think that’s why it’s so important to unplug and actually have a vacation. Actually, I’m seeing this trend with a few travel bloggers right now and I wonder if it will continue. I don’t think we’ll (“we” as in “travel bloggers” or people in social media as one subset; there’s also the “workaholic” subset as well) ever be able to completely “turn off” but at least living may lead to a better story and less a montage of photos.

So I vow this: one day during my trip in downtime to Portland and San Francisco, I am not going to be on the computer  at all (Twitter, Facebook, blog,the shebang). I’ll even turn off my phone. Gasp!  I can’t promise I won’t take photos. That might be hard. But except for my digital camera for one day, I will not be on any computer  Deal?

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NEAR: Save In The City. A Video Entry!

12 Apr

The Ginger Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich. This photo does not do it justice but I can't embed the video for some reason!

So…there’s this amazing website in Toronto called “My City Lives” and what makes it different from other sites is that it’s a hyper local travel site that’s dedicated to video blogs.  Not only can find out about specific categories (shopping, food and drink, etc.) you can look for videos based on location via the map of Toronto. Pretty nifty! So these geniuses teamed up with financial jaggernaut ING to launch a video contest called “My City Saves.” Anything goes but you have to show your best saving tip in Toronto.

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