I'm a travel blogger and app developer at VacationCounts. After writing about work-life balance for years, I've released a web app for organizing vacation memories. The VacationCounts app is a private way to store a list of every vacation taken, measure travel accomplishments, and track your paid time off benefits from year to year.
Attended numerous Travel Massive events in Dublin, Ireland over the years. Great community!
Someplace I haven't visited yet as I enjoy variety.
The Galapagos but only if the seas are calm :)
Software developer for Vacation Designer (Windows CD-ROM)
Travel brand building, technology integration, advertising and affiliate marketing.
Variety, Enrichment, Discovery
Makes perfect sense and that is an excellent reason for you to create your own UNESCO travel exploration and inspiration site. Looks great so far... As for Ireland (and the USA as well) I guess they don't think UNESCO status is a high priority for promo... show more
True and good point. Though with a popular site I'd be worried about getting a big bill from Google after returning from my own travels :) Just looking at the pricing and for 50,000 API calls per month it would be $350-$200 (free) =$150.
Great topic. I think if you survey people over 35 :) I imagine you'll find even higher travel guidebook usage. However I do completely agree with the set of pros and cons you've researched and documented in this post. I still rely on them for initial ... show more
What is the future of travel guidebooks? 8 months ago
I was wondering the same thing. Is Neal paying for Google Maps API and if so, how is this site earning revenue? I don't see any ads. Though I do agree this is a fun armchair travel site.