A good friend of mine, Yvonne of JustTravelous, hit upon an idea just a few weeks ago that I really loved. She is a big Instagram fan, the iPhone app that allows you to take photos with your iPhone, or iPod Touch, and post them to friends following you on Instagram, as well as posting to Twitter and Facebook.
Her post, “How to Travel Around the World with Instagram,” struck a cord with me. I have been toying around with Instagram since I recently got an iPod Touch (at the repeated insistence of another great friend, Ayngelina). The whole ability to travel and dream via the powers of the internet and social media is something that quite appeals to me.
I am not completely sold on Instagram. While you can play with the look of the photos via the app (and some others) to modify how the photos look, I tend to think a lot of Instagram photos can be quite overdone, but it also is a fairly addictive way to share images with friends easily.
If you want to follow my Instagram feed there, as I experiment with all the tools available, I am michaelshodson there.
So, take a look at how you can travel via photography. All these photos of Santorini, Greece, were posted in the last few days. Do a little bit of travel dreaming…this isn’t one of the hidden gems in Greece, but you should hit it on your next trip anyway! If you are looking for a quick guide to visit Santorini in the off-season, my good friend Candice did one — and the offseason is by far the best time to go!