We can’t believe we’re already halfway through January – where does the time go? For our second #HolidayChat of the year we wanted to discuss all things social media whilst travelling.
It can be difficult to embrace the moment and break away from your phone at times, as you want to share your trip with friends and family. So, grab a cuppa and let’s see if people are as social media obsessed as us…
When I’m on holiday I normally still take photos (so not a complete digital detox). I do however save the editing and posting until I’m back home or commuting so I can be present and enjoy the experiences #HolidayChat— Jamie | Explore With Ed (@ExploreWithEd) January 16, 2019
A1. I tend to go totally cold turkey with social media & my blog when on holiday It's SO nice to take time out, totally relax and get away from it all. #HolidayChat— __ClaireMac (@__ClaireMac) January 16, 2019
A1 I try and do as best as I can but I do end up taking a hell of a lot more pics to use for when I get home #HolidayChat— Lloyd Stevens (@Lloydstevens29) January 16, 2019
A1) Since I started blogging about travel, I find it incredibly hard to switch off when I'm on holiday. I always get tempted to share my photos on social media; a holiday is never 100% a holiday for me anymore! #HolidayChat— Kacie Morgan (@TheRareWelshBit) January 16, 2019
A1: the thought makes me feel sick! I should definitely try it though! #HolidayChat— Kirsty | Lost in Landmarks (@LostInLandmarks) January 16, 2019
Be prepared to add lots of new places to your ‘must-visit’ list!
Ugh always! Instagram makes me get itchy feet on the daily!!!— Bryneenee-Psoriasis (@Bryneenee) January 16, 2019
A2: YES! It made me buy a van and convert it to a camper to travel more!!! #holidaychat— Kirsty | Lost in Landmarks (@LostInLandmarks) January 16, 2019
A2/ I find it more inspiration but I make the decision where I want to go...and money unfortunately #HolidayChat— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) January 16, 2019
I turn into an Instagram stalker, searching the hotels hashtag. I feel like I know all the best sunbathing spots and places to eat before I even go. When I went to Mexico - I knew what I wanted to order from each restaurant lol #HolidayChat— Mummy Of 3 Diaries (@V82CHRIS) January 16, 2019
YES! When I went to Cape Verde, I only knew about the Turtles hatching on the beach near my hotel through what I'd read online. And the Shipwreck, I wouldn't have found that without Instagram x #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/s9n4c9XD1e— Mummy Of 3 Diaries (@V82CHRIS) January 16, 2019
A3/ yes! My first ever trip was due to a YouTube blog I watched and it was exactly what I wanted to do! Now I have a YouTube channel of my own and inspiring others to do the same! #HolidayChat— Natasha Atlas (@NatashaAtlas_) January 16, 2019
A3: I love following other travel bloggers and seeing The Northern Lights, Keukenhof Tulip Gardens & Rotterdam cube houses are on Instagram inspired me to book these trips for myself #holidaychat pic.twitter.com/0EVhEVq2Sf— Jaz (@Jaz_Butterfly) January 16, 2019
We wanted lots of new blogs to check out; any excuse for us to spend time reading through travel-related content…
This was in Jaipur - gorgeous city! pic.twitter.com/Qa45FoYNF6— Fashion and Frappes (@FashionFrappes) January 16, 2019
Don’t forget to join us on Wednesday 6th February 2019 for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Tweet us via @icelollyholiday!