The start of another month at icelolly.com means a new #HolidayChat, filled with nostalgic travel natter and future vacay inspo! This time the topic was all about ‘Social Media On Holiday’, something that has become more and more a part of the travelling process over the years.
If you missed the talk, or simply want a reminder of what was discussed, read on and check out our round-up!
Definitely instagram! I enjoy searching sites in advance as you sometimes uncover some hidden gems when searching through the photos posted #HolidayChat— Michael (@swimforce01) June 5, 2019
I try and switch off when I go on holiday I love getting away from it all and totally living in the moment when we go away I will however try and scout out places for photo opportunities to post when we get back #HolidayChat— Claire Mac (@__ClaireMac) June 5, 2019
A1) 100% I feel like it’s a great way to make your audience feel like they’re with you! I really like IG stories for travel and for the perfect shots it’s all about telling a story #HolidayChat— Char (@char_x0) June 5, 2019
A1 I like to use Instagram stories but wait until I’m back in the hotel each night to share them. Tips would be to try and enjoy your holiday as much as possible and take photos to capture the moment.. don’t make the moment about taking the photo #HolidayChat— Melis Living (@melisliving) June 5, 2019
A2: I have a very healthy relationship with social media, and don't feel any need / desire to do a digital detox. It's the only way I keep in touch with all my family on 3 continents ;-) #HolidayChat— HH Lifestyle Travel (@HHLifestyleTrav) June 5, 2019
a2. Depends how digital! I couldn't give up my camera or my kindle, if I'm travelling solo I like to be able to check in with my family to let them know I'm doing ok but as for keeping up to date with social media, I can give or take it! #holidaychat— Between England & Iowa (@englandandiowa) June 5, 2019
No, but I really want to. Although there was a time when I was on a solo trip in Indonesia and my phone stopped working for a few days. So I was forced to have a digital detox and it was actually sooo needed! #HolidayChat— Debbie (@wanderlustcalls) June 5, 2019
I tried when we went to Portugal in April and I wasn’t on my phone for 90% of the holiday and it was fabulous. I 100% want to try it more often #holidaychat— Liz (@volcanologyliz) June 5, 2019
Definitely. It has to be New York City! #HolidayChat— Katie Jane Collins (@katiejcollins) June 5, 2019
A3 absolutely yes.. although I hate admitting that. The most photogenic place I’ve been is probably Singapore but that wasn’t influenced by social media.. Instagram made me want to visit Bali for example. #HolidayChat— Melis Living (@melisliving) June 5, 2019
Yes! I visited Slovenia after seeing photos of Lake Bled, and I'm going to Zante on Saturday to get that shot of shipwreck beach! Im not ashamed to say that when I see photos online, I'm very influenced by them... #HolidayChat— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) June 5, 2019
I used IG a lot when traveling around India last year - I got some of the best recommendations on bars and restaurants from that platform! #HolidayChat— Michael (@swimforce01) June 5, 2019
So many places. Destinations, specific spots and even places to eat! Asking on social for recommendations on where to go before a trip is the best way #HolidayChat— Katie Jane Collins (@katiejcollins) June 5, 2019
Not destination wise. But food wise! Oh yes! I've found some fab foodie ola es through Instagram #HolidayChat— Claire Mac (@__ClaireMac) June 5, 2019
All of the time! It was only on my second time in Budapest, that I discovered this amazing view! Thanks social media pic.twitter.com/RxUmxJ3oc7— Debbie (@wanderlustcalls) June 5, 2019
When I visited the Balkans I did mý research on instagram.— Michaela (@HeyImMichaela) June 5, 2019
My research led me to hike up to the fortress in Kotor, road trip to Kravice falls in Bosnia, walk the city walls in Dubrovnik and head to Mount Srd. #HolidayChat pic.twitter.com/H2w3AgdEn0
Join us on Wednesday 19th June for our next #HolidayChat! Got a topic suggestion? Tweet @icelollyholiday!