It’s been a while since we’ve looked at travel recommendation site Gogobot. They launched a nice new feature yesterday that turns the places you’ve been into a beautiful digital scrapbook that can be shared with friends.
“Our travels are important to us, creating memories that are deeply personal and rich with emotion.Â Until today, however, people have been limited to sharing these memories through online photo albums where the images are preserved, but the context and narrative that gives them meaning is lost.Â Today, Gogobot takes the world beyond the photo album, launching a revolutionary digital scrapbook that allows users to curate and share all aspects of their travels, packaged into a super user-friendly interactive, crisp and clean design,” said Travis Katz, Gogobot co-founder and CEO.
The “travel collections,” as they’re called,” are an extension of your Gogobot “passport,” which can automatically import your foursquare checkins. They group the different restaurants, hotels and attractions you’ve visited by city and display them â€” along with your reviews â€” in a scrapbook-style view (or on a map if you choose).
Each entry includes either a large photo or map. Many of the photos are drawn from Flickr (creative commons), Expedia, etc. You can even upload your own photos from each location. They’re kept separately from the venue photos, making it a nice place to store family photos and associate them with a specific place from your trip.
For an example, check out Katz’s beautifulÂ London collection.
Your friends can then go through your collection and see the places you visited on that trip. If they’re planning a trip of their own, a single click adds any place that looks interesting to their own travel plan.
The new scrapbooks make a very nice looking way to show off your foursquare checkins and include reviews and recommendations that are useful to your friends.
What do you think of Gogobot’s new travel collections?