Social media has replaced the paper postcard as a means to communicate with friends back home. Facebook in particular continues to let our friends and family know where we are, that we’re safe, we’re enjoying ourselves, and what we’re up to, in real time.
And it’s not just about what we’re writing but also what we’re posting, such as movies, articles, and pictures, that help our friends and family travel and experience the destination vicariously. Facebook can also help us connect with locals when we’re traveling. While I was on Zoom Peru just a few weeks ago I posted that I was going to Lima and one of our Zoom alums contacted me and we met up after not having seen each other for a few years.
So, as you can see, social media has closed the circle connecting us with family back home while at the same time connecting us with friends locally when we are abroad. Facebook has become a travel resource.
During Zoom Vacations tours, we update our page on Facebook with periodic photos of the trip, allowing you to see the tour unfold in realtime. If there is a trip you’ve been considering, following Zoom on Facebook can be a great way to see what you may experience on the tour. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to learn more about the destinations you have or have not been to.