10 Tumblr sites that make travel more interesting

10 Tumblr sites that make travel more interesting

Tumblr isn't as big as Twitter, but some are using it to make some great travel blogs
Disney gives a pictorial account of its parks.

Reports this weekend from AllThingsD point to Tumblr being acquired by Yahoo for nearly $1.1 billion. Although popular, Tumblr has yet to become a necessary part of any brand’s content strategy, the way way Pinterest or Twitter have.

But that doesn’t mean people aren’t doing interesting things on the platform.

We looked at sites that are adding something new to the Web or, if they’re curating something else they found, at least adding their own distinctive twist.

It’s often used by bloggers looking for a fast way to share a distinctive, expert voice or brands looking to experiment under the radar. We’ve collected 10 that tumbl travel well.

Reid on Travel

Ex-Lonely Planet U.S. editor Robert Reid shares his thoughts and videos, the latter being the most clever travel videos online. reidontravel.tumblr.com

The Looking Glass

A Disney-run blog that curates photography by shooters invited to Disney parks. disneyparksphotoproject.tumblr.com

Anthony Bourdain

"A continuous dribble of stuff we're thinking about and think you should know about," the site says, but it also includes Bourdain unfiltered by CNN. anthonybourdain.tumblr.com

Beyond the Boardroom

Starwood Hotels uses Tumblr as a corporate blog, but one that appeals beyond the confines of the company. starwoodhotels.tumblr.com

FANmail

The Mandarin Oriental New York City's Tumblr account gets deep into Manhattan, with posts about all sides of the city -- even those that can't afford a night at the hotel. mandarinorientalnewyork.tumblr.com

Roads & Kingdoms

The site dedicated to travel and journalism uses Tumblr to curate snippets of its own travels and that of others. roadsandkingdoms.tumblr.com

Sébastian Dahl - Oslo to Beirut

The photo blog of a young photographer who hitchhiked from Oslo, Norway to Beirut, Lebanon and captured everything along the way. blog.sebastiandahl.com

Atlas Obscura

The self-described "definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places" focuses on other people's curious explorations on its Tumblr account. atlasobscura.tumblr.com

Eat Drink Think Go

This doesn't look like a Hyatt-run site, but it is. The hotel chain uses Tumblr to share what it's global network of chefs is up to. eatdrinkthinkgo.tumblr.com

Tasmania Behind the Scenery

Tourism Tasmania uses its own photos and those of others from Tumblr and sources like Instagram to remind people why Tasmania's natural beauty is so impressive. mag.gobehindthescenery.com.au

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