AOL's MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature

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AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out your entire trip.

"Free travel blogs are the perfect way for you to seamlessly capture all of your memories from your journeys and share your adventures with friends and family," says MapQuest's Anke Corbin. "It’s easy to set-up and add photos, stories and more, making it possible for everyone to create their very own travel blog!"

The offering, of course, includes features to let you share your stuff on social networks or with automatic email updates. The iOS app features offline access.

Additionally, you can read journals from other people, which might be just as helpful while you're traveling as keeping your own. There are privacy settings that allow you to share with only who you want to.

"Travel Blogs is not just a tool to help users document their recent day trip up the coast or two week cross-country excursion," says AOL's Brian McMahon. "As part of our library of over 24,000 blogs from Everlater, now part of the MapQuest family, our goal is to help give people valuable and authentic stories that inspire them to set out on their own adventure."

No word on a possible Android launch.

Chris Crum
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