Established in 1997, Travel Notes is more than just a travel
This is the original, Online Guide to Travel.
Travel Notes - The Online Guide to Travel
Having travelled for most of his life, Michel set up TravelNotes.org to help other travellers and virtual
tourists discover more about the world we live in.
How It All Started
As a freelance photo-journalist, Michel had numerous travel articles
and photographs published and syndicated around the world in traditional media and moved
into the Internet medium; after his second visit to China and Vietnam, back in 1996.
This was the time of Geocites and Michel, known as magun, created a Network of Travellers; bringing
budget travellers from various newsgroups together, to link their websites through a
number of travel-related webrings and banner exchanges.
Those were the days. But things started to move fast.
TravelNotes.org was founded in 1997, to ambitiously cover every
country in the world; and Travel-Write.com soon
followed, to expand on the travel artices section at Travel Notes.
Michel has now visited some 120 countries, but publishing the book may
have to wait, as next up is filming and editing Travel
There is no corporate budget here, so it's basically just Michel's
love of travel, meeting new people and spending long hours at a computer screen that keeps
Travel Notes going.
A little something in the tip jar always helps.
The Travel Notes Mission
The Travel Notes Online Guide to Travel aims to help visitors plan
their travels with country travel guides, local tourist information, reviewed web sites,
regular travel articles and suggestions of things to do.
With every country in the world covered on Travel Notes, Michel
hopes to provide travellers with the destination information they need and makes a
concerted effort to link to other travel websites; for deeper coverage of travel
Airlines, Airports, Holidays and Festivals:
Travel Notes also has a section on Airlines and Airports as well as a Calendar of
Events and Public Holidays around the world; to aid you in your travel planning.
A powerful hotel engine provides a wide selection of hotel
accommodations throughout the world.
This technology connects directly to the central reservations systems
of hotels worldwide, resulting in better rate and room descriptions, and in many cases, a
greater variety of rates. This arrangement translates into considerable savings.
Travel Notes - Updating The Online Guide to Travel
Having travelled to many countries in the world, Michel knows
there's always more travel information to add to Travel Notes, to keep the travel
guide at the cutting edge.
He tries hard to keep the online guide to travel as up to date and on
the case as it can be, but can't be everywhere at once.
While travelling around the world, visitors to Travel Notes can
also help to keep the Online Guide to Travel current by sending in travel tips and tourist
information through the Travel
Notes submissions form.
Michel also listens to feedback from website visitors
and tries to incorporate suggestions into Travel Notes as he continues to expand and
update the Online Guide to Travel; to keep it fresh, informative and relevant to
Join The Travel Community
Connecting travel writers and photographers with the travel and tourism industry!
If you're involved with travel, writing, photography, public
relations, destination promotion, hospitality or guided tours - we're involved with you.
Share travel tips, comment on recent travel articles, or just tell
everyone about your latest travel plans.
Travel Notes - Writing About Travel
Submissions are welcome from Travel Writers who would like to
showcase their work on Travel Notes and help readers learn more about the world of
Travel Notes has long been producing original travel content in
the form of regular, illustrated travel articles about favourite travel destinations and
colourful festivals taking place around the world.
Travel Notes - Hosting Travel Websites
For those who have a business related to travel but don't have a web
presence, or have a free-domain URL that they're not proud to show off to customers,
Michel can help with your hosting on Travel Notes.
Travel Notes - Acknowledgements
Thank-you for taking the time to visit the TravelNotes.org website
and find out more about Travel Notes.
This online guide to travel would not be what is today without its
visitors and contributors.
You can help Travel Notes continue to grow by visiting often, linking to the site,
recommending Travel Notes to your friends and maybe even contributing to the Online
Guide to Travel yourself.