What started out as a simple program for college friends to keep in touch with each other has evolved into the largest social media website on the Internet. With over 500 million registered users, Facebook is now used for everything from socializing with friends and family to marketing businesses to keeping abreast of breaking news around the world.
With so many people gathered in one place, it’s easy to find like-minded ones to connect with. You might search for people in your industry, your community or those who share common interests and hobbies. You’ll find pages dedicated to everything you can imagine from sports teams and celebrities to local mom and pop businesses. Facebook is a great place to connect with other travelers, too – and share your experiences with them.
We’re going to introduce you to the 15 best Facebook pages dedicated to the subject of travel and what you can expect from each one.
The World Nomads have dedicated their Facebook page to the safety and well-being of fellow travelers. Their page mission vows that they will give back more than they take and this is the premise from which they operate. World Nomads always have some helpful insight or information to pass along to others.
The FoxNomad page is an interesting one to follow because the owner of the page, Anil Polat, has a travel blog that’s been so successful, he’s able to finance his excursions with the income generated by his blog.
MyViewFromTheMiddleSeat is owned by Christina Saul, a travel photographer that traverses the globe to bring you some amazing images from the far corners of the Earth.
Journeywoman is a Facebook travel page geared toward women who travel. They also have a newsletter with more than 60,000 subscribers in 200 countries.
Sharing Travel Experiences is owned by a magazine of the same name. Both their purpose is to give travelers and platform and voice to share their travel experiences with others. This is a great page to find new and exciting destinations for your new trip.
The Grumpy Traveler isn’t grumpy at all. In fact, he’s quite funny. He travels the globe in search of funny or interesting signs and shares them with his audience in picture form. Good for a laugh!
The Camels & Chocolate Facebook page is owned by Kristin Luna, who has a website/blog of the same name. Kristin is a seasoned journalist,professional writer and photographer who has lived all over the US and has also extensively traveled the world. She has a very engaging writing style full of humor and wit that anyone – not just travelers – will enjoy. Check out the amazing photography on her page.
Expedia is a household name when it comes to travel planning on the Internet. Their website is one of the go-to places for all inclusive deals on air far, car rentals and hotels. Their Facebook page deals with the same thing, but is more informational. Expedia sometimes announces fan only promotions on their Facebook page that you can’t get anywhere else so it’s definitely worth a follow.
The Jaunted Facebook page is owned by the website of the same name. Jaunted prides itself on being the pop culture travel guide for travel enthusiasts who crave up to the minute information, hot tips and cool deals. Jaunted posts lots of industry news and promotions and are generally among the first to announce when travel news breaks.
The Solo Travel Society is a group dedicating to showcasing and promoting solo travel. Where many travelers wouldn’t think it much fun at all to travel alone, these people thrive on the idea. They excursions solo travelers can embark on alone, tips and advice for the solo traveler and stories about the must-see places they have been.
The Got Passport Facebook page is owned by a traveling family of three that has recently relocated permanently to Thailand. You can read all about their travels that led them to this point and their mission to leave the world better than they found it by performing good deeds for their neighbors and living environmentally conscious lives.
If you like watching the Travel Channel – and which traveler doesn’t – you need to check out their Facebook page. You’ll find new and interesting travel stories as well as a behind the scenes look at some of their recent programs.
Escape Travel is a major travel agency in Australia, but their Facebook page deals in destinations around the world. They have over 100,000 followers on their Facebook page, to which they randomly award prizes and giveaways just for being on their list. They frequently post about good deals that you can keep in mind when booking your next trip.
The Princes Cruises Facebook page is a fun one to follow because it gives you an inside look at how a cruise ship operates and how the crew interacts with each other on a daily basis. You’ll get updates from the captain, see pictures of where the ships are docked each day as well as sneak peeks at some of the best cruise deals as soon as they become available.
The Hawaii Facebook page is maintained by the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. Instead of being promotional and upselling the islands, they post candid snapshots of all the gorgeous scenery you will encounter there, allowing the images the speak for themselves. Fair warning – there is some amazing photography ahead.
Finding more great travel pages to follow on Facebook – in addition to these – is simple. Just do a quick search for ‘travel’ on the Facebook site and browse through the thousands of results. You’ll find travel pages dedicated to towns, countries and continents as well as those that cover a broader range of topics, like those on our list.
Don’t forget to share your travel stories on your own Facebook page. People want to hear from real travelers just like yourself and experience things through your eyes. Who knows, your Facebook page might be the next travel favorite!