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Question about Writing A Trip Report

Old Feb 16th, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Question about Writing A Trip Report

Hi everyone. I'm (finally) working on my long overdue trip report from Europe in September. Do people like to see links in there? If I am talking about a restaurant or a museum, do you like to have a link provided? I'm suddenly realizing I'm not sure I see that a lot in trip reports. !Thanks =
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM
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I enter them haphazardly, depending on the circumstances.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 06:15 PM
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If it is a place you are specifically recommending - like a B&B, Hotel, or special restaurant, then yes, a link is helpful. But every museum or site you visited, I wouldn't.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Interesting! Thanks you two. That will contribute to making it shorter!
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 07:02 PM
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I put in links most of the time, but if you don't and someone is interested, it is usually easy enough to google and find it oneself.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 07:33 PM
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No, I'm usually too busy just blabbing on and on to get practical like that.
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Old Feb 16th, 2012, 07:42 PM
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StCirq:+1
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 02:25 AM
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I like links but not for every thing you see and do. Just the most interesting or off beat things. Also links for photos would be great.

The most important thing is to use plenty of paragraphs for easy reading. I'm totally turned off when people don't create paragraphs.
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Hi Sus,

I put links to websites of places that I mention in my TRs.

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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 08:23 AM
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SusanG, my suggestion for trip reports is to keep paragraphs relatively short for easier reading. I also like to capitalize names of hotels, museums, restaurants, and other attractions.

Just a suggestion...
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Do whatever comes naturally

Looking forward to your trip report!
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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I really like links.
They're not necessary for the big museums like the Louvre but for restaurants etc then I consider them very useful.
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 12:55 PM
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my suggestion for trip reports is to keep paragraphs relatively short for easier reading. I also like to capitalize names of hotels, museums, restaurants, and other attractions."

I second this suggestion. Much easier to read that way.
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 01:01 PM
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DOUBLE SPACING HELPS
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Double spacing would take an enormous amount of time since the OP would have to put a return at the end of each line and then an extra return for another space. If there's any editing, text will need to be moved to another line. It's not easy to read double spaced text.

If you want something double spaced then copy it to a Word document and double space.
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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I put in some links at the point of mention. I usually make a list of hotels and restaurants at the end of the report, sometimes with links, but usually with address to help with the googling.

And I believe in paragraph returns. I have stopped reading reports that are one long paragraph. I dislike when people capitalize words within paragraphs because it always feels like yelling to me
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Old Feb 17th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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And I don't read any reports from people who don't use capitalization at the beginning of sentences and who use texting-type abbreviations. Doesn't matter if it's a trip report or any other kind of post.
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Old Feb 18th, 2012, 06:21 PM
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You guys, you are so supportive! Thanks for the tips. I can't possibly live up to all of your reports, but I'll do my best!
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