Established in 1997, Travel Notes is more than just a travel
This is the original, 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
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, and
published a travel book - Nomadic
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With no corporate budget, it's mostly Michel's love
of travel, meeting new people and spending long hours at a computer
screen that keeps Travel Notes going.
Sponsors do help greatly and we try to give them the exposure they
deserve. A little something in the tip jar is always appreciated.
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 help
visitors better plan their travels.
Alpine Skiing, Language Learning:
We also have directories on African Safaris, Alpine Skiing and Language Learning.
Searching For Hotels Online
This is something that still needs to be done
better and we are constantly working on providing the right results and
getting the balance right.
While micro-payments from affiliate websites are
nice, and do add up over time, we still believe that visitors need to
know where the official website is and where to find hotel owners on
Destination pages work towards that goal.
Flight and Hotel Together - Compare Hotel Prices.
Having travelled to so many countries around 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 to improve Travel Notes as he continues to expand and
update the Online Guide to Travel; to keep it fresh, informative and relevant to
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.
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Thank-you for taking the time to visit the website
and find out more about working with Travel Notes.
The Travel Notes Online Guide to Travel would not be what is today without its
visitors and contributors, nor the destinations we cover and websites we
If there's anything we can do to help, don't
hesitate to ask.
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