Welcome to 10 Minute Travel! Traveling is one of the best ways to meet new people, experience new cultures, try new foods and see all of the amazing sights the world has to offer. I've been bitten by the travel bug. You too, huh?!?
My mission is to gather meaningful information about any and all travel locations in the world today. I want to get pictures, video and travel stories organized into an interesting collection of personal travel experiences. With digital photography and video, sharing experiences is so easy and fun to do. I need your help!!
I can't do this alone (although I will happily do my part !!). There must be many other people just like me who want to learn more of the detail, the culture and the history of far away places. Wonderful, interesting places like Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Thailand, Japan, China and Singapore. Where in this great and wonderful world have you been? Or, better yet, where do you live now? Why not submit a story on a place or attraction that is near your home? We would all love to learn about what is great in your own backyard! Make us envy your good fortune!
This is your chance and mine, to share what is great about so many destinations. Not only because they are great vacation sites, but because there is something to learn from the history. And something to take away from the beauty of it all !!
I started this website because I wanted to create a database to catalog and store travel information. I want to be able to read about and see pictures and video of Rome, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney. But, I can get that from a Google search or someone's travel web site. Rick Steves is a good example. I own all of his television shows on DVD. 70 episodes in all. They are quite good, but move from town to town and attraction to attraction at a very fast pace. It is my desire to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. I want to examine each element of a city to see why it is important, what its history is and who was involved (the "players"). For example, when I visited Rome, I was taken by tour bus to see various sights. One of our stops was Trajan's Column. I didn't know anything about Emperor Trajan and I had no idea why he was important. The tour company didn't provide us with any of this information in advance. The guide explained what he could, but between trying to take pictures and keeping up with the group, I missed a lot of information that I now realize I should have had before arriving in Rome. Our last stop in Rome was a walk to the Colosseum. When we got there, I found out that we weren't even going to go inside !! There wasn't enough time allotted, so we went back to the bus and went to the hotel!!! I wasn't at all happy, but the good news is that there is next time to look forward to.