About 7 or 8 years ago I thought travel and email was one of the happiest combinations to come our way in decades. Getting a Hotmail message from a good friend that opened with "Greetings from Zambia!" was like, the coolest. (Mysterious international emails offering me a stake in some lost treasure, however, are far from desirable.)
That was before the birth of the travel blog.
Lauren and Josh (AKA Lupita y Josue) have been keeping their friends and family back home in the EEUU apprised of their summer activities in Guadalajara, including their progress learning Spanish and incredible eating adventures, with their jointly scribed blog a la pibil.
Silvio's now digging up Euro trash all over the Continent, breaking hearts and leaving us in stitches as he writes about his Trans-Europe Excess.
One downside. Maintaining contact via blogging is great and all, but I miss getting postcards.