- - Friday, October 17, 2014

No time or money to travel? Not a problem, according to Jennifer Trebisovsky, co-founder of the new website VueVoyage. Anyone can enjoy views from all around the world on the website that launched in May.

The new travel website created an intersection between travel blogging and social media. Ms. Trebisovsky and Jon Goodman cofounded the website to showcase “scenic views for social sharing” – as their website says – “we know you go for the photo.”

The site provides a gallery of photographs displayed by each country and it’s interactive, allowing users to share their own pictures. Ms. Trebisovsky told The Washington Times the cofounders realized they used their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram most when they were traveling. “We wanted to provide a source of realistic views, from real, ordinary travelers,” said Ms. Trebisovsky.

VueVoyage.com became most popular with its “Best Views at the World Cup” feature, which was highlighted in the L.A. Times and described as a gallery of “must-sees” from the 12 cities in Brazil that held the soccer matches. Mr.  Goodman told the L.A. Times, “My girlfriend and I built the site after realizing that a lot of people our age [millennials] were going places ‘for the photo’ mainly to post on social media.”

Ms. Trebisovsky says the website’s most users are between the ages of 25-35, which makes picture-perfect sense (pardon the pun) because as of January 2014, Pew Research noted that 89 percent of social media users were under 29 years old.

And industry watcher Skift just named VueVoyage one of the “5 New Travel Startups to Watch.” 

“Our traffic grows larger every day and we have a steady stream of uploads,” Ms. Trebisovsky. VueVoyage’s most users have been from the United Kingdom, France, Brazil and California.

In fact, one user named Mikki Lalich uploaded a few photos from Ibiza, Spain,  and was traveling from there to Rome, explained Ms. Trebisovsky, but Ms. Lalich did not know where to stop on her journey. “After looking at our site, she decided to make a drive through Nice and Eze in France,” boasted Ms. Trebisovsky.

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