Hub Challenge Idea - Write Travel Hubs About Your Local Area

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  1. dawei888 profile image59
    dawei888posted 14 years ago

    I got an idea for everybody here on hubpages: Go outside where you live and take a bunch of pictures. You might think you live in a shix-hole but the rest of us around the world would be fascinated to see your local area. Just power down the 'ol PC one afternoon and take 10 pics showing your area and write up some text describing the place. It would be a wonderful way for all of us to "virtually" travel. -dawei888

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image61
      Ryan Hupferposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This could be fun. smile

      Great idea!

    2. Anti-Valentine profile image75
      Anti-Valentineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I thought about doing this a while back too. Capturing a few pics of the local flora and fauna might be good too- some rare or uncommon birds.

    3. dingdong profile image57
      dingdongposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well said smile

    4. Purple Perl profile image52
      Purple Perlposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Virtual travel is fun, daweii888!
      I already have a hub entitled which gives a review of the city of Bangalore in South India.

  2. gaylemart profile image60
    gaylemartposted 14 years ago

    That's a really great idea.

  3. Kidgas profile image61
    Kidgasposted 14 years ago

    I certainly like this idea.

  4. frogg272 profile image60
    frogg272posted 14 years ago

    Wow, that sounds like fun! Thanks for the great idea.  :-)

  5. RooBee profile image80
    RooBeeposted 14 years ago

    Sounds great to me! I'll take the pics tomorrow...

  6. anujagarwal profile image59
    anujagarwalposted 14 years ago

    Its really a good idea...
    I have just bought a new cam, so it will be fun taking pics of local area. Will take snaps this weekend...

  7. Shalini Kagal profile image55
    Shalini Kagalposted 14 years ago

    sounds good smile

  8. LondonGirl profile image80
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    I've already written several hubs about my home town!

    1. anujagarwal profile image59
      anujagarwalposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      now you may write about your local area(neighbourhood) or create a photo gallery of that, if you have not covered it yet.

  9. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 14 years ago

    Hey Dawei888, What if you don't have a working digital camera? Can you still participate or do you have to have 10 pics? I could get some pics on line no doubt, just not sure there would be 10 of them. smile


    1. dawei888 profile image59
      dawei888posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jen & Nelle - Regarding not having a camera or providing your own pics - no problem! There are lots of pics of places on sites like wikipedia.

      Look forward to everybody's "local" travel hubs! I'm so curious about traveling and learning about where other people come from! dawei888

  10. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    Good point Jen's solitude,

    My digital camera and laptop aren't on speaking terms. I don't know why. I have several local travel hubs waiting to go as soon as I figure out the problem.

    A walking tour of our historic village would be quite boring without the pics.

    I was actually going to write one on how we celebrate the Fourth of July.

  11. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    I'm an avid birder, would love to see pics of your rare birds!

  12. livewithrichard profile image75
    livewithrichardposted 14 years ago

    Cool idea, I'll be in Charleston South Carolina this weekend and I think I'll do a travel hub from here...  I wonder if I can write off this trip as business related

  13. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 14 years ago

    LOL livewithrichard, just make sure you save those receipts, you know how the IRS is.

    Nelle, I'm thinking there has to be local pics I can pull and download, they would no doubt look much better than any I could take, since I have a hand tremor. LOL I love birds to BTW anti-valentine, if you need a little more encouragement. smile

    I think Dawei888 might let us slide. I'll ask him to come and give us the thumbs up.

  14. onthewriteside profile image60
    onthewritesideposted 14 years ago

    I could get into this.  The only think Canton, Ohio has that people might be interested in is The Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

    Some of you might find by backyard interesting though, from a landscaping standpoint.  We have a big steep hill across the back of our lot that I most certainly didn't want to mow, so we put in a dual-run waterfall that drops into a 20' X 10' X 3' deep Koi pond.  Lots of flora, and tons of cool birds.

    1. RooBee profile image80
      RooBeeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That would be great, IMO! I'd love to see what you did and get your tips and insights about the project. And, pictures, of course! smile

      1. onthewriteside profile image60
        onthewritesideposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Roobee!  I'll try to get that up this week.  We have an open-house on Sunday, yes...alas...we are selling the house.  But I will try to have something finished by Monday or Tuesday.  We are hoping the book does half way decent so we can get out of Ohio!

  15. frogdropping profile image79
    frogdroppingposted 14 years ago

    I think I could deliver something pretty smile

    Give me a few days. Or so.

  16. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

    I've planning to do a couple of local hubs.  Our last big event, which I was going to kick things off with, got rained out... so there wasn't much for pictures.  smile

  17. Julie-Ann Amos profile image65
    Julie-Ann Amosposted 14 years ago

    I already do - search "Forest of Dean" for my hub series.  I even run a local What's On page here at hubpages!

  18. Jen's Solitude profile image87
    Jen's Solitudeposted 14 years ago

    Well I guess I'd better decide what I'm going to write about and then make sure there are pictures available on line. I'm sure I won't have 10 pics but hopefully more than 1. big_smile


  19. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 14 years ago

    Wow this is one idea that has got me pepped up even on a saturday night will see what i can come up with darn if only i had four hands or 48 hours in a day lol.

  20. fortunerep profile image70
    fortunerepposted 14 years ago

    Can I just take pictures of the good parts of town?

  21. profile image56
    Blackngoldbananaposted 14 years ago

    I think this is a great idea!  In addition to pictures and descriptions, add a little known fact and perhaps a "tradition" or "thing" that your town does.  For instance, in my town, the people in the parade throw candy at the people watching the parade, but there's a little town about 25 miles away from me that the people watching the parade throw candy at the participants.

  22. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

    Great idea. We are traveling to Bemidji, MN for the 4th & I'll take some beautiful Minnesota Land of 10,000 Lakes photos!


  23. livewithrichard profile image75
    livewithrichardposted 14 years ago

    Here's my travel hub challenge.  I hope others post here too.

  24. Connie Smith profile image83
    Connie Smithposted 14 years ago

    Here is mine, a blend of the local history and attractions of Dayton, Ohio: … and-Future


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