You’ve toured and explored lots of places, we know. But here’s a tour you haven’t taken before: the all-new features of IgoUgo. We’re debuting some big changes today, and we’re excited to offer new ways to plan and share your travels.
New Home Page and Site Navigation
IgoUgo has a whole new look, anchored by a new home page and new navigation. With our updated navigation buttons—Plan a Trip, Share Your Travels, Community, and Your Stuff—you’re never more than a click away from writing a review, uploading photos, creating a journal, and much more. We hope you’ll particularly enjoy the return of the Community tab, which is now an entrance to the IgoUgo Forums and several other areas full of members’ best and latest travels.
Trip Plan: New Feature!
Your journals, reviews, and photos have always made IgoUgo an excellent resource for planning travel, and for the first time, we’re introducing a flexible tool to help you leverage those resources. With our new trip plans, you can save hotels, restaurants, and things to do on a private page; organize your trip with headings and notes; drag and drop your trip into an order you like; see your route plotted on a map; and print the trip to take with you. As you browse destinations on IgoUgo, you’ll see Add to Trip buttons that send any activity right to your trip plan. And once you’ve returned home from the trip you designed, your plan is easily turned into a journal about your travels. Create a trip plan now to see how it all works!
Improved Photo Galleries and Slideshows
Click on any photo in any IgoUgo photo gallery to check out a sleek new way to view your travel snapshots. Bigger, faster, and with more viewing options than before, our new slideshows and standalone photo pages should make sharing your gallery with friends and family more rewarding than ever. Go ahead, upload new pictures to start impressing friends today.
Two New Labels for Reviews and Journals
A bit of name-dropping is going on: First, the Experience review category changes to Stories and Tips, a name that better reflects the excellent travel writing and inside knowledge you share in our freeform review format. The other name change you’ll notice involves your personal journal-listing page, which has changed from Journals to Trips; it’s where you’ll find both your trip plans and trip journals going forward.
We hope you enjoy trying these brand-new features and updated designs, but please don’t leave us wondering what you think of them. Let us know how it all goes by joining the discussion on the IgoUgo Forums!