Fuzzy Travel is shutting down

September 12, 2019

After many years of providing travelers with a place to share their stories and photos, Fuzzy Travel is shutting down for good.

Should you still wish to access your blog, for now, you can do so at http://backup.fuzzytravel.com/.

If you are interested in continuing the website, contact us at fuzzytravel@fuzzytravel.com.

Happy travels!

Over 100,000 travel photos on Fuzzy Travel!

December 14, 2008

Since this weekend there are over 100,000 travel photos on Fuzzy Travel! To celebrate, and because we were curious about how that many photos would look if they were visualized on a map, we spent a couple of hours on that. And here’s the result:

Fuzzy Travel photo map

Each photo in the map stands for a single location, and the photo’s size is indicative for the total amount of photos that were assigned to that location. Here’s a larger version of the map.

Share your Trip in Audio: Sound Bites!

September 28, 2008

Here at Fuzzy Travel we try to provide you travelers with an online platform to share your trip in a variety of ways, such as text, photos and videos. We are happy to introduce yet another method for sharing your trip: in audio!

From today, you can upload your audio recordings to your Fuzzy and publish these “sound bites” online like a podcast, for your family & friends to enjoy.

Login to the Member Area to start uploading your audio recordings. Once you’ve published your first “sound bite”, your personal travel site will have a new menu link – titled ‘Audio’ – where you and your visitors can listen to the sound bites that you’ve captured on the road.

Your sound bites are also available in your very own podcast web feed.

We hope you like this new feature!

Improved text editor

September 24, 2008

Just a quick blog post to let you know that we’ve just replaced the text editor for adding & editing your journal entries. The new text editor looks and works a little different, but of course still allows you to publish your travel adventures, style them, insert pictures, and so on. The biggest improvement is that Fuzzy Travel’s text editor now works as it’s supposed to on all major browsers (there were some issues in e.g. Safari). If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, please let us know.

Uploading pictures just got easier…

June 5, 2008

We’ve just finished rolling out a new version of the picture uploader. Instead of assigning an album, date, location and tags for each individual picture after you’ve uploaded them, you can now do that for all of the pictures you’re going to upload beforehand. This should save you quite a bit of time on managing your travel shots. Also, we’ve done some bugfixing which should improve the upload speed, and reduce the amount of uploads that result in an error. Let us know what you think!

New Sidebar Widget: your Current Location

May 27, 2008

We’ve added a new widget that you can add to your travelogue’s sidebar: your “current location”. It displays a little map image with your current location (according to your plotted travel route). If you add it to your sidebar in the Member Area it’ll look something like this:

Relocating all videos

May 25, 2008

As announced previously, we are now relocating all videos to another video service provider: Ooyala Backlot. All video files are being downloaded from VideoEgg and uploaded to Ooyala. In addition we are also overhauling the Fuzzy Travel website, as the methods of displaying videos and uploading new videos are entirely different.

While all of this is going on behind the scenes, you cannot upload any new videos or edit any existing videos. We’ll keep you informed on the process in this blog post. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during this transition period.

Update: we’ve transferred all video files and it is now possible to upload & edit videos again. If you encounter anything strange, please let us know.

Videos on the move: VideoEgg quits

March 6, 2008

About a year ago we partnered up with VideoEgg, who has been providing Fuzzy Travel with their great service of uploading, storing and displaying your travel videos. Unfortunately, yesterday they informed their partners — including us — that they’ll soon be moving away from this service and focus their attention elsewhere. On May 31st to be exact. This leaves us with almost three months in which we’ll try to find a new partner who can provide us with a similar video service. We’ll do everything we can to transfer your travel videos (around 500 at the moment :)) to the new service smoothly. Nevertheless, consider this an early announcement that some changes will be happening on your video pages in the coming months. We’ll keep you informed on this blog.

(By the way, if you have any suggestions for new video hosts, be sure to let us know!)

Visitor statistics

November 5, 2007

Visitor statistics for everybody! From now on you can check the popularity of your travel blog on the statistics page in the member area. This page shows the activity of the last week: how many page views you’ve had, how many visitors, your most popular pages, and how your visitors found your site (i.e. referring links). We hope you like it!

Fuzzy Travel meets Flickr

November 2, 2007

If you already have a Flickr account, and you would rather use that service for managing your travel photos, here’s some good news: you can simply keep on using Flickr AND integrate it into your Fuzzy Travel blog. After you’ve set up the integration, your new Flickr pictures will be automatically imported into your Fuzzy Travel account without any further effort from your side. To set it up, and for more information, login to the member area and check the ‘Flickr’ page under ‘Pictures’.