Skyscanner.net has an article today on how travelers communicate with friends and family while traveling. Not surprisingly, the postcard is dying a slow death. I still pick one up as a souvenir in every location I visit, yet I’ve never actually mailed one.

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J April 16, 2013 - 8:58 pm

It seems strange to meet that communicating with others during vacation trips doesn’t include the option ‘by email’?

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adam April 17, 2013 - 11:01 pm

@J – YES!! Wow, I didn’t even pick up on that!

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Joey April 16, 2013 - 9:56 pm

i still mail a postcard to 3 close friends wherever I go. but you’re right — it certainly is dying.

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Ralfinho April 17, 2013 - 3:30 am

Wow, I always send a few dozen postcards on each trip (usually a two-week trip to the US). I only send a few e-mails and text messages, don’t use facebook and rarely twitter.
Does this make me a dinosaur?

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adam April 17, 2013 - 11:01 pm

@Ralfinho – Haha, absolutely not!

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K2o April 17, 2013 - 3:53 am

I create a postcard via my phone and they are actually mailed out hardcopy’s Using pictures I took. older people love receiving them.

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adam April 17, 2013 - 11:00 pm

@K2o – Another great (and more personalized) idea!

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Alexis April 17, 2013 - 7:53 am

My 7-year old grandson doesn’t use Facebook, so I send him postcards. But I never buy them at our destination. I use Simply Postcards, an iPad app that lets me send postcards with photos of us on our travels. It’s actually cheaper to use than buying a postcard and mailing it from a foreign country, and I can personalize it.

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adam April 17, 2013 - 11:00 pm

@Alexis – Great idea, I actually reader Smarter Traveler’s post on Simply Postcards but haven’t tried it out yet!

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