I used blogger on our last major holiday that was blog worthy back in 2008 when we visited Japan. I was really happy with it, but for this trip I was keen to try something else.
My best mate John had used travelpod on a few of his holidays, and it looks awesome. I signed up and tried it out. I loved the mapping features. It's truly geared for travel blogging, whereas blogger is suitable for anything but requires customisation.
After signing up I created the first entry (exactly the same as the first entry on this blog). One day later I discovered my account had been suspended. Reading carefully it looks like the links to the tour booking sites were against the terms of service for travelpod.
That's a deal breaker for me. If I can't link to stuff I like and think you will find useful, I can't use the site. Its a real shame, as its well thought out for travel blogging.
So the decision has been made, and blogger it is. Europe, here we come!
Our Japan Blog
John's travel blog Europe
John's travel blog USA