First this process was started by doing a mind map. The concept is to do a newsletter based on the Wild Atlantic Way from a different point of view to give the whole take on it a more personal experience. One of the most enjoyable things to do in Ireland is to visit our local areas here in the West. The first impression of a mind map came up with phrases such as: The West, adventures, goals, food, scenery, summer evenings, frosty weekends walks, sharing, getting ill on boats, food, people, the experience of something new, discovery of new places. This idea was discussed with my tutor this week and the general idea is to create a newsletter on these five key areas:
Aran Islands/West Clare
Ballyvaughan/ North Clare
Near Skellig/ West Kerry
Clifden / West Galway
Malin Head / Donegal
West Cork Possiblitly
These are places that have been visited and explored with friends from the United States and Canada. In the brainstorming stage it was worthwhile to see what sites pertaining to travel and adventure are out there to see what works and doesn’t work. A task analysis of each site mentioned below was carried out in a general way to take note of positive and negative features. There were some good choices after Googling adventure travel, some were compiled lists from companies such as Forbes. This aim of these searches was to bring up a variety from a wide spectrum and to find websites that are both responsive and offer quality on both sized screens.
So far travel sites and blogs are being looked at are:
and some promising ones that were dead ends, sadly these usually have good titles like the ‘Infinity List’.
Collections of screen shots of the Expeditioner Website
Of course it should be mentioned that the Wild Atlantic Way website was looked at also.