Blogs are the primary way to organize travels on Jauntlet. A blog is usually created for a trip or journey consisting of multiple destinations. If you're only going to one destination like a package resort, Jauntlet is probably not for you.
A destination is a single location on a journey. It is usually a city but includes other types of places like islands and parks.
A check-in is a moment in a journey and consists of a photo and/or location. Check-ins can be made on Jauntlet, but can also be created from check-ins that you make on Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram or Twitter. A check-in location is usually at a specific business like a hotel or restaurant.
Example: The blog "Europe Summer 2012" includes the destinations London, Paris, and Amsterdam. While in London, check-ins were made at The Walrus Hostel, The Black Lion Pub, and Buckingham Palace.
Starting a Journey
Adding a Destination
From the blog page, click "Add Destination". You first select the city by typing the beginning of the name and selecting it from the list. Next, enter the date and other information about it.
Editing Blogs and Destinations
Form the blog list, you can click edit to change the information about a blog. From the list of destinations, you can click edit to change the information about a destination. The pages are the same as when creating a new journey or blog.
You do not need to add an end date to a blog. If you wan to specify an end date, select the blog and click "Add End Date". You will then be able to select the date and enter a final journal entry. If you do not add an end date, Jauntlet assumes your journey ends seven days after you arrive at your final destination.
Sharing Your Travel Blogs
After you've created a blog and added its destinations, you can share it. From "Create & Share Travel Blogs" and other pages click on "Share". You can share to Facebook or Twitter. If you share from a destination, it will share a travel blog that starts at that destination.
You can also share your travel blogs on many other sites. Navigate to "Share Travel Blogs on Other Sites". On this page, you will be presented with different formats that you can customize. These can then be added to Blogger or TypePad as well as posted to Facebook and other sites. You can also copy the html code and use this on any site that supports it.
Your travel blogs can include stories of where you been as well as plans of where you will be. Share them before and after you've traveled to a destination.
A check-in is a combination of a photo and/or location. You can tell the story of your trip with a series of check-ins rather than a long blog entry. They can include photos and check-ins from Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa.
To add a new check-in, click "Check In" at the top of the site. Jauntlet will locate you, then you can enter your exact location and a photo.
You can also set up Jauntlet to automatically add check-ins that you make on Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram or Twitter. Go to "Create from Future Check-Ins and select the blog you want to connect and click "Enable Future Check-Ins".
If you have past check-ins that you made while traveling and want to import into a blog, go to "Import Past Check-Ins".
You can manage and edit your check-ins by going to Add Photos & Check-Ins.
Connecting to Other Sites
You can log in to Jauntlet through Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram or Twitter. You can even add multiple sites to the same account. Go to "Edit My Info" then "Connections to Other Sites" and log in to the sites you want associated with your account. If you are logging in with a different account than you want, disconnect, go directly to Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram or Twitter and log out there, then come back to Jauntlet on reconnect.
Search for or navigate to a place to see who's there, who's been there, who's coming there, and who lives there.
From a profile, you can click to "Follow" that person. You will now have them in your friends list.
If you know someone, on their profile, you can click to "Testify" to give that person a testimonial which indicates a level of trust in the Jauntlet community.
From a profile, you can click to "Message" that person. Enter your message and send. You can see a list of all your messages from "Message" in the top menu. Messages are always one-to-one. Please be respectful with your communications.
From a profile, you can click to "Block" that person. They will not be able to see most of your profile or message you.
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