For a traveler, the LeafCanoe app is one of the best apps you can have in your back pocket. With user-generated content, you can have access to first hand experiences of other travelers in the destinations you’re interested in. And if you’re a traveler who wants to share an experience in a destination with other travelers, LeafCanoe is the perfect medium to do this. In a way, LeafCanoe is like the hostel lounge for the digital age, serving as a place for exchanging travel experiences.
But not all leaves are created equal. Some are more helpful and informative than others. If you’re struggling to create leaves that make an impression, have no fear. Here are some tips to help you create a high quality leaf on LeafCanoe.
Share something unique
People want to hear about the interesting things you’ve done on your travels, so make sure your leaf is about something unique. If you’re writing a leaf about New York City, avoid simply writing about the tourist destinations. Instead, take the time to explore and share some of the off-the-beaten-path destinations like Greenwich Village or East Village. Or, you can make a theme for your leaf, like what LeafCanoer, travelfreak, did in his leaf, “The Ultimate Guide to Eating and Drinking in NYC“.
Use photos that entice
In this day and age, the cameras on our smart phones are just as powerful as regular cameras. So why not use it to your advantage? Take some great photos of the destinations you are visiting, and use it on your leaf. People are drawn to visual stimulation, and a wonderfully shot photograph will help draw interest to your leaf, as well as provide a much better picture of what your experience was like. Make sure your photos are edited to your preference before uploading them to the LeafCanoe app.
It’s all in the details
A good quality leaf is one that provides a lot of details about a particular destination. Travelers who are reading your leaf want to know the things that make a place special, so go ahead and provide those details. Is there a particular museum that is open only at certain times of day? Mention it in the description. Are there perfect spots to catch the sunset in a particular city? Share them in your leaf. Your fellow travelers love hearing about these insider tips.
Location, location, location
Just like in real estate, location is everything. In the case of the LeafCanoe app, it’s more about putting down an accurate destination for your leaf. Since part of LeafCanoe’s functionality includes a map feature for you to pinpoint exactly where your leaf took place, it’s important to be as accurate as you can about the physical destination on the map.
The most important aspect of a high quality leaf is the personal aspect. Rather than provide a generic description of a place, get personal. Explain why that place is significant to you. Describe a funny moment that occurred in that place. Share some tips that you picked up while visiting that place. Give other travelers a sense of your personality.
The LeafCanoe app is fast becoming one of the go-to apps for travelers. With its use of crowd-sourced information, it can prove to be quite a powerful tool, both for researching destinations and sharing stories about your travels. With the tips provided here, you are now well on your way to creating the best-ever leaves on LeafCanoe, ones that will serve as valuable resources for travelers in years to come.
Ready to get started on your own leaf? Download the LeafCanoe app and start sharing your experiences with the LeafCanoe community.