• How do you like our new look?
    Posted by at January 8th
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    Welcome to our new home. For the last six months, My Itchy Travel Feet has been undergoing a complete site makeover. Alan and I are thrilled to finally show you.

    Have you ever built a house? Not everything is perfect when you first move in. So it is with our new design. There’s still a bit of prettyfying and last minute fixes to do, but it’s time Alan and I showed you around. So, we’re inviting readers to our progressive site design party. Instead of a progressive dinner where guests move from house to house for each course of the meal—appetizer, salad, main coure and dessert—we’re holding a progressive site design party that introduces you to our site makeover one course at a time. Are you ready for the appetizer?

    We think a site’s Home Page is like the appetizer before dinner. From the elements on the page, readers get a taste of what’s to come. And the new My Itchy Travel Feet Home Page certainly whets your appetizer.


    The slide show complements Alan’s photography

    The first thing you’ll probably notice is the slider featuring some of Alan’s great photography. This is also where you’ll find our latest content.


    Click “Ready? Let’s go!” to access article archive

    Would you rather read our articles as they’re published? Just click the “Let’sGo” button to access the article archive. Directly underneath are three images, which will be changing from time to time. Currently they link to AZ Voices, our book and the newsletter.


    Timely articles to help you decide where to go

    Do you see the “More Travel Ideas” section? The articles reflect a theme and will be changed out every 2 to 4 weeks. Since this is a fun time of the year to visit the Southwest, we’re featuring four of our favorite active travel adventures. Clicking on “Read More Featured Content,” will take you to other favorite articles.


    Search for content on the navigation menu

    The navigation menu  at the top of the site is now geared strictly for our readers. Here, you’ll find information about us, more travel ideas on the Themed Trips and Destinations tabs, advice in the Boomer Travel Resources section, a tab for subscribing to the newsletter, information on how to contact us and a search bar conveniently located at the top of the site (where all search bars should be, in my opinion).


    The footer houses our business information

    The footer includes links to the business section of My Itchy Travel Feet. This is where you’ll find links to information on partnering with us, guest article guidelines and the fine print about contest rules or our privacy policy and terms of use.

    I’ll be explaining more about the navigation menu and footer when I serve up our next course—salad. I know what you’re thinking. How is Donna going to equate those elements of a website with salad? Stay tuned. You’ll soon find out.

    So, what do you think of our site makeover, especially the Home Page? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Is there something that you can’t find? Post a comment to let us know. And, welcome to our new home.


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    Bio: At My Itchy Travel Feet, a Baby Boomer's guide to travel, Donna and Alan Hull promise to provide valuable information to help Baby Boomers plan their next adventure. Donna, the writer, and Alan, the photographer, travel the world recording their experiences with words, photos and videos. Browse through items about international and domestic destinations. Read lodging and dining reviews. Discover new adventures, whether it’s a luxury cruise or a rough-and-tumble jeep experience. Learn trip planning strategies. Find out about new travel products. The couple may occasionally accept free lodging, food or products, but they make a point to disclose that in their posts. Their goal: to inspire Boomers to get off the couch and go.

    Website: http://www.myitchytravelfeet.com