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Can't travel? Follow your friends

A former colleague of mine who I’m friends with on Facebook is visiting Italy with a group of UCO students this month.

I’ve never been to Italy but as luck would have it at the time he was traveling there I was considering a trip to Italy in the fall. It was interesting to see his Facebook posts, and videos on what the Italian experience was like.

Another example is an Oklahoma City woman I did a story on earlier this year is currently in England on a buying trip for her antique businsess. Lee Ward is blogging about her trip at and appears to be having a great time.

There are dozens, if not hundreds, of blogs out there highlight travel experiences from actual people.

Travel overseas is expensive, but sometimes it’s fun to live vicariously through other folks’ experiences.


Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›