Vacation In Paradise
• Livingston to Yellowstone Nat'l Park - 52
• Livingston to Bozeman - 24 miles
• Livingston to Helena - 125 miles
• Livingston to Billings - 125 miles
• Livingston to Great Falls - 175 miles
Ranked among National Geographic, Frommer's, Travel with
Rick Steves and others.
Named 'Top 10 Travel Podcasts'
Lander, WY --
YellowstonePark.com, the Webby Award-winning website
based in Lander, was recently honored as being among the
"Top 10 Travel Podcasts" by MuseumPods.com.
On June 5, MuseumPods.com, a leading
portal that promotes cultural podcasts from around the
world, notified YellowstonePark.com about the honor for its
Yellowstone Region podcasts. MuseumPods is an academic,
non-profit research program dedicated to bringing cultural
podcasts to the world.
"We believe YellowstonePark.com set the
benchmark for organizations to follow on how podcast
technology should be utilized," said MuseumPods founder,
Kurt Stuchell. "The primary reasons we honored
YellowstonePark.com's podcasts are excellent content of the
podcasts and terrific usability. Very few organizations in
the world have created a 'total package' podcast program
like the one found on YellowstonePark.com. It is a great
resource for visitors to the park and for people that may
not have the opportunity to visit the parks but just want to
learn about them."
Johnson said the honor is particularly
fulfilling for the company's team, who went out in the field
in a 3-state region last year and produced more than 50
interesting and engaging podcasts.
"To be listed next to other popular
travel podcasts like Travel with Rick Steves', Lonely Planet
Podcasts, Frommer's Podcasts, Rough Guides and National
Geographic is quite an honor," said Shelli Johnson, owner
and CEO of
Yellowstone International, the company that operates
YellowstonePark.com. "We ourselves look to these podcast
feeds as leaders in the industry and as being very good at
what they do. This is a great honor for us."
Podcasts are mp3 files that can be played
on a person's computer or Mp3 player.
"We have become a time-shifted society,"
said Johnson. "We can download now and listen to later in
our desired schedules and places. Increasing numbers of
travelers are bringing their Mp3 players on vacation.
Podcasts offer a value-add to the vacation experience. And
for those who aren't fortunate enough to be able to vacation
here, podcasts provide a virtual experience."
Adventures of the West, the company's podcast series, is
available for free subscription or download at
YellowstonePark.com, on iTunes, Podzinger and other podcast
portals, covers a wide range of topics such as cultural
events like Cheyenne Frontier Days, the Cody Stampede, Red
Desert Roundup, the WYO Rodeo, the Shoshone Indian Powwow,
fly-fishing and hiking, and news interviews.
Johnson said one of the strengths of
YellowstonePark.com's podcasts is their authenticity. The
podcasts are recorded on location and not produced in a
studio. Visitors are interviewed and the ambience of the
events is captured.
"In the current Web 2.0 landscape,
polished and commercial-like shows are out, and
un-rehearsed, 'real' coverage is in," said Johnson. "Our
team is passionate about the regions and events we're
covering so getting to roam these regions and record
on-location podcasts is a natural job for us. But more
importantly, these podcasts promote the featured events and
regions to the world." Also in June, YellowstonePark.com was
honored at the Webby Awards on Wall Street in New York City
as being the "Best Tourism Website in the World." The Webby
Awards judged 8,000 entries from all 50 states and 60
In addition to
YellowstonePark.com, Yellowstone International
99 Things to Do in Yellowstone Country, and
Yellowstone Journal, available in print and
RSS Feeds. The company also has
40 videos, , a consumer-generated vacation
guide to Yellowstone called
Trip Notes, International Online Trip
Planners in 4 languages, a
Photography Guide, and more.
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