According to the latest figures, the USA is the third biggest sender of postcards in the world, and it’s easy to see why.
Postcards connect people – even from across oceans. At TouchNote, we help you make that connection even more special with personalized postcards.
The other reason to send a postcard? Being in an area of outstanding natural beauty obviously. With TouchNote as your loyal travel companion, you can share your adventures with friends and family at a moment’s notice. Read on to discover the world’s top locations – from where it is absolutely necessary to send a postcard…
Postcards from North America
North America is home to some of the most visually dynamic scenery on the planet. Among its 50 states, there are soaring mountains, cactus-strewn deserts, gaping canyons, and epic glaciers, many of which are protected by the wonderful folks at the National Park Service.
Los Angeles, California
If you’re visiting California, chances are you’ll also be passing through Los Angeles. The Dolby Theatre (site of the glittering Oscars) at the junction of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is a brilliant place to snap a selfie in front of the Hollywood sign. It’s a classic postcard pose guaranteed to earn kudos!
Yosemite National Park
Exploring Yosemite is a ‘bucket list’ experience. A sprawling natural wonderland filled with giant Sequoias, majestic cliffs, and gushing waterfalls. It’s almost impossible to take a bad picture. But if you want to share the true essence of Yosemite with friends and family, you’ll need to send a personalized holiday postcard of yourself in front of El Capitan. This dramatic granite mountain is twice the height of the Empire State Building and ever-so-pretty, surrounded by picturesque pine trees on all sides.
A postcard from Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island will have its recipient groaning with envy. The beach is vast (the longest in the Pacific Rim National Park) and wildly romantic. At low tide, visitors can scamper around a collection of rocky islands, and at high tide there’s ripping surf to enjoy.
Postcards from across Europe
With its ancient cobbled streets, roman ruins, and cosmopolitan café culture, there’s no limit to the amount of sightseeing you can do in photogenic Europe. Best of all, it’s easy to hop from one country to the next by train. Interail allows you to explore 33 countries with a single train ticket. That’s at least 33 cool postcards. And did you know you can send unlimited postcards with TouchNote for just $4.99 a month?
Cool, classy, and compulsory to visit when in Europe, Paris never disappoints. It’s customary to send a vacation postcard from the Eiffel Tower of course, but instead of visiting by day, when hordes of tourists line the boulevards in front of the famous landmark, drop by at night when the tower is lit up by a thousand flashbulbs. Trust us, it’s even more spectacular.
When in Rome, many opt for a picture of themselves and their date (or a waiter if they can’t get one) eating from the same bowl of spaghetti à la Lady & The Tramp. Alternatively, head to the most elaborate and iconic fountain in Europe: the Trevi Fountain. Recently the venue for a Fendi fashion show, this 18th-century masterpiece is literally overflowing with history and glamour.
Why do postcards from London always include Buckingham Palace or Piccadilly Circus? Buck the trend and whizz up to the top of The Shard, a sexy skyscraper offering 360-degree views of the pulsing capital, and have someone take your photo. The Sky Lounge on the 34th storey does excellent champagne cocktails to end the night with.
Postcards from other places around the world
When it comes to sending postcards, no destination is too far-flung or tropical. And remember, a postcard isn’t just a vehicle for bragging rights, it’s also an amazing way to say ‘thank you’ or simply let someone know they’re on your mind.
Sydney Harbor is one of the most lusted-after destinations in the world. Not only does it boast that iconic bridge, there are the sleek curves of the Sydney Opera House behind it to consider. Jump aboard one of the regular ferries that zip across the water to get a panoramic view, or scale the heights of the bridge with BridgeClimb to snap a more adventurous angle.
For the ultimate postcard, few landmarks can compare with Rio de Janeiro’s 98-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. If money is no object, a helicopter tour delivers the ultimate viewing experience. Otherwise, the statue is easily accessible via cog train (it’s just 20 minutes to the top of Corcovado Mountain). The best time to go is mid-week, or early morning.
The perfect postcard moment in Madagascar? Lemurs are cute and all but we kind of prefer to leave animals alone. Much better to zoom over to the Avenue of the Baobabs, a dirt road in the Menabe region of West Madagascar, where 25 ancient baobab trees line the road. What’s so special about them? The species (Adansonia grandidieri) grows particularly tall (up to 30 meters) and doesn’t exist anywhere else on earth.
Send personalized postcards for travel with TouchNote
Of course, TouchNote postcards are great for sharing your globetrotting adventures. But, it’s sharing everyday moments that let your loved ones know how much you care.
We send internationally and, best of all, each postcard is highly personalizable so you can design them using your own photos from your phone.
Create a unique postcard today by clicking here.