How To Make A Free and Flashy Travel Slideshow With TripWow

If you’ve got a burning desire to outdo everyone at your next family reunion, TripAdvisor’s TripWow may just be the slideshow for you.

TripWow’s free, and much more than your boring PowerPoint style slideshow. Admittedly, it’s pretty over the top, but you can create a flashy mashup of your travel photos online in just a few minutes, complete with maps and music.

The process is pretty simple. Go to TripWow, and choose your slideshow theme, photos and music. You can use your own music, if you prefer, and grab your photos from your computer, Picasa or Flickr.

Once your slideshow is done, you have the option to share on Facebook, by email, Twitter or MySpace (really? MySpace?).

You can download your slideshow, but at least 10 people need to view your slideshow online before a download option is available. However, you can grab the HTML code and embed it right away.

You have the option to make your slideshow available online for anyone to view, so you may want to think twice about including those Vegas photos. You know what I’m talking about.

Here’s the TripWow’s slideshow I created in about ten minutes. It’s made using the Flying theme, with music that TripWow automatically selected.

Fun in Southeast Asia Slideshow:’s trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to 11 cities Australia, Singapore, Krabi, Rotorua, Whitsunday Islands, Hokitika, Coromandel, Fraser Island, Samosir, Bukit Lawang and Ko Phi Phi Le was created by TripAdvisor. See another Australia slideshow. Take your travel photos and make a slideshow for free.