SOURCE: Parentography

February 07, 2007 08:00 ET

New Website Offers Honest Advice on Family-Friendly Restaurants, Hotels and More

Parentography Social Network Debuts, Allowing Parents to Share Opinions and Advice About Family-Friendly Excursions Across Town or Across the Country

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 7, 2007 -- Parentography ( today publicly debuted its free online service for connecting families on the go. The Parentography community provides parents with honest opinions, advice and ideas to help discover and plan family-friendly excursions near home or when traveling.

Founded by parents Tim and Noelle Ludwig after a frustrating experience of trying to find advice online about destinations in Hawaii where they could take their infant daughter, Parentography provides a forum for families to interact with each other and gather honest opinions, reviews and ratings on fun excursions from families like theirs. "Think of it as a Zagat guide for parents... real advice from other families about things to do and places to go in your own neighborhood or around the country," says co-founder Tim Ludwig.

At Parentography, families can:

-- Join a Community of Families with Similar Interests

   o  Interact with other families through stories, suggestions and photos
   o  Receive up-to-the-minute information from other parents who have
      'been there'
   o  Review public profiles providing family information, photos and a
      Parentographer biography
   o  Receive member emails, news alerts and notices

-- Share Honest Opinions and Ideas

   o  Hear comprehensive advice based on families' true-life experiences
   o  Read unfiltered ratings and reviews of restaurants, hotels,
      attractions, parks & playgrounds, kids' services and activities
   o  Find advice and ideas quickly by using tags or keywords (e.g.,
      special needs, cold weather)
   o  Access favorite reviewers, places and excursions with personalized
   o  Receive real-time updates on people, places and activities via RSS

-- Discover and Plan Family-Friendly Excursions

   o  Discover things to do in your own hometown
   o  Find family-friendly activities and establishments in other U.S.
   o  Search by season, time, age, activity type and proximity to other
   o  Find places and suggested itineraries on a map to see other possible
      stops along the way and get driving directions to each location
   o  Review listings of millions of U.S. businesses and attractions

Parentography debuted to a select audience of parenting and social networking bloggers last month, receiving positive feedback and high site traffic. According to Melissa Petri of the Parenting Weblog (, "I'm all for reading unbiased views and first-hand experiences from fellow parents rather than believing beautiful prose about a certain place, written by a childless marketing staff."

About Parentography, LLC

San Diego-based Parentography is a privately funded online community connecting parents who want tools, advice and ideas for family-friendly excursions across town or across the country. Community members can explore the free site as well as share their own experiences. Founders (and parents) Tim and Noelle Ludwig believe that taking some of the labor and guesswork out of planning an adventure gives families more time to have fun together.

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