Where have you been?
One of the main reasons for us writing this blog and documenting our travels on social media, apart from recording the memories for ourselves, is to inspire you, our followers / readers / occasional glimpsers, maybe to travel, to visit some of these places or just to learn a bit more about them by way of our blog and the internet.
It’s absolutely brilliant to us therefore, when we get asked if we keep a travel map of our travels, as you might like to visit some of the places we’ve visited. Even if just one of you has a great travel experience inspired by our travels, then mission accomplished!
So do we..? Have a travel map?
Well… yes… several in fact. We have a good old-fashioned paper road atlas on which we mark the places we’ve been. but that’s probably not much use to you… Google tracks our every move (perhaps somewhat creepily, this function can be switched off but it suits us fine!) so we have our travels on our Google Maps Timeline. We also have another app, called Polarsteps, which also automatically tracks our travels, and even tries to link pictures we take to the locations we visit. Most recently, we downloaded Maps.Me as well, but I’m still learning about that one…
However, from the very start of this trip, we’ve primarily used Google My Maps to track our travels and even though our trip isn’t finished yet, we thought we’d give you a bit of a sneak preview of our travels so far. As we travel, we will update this map and when we get back to the UK, our whole trip will be visible in this map.
We love having this resource as it creates a nice visual context of what we’ve been up to and where we’ve been. It’s a really neat way to see some of our images, our overnight stops and a quick way to find some of our social media posts, videos and blog posts.
The map is really easy to use. You can show the legend by clicking on the icon highlighted in pink (top left-hand corner) in the first image below. Here you can choose to show all, one, or several of the layers of information on the map;
- Overnight stops (green with a ‘bed’ icon) showing the places we’ve stayed the night,
- Content links to more information about places, including our blog posts, facebook posts and videos (videos will open in facebook),
- Our activities (various icons) showing the stuff we got up to.
You can also click on the icon in the top right-hand corner (second image above), which will open the map in full screen in google, from where you can also select items in the legend to show the information you’re interested in. And it all works on a mobile phone or tablet as well.
We really hope this is useful, and we hope you enjoy it. If there is any other information you’d like to see in this map, let us know, we might be able to add it in.
Happy travels, Campers!