For my next trip I’ll be trying out a new app called Polarsteps. This app automatically tracks where I am and where I’ve been using triangulation (via the cellular network) instead of GPS. It’s a little less accurate but it means it doesn’t drain my battery. It will also allow me to add photos and videos live even when I’m not connected to the internet.
While it’s an app, your profile can be viewed on a PC browser too. So those at home don’t have to download the app to see what you’re doing.
I’m curious to see how this works out. It is even possible to add past trips. I added my trip through Europe to test this feature and so far it turned out nicely. Showing me how far I’ve travelled, how many countries I visited and how many days.
Just a few more sleeps and I’ll be heading out again doing some solo travelling. This time I’m taking my backpack to Canada. Granted it is only going to be a week this time, but that doesn’t make me any less excited!
I’ll be mostly in Toronto and the GTA as well as going to see Niagara Falls (which is a must do of course!). My to do list is endless, and I have a lot of great things on there I can choose from. So I’m prepared but I haven’t planned out the whole trip. There is plenty of space for spontaneity as well as change of plans. Which is how I think travel should be. Go out, be prepared so you know what you want to see and do. Yet don’t get stuck in a schedule; for me that takes the freedom of travel away a little.
The house & cat sitter is in place, my packing list is ready. All I need to do now is actually pack (lol) and get on that plane to enjoy my trip!
About two weeks ago I planned to either go to Port or Lisbon, but unfortunately something came up and it fell through. Yet it keeps nagging in the back of my head so it has to happen. But will it be Port or Lisbon?
It’s not that long ago but I can remember it well, the day Sarah and I left our hostel in October 2013 on a grey and overcast day in Paris to go see Sacre Coeur de Montmartre. Not only to see this beautiful Basilica but also to see the view of Paris from this spot. This photo was taken right at that moment I saw Sacre Coeur for the very first time, after climbing a long flight of stairs.
For this week’s throwback thursday I have a photo of an owl for you. It’s one of my favourite photos that I took at the London Zoo. I surely didn’t expect that a big city like London would have a big zoo in the heart of the city.