The first time I ever kept a diary was on a cross-continent road trip I took in 1999. I started keeping a diary full-time a few years later, when I was flying between Toronto and California on a sometimes weekly basis. I felt like my life was changing so much that I needed to write it down before I lost track of everything. Many of the great diarists have also been great travellers, and one could argue that diaries are descended from or at least strongly influenced by ship's logs.

With its automatic picture and map support - and especially with the new extra-portable iPhone version - Remembary is an ideal travel companion. The next few blog posts will cover some of the different ways that people travel, and how Remembary fits in:

Road Trip

Eat up the miles and see it all from ground level. From winding back roads to superhighways, from rugged wilderness to tacky tourist traps - driving is a great way to see the world. 

Keep your iPad or iPhone in the glove compartment and take quick notes whenever you make a stop. 

When you're writing in today's entry in Remembary, you can tap on the clock icon in the right margin to add a timestamp. This lets you easily keep a 'log' of your day's travel while you're actually on the road. If you're using a recent model device, you can even use voice dictation to leave a quick note without having to type anything.

Transient

Want to remember that you were at a place? Take a quick snapshot with your GPS-enabled iPad or iPhone, and it will automatically show on today's map for you, complete with a timestamp. I've often found myself just taking a photo of the road just so I have an extra point for tracking my progress later on.

A good road trip can leave a really great map at the end of the day. Here is an automatic map from a recent visit I did to California - through the Redwood Empire and down some spectacular coastline along Highway 1.

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AuthorAndrew Burke