I’ve been lifelogging now for a little over two months and I’m a little surprised with the results. Lifelogging is not something I initially thought I would enjoy. When Saga first approached me, the thought of sharing all the details of my whereabouts made me slightly uneasy.
Even though I’m a blogger, I still have a strong desire to keep certain things in my life private. I thought I would have to give up my privacy if I started lifelogging, but quickly learned that’s not the case.
I’m more than happy to share every detail about my travels — I’ve gotten used to this after four years of blogging and constant social media — but during my downtime at home, I usually keep pretty quiet.
Now that I’ve had a chance to track one of my extended trips, I feel like I have a better idea about the benefits of using this app for my travels.
For my trip to Europe in March, I decided to partner with Holiday Phone and I received an international SIM card to use in both Germany and Belgium in order to easily check into places using the Saga app.
Saga did a pretty good job of locating the spots in both Germany & Belgium. I often forgot to check-in at each location, but it was easy enough to confirm locations once I returned to my hotel for the evening.
I tracked all of my locations in Germany, but the data service was spotty in Belgium, so, unfortunately, there are a few gaps in both Antwerp and Brussels.
My public lifelog for Dusseldorf looks like this:
Where We’re Headed Next!
We have a few insanely busy travel months coming up (to destinations that we are VERY excited about!). It’s been tough to keep quiet about a few of these trips, but they are all finally official!
- Panama City Beach, Florida in early May
- Bologna, Italy in late May/early June
- The island of Bonaire (and I’m getting Scuba certified!!) in June
- Mauritius in late June for Scott’s birthday!
- Moloka’i in September (with a few days in Maui)
Photo Credit: Sudhanshu Kaul via Creative Commons.