I’ve been traveling more the last couple of years than ever before; I’m constantly on the move and when friends ask me where I’ve been lately, I often draw a blank. So, when I was recently offered a partnership with Saga — a lifelogging app — I was intrigued.
What is Lifelogging?
Most of us use some form of social media on a daily basis and that information we share online is almost like a new form of journaling. When I was younger, I would keep a diary (or journal) so that I had an easy way to look back at things from my past, which I may not remember too clearly.
Now that technology has entered our lives, we use the internet and computers to keep track of our lives and memories. For the next three months, I’ll be using Saga to track my travel locations — and a few locations I visit around San Diego. I’ll also be sharing some photos on this app that you won’t see on our other social media accounts.
The privacy settings make it easy to hide your home, work or any other destination of your choosing. This is a BIG plus for me. You can adjust your settings so the app won’t automatically check you in. In other words, you can manually tell the app which place you want to show up on your lifelog and if you want it to show in real time or delay the posting (for up to 7 days).
Benefits of Lifelogging
You can use lifelogging for a variety of different reasons — monitoring your health, maintaining a record of your life, etc — but for me personally, I like to use it to keep track of my travels.
One of the benefits I’ve found so far is the ability to show you the exact locations we visit during our travels (with a map). This means you can easily create a travel itinerary from one of our trips.
Another extremely helpful thing I found while using Saga is the hyper-local weather updates. I was running errands the other day and I received a notification that rain was coming in 35 minutes. Right before the rain started, I was notified again. We carry a lot of camera gear when we travel, so this is particularly useful for us.
Our Travel Plans for February & March!
We are both headed back to Baja, Mexico for our annual trip with friends. This will be the first time we use Saga outside of the United States, so I’m excited to see how easy it is to check into the places we visit.
After our return from Mexico, I’ll be gearing up for twelve days in Europe. I’m traveling to Germany for the first time, exploring the city of Dusseldorf and experiencing the “Mardi Gras” of Europe at Dusseldorf Carnival! I will actually be ON a carnival float on Rose Monday, wearing a costume. If you happen to be in the area during Dusseldorf Carnival, please come say hello.
From Dusseldorf, I’ll head over to Belgium to spend a few days in Antwerp and Brussels. Scott has already been to both of these cities and has been raving about them for years — especially the beer. I plan to take a cooking class and get to know the local food scene while I’m there.
I’ll be spending a few days in San Francisco at the end of March and I’m really hoping this is the trip that makes me fall in love with the city. Even though I’ve visited several times, I have never been able to see what all the fuss is about. If you have any restaurant, beach or tourist attraction suggestions for San Francisco, please send them my way!
More Tropical Islands!
Stay tuned for updates for our April, May and June travel schedule. We can’t announce the destinations yet, but we will be visiting two tropical islands and I (Christy) will be getting Scuba certified in one of them!
We will be sharing these trips on our Saga profile, so you can follow along in real time and can easily create your own itinerary based on the locations we visit. You must first download the Saga app before the link to our profile will work.