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August was different for us, we had several weeks of wandering and discovery with nothing on our schedule. And, it just so happened that we were in one of the most beautiful areas of the country – Colorado. We took advantage of the Roadtrippers app to find cool things to do. See ourphoto album for August for the results. We ended the month at the Safari 30th Anniversary RV Rally in Shawnee, OK and really enjoyed being back at work!
Also see our Map and our Blog for the rest of the story.
Episode 151: Trip Planning with Roadtrippers, RVParky, Google My Maps and more
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Do you plan road trips? I think you’ll like Roadtrippers and RVParky.
We’ve been doing a lot of trip planning this summer! Be sure to check out Episode 151: Trip Planning in addition to this article.
The way I see it, trip planning has 5 parts, and I’ve listed my favorite tool for each part.
Research: looking for things you want to see, places you want to go. Roadtrippers.com
Plan: this involves maps, routes, and calendars. RVParky.com
Navigate: which way to turn? what road to take to get where you want to go? Google Maps.
Sleep: finding a place to park the RV for the night. Allstays.com
Google Photos: How to view your photos in order by date-uploaded rather than date-taken
When you use Google Photos to store your pictures, they are organized in one great big stream, by date the photo was taken. The most recent photo is on the top, as you scroll down you’re going back in time. On a mobile device you can pinch the screen until you see your photos grouped by year and month.
Old Photos get lost
A friend of mine just uploaded a group of old photos from her computer to Google Photos. When she opened Google Photos, she expected to see those photos at the top. When they weren’t there, she assumed she had done something wrong …
We go to a lot of RV Rallies. At some of them, we helped coordinate a shared photo album so that anyone in the group could post their photos to the album and all could see the combined group of photos. We do it with a Google Photos shared album.
The webmaster for the last rally where we did this told us that it made his job so much easier. The pictures just appeared – people didn’t need to send them to him for uploading to the website.
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