Travel Miscellany

The place have you ever visited? The journey app that does all of it for you

Like many individuals who like to journey, I’m certain in some unspecified time in the future in time you may have in all probability sat down and counted what number of international locations you may have visited. However what you’ve presumably not been ready to take action simply, is use this info – and extra – to be taught extra about your previous and future journey adventures.  Now of all that’s straightforward with the brand new Visited journey app, co-founded by husband and spouse crew, Brian and Anna Kayfitz.

Deciding on which international locations you’ve been to with the app is admittedly easy. You simply seek for them from the checklist and choose a button to say that you simply’ve been.  You too can choose the place you reside and which international locations are in your wishlist. The colors can all be customised to your choice however the default is yellow for the place you reside, blue for the place you’ve been and pink for the place you’d like to go to. This in a short time means that you can produce a map just like the one you see above, which you’ll be able to transfer round and show at totally different scales.

It doesn’t cease there, although. When you’ve chosen all of the international locations you’ve visited, the app will inform you what number of international locations you’ve been to, what share of the world you may have lined (I consider this can be a % calculated from the entire variety of international locations and territories listed within the app, quite than any estimation of the % of the world’s land mass) and the way you rank alongside different customers of the app. It is going to even present you which of them international locations are essentially the most visited by residents of the place you reside.

In fact, there aren’t any prizes for visiting extra international locations than another person, nor does it make you a greater traveller.  I’d personally at all times advocate spending extra time in a rustic than essentially attempting to ‘tick off’ one other nation only for the sake of it. That stated, I’d be lieing if I didn’t admit to getting a minimum of a bit excited when I’m about to go to a rustic for the primary time.

I’d simply counsel that individuals use the knowledge for their very own private enjoyment and curiosity, to work out the place they’ve been and the place they could like to go to sooner or later, quite than for any bragging rights.  And the app is nice for that. Click on on the ‘Inspirations’ part, and also you’ll be introduced with concepts galore… as I’m going by proper now, I’m being introduced with Break up (Croatia), Mount Cook dinner (New Zealand), Breakaways (South Australia), Paros (Greece), Ohio Countryside (Ohio)… and so forth… every accompanied by a lovely {photograph}. I can say, very merely, whether or not I wish to go to or whether or not I’ve already been, or I can merely skip to the subsequent suggestion. As you make your picks, every is saved and famous, so the app learns increasingly more about your journey preferences the extra you employ the app.


And it doesn’t cease there. Click on on the ‘Lists’ part and also you’ll be introduced with well-liked mountain climbing trails, pyramids, artwork museums, capitals of the world and extra.

I went by the ‘Wonders of the World’ checklist and was in a position to be taught that I’d solely been to 19.1% of the listed wonders. Once more, it’s not a contest, after all, to go to all of them, but it surely could be fairly humbling to grasp that, even for those who’re fairly an skilled traveller, there’s a lot extra of the world nonetheless to see and discover.

The Visited journey app is freed from cost and obtainable to obtain from the Apple Retailer and from Google Play. In-app purchases can be found (for instance, you possibly can unlock a metropolis map as a way to add pins to the cities you may have visited). We beloved utilizing it and hope you’ll too.