How IdeaPlaces Could Have Changed my Last Trip… and Will the Next One


I’m not one for regrets, particularly when I’ve just been blessed with the opportunity to work and travel across Asia. Being somewhat of an aspirational amateur photographer, I think that I have made a permanent thumbprint on the corner of my phone touchscreen which has the Camera app icon. So while my Instagram account allowed me to showcase highlights for friends throughout the trip, unfortunately, my personal note-taking started with a bang and quickly dulled to a whimper.


I wanted to keep a travel diary, and set aside time at the end of each day to do so but this quickly became tedious. Instead, I decided to focus on taking pictures and relying on the photos as my mental trigger. The trouble here is that the default Camera app allows you to capture moments, not ideas. With IdeaPlaces though, you can take that same picture directly from the app and immediately add notes to it. ‘What are the secret ingredients in that amazing curry? How long did it take to build this gorgeous temple?’ Convenient, easy, and effective.

While a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s good to know that on my next trip I’ll be adding a few dozen more to mine and making sure all that all my ideas and valuable knowledge from my guides is not lost. Regret-free travel (and noted curry recipes), here I come.

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