Tracking travel


Seven days to go. Packing video to come tomorrow; house video to come Sunday. Or maybe the other way around.

In the meantime, though: tracking. Last year, many thoughtful and concerned friends wanted a reliable way to know my whereabouts while I scootered about the country, so I built a great little map into the sidebar of this very blog that updated automatically, once per hour, whenever I (or really, my phone) moved.

Alas, we live in a time when marketing trumps function, when even Google can't be trusted to deliver a consistent experience, so I'm afraid that great little map in the sidebar doesn't exist anymore. Reluctantly, I've replaced it with an Instagram widget (pan right), which I'll do my best to update with tritely vignetted photographs from every city and town I visit. Not real-time, I know, nor automated, but unless someone knows something I don't, I'm afraid it's the best I can do.

Well, actually, I can do a tad better—that location tracking Google provided last year? It's still there, just a little more difficult to get to. So if you're the worrying type, bookmark this page, right here: my current whereabouts will be updated automatically and visible, the third line down after my name on the left—hovering over the location will even pull up a nice map on the right. I don't know how reliable my cell service will be across the pond, but I trust it'll keep things at least a tad current.

Hope it helps put a few of you a little more at ease. :)


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