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New Review of off-line Android GPS Navigation Apps

New Review of off-line Android GPS Navigation Apps

We have now been on the road full-time since 2014. So I think that writing a new post about our navigation with an Android tablet instead of a dedicated GPS device is overdue. This is a review of off-line Android navigation apps – from real experience! In late 2014 I...
How We Find Overnight Places On-The-Road

How We Find Overnight Places On-The-Road

We spend the vast majority of our nights “free camping”. From Christmas 2014 to the time of writing this, late November 2015, we have visited 7 formal campgrounds, or other places, that we paid to spend the night. This is possible because our Berta is self-contained....
Finding My Way With a Smartphone

Finding My Way With a Smartphone

While traveling, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I navigate my routes. While I still use paper maps to get an overview of where I am and where I want to go, lately I’ve been relying on my phone’s GPS to help get me there. I’ve added a page under the...

Volgen / Tracking

Via onze DeLorme Inreach SE Satellite Tracker is onze aktuele positie in Afrika te zien op https://share.delorme.com/BerryenMarielle. English By using our DeLorme Inreach SE Satellite Tracker our actual position in Africa can be viewed on...
Global coverage

Global coverage

Pffff it took a lot of studying about satellite networks, phones, 2 way satellite messengers…  but finally we have decided the Isatphone Pro is the right choice for us. After phoning around to different suppliers we choose to buy our phone & airtime at...
How To: GPS Mapping

How To: GPS Mapping

In 2008, we were in Paris, France attending Blizzard Entertainment’s World Wide Invitational.  After the event, we rented a car to tour southern Spain.  A few days before we left for Spain, we were in a giant electronics store, where we saw several Garmin GPS units....
Easy trip assistance app

Easy trip assistance app

by Roseann Hanson How many times have you been reading a magazine or book, and come across some place you want to jot down to remember to visit, such as a landmark, a restaurant, a museum, or a trail? In the past I either scribbled these onto a nearby post-it note or...
Maps and Compass

Maps and Compass

Electronic equipment has a habit of breaking or changing hands and for this reason we will also be taking paper maps and a compass with us. We will be using Michelin maps 745 (North East) and 746 (Central and South). Although not as detailed as Tracks4Africa, they...
Outdoor Retailer, day 1

Outdoor Retailer, day 1

Overland Tech and Travel arrived at Outdoor Retailer in sunny Salt Lake City this afternoon. We managed to visit a couple dozen booths before the happy hours began. Over the next three days we will be reporting on new gear as well as just cool stuff. Follow our Flickr...
Routing and Planning

Routing and Planning

After Christmas break and a hard drive failure, we’re back to our overlanding advice series!  This is part five of ten. Despite living in the Bay Area I have always been one who prided myself on navigation sans technology. I reluctantly purchased our Garmin Nuvi...

10 days left

Yes, I admit, it’s all very exciting. The ferry is leaving in 10 days and if it wasn’t at night time we would be standing on the deck, looking at the soggy Island disappearing behind. But it will be at night and so we’ll probably sit in the bar, toasting our very last...

Navigation

Our Overland Adventure will take us across Europe, where there is a magnitude of road & GPS maps available. The further we cross Asia, the less reliable and available overland mapping products become. GPS products have now extended from the PC to standalone...