If you have to drive, you use paper map.?
Messenger and WhatsApp for me.
I set my destination and hit go from my starting point where I have WiFi. I take photos of the route as back up but as long as I don’t change the setting or divert the route stays live.
If anything goes amiss, I go where their is wifi and recalculate. Have never had any problems
Exactly how I do it
I tried, when I get lost am here n the by dockside doesn’t help. At home I get offline that I can work on the road. I guess taking pictures a good idea.
It takes a little foresight but it can be done. I didn’t learn these little tricks when I let go of my phone service. I learned this from the many years of driving cross country as a travel nurse here in the US. There were many times and places were there was no service, no reception so I learned that I had to make a map, mentally and eventually by doing screen captures of the routes.
I have so many stories to tell… Once I got lost in Death Valley, which is a huge desert. No reception and I was running out of fuel. A German tourist helped me find my way!
Another time, doing a sit in Edinburgh I had the pics and the spot was clearly indicated where the house should be and it was dark, I was exhausted dragging my case across the cobblestones back and forth. Finally I knocked on someone’s door and explained. They called the HO for me. Her home was in one of those alleyways that sloped down out of view where there were a cluster of homes!
I have learned to talk to strangers who turn out to be travel angels.
Great stories. Where are you now?
Central Northern US, Minnesota on my 4th week of a 12 weeker with two delicious cats and miles and miles of trails. You?
In Florida. Flying to France next week in a Farm with all kind of animals and chickens. My favorite, best Fresh breakfast hopefully with French croissants .
Do you download the area map to your device before you leave? I find I’m usually able to reroute etc as well so long as I have that section of googlemaps downloaded.
Nice, my base is in Orlando. I love sits with chickens! Did one recently in Merritt Island.
I go to the Uk I’m April!
Amparo the great grandmother!
Yes the whole route and trip. and I do screenshots of tickets, HO contact info, addy, phone etc.
I write separately about when I lost my phone!
Talk about Ángels!
I will be in Orlando March 3. Let’s meet.
Thanks, that would be lovely but I won’t be in back in Orlando till late February '23 and for less than a week!
I live in Canada and most people I know use WhatsApp. Most people I know also own iPhones and yet we rarely use FaceTime. I think WhatsApp is mostly used by those I know who have family or friends in other countries. I don’t use Facebook, so maybe that’s the difference too, based on your later comment. It’s certainly nice to have such variety, and usually at no cost too.
WhatsApp usually if HO in another country; otherwise, SMS or email.
So where is next base
From here I go to Virginia for a short sit then to long term repeat sit for friends in South Carolina. I will be there November to January.
Going to Colombia on personal holiday for a month, “home” for a week (maybe) then LONDON and beyond for who knows how long
Life is wonderfully delicious.
Wow set for a year. That is interesting.
I have been full time since 2018 except for covid pause. I am usually booked 6 months to a year in advance. I have a few regular people.
I spent about 18 months in the UK and Europe.
It’s amazing and I am very very grateful to do what I do. The people, the pets, the places ignite my fire!
Happy to chat anytime