The Roadlike Blog
- 5 interesting facts that will make you want to travel the world
- 7 Essential Travel Tips When Traveling Abroad
- 5 Advantages of Quick Tracking of Every Moment in a Simple App
- Journaling a Vacation can be one of the most exciting things to do!
- Roadlike: The Ultimate Travel App
- Why use a Travel Log App like, 'Roadlike' When you travel?
5 Interesting Facts That Will Make You Want To Travel The World.
Posted on: October 11, 2014 | 3:29 PM (IST)
Here at Roadlike, we can’t get enough of traveling and seeing the world - there always seems to be something new to learn and see! With that in mind, here are five interesting facts that are sure to ignite your wanderlust and give you some special travel moments…
1. The world's first granite temple is the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu, India
This Hindu temple is stunning, and surprisingly was built in only five years, between 1004 and 1009 AD. The vimanam (shikhara), or temple tower, was made from one 80-tonne piece of granite, making it the world’s first and largest granite temple. It’s dedicated to Shiva and its beauty makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state.
2. Most of the animal and plant species found on Madagascar are unique to the island
The island of Madagascar, found off the south-east coast of Africa, has been isolated for around 88 millions years. Because of this isolation, about 90% of the animal and plant species on the island are endemic - meaning they are unique to this island. As a biodiversity hotspot, Madagascar is filled with unique and exciting wildlife, and on a trip to the island you may see fossa, lemurs, birds, insects and many more interesting creatures.
3. Hong Kong is home to the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator
As one of the most densely populated places on Earth, it’s little surprise that Hong Kong is good at getting people from A to B. The autonomous territory is home to the Central-Mid-Levels Escalator, a half-mile long escalator which helps thousands of Hong Kongers commute each day. As the world’s longest covered escalator, it takes 20 minutes to go the whole length and includes many exit and entry points, rest stops and points of interest.
4. La Paz, Bolivia, is the highest capital city in the world
The capital city of Bolivia can be found at an altitude of around 11,975 feet, making it the highest capital city on Earth. As well as amazing views, friendly locals and perhaps a little shortness of breath, you can expect fun journeys on the Mi Teleférico cable car system when you visit La Paz.
5. The Catacombs of Paris are home to the remains of over six million people
If you've already paid a visit to the romantic city of Paris, you no doubt appreciated the gorgeous architecture, delicious food and refined culture, but did you know that the bones of over six million people were lying under your feet? The Catacombs are underground ossuaries which were formed after cemetery closures and mine renovations in the 18th century. You can now take guided tours through parts of the Catacombs and see the eerie tunnels filled with the bones of the city's long departed residents
You might not have expected it, but these airport experiences may be something you'll want to record while traveling after all. No matter what weird or fun airport experiences you find, don't forget to download the Roadlike travel app (iOS, Andorid) so you can check in, take travel videos and photos, and save all your memories so you can share and relive all the fun you had traveling!
7 Essential Travel Tips When Traveling Abroad
Posted on: July 21, 2013 | 8:29 PM (IST)
Thinking of traveling abroad? International travel can be exciting, even life-changing, but it's important to plan in advance. Here are our tips for having the best possible experience.
1. Get familiar with the language
You can't learn a new language in a few weeks, but you can certainly learn a few helpful phrases. Try to memorize simple questions and courtesies. It will make travel more fun and less frightening, and the locals will appreciate your effort.
2. Figure out the money situation
While you should get some foreign currency from your bank before you leave, it likely won't keep you going for an entire trip. Before you go abroad, make sure you have a couple of ways you can purchase things, and book hotels, trips, and transportation online (in case you need to when you're there). Ask your bank about charges for pulling money from a foreign ATM, and see if they have any partners in the country you are going to. Also be sure to get a credit card that won't charge you extra for foreign transactions.
3. Pack adapters and converters
If the country you're going to has the same voltage as yours, you will only need an adapter (which adapts plugs to outlets that wouldn't otherwise physically fit). If you're going somewhere with a different voltage, you'll need a converter as well. It's also important to note that some products (like straighteners and hairdryers) don't convert well even with a converter. Try to see if your hotel has these instead of bringing your own.
4. Bring a few garbage bags
Garbage bags are absolute travel essentials. They can hold wet clothes and separate your dirty and clean laundry when you pack.
5. Make copies of EVERYTHING
No one wants to think about having their documents and money stolen or lost, but it does happen. To avoid disaster, make copies of all of your documents (passport, ID cards, credit cards). This will make it so much easier to file a report, get new documents fast, and cancel any credit or debit cards that were stolen.
6. Pack extra in your carry-on
Everyone knows the dread of getting somewhere and finding out your checked baggage didn't make it on the plane with you. To avoid unneeded stress, pack everything you would need for one night in your carry-on.
7. Capture the memories
One of the most important parts of traveling is finding a way to remember it! Roadlike is a travel app that allows you to check in at each place you go, and capture all your travel moments with precise addresses, photos, videos, and memory notes. With Roadlike, you won't have to wonder where a picture was taken, or which restaurant was your favorite in a certain city.
5 Advantages of Quick Tracking Of Every Moment in a Simple App
Posted on: March 17, 2012 | 6:29 PM (IST)
Of course we make our own moments when going on vacation and visiting places that are new to us – or places that we enjoy so much we keep going back to – but tracking those locations can give us even more to remember, and remind us why we enjoyed the destination so much in the first place! Using Roadlike app to check in and track travel destinations is a great way to create a beautiful virtual storybook of your travels. Here are the top reasons why checking in and tracking your moments amplifies your travel experience!
Never Forget Exactly Where You Went! (Bookmark Your Locations.)
Maybe you love a certain restaurant that you dine in on a location that you want to recommend to friends and family, or return to on your next trip! When you check in at places, you can bookmark the exact address of that restaurant (or hotel, or bar, shopping mall etc). The fact that you are able to save these details means it will be hassle free when telling anyone else about the place, or making a return trip. When you want to remember where you were when you had that great experience and you want to re-live or discuss, simply open it in the app and you can see all of the details you have bookmarked!
Bad Memory? Tracking Helps You to Remember, even Offline! (Works Beautifully Well Even Without Internet.)
Have a bad memory? Don't worry, the features of Roadlike App makes it possible to check in to locations when you have no available internet connection. This means that if you are traveling to somewhere that is beautiful and exotic, with little or no Wi-Fi, you will still be able to check in to locations so that you can remember these amazing locales. Places that don’t have these connections may be harder to find when you trying to recall them at a later date after you have left and returned home, so check in to track & bookmark your destinations even with no internet connection and have your memories available only a click away.
Remember the Details of Get-Togethers, Never Forget a Name! (Easily Add New Friends, Photos & Videos with Auto Timestamps.)
Screenshots and check-ins allow you to add the people that you were with so you can remember exactly who shared the experiences with you! Maybe you just met some great new friends at that wonderful little Tiki Bar you’re at – check in and add their names so you won’t forget them, or the place! So much excitement (and maybe a few too many cocktails) can cloud our memories a bit, so by taking pictures and checking in preserve those memories (moments) for you so you can enjoy thinking about the lovely time you had and who was there when it was all happening!
If you’re having the best time of your life and you know it’s a moment that you never want to forget – make sure you don’t forget it! You don’t have to write it down or make a memo, we know that takes away from the moment! Of course, you will most likely be taking pictures anyways – use the app to check in with one click and make a picture memory out of it! The app will automatically pull up your location with the exact address, so you don’t need to type anything in.
Click, click, flash! (Take a Photo or Video, We Will Tell You The Location!)
You can also use the app's ‘use camera’ feature right next to ‘use my location’ – when you take a picture with the app, it can turn into a screenshot with location details listed, so you are creating a virtual storybook! It’s so easy to remember the little things when they’re just a couple of clicks away, and preserved in photo form! So if you’re wondering, down the road, when and where you were when that awesome thing happened that you want to tell everyone about – just pull it up and see the picture, the moment and the place!
Relive your great moments over and over and share them with friends and family! (Build Your Legacy For Others to See!)
After you’ve checked in and tracked your amazing moments of various journeys and you have all of the photos and location details compiled in the app, relive them over and over again! Never forget your vacations and get-togethers, and always have them available to show off right at your fingertips. Play an awesome slideshow, featuring you and your friends (and random locals and tourists) as the stars! Collecting your awesome storybook adventure is super easy when you check in and take pictures, and showing them off (or just remembering them by yourself) is just as easy! Who doesn’t want to keep track of the great places they have traveled to and then watch them play out as a movie later on down the road?
So, let’s just think about that for one more minute! You go on an insanely amazing road trip (or overseas, or…maybe just a weekend getaway)… and you experience things that you never even knew were possible! Check in to those places! Check in with your new friends from other countries, or your old friends who are with you in new countries! Track your destinations and take screenshots whenever possible! A picture is worth a thousand words, and these pictures from your journeys will bring to mind many more when you relive your memories! Screenshots, location tracking & bookmarking, with exact location details …addresses stored so you can return, again and again!
Make your next trip one that can never be forgotten! Bon Voyage!
Journaling a Vacation can be one of the most exciting things to do!
Posted on: January 10, 2012 | 8:29 PM (IST)
Journaling a vacation can be one of the most exciting things to do. This will make it easier to look back upon all of the details once you get home, as well as years into the future. Whether you go to a bustling city or a remote village, it can be exciting to capture locations and photos.
The average person today doesn’t carry around a camera, nor do they carry around an actual journal to write details in. With this in mind, how do you plan on journaling your vacation? You likely have a smartphone, which is what more and more people are using to journal their vacation. You may not have the ability to check in everywhere on social media because of not having a connection. This means you have to work offline.
Roadlike is an app that you can download to your smartphone while you are still in an area where there’s Wi-Fi. After that, you can go offline and use it with the smart GPS to be able to check in everywhere. You can capture places using your GPS as well as your built-in camera, allowing you to know where all the pictures were taken.
Make some comments on all of the locations, so you know what you loved about everything. Journal where you ate each meal, what you ate and what it is that you liked about that meal, how you spent your days, and how you spent your nights. You can incorporate images into it all, and write about how much fun you had.
You can even write about some things you may want to redo if you ever go back to the place. Perhaps you may want to redo the safari tour that you enjoyed in Africa or revisit the Party Club in Italy where you had a good conversation with a lovely stranger. You don’t want to miss the details because a good journal is going to contain all of these things.
Consider this. You had so much fun on your vacation that you may want to repeat it in 5 or 10 years. How will you know what restaurants you went to? How will you remember where that cute little bridge was that you found after trekking all over the city for hours? When you have a check-in app like Roadlike, it makes it easy to remember everything – and you don’t have to write anything down.
You want to make sure you have the time of your life on a vacation. When you can journal in a digital way and do so offline, it’s going to make sure you have more time to focus on the fun of the vacation. You can always go in and journal more of the details when you get home, but you have a head start with all of the locations you visited, which can be amazing!
Roadlike: The Ultimate Travel App
Posted on: September 29, 2011 | 2:06 PM (IST)
Traveling can be a lot of fun – and you may have some amazing moments along the way. Regardless of where you decide to travel, you want to make sure you capture all of the moments that makes your trip memorable. Roadlike is an app that was created for this very reason. It allows you to recollect the moments of your trip, no matter how large or small they might be.
Online Private Diary
Whether you are climbing mountains, cruising islands, or touring major cities, you want to know where you’re going and what you’re doing. While you may remember some of the basic details once you return home, there’s going to be a lot that you don’t remember. You want to be able to remember such things as:
With Roadlike, you have a travel app that becomes your online private diary so you can capture places/locations you visited. This gives you the opportunity to remember and re-live your moments over and over again. As you go through your travels, you can check-in so that the app records memories and you can track your journey. There’s no chance of forgetting any of the minute details because it has all been captured.
Features of Roadlike
There are several features for Roadlike that makes it a personal application that you can use to not only capture moments, but also share them.
Integrated Google Maps: Google Maps has been integrated into the app so you always know where you are when you are having a moment. This ensures you can revisit the location at another time – and find out the name of the location should you wish to share it in another way once you return home.
Camera: You can use the camera on your phone or tablet within the Roadlike app to be able to add photographs of the moments. You can also add a brief description and identify the people who are with you at a particular place.
Contacts: Create a list of Contacts that includes friends and family. As you identify who is with you, those within your contacts will get a copy of the moment so they can add it to their own timeline. They can also edit and delete the moment without it affecting your copy of it. Simply invite people using their email addresses so they can be added to your contacts – and there is no limit to how many people you can add.
Sharing: You have the chance to share the URL of your Roadlike Journey on any social network of your choosing. Only the people within your network will be able to see your moments. You can also choose to keep some moments private.
Download Your Captured Moments: There’s also the chance to download your memories. Just click on the ‘download data’ link and within 48 hours, your data will be ready to download so you can have it on your computer, tablet, or anywhere else you may want to share your journeys.
Living the Moments
Depending upon the smart device you have the app installed on, you can have moments photography and even moments videography footage. Do you want to take a photo of an incredible meal that you are eating on your travels? Do you want to record the amazing street performer that you are watching? Do so within your travel app so that memory notes are created. You will be able to remember when you saw / experienced this, where you were, and other details that you wrote down.
This memories app was created to make it easier for you to have an online travel diary. Too many people complain that they end up with a folder full of digital photos, but they don’t remember enough of the details to make a real online travel diary out of it. This is why Roadlike was made – and why the features are what they are. It’s a unique way of having an online private diary – and you don’t have to be online to make all of the notes while you are traveling. Think about all the times you tried to check-in somewhere and found that you didn’t have an internet connection. You missed out on being able to capture events and check-in.
Especially when you travel to foreign countries, Wi-Fi is not always a guarantee. Roadlike understands that you are going to record memories regardless of whether there is an internet connection or not – and now you can check-in offline too.
The app is available on Android and iOS and it’s free to use. What’s more is that you can capture moments offline, along with locations, and places. This means you don’t have to worry about whether you are connected to a network or not. You can simply live in the moment and capture all of the amazing things that are happening all around you.
Start tracking your next journey! Where are you going to go? It doesn’t matter where you decide to go in the world. Roadlike can be downloaded to your mobile phone so you can have the ultimate travel app to track your journey. It’s going to make for better memories because now you can have more details in front of you when you go to share or reminisce.
Why use a travel log app like ‘Roadlike’ when you travel?
Posted on: June 13, 2011 | 5:13 PM (IST)
Good news for all adventure lovers out there! If you are looking for a more enjoyable way to bring home the best moments you can have each time you visit a place, using Roadlike App can help make that happen. Roadlike App is a must have application that you should install on your device today. Why? It can work for you in several different ways.
Capture Moments Offline
The next time you travel, do not forget to get Roadlike App on your device. You can use it to easily capture those most precious and unforgettable moments that you can have. There is nothing to worry if you don’t have a portable internet connection or if there is no stable connection in your current location because Roadlike App will make it possible for one to capture moments offline and keep them for almost a lifetime.
You can also check in offline so there is no reason to wonder if you can check in only when there is an internet connection. Roadlike App is also offering you the best places you visited in the smartest way ever.
Capture Places You Visited
Do you want to keep the beauty of the place to last within your memory? You can now capture the most irresistibly beautiful places you see for the first time by using Roadlike App. This app is offering you the best way to capture places that you have visited to show them to your friends and give them a clear picture of how do you feel by the time you get there.
Record the Most Precious Memories
You can also record the most precious and unforgettable memories when you have Roadlike App. It is like getting the chance to capture precious memories and make them last for a lifetime. Truly, Roadlike App is a powerful tool that can enable you to remember and re-live your moments in a much better way than before.
You will not also lose the power to trace your journey because Roadlike App comes with a function that lets you track your journey. Roadlike App is complete with features such as the ones for moments photography, moments videography and memory notes. You will never go wrong by using a travel app that makes it a lot easier for people and adventure lovers to capture the best memories that are to be kept for a lifetime.
Get Roadlike App Today!
Many people love to travel and there are mobile applications that are designed to be used by adventurers like you however none of them can match the simplicity, features, performance and easiness of using Roadlike App. Whether your device is an Android or it runs on iOS, you can download Roadlike App for free (Roadlike on Google Play, Roadlike on Apple App Store) the next time you travel.