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How many nights away did you manage in '21

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Post by Paulmold Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:21 pm

For the last three years I've used the Daybook app on my phone and tablet, you can add photos to it as well. On same dates of previous trips it sends a reminder which is a nice to look back on.

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Post by bikeralw Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:22 pm

Kemerton-bath wrote:60 nights last year, including 33 in Austria.

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Love Austria, but I got a speeding fine notice drop on the mat a month after returning home after our last visit, which doubled every month or so till they gave up communicating.
 Three years have passed now. I'm afraid I may be stung for several thousand euros if I ever went back.
I was only doing 5kph over the limit as I was trying to slow down without cooking the brakes while descending a mountain pass near Innsbruck.,
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Post by Knick-Knack Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:47 pm

61, mainly lots of short trips.

We usually use the van every month, but seem to have missed out December last year, plus the early lockdown months of course.  2021 was UK only for us.  Hoping to get to Germany or Spain/Portugal this year.

We have found very few places that we would not revisit, but also plenty of new places to try.
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Post by babian Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:26 am

A little old school here as well, medium size travel log/journal, hand written.
Full of old photos, ferry tickets, sectioned with trips, sites, wildlife spotted, phone numbers and site owners "names". Very handy being able to call someone by their name years later for a last minute night stop, if your passing. Also personal site reviews and fun memories along the journey. A section for van details, service record, "tyre pressures" test levels, etc.
Important section a record of site charges!!!
Makes for a nice hours read and the words "remember when..??"
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Post by roli Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:32 am

Just 36 last year
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Post by Bobskate Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:19 am

Well for us it’s 36 which is down on our usual…..for example last year we didn’t do our 3/4 weeks on the continent….nor will we this year. Mind you this question meant we had to consult our “ Libby log” which is a narrative plus sketch book that my wife compiles covering all of our  camping and now motorhoming trips for the last 30 years or so. On a cold winter’s evening it makes a pleasant diversion to grab an old log from years back and read though…..much of it is “as new”…the things you forget. (We know how to live life on the edge in our household!) Many a time my wife will say “do you remember when we went to so and so” I will reply with some authority “never been there”. That often results within 10 mins or so in the log being brandished  with the forgotten destination clearly there! Hmmm……
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Post by Slow-Lane Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:38 am

I keep a holiday log/diary/journal too. What we did each day, places visited, etc. I started with our first big trip abroad in the mid 1980s and have kept one ever since. Hand written using a spiral-bound reporter's notepad I type each one up when we're home again (I can touch type). It's a lovely way to recall all the details so easily forgotten. 

Combined with our photos each one makes a good record of our various travels. Apart from making them easier to read, an advantage of typing them up is they can be searched easily, which helps resolve the usual, "What was the name of the place we saw the yellow dog?"
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Post by Askit Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:44 pm

I'm impressed by the many and various ways that members use to record trips away. We take photos wherever we go so all the places we visit are filed and detailed on the PC but I also have a file on my phone where I simply record the dates, duration and locations of all our trips.

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Post by Peter Brown Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:55 pm

Many of my friends have (as a lot of you do) for many years kept detailed logs of their travels. I prepare an itinerary at the beginning of each year to let the family know when we will be away and up date it as the year progresses - on read back it lets me know we have been away but when we are abroad it is very unlikely that we will follow the planned trip so have to rely on memory and photographs.

I've used a personal calendar in MS Outlook since about 2000, that will definitely tell me we've been away but it may just be a five week block saying France.

Chris has a journal but that is more narrative than record and it not a daily thing.
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Post by babian Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:27 pm

very surprised here, just went up to van (batteries both ok direct solar) and read our travel log.
79 nights away 2021.
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