How do you keep track?

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  1. Photo4x4

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    We have had our MH for almost two years (how time flies) and I keep a track of the sites we have stayed on with the aid of a wall map of the UK. I put a marker on each location we have stayed overnight, I do not differentiate between one night or more than one night and of course for some we have visited on several occasions. This does not include our trip to France last year as a European map at this scale would fill the whole wall (the marker at Dover was where we stopped overnight before catching the ferry)!

    By the way the small red dots are a different project - islands we have visited but not necessarily in the MH.

    It is just a bit of fun and I can show our grandchildren where we have been on our 'adventures'.

    What do you do?

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  2. mike mcglynn

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    I see that you haven't ventured south of mason Dixon line River Severn to the Wash is this on your to do list ,We keep a log of our trips and give each place that we have stayed at a review very handy at times as you tend to forget were on our 120 th site now.:) Ahh I have just spotted Dover.
     
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  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    I wish we'd done that. Infact I might get the same map and we can spend some time remembering our visits. Are the dots little sticky labels?
     
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    You have even ventured to the IOM!

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  5. Photo4x4

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    They are sticky dots - you can get them from any stationers.
    That was 42 years ago on our honeymoon and the year after on my BSA Gold Flash! :)

    We will go south of the Severn/Wash, perhaps in our trip later this month.

    KH
     
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  6. magicsurfbus

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    You appear to have visited a lot of nuclear sites, weapons dumps and top secret secret government command bunkers there @Photo4x4 - is there something you're not telling us?

    Speaking for myself I just keep it in my head, or in my SatNav's favourite locations file. All my photos are catalogued by location too.
     
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  7. Photo4x4

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    Really! Please explain. :)

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  8. kaasbroodje

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    A5 notebook and pen. The pen lives with the notebook for continuity.
    Have been motorhoming since 2003 but only kept an accurate record since 2010.
    I keep it simple, date, number of nights and location with the occasional note.
    Tally up number of nights away at the year's end and start a fresh page for the New Year.
    We keep lots of information on the computer but pen and paper still feels like a more 'permanent' travel record.
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    We have a small notebook in which we put the Site a few remarks about the site (bus at gate/Pub near by etc etc)dates we have stayed, that's in the front.
    In the back, which trip, milage, ltrs, miles per litre & miles per gallon
    71 different sits so far.
    Next week, 2 more West Bay and the New Forest(y)
     
  10. kevan

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    don't let the Scots see the map they may want to do a pre-emtive strike on us:whistle:
     
  11. Robert Clark

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    We don't keep track
    It's like looking backwards at what's already happened
    Better to look forward to what lies ahead
     
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    I use Jims destinations book. Kept in the van and filled in most trips. Provides interesting record. But I guess a simple A5 hotter would do the same.
     
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    I post our location in the morning funsters thread with a photo.
     
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    Can't remember where i was last week, the map is a good idea"..........Loire Valley last weekend, today Saltash ugh cold.
     
  16. MicknPat

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    You could make a Autoroute* push pin map of the places you have visited that would enable you to keep all sorts of information and photos for each?

    Microsoft Autoroute was discontinued in Dec 2014 but you can still buy copies off ebay.
     
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    We always have a suduko book which is kept in the MH and every time we complete a puzzle we time and date it, record our location and the weather at the time. We also put a 'one liner' against the page. Makes interesting/funny reading years later, and some of the books go back years.
     
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  18. Movinon

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    Positions get added to an Excel spreadsheet and then loaded into Autoroute and my Garmin Camper. I can always see where the nearest stopover is and, as I'm very choosy about them, I know it will meet my requirements. My wife also keeps details in a daily diary. I'm never able to look in it though, as she says it's only for the use of herself and the divorce lawyer :LOL:
     
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    I do much the same but in Google maps, can't work out how to put the map on here so made a pdf of it. see attached
     

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    We have kept a log in a note book since we started caravanning in 1992. We are on our 4th notebook. It's good to look back now and again to boost memories of places we've been and when.
     
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