NATHALIE and OLIVIER
We are Nathalie and Olivier and we live in beautiful Quebec City.
We've travelled in all kinds of ways. Over the last 15 years, between a few stays in France and a cruise to Alaska and another to South America, we have mainly done road trips with our travel trailer across the United States.
We run the Zath-Trotter Blog Zath-Trotter and we created the travel planner PLANNING MOTION.
Nathalie : ex-ski bum, hiker, project Manager, geek: our travel planning expert.
Olivier : ex-backpacker, hiker, image creator, king of orientation and itineraries, driver of our 52 feet rig (travel trailer - pickup truck): The Captain Driver !
We have developed the App we needed to prepare our trips!
To organize our trips, we like many, used Excel or Word to keep track of everything. But in preparation and especially when we decided to make changes to the itinerary, making changes became really very laborious.
We also used a calendar that synchronizes to the web. That was a little better, but it still wasn't good enough.
We tried project management software, but they were too complex and not at all suitable for travel.
We found sites that offer planning tools. At first interesting, they quickly become very frustrating by being very inflexible in allowing us to add only the travel elements reserved or offered by their platform.
When we met other travellers on the road, we realized that many of them had come to the same conclusions and were looking for exactly the same thing to organize their trip as we were.
So, you probably see where we're going with this?
We decided to create the application we wanted : Planning Motion.
An application that gives a lot of flexibility to organize all kinds of trips. An application just as efficient as a project management software but much more user-friendly. A travel planner that does not constrain us to use it only with the services offered by affiliated partners.
So if like us you enjoy preparing your trips in the finest details and like to be well organized, you definitely will love Planning Motion.
Watch a demo :PLANNING MOTION Travel Planner Getting Started Guide
We do like planning!
Good planning helps us to travel better, save money, save time and make every moment of our trip memorable.
Let's talk a little about Planning Motion.
-You can have your trip plan on your cell phone. Planning Motion lets you create a KML file of your trip in a single click, which is compatible with applications such as Google My Maps, Maps.Me and Garmin GPS devices.
We're currently developing other improvements and functionalities that we'll be adding to the app on a regular basis to make your travel experience even more enjoyable. We'll let you know in our newsletter as soon as they're available.