With today’s technology, documenting and sharing your travels has never been easier. Gone are the days of gathering the clan around a slideshow presentation of your latest adventure – now you can keep everyone updated in real time with apps like LiveTrekker.
It allows you to build basically an online journal of your travels that you can share instantly with friends and family, with interactive maps, photos, videos and diary entries that chart your road trip in a really engaging visual medium. You can also find other people’s trips via the LiveTrekker community, and submit your own to share with fellow travellers.
SAS Survival Guide
This survival guide app is perfect for anyone with a sense of adventure, or anyone heading to remote parts of the country where survival skills might come in handy. The app is an adaptation of the million-copy bestselling book by former SAS soldier and instructor John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, and is full of handy tricks and world-class survival skills.
The full text of the book (over 400 pages) is included in the app, along with videos, first-aid advice, a Morse Code signalling device, a sun compass, extreme climate survival guides, and photo galleries of animal tracks, knots, useful and poisonous plants, sea creatures and snakes.
ABC Melbourne Podtours
For just over 10 years, Melbourne Podtours has been guiding tourists around the most interesting historical destinations of Melbourne’s CBD. This co-production between ABC Radio 774 and staff and students from the University of Melbourne’s Public History program, includes three tours: ‘Eat, Drink Melbourne’, ‘Showbiz, Sexy Spectacles and Sideshows’, and ‘Death, Dirt and Disease’.
Each audio tour includes script, interview and archival elements: be guided to some of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets, and learn what happened there in Melbourne’s early days.