One of the reasons we built Placeling is to make traveling more fun.
Has any of the following ever happened to you?
Placeling lets you easily do all of these.
Let me show you how.
Remembering Places You Want To Visit
A few months ago I heard about Giraffe Manor and I knew immediately that one day I have to go there.
It’s a hotel in an old stone house in Nairobi where giraffes literally stick there head into the building to be fed by you. Apparently you can sit on the second floor deck and hand feed them. (I’m getting the travel bug just writing this)
Photos courtesy of Giraffe Manor.com
This is exactly the sort of place I want to remember but always forget - or used to.
Now I just pull out Placeling, type “Giraffe Manor” into the search box and placemark it:
And it’s on my map, just waiting for the day I want to go to Kenya:
Sharing Where You’ve Been
With Placeling, you can pin all the places you visit to your map. You can add them to your map via our iPhone app or web site. And you can add notes, photos and even web links to them, creating little memories of each place:
Your map - and each of the memories you’ve pinned to it - can easily be shared. You can email, tweet, post to Facebook or embed each in your blog.
Your friends can easily see your map: it’s just placeling.com/yourname. (You can explore mine: I’m lindsayrgwatt)
If you’re a blogger, you can take this a step further.
Let’s imagine you have a great experience at, say, a cafe in Paris and want to write about it. You can use our Wordpress plugin to turn that post into a pin on your map (and it automatically links back to your blog). Full details here.
Or, you could use Placeling to create pins for every place you visit in Paris and do one massive blog post where each place you write about links to the pins on your map.
Traveling Based On A Friend’s Experience
Everyone has a friend whose been somewhere and had a great time you want to recreate. You want to be able to literally visit the same places they did.
Placeling makes this simple. Just follow them and, with your iPhone, you can see the nearby places they loved:
And if you want others to explore the city with you as their guide, just add places to your map and tell people to follow you.
If you’re a North American, you’re gearing up for spring and likely thinking about doing a bit of traveling this summer. Let Placeling make it easier and more fun.