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Welcome to the Journo blog!We’re honoured and grateful to have you as part of our travel-addicted community. We believe that life isn’t meant to be lived on your couch. It’s meant to be an absolute thrill, an adventure that you’ll look back on at the end of your days with pride. Journo exists to help you break the mold, to encourage you to #BurnYourCouch and live the life YOU were meant to live… not the one your friends and family think you should. So, it’s our mission at Journo to help you travel far more, for much less money, and remember and share your adventures in a more beautiful way than you ever thought possible.
A 60 Second History…I’m Dane Homenick, founder of Journo. I’ve been lucky enough to see a decent chunk of the globe (over 30 countries so far). Like you, I love traveling. I hit the jackpot a few years back when I convinced the love of my life, Makaela, to join me on the adventure of a lifetime – buy a sailboat and cruise the world! We packed our lives into a couple duffle bags, headed out to Ft. Lauderdale on, as I called it, ‘The Great Boat Hunt of 2014’ and found our baby: We then hit the sea, crossed the gulf, and arrived in the beautiful Bahamas. But within a week of our being at sea, I realized I blew it… Unlike ALL the other trips I’d been on, I wanted better memories of this one… No more pics and vids scattered in 10 different places (online OR offline), no more confusion on when or where something awesome happened… no more unorganized mess of files and memories. These days at sea with my lady were going to be some of the best days of my entire life, and NO WAY was I going to forget them! So I made a conscious effort to journal daily. My favourite time for this was at sunset, in the cockpit with a glass of vino by my side. One night within a week of our crossing, Sea Otter was “on the hook” (at anchor) in a secluded bay, not another boat around, and the sunset that night was astounding. One of those strikingly red ones that make you go “dammmmmn.” And there I am, trying to invoke my inner-Melville and describe in my paper journal this unbelievable sunset (they really are that much better at sea 😉)… But after rewriting the description 10 times I threw in the towel… Some things just NEED a picture or video to explain. Simply put: I blew it. As if I thought I was a good enough writer for this big task of documenting these incredible days… Ha! And the very next morning the concept for Journo was born. Since then, it’s taken on a life of its own and, we’re incredibly thankful to say, gained a tremendous following of amazing people. We’ve also been listening closely to our users and, in addition to the Journo app, have built some cool things they’ve said they wanted. Here they are:
What We MakeIt all started with Journo, our take on how travel journaling should be. It fulfills one-half of our mission: to help our community remember and share their adventures in a more beautiful way than they ever thought possible. Add old trips, or get ready for your next one. Automatically track your routes, collaborate with friends, print gorgeous mementoes, and a lot more. Download now and try it for yourself, free for 14 days (no credit card required): As our community grew, we discovered that the Journo app was only one piece of the puzzle. So we grew our mission to include helping our members travel far more often, for much less money. We went to work and created a solution that has been a hithere. And we didn’t stop there… We created a couple RFID-blocking products to keep your important digital (and non-digital) items safe abroad:grab one in our shop here or, if you prefer, you can buy on Amazon.com here.in our shop here, or on Amazon.com here.Buy in our shop here, or buy on Amazon.com here, and make that next gift extra special. We called this multi-tool Old Faithful because she’ll never let you down when you are in a pickle! This card sized multi-tool can be transformed into 14 different tools including a corner knife, saw blade, can opener, lanyard hole, rope knife, beer bottle opener and many more. Bring it along camping, hiking, fishing, biking, sailing, wilderness survival, a sunny cruise, backpacking trip, a beach vacation or even odd jobs around the house – Old Faithful is sure to come in handy just when you need it. Buy in our shop here or Amazon.com here! And if you act quickly we have some available for free here!
These vintage camping inspired enamel mugs are perfect for coffee, water, and whiskey (or all three). Lightweight, durable they are built tough and incredibly lightweight making them a perfect tag along for any adventure (not just camping 🙂