9 countries. 30 cities. 1 trip around the world.
Now playing: My yearlong adventure as told by 1 Second Everyday. Last year, Tim and I embarked on the adventure of a lifetime, visiting 7 different countries in Asia (and making a pitstop to our respective homes in the USA) after teaching abroad in Korea. It was a bucket list moment that I ticked off and with the man of my dreams by my side. We saw Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, India, The UAE, the East and West Coast of the USA, Canada, and The Philippines together before concluding our wayfaring in Vietnam. Currently, we are now living together and working in Saigon. A very special takeaway from the trip that I’ve been waiting for 365 days to come to completion since I began it last Sept. 5th, 2015 – aka the first day of our time together – is our 1 Second Everyday project. Each day on the road, we recorded a bit of our time. Today, I got to stitch it together and in chronological order, it clocks in at 6 minutes! This compilation is especially important to me since I lost the hard drive containing ALL my photos from the backpacking trip on a Boltbus to NYC while we were rushing back to Asia from the States. Most of what I have in this video are all that remain of certain places I visited on this trip.
Have you ever heard of 1 Second Everyday?
For someone who has a bad habit of abandoning journals, I’ve resorted to more fast-paced methods of recording my travels. I love to scrapbook tangible bits of my trips (eg. ticket stubs, brochures, stickers, etc.) and while backpacking trip around Asia, I wrote a haiku a day for 131 days (shout out to my sister Mira for the inspiration!) The only downside of my quick way of recording is that it leaves out all those intimate details. I usually forget WHEN things happened, which becomes a problem. But what it boils down to is that for someone on the go, daily journaling feels like too much of a commitment. So when I found the 1 Second Everyday application, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!
What is 1 Second Everyday?
Imagine a movie that includes every day of the rest of your life…
1 Second Everyday is an application that stores a second of your day via a video clip or a photograph and that weaves it all together, whenever and wherever. I was first introduced to the concept (not the app) through this viral vid where a husband documents each day of his wife’s pregnancy and I was like, “Wow, this would be a great way to capture some long-term travel.” It seemed as if the universe was listening because then I discovered this app that conveniently replicated this gentlemen’s work minus all the manual labor of eiting. I was instantly hooked!
The application is fairly easy to use. All you have to do is record a few video clips throughout the day (or even just one). Then, on the calendar, tap on the date and you’ll see the videos you took that day appear on the screen. You then have the choice of choosing the “1 second” you’d like to feature. Simple as that! This is probably the most unconventional method of journaling I’ve encountered but it was the fastest and most reliable way to make sure each day was chronicled. And it’s so easy to share your journey. All you have to do is press play to summarize your experience. The app is available both on the App Store and Google Play for $4.99. (SO WORTH IT!)
Disclaimer! This is NOT a sponsored post. I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with the 1 Second Everyday organization.
Do you have any cool apps that are great for traveling? Or do you have a preferred way of journaling? I’d love to share the knowledge! Please comment below 🙂 xoxo Izzy