Tag: apps


writing: mosteiro dos jerónimos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, guide, claustro

Writing about the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos grew from a fascination of Portugal’s most famous monument, & the cloister takes my breath away every time I visit. Let’s walk through what it takes to produce an Endless Mile guide using the monastery as an example…

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business: designing for android

Endless Mile, Android app

Despite owning several Apple products, I decided to experiment & bought a second-generation Nexus 7 tablet last September. In about two months I became a fan… much more so than with any Apple product. Phenomenal screen resolution, truly light weight, crisp & clean design plus amazing adaptability won me over. The more I used the tablet, the more I realized how fantastic Endless Mile guides would look as an app.

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business: new beginnings

Endless Mile, new beginnings

Last month, founding partner Jeff Barry decided to leave Endless Mile in order to pursue other projects. He will be missed, & his departure meant that EM had some tough choices to make.

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business: travel apps for sale!

Rufina Cambacérès, Recoleta Cemetery app, screenshot

Last year I recognized the benefits of being unemployed… mainly the ability to start new projects. Although it took more work than expected, our vision has finally become a reality. Endless Mile is now live!

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personal: unemployment benefits

Pullmantur sticker

Resigning from a company you’ve spent the past 11 years with can be unsettling… even if the time is right. After a long run with Rick Steves—first as a tour guide, then as a guidebook researcher & writer, & later a return to guiding tours—I recently said goodbye. It was a great company to work for & I’ll miss several people, but I can’t be sad for very long. There are just so many benefits to being unemployed.

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