Help & FAQ 

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Travel Kollekt. You can also email support@travelkollekt.com & tweet at @TravelKollekt with ideas, feedback, and questions not covered here. We always love to hear from you.

 

What does Travel Kollekt do?

Travel Kollekt allows you gather inspiration from anywhere and everywhere… To turn web or physical content – articles, stories, posts, emails, business cards and photos – into a personal travel archive and book.

Quite often we encounter travel tips you want to save for later. With Travel Kollekt, you simply copy/scan/grab/note down that tip using the “New Kollekt” on the travelkollekt.com responsive website. Travel Kollekt then saves it for you and makes it available in a clean, editorial, reading-and-action-optimized format to use on your mobile phone, your tablet, your Kindle, or your browser. Or perhaps to even print and go offline!

We’ve created a demo book to give you an idea of how your future travel plans and all your inspiration can become a real travel book. See to what you can create with Travel Kollekt – Download here

1. You can “kollekt” travel inspiration from anything and anywhere when you find it, taking action to make sure your ideas will be remembered. No followers, no likes. It’s a tool, not a community. Simply turning your “spur of the moment” inspiration, that’s usually a mess into neatly ordered, actionable tips that won’t disappear.

2. When ready to start planning more detailed, it’s all there, waiting to be combined with expert insights from all over the globe. All the right things in only one place turned into a personally curated travel book/journal.

It only takes a few minutes to create a new kollekt and you’re ready! Use the purple “NEW KOLLEKT” button to add new content to your archive…

With Travel Kollekt you can add a source/URL from anywhere! Just copy paste and we will try to grab as much content for you to edit further..

You can also save and mark your very specific, current location, street stall, viewpoint or… Just press the map pin and it will automatically detect the address. You can of course also type the address manually.

Add a photo, perhaps a small note and a title. You’re done!

When you’re ready to start planning in more detail… it’s all there. Just filter your content and select the tips you want to include in your book.

When you’re ready and have selected all the content relevant to your trip. Press “make a book” and we’ll take you through the final steps. The result is a perfect personal guide, that merges all your selected content into a beautiful book.

Everybody on travelkollekt.com has their own personal book archive. From here you can re-download your old/new travel books and share them with your friends & family…

At Travel Kollekt we work hard to curate a broad, yet relevant offering of travel inspiration. We partner with publishers and independent writers to deliver the best content. People and companies who dedicate their time and knowledge to help other travelers should be rewarded.

 

So keep in mind that by purchasing an article from Travel Kollekt you’re supporting the writers in making a meaningful revenue stream.

Your personal travel book is now ready to print and we highly recommend doing so. We remain digital only to help you to enjoy the distinct experience of a printed book.

Or you can print yourself, it only requires access to a printer that handles duplex/double page printing and has a booklet print function. If you’re stuck with a smaller, less advanced printer it can still be done – needs a bit of rearranging the pages, but it can be done. Up for the challenge check out this guide to manual booklet printing

You can go to your local print shop and order a booklet print. Should take to long and won’t cost you a fortune…

We are working hard on bringing you a solution for Print-on-Demand real books. In exchange for your patience, all your ebooks/pdf’s are optimized for DIY printing. This represents a new take, an adaptable “digital hack”, on the classic black notebook. This initiative is supported by Moleskine®.

It doesn’t take much to transform your printed pages into a real bound booklet. Just find yourself a needle, some white thread, a small scissor, something to make the holes and a thimble!

Travel Kollekt always automatically enriches your address entries with awhat3words location (w3w.co) on top of the traditional street names.

We do so for two reasons;

First, because many of the most amazing places in the world don’t have an address and this allows for a very precise way of addressing any location, no matter how small or off- grid.

Secondly, because this gives you as a traveler the possibility to go offline. No roaming charges, email or social media to disturb your journey.

To experience this we recommend that you download the what3words app. This will work as an extension of the book and allow you to explore without getting lost.

The Travel Kollekt book format intended to work on all platforms, tablet, and e-readers. Once you have created your PDF you can import, mail or share as you see fit.

 

IMPORT INTO iBooks

Open your “book archive” via travelkollekt.com. Just access the page via the menu and choose the book you want to download. Select “Copy to iBooks” from the share menu at the bottom of the screen.

 

SEND TO KINDLE

For Kindle users, all you have to do is send it to your kindle mail – usually *******@kindle.com.

Learn how to find your “send to kindle” mail on Amazon.com

Every kollekt in this book contains all the information and inspiration you’ve chosen for your journey. Photos for visual recognition, addresses, map thumbnails, notes, tags, and details. It’s all there. Ready for you to explore your destination!

Travel Kollekt always automatically enriches your address entries with awhat3words location (w3w.co) on top of the traditional street names.

We do so for two reasons;

First, because many of the most amazing places in the world don’t have an address and this allows for a very precise way of addressing any location, no matter how small or off- grid.

Secondly, because this gives you as a traveler the possibility to go offline. No roaming charges, email or social media to disturb your journey.

To experience this we recommend that you download the what3words app. This will work as a an extension to the book and allow you to explore without getting lost.

When creating a kollekt we ask you to categorize your content and of course, give it a title. We also encourage that you create tags that indicate the topics you are covering. You can also create a particular tag for an upcoming trip such as “France Summer 2018” or “Asia in winter”. By doing so you can easily rediscover and gather your inspiration across destinations into one quick overview.

Travel Kollekt always automatically enriches your address entries with awhat3words location (w3w.co) on top of the traditional street names.

We do so for two reasons;

First, because many of the most amazing places in the world don’t have an address and this allows for a very precise way of addressing any location, no matter how small or off- grid.

Secondly, because this gives you as a traveler the possibility to go offline. No roaming charges, email or social media to disturb your journey.

To experience this we recommend that you download the what3words app. This will work as an extension of the book and allow you to explore without getting lost.

Use your extra pages in the book to take notes for new kollekts along the way. By doing so you will be able to rediscover or share the exact location. when entering your kollekts later on.

  • Make sure Javascript is enabled in your browser for the location detection to work.
  • Switch to Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. There are plenty of other reasons to do this, too. If you’re not sure how or why you should do this, ask your nearest computer geek, we assure you they’ll have an opinion on the matter.

We currently have installed and working the following character sets: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai & Latin – so go ahead and mix those languages.

Fonts and character sets tend to use a lot of procession power and therefore we have a limited selection to begin with… but should a desired language, character set be missing that you wish to use please send us a mail: support@travelkollekt.com – we will get it done!

DID WE MISS SOMETHING?

If you have questions that we haven’t covered or have encountered a problem please reach out to support@travelkollekt.com