Mapping Out (Literally) Where We Want to Go
Trip planning can be a lot of work, especially when it comes to coordinating travel plans for a family that likes to see/do/eat/experience/photograph as much as possible! When our family travels I plan everything from start to finish myself and over the years I’ve come up with a lot of helpful shortcuts and techniques to help me plan more efficiently, stay organized (no small feat for a family with 3 ADHDers) and keep our trips running smoothly while we’re away.
You guys were pretty clear on Instagram that you wanted us to share how we plan our trips–ask and you shall receive!
This is Part 1 of our new series on how we (I say we because I use a lot of input from everyone in our family) plan our trips, which I’ll progressively be releasing as I plan our upcoming trip later this year to Asia.
In this step I show you how I use Google Maps and “Your Places” to create a literal map of our upcoming trip so that I can organize all of the places we want to visit/shop/eat/photograph, which later helps me decide where we’ll stay, how we’ll get from place to place and our itinerary as I get further along in the trip planning process!
If you have any questions feel free to ask. I’m happy to share anything we’ve learned over the years with you guys!
Stay tuned for Part 2 where I show you how we decide what accommodations to book and how long to stay for each leg of our trip. We tend to move around a lot during most trips, especially overseas!
On a related note, should we start sharing a link to list of places we visit after each trip? Hmmmm…