Planning a trip can usually be an enormous strain to the brain, even for someone whose hobby is to travel to different places or countries. There are numerous things to consider and to think about when you’re arranging a trip — place to stay, the number of days to spend in a certain destination, how to get from one place to another.
Just to think all of these would make you doubt whether the trip will be worth all the effort or not. This is why we have Google map hacks that would make planning an itinerary for your special vacation uncomplicated.
On this list, we are going to share a top-secret tool that would help you overcome a mind-boggling process and make it a systematic process, and enjoyable as possible. The best thing about Google Maps is that it is free and accessible to anyone. On top of that, it is extremely easy to use.
You can create a list, write on sticky notes all you want that would help you organize a trip itinerary, but visually looking at it on a map is easier and would easily help you in wrapping your head around on all the things you need to do, and whether you want to go to a certain place.
We are sure you’d rather see it visually, especially if you’re a visual person or someone who enjoys using maps. Even if you’re not, it is still very practical to see and know where everything is located in association with each other as you organize your trip. This would help you be realistic in making your plans.
Booking a hotel room in a city that’s almost an hour away from most of the tourist destinations would be a complete waste of time. On the other hand, using Google Maps would help you visualize what streets or hotels are near the location of the famous tourist destinations.
Using Google Maps to have a quick survey of the vicinity where most of your planned ventures would be and would essentially help you in planning accordingly. To be honest, this would help you in saving a lot of time, rather than wasting a lot of time going from place to place.
Maybe this would be the number 1 reason for you to utilize Google Maps in making your travel itineraries. It shortens the amount of time wasted from moving to places back and forth on a city.
Arranging activities simultaneously on your itinerary that is near one another, would help you steer clear of wasting unnecessary amounts of time in transit, and would ultimately help you in saving money for transport, which is the most important thing when going on trips.
This app would let you write notes on each location indicator to aid you in remembering specific details so if you would desire to recall which friend suggested a certain location or which diner was ranked number 1 in the city.
You can include all kinds of information on your customizable notes. These customizations include color coding, icons, etc. that would give you the capability to personalize the map and make it what you need it to be.
One of the most creative features that Google Maps has is that it contains a lot of information about a specific location, such as telephone numbers, feedback information, and even a website, whether they have one. This will immediately get linked up to the location indicator if the place is on the app (which most of them are).
This would make things a lot easier for you and your travel companions to have dinner reservations at your favorite restaurants, inquire about tickets for the museums or theme parks. This would help you save the extra effort in inquiring about such information.
Surely, you’re already excited to use all these hacks and tips on your next vacation. Especially now that we are all under quarantine during this pandemic, be sure to mark all your destinations on your Google Maps, and visit all of them once the quarantine is over.
Author – Crystal Pitt