How did you know about that event? Where do you find this stuff? How on earth do you keep track?!
I get asked these questions a lot. And I have a simple method that I would love to share with you to help take the intimidation factor out of of planning adventures.
Flags & Favorites on Google Maps
Some of the places I flag on Google Maps I may very well never get to. However, whenever I plan a trip, I am always met with some saved flagged places that takes the guesswork out of what I want to do, see or eat while traveling. I'm reminded, constantly, of the "oh yeah! I wanted to try this spot" locations that would normally come on my radar and then be just as quickly forgotten. Even better: sometimes I rack up enough saved places that it encourages me to take a trip to a location that I might have otherwise ignored.
Oh boy, if you could see the amount of green flags covering the entirety of my map of Maine... anywho! This is the simplest, easiest way to keep track of places you want to visit. If you read something in my newsletter you'd love to try, are the recipient of a shared secret gem, or have always been curious about a place and want to rack up some adventures to pursue there - this is the best way.
Click on any location, add it to your "Want To Go" list and even add a note so you remember why you saved it in the first place.
Favorites, Stars & More
And then, to take it one step further, and if you're like me - you'll want to keep this organized by indicating your favorites after you've completed an adventure. You can switch the list after you've visited on Google Maps. I organize my Google Maps by a handful of lists (hearts for favorite restaurants, blue squares for completed trails, etc.) Listen, I love a system, folks.
Give it a whirl!
Don't be intimidated by an adventure's distance from your home. You never know when you might find yourself in the area - and you'll be grateful to be met with a plethora of ideas when you do. Happy adventuring!