In recent posts I have shared some of the tools I use to organize, plan or fantasize about planned or future travel. These have included Clipix, which helps me organize articles and posts that I find online and Gogobot which helps me crowd-source ideas for upcoming trips, plus I get to make really cute postcards which I am having a ton of fun playing with!
Another tool I am using quite a bit these days is my AFAR Wanderlists. These lists are made up by Highlights created by myself or other AFAR users. I can document some of my favorite spots, food and memories from trips I have taken and build out lists for other trips I plan to or want to make.
There are definitely other ways to do this, I can visit other travel forums and communities to learn about recommended spots to visit or food to try, and I do this, but I sometimes get overwhelmed with words. With things like Pinterest and Clipix I can now get the info visually and somehow it is more digestible to me.
The AFAR Hightlights and Wanderlists written by travelers and local experts have become my new addiction because I can build them out any way I want and when my lists become too big, I can begin to create new lists! It allows me to organize things to do and places to eat for literally everywhere in the world.
Since the content is written by other travelers who appreciate the AFAR sensibility to experiences, I feel like I am getting recommendations from new friends and kindred spirits.
If you are planning, or thinking about planning a trip, take a look at AFAR and start building your lists, you never know what you’ll discover and what will get your heart (or your belly) wandering…
How about you? Do you use a site, an app or a tool to organize or plan future travel?