A FREQUENT traveler shared a great trick to help you plan your next trip more efficiently.
TikToker Jessica, who posts under @jessicawantsanap, shared her travel planning hack in a recent video.
“The best (practical) way to plan a trip!” reads its caption.
Jessica begins the video by saying that not everyone plans their trips the same way.
“Since I started doing this, I can’t look back,” he said.
The first step is to figure out how to get to your city or destination.
But instead of booking a hotel or Airbnb right away, you’ll create a Google Map.
If you search Google My Maps and then click on Google My Maps, the “Create a new map” button will appear.
Then, you pin the places you want to see and the activities you want to do on the map of the city you are visiting.
You can categorize your activities into entertainment, food, tourism and more.
Jessica also recommends pinning transportation options on the map to help you determine if you want to be near a train station or airport.
He then recommends a quick Google search for the most recommended places to stay.
Use the map you made to compare those top-rated areas with your pinned activities.
Based on this, you should be able to book a hotel or Airbnb in the location that suits you best.
Jessica also states that the map should be able to help you plan your days during your trip.
You can use the pins to make plans contained within an area of your destination to make more efficient use of your time.
She said you can also use the map to see what’s nearby when you get off track or have a day without definite plans.
In theory, by planning your trip this way, you can cut down on transportation costs and find budget hotels in the center where you’ll spend most of your time.
Jessica’s video has been viewed over 4.9 million times.
He received many compliments and support for his travel hack in the comments section.
“You opened the door to my fear of wanting to go places but never knowing what to do when I get there, so I never end up going,” one person commented.
“My A+ personality is upset that I didn’t know about this,” wrote another.
“I was getting ready to plan a big family trip (both mine and my bf’s) this just saved my brain and time,” said another.
“We did this for our trip to Japan and it really helped when we weren’t familiar with the cities we were visiting!” said another.