A FREQUENT traveler has shared an awesome travel tip to help you plan your next trip more efficiently.
TikToker Jessica, who posts using the @jessicawantsanap handle, shared her travel planning hack in a recent video.
“The best (convenient) way to plan a trip!” reads his caption.
Jessica begins the video by stating that not everyone plans their trips the same way.
“Since I started doing this, I can’t look back,” she 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 for Google My Maps and then click on Google My Maps, there will be a “Create a new map” button.
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, dining, sightseeing, etc.
Jessica also recommends pinning the transport options on the map to help you determine if you want to be near a train station or an airport.
Next, she recommends a quick Google search for the most recommended places to stay.
Use the map you created to compare these 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 says the map should be able to help you plan your days on your trip.
You can use pins to make shots contained within an area of your destination to use your time more efficiently.
She said you can also use the map to see what you’re close to when you stray from your route or go through a day without a definite plan.
In theory, by planning your trip this way, you might be able to cut transport costs and find affordable hotels central to where you’ll be spending most of your time.
Jessica’s video has been viewed over 4.9 million times.
She got a ton of praise and support for her 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 messed up, didn’t know that,” another wrote.
“I was getting ready to plan a big family trip (my own and my boyfriend’s), it saved my time and brain,” another said.
“We did this for our trip to Japan and it really helped when we weren’t familiar with the cities we were visiting!” someone else said.