Google My Maps is a tool that allows you to create a custom map and add pins for specific locations. Use it for everything from initial brainstorming to itinerary planning to navigating on the go. Here’s an overview of the ways I use Google My Maps to plan my travels, plus a tutorial (and video!) of how to set it up.

Looking for a compact travel backpack with an organized design that fits carry-on restrictions? The Nazca 24L Travel Pack from Cotopaxi is a great option for short trips! It has a suitcase-style design with zippered compartments and can be carried with a handle, over the shoulder, or as a backpack. Check out this travel backpack review for all the features, pros, and cons of the Nazca 24L.

Where to stay, eat, and things to do in central Maine—including Bangor, Moosehead Lake, and Baxter State Park regions. An in-depth travel guide that embraces responsible travel—a mindset of traveling to connect, learn, and share experiences across cultures, and seeking to minimize our negative impact on the local culture, economy, and environment.

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