This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Findery
How do you begin planning for a trip? If you’re like me, you absorb as much information from possible. Friends, guide books, online research, and more. I tend to leave no stone unturned as I prepare to travel to a new destination or one visited long ago.
Last week I traveled to Turkey as a guest of Turkish Airlines for their first ever U.S. Blogger Summit. I knew I’d be spending time in Istanbul but what we’d be seeing and doing while there was kept underwraps until I arrived.
Instead of letting my Type A tendencies take over, I let my mind drift back to my visit to Istanbul as a teenager. Would we wander among the endless shops in the Grand Bazaar, stare up at the towering minarets above massive domes of the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque whose architecture I later studied in college art history classes, and what food would we eat? Would we enjoy hot doner kebab enveloped in fresh pide wrapped handed through store windows after an exchange of lira?
As I started to dream of my trip and the things that we might see or do, I curated my travel wish list on Findery. My Dreaming of Istanbul notemap includes all the things that I hoped I would get to do during my travels to Turkey, both in Istanbul and beyond.
Creating a Notemap for Travel
Findery makes it easy to find notes about your vacation destination in a number of different ways. I find it easiest to type in a location in the search bar if you have a vacation spot picked out.
If you want to search around for your next vacation spot, the map view is better suited for clicking and browsing.
Once you’ve found a note you’d like to add to your Notemap, click on the title, click on the blue Add to Notemap button at the bottom.
Then select the Notemap you’d like to add it to or create a new Notemap.
Have you explored Findery yet to dream of destinations near or far? Tweet out a place you’d like to go here with and tag it #IWantToGoHere to share where you’d love to travel with the Findery team and be sure to follow me for lots of pictures from the rest of my travels in Turkey and beyond.
For more of my posts that share how I use Findery, visit:
- Combining History and Romance for a DC Date Night on Findery and Huffington Post
- Sharing People and Places I Love in Haiti Through Findery
- 3 Days in Philadelphia with the Kids
I’ve been compensated for my work with Findery all opinions are my own and based on my love of travel and sharing great discoveries with others. Huge thanks to Turkish Airlines for extending a generous invitation for me to join them in flying business class to Turkey and then organized and funded my adventures in Istanbul and beyond.