How to plan your holiday, your life or anything else

10 02 2013

Follow on from the “plans of mice and men” comment yesterday, I would say that we did actually start planning the trip last year, albeit we did not know where we were going at the time . Most of our planning and day to day strategy is usually done one on the back of an envelope, such as this one:


However, we do have the occassional flashes of inspiration and also use a free bit of software called “freeplane”. Freeplane is what they call a mind mapping tool where you can put down your ideas, dates, questions etc in a graphical form. You can revisit and revise as you go along.

Here’s one we did earlier in the initial stages:

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There’s lots of lovely colours you can colour in with to make the whole thing fun.

Another tools I have used extensively is Pearltrees to bookmark websites. It’s great when you browsing to be able to bookmark and sort either there and then..

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Another good tool for collecting info is Evernote, particularly when combined with another tool called IFTT (It this then that), which enables you to bookmark you tweets.

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However if Evernote and IFTT seem too complicated you can always try Wunderlist which is a simple list making tool. Most of these apps also work on Android and iOS so you can have them on your phone as well 😉