Sara used Furkot to map out the USA road trip, but we didn't find it very user-friendly. However, it gave a picture of what our trip will look like (Google Maps only allows 10 stops at a time):
Our loose plan is for this to take 2 months with a few days spent in each city and a bit longer in the parks out west.
Written by: Colin
Lonely Planet's Where to go When
Intended Audience week-long warriors in need of inspiration with money to spend and clear travel plans
Writing Style succinct, illustrative, tour brochure with helpful pro tips for each location
Pros great for figuring out what to do and where to go in a particular month with inspiring pictures and exciting adventures
Cons very challenging and downright tedious to use to collect information to inform you what regions of the world you want to go to and when
Travel the World Without Worries
Intended Audience dreamers on the beach or in the bathroom who need some inspiration and friendly recommendations
Writing Style a common style for travel books that strings together blog posts into a book for easy reading and easing into the idea of travel
Pros great nuggets of travel information and logistics embedded within the book and if you need the final push to pull the trigger on a trip, this book will do it
Cons this book's 260 pages can be condensed into 20 pages of content and infographics. The content is a bunch of ctrl+c, ctrl+v from the author's blog but the anecdotes offer some fun color to the content
Intended Audience academics and folks with a travel bug who want to up their trivia and coffee table and game
Writing Style this is an atlas, an encyclopedia with deep information about many obscure places in the world
Pros engaging content that successfully portrays the complexity and oddities of people and places around the world - great for finding an off the wall adventure around the globe
Cons we added a handful of places to go and events to see but this book is more intended for ongoing learners and high end, targeted travelers
Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
Intended Audience deep learners, explorers, and those who seek out truly rare, exclusive, and unique experiences
Writing Style robust content with detailed images and maps to augment the text
Pros fascinating places that show the ingenuity and devious side of mankind in a format that's easy to consume and pick up and put down
Cons many places in this book are simply out of reach for plebs like us requiring either key connections or some money to grease the wheels - best of luck to everyone!
Sara & Colin
We are figuring out our travel as we go along, and we'd love to help you out with yours! If you want to read more of our travel thoughts, check out each of our personal blogs by clicking the images below.