Planning a long-distance trip can be challenging. These trips often involve a lot of research, and it may be difficult to keep track of all the places you plan to visit or stay during the trip. Fortunately there is an easy solution by using custom Google maps to plan your trip.

Google Maps is a feature-rich program that is available from the web browser or an app for iOS and Android devices. It is also free (though some people may be concerned about the data that Google collects from Maps users).

I recently started using custom Google Maps to plan all of my trips and have found it incredibly helpful. After I mentioned this in a recent podcast episode many viewers/listeners asked me to make a video demonstrating how to make custom trip maps using Google Maps.

The video includes step-by-step instructions, complete with real-time screencasts, to show how you too can make a custom Google Map for your next trip.

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See how you can use Google Maps as a custom trip planner app