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How to Use Trello to Plan Your Next Trip!

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I owe this little gem to The Husband who was on a hunt for an app to help him organize his New Year’s resolutions. He downloaded a few and then decided on Trello.

Infinitely flexible. Incredibly easy to use. Great mobile apps. It’s free. Trello keeps track of everything, from the big picture to the minute details.

Trello uses “boards” to help you organize whatever you are organizing. These boards can be private or you can allow other members to see and contribute.

Trello Boards

As you can see I have a “New Orleans Trip” Board that both The Husband and I are members of. Once you click on the board you get it’s “Lists.”

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We created a list to store our Reservation information (making it easy on ourselves and just taking photos of our confirmations) and the recommendations we’ve been getting.  I decided to separate our recommendation lists based on types — Touristy, Restaurants and Bars — for ease of organization.

When you click on an item in the list you can store lots of stuff about it and each member can make comments.

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I added the address and the fact this particular restaurant is open 24 hours a day. The Husband made sure to note this is the place for beignets — his No. 1 thing to eat in New Orleans.

You may notice the green “Must Do” Label at the top.  Labels are a great way to visually identify things on the board. For example I created 2 labels so far, one for a highly recommended item and one just for me.

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We have lots more we can create if we want.

You can also add things like checkable checklists. For example we have a “To Do” board and added a “Packing” Checklist.

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I have a lot more to add but you get the idea.

I’m sure there are lots of other Trello features I’m not taking advantage of but even with just boards, items, labels and checklist I’m sold! This is so much better than continuously searching gmail for confirmation emails and comments.

The greatest thing about Trello? It’s free AND there’s a phone app! Click here to check it out.

Happy planning!



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    Candice

    January 25, 2015

    That's awesome. We use it at work to keep track of our projects. I would love to see how your husband is using it for his 2015 goals. Sounds very interesting. Reply

    Mindy

    January 25, 2015

    This is awesome! I am going to check it out. I left a looooong note on your NOLA trip post with recommendations :) Enjoy your trip! Reply

    Lola

    January 28, 2015

    I love organizational apps/tools like this. I also love the roadtrippers one you recommended. Do you use tripit or anything like that for your travel stuff? You basically email all your itinerary stuff to it and it keeps track of all that for you. VERY cool. Reply

      Roni

      January 29, 2015

      I haven't! But I hear good things. Sometimes I'm slow to adopt new things but I'll check it out! Reply

    Andy Stratton

    January 30, 2015

    This is so awesome. Reply

    Michele

    February 9, 2015

    Roni - you may already know this but Café Du Monde isn't really a restaurant, as in not regular food, but you definitely don't want to miss going there for beignets!! Reply