I'm a map junkie, I like having a big paper map spread out to "plan" with
Love me some maps! I don't own a GPS other than the one Steve Jobs put into my iPhone. While I do consult the iPhone gps from time to time, all of my trip planning and execution is done on paper maps. They're a little clunky sometimes but the signals they pull in are consistently excellent and the battery life is unlimited.
Just yesterday evening I decompressed from a difficult day at the office by starting the process of planning a July-August 2023 trip: Raleigh NC--Michigan's UP--High Line route across WI-MN-ND-MT to Wallace ID, then back into Southwestern MT before doing a few days in WY and SD. Started off in the Curiosity Stage and next thing I knew it was 3 hours later, I had a calendar sketched in for overnights, and I'd transitioned all the way to the Advanced Daydreaming Stage!
Ain't much better than an afternoon cup of coffee, a piece of pie, a yellow note pad, and a big 'ol stack of maps!
Looking forward to following along as you plan!