I posted on three forums a while back asking simply, “If you had eight years to plan for a future in an RV what would you do.” One of the better suggestions was to start a spreadsheet to keep track of places I heard or read about that we might want to visit. So, I decided to take that advice and run with it.
I decided to create a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to include just a few basic columns with hyperlinks to places we might want to visit along with a few details others had described about those places. I created individual sheets within the spreadsheet for each state. I had searched for spreadsheet templates regarding RV travel and found none. I plan to use a simple ranking system with 1 being must see places, 2 being places we might want to visit and 3 being places we may consider.
For now the spreadsheet is used just to record places or RV parks we hear about. I may expand it once we get closer to hitting the road. While searching for spreadsheet templates, I found a couple of cool sites regarding RV trip planning. RV Trip Wizard is one I might want to check out a little closer once we start traveling.
I added a column for zip codes after playing with the spreadsheet a couple of days. For now, I’d think zip codes would be a good way to sort the data.
Here is my basic spreadsheet with a couple of entries in North Carolina:
(Note: I’m changing the spreadsheet as I use it)