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How do you "organize" your trip ideas?

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How do you organize the hotels, sites, interesting info that you find on a place, even when you are not (yet) planning to visit there? How do you divide the info that you collect? How do you search/find it when the time has come to look at it again? Do you cull anything after a certain number of years has passed?

I collect articles etc I see on the internet and paste the parts I care about into Notes in Outlook. I label the title with Country (Croatia) or if there are many sections then Country: section (e.g. USA: Hawaii or France: Paris). I can search by "Hawaii", "Croatia" or (because it's Outlook) something inside the note, like D'Orsay. I separate the sections within a note into RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, SIGHTS, CULTURE TIPS, SHOPPING.

I also collect travel magazines that list the places mentioned in the spine. I actually do go back and read those sometimes but if it's been too many years, then I toss it. Occasionally, I have an article that I file. Sadly, the articles rarely get seen again.

I'm trying to decide if I want to keep this system (which feels all over the place) or move to something else. So...what do you do?

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