Any way to create private entries?

I was hoping that I could use the Atlas Obscura “would like to see” function to keep track of everything on my tourist bucket list because the “Nearby Places” map makes it easy to find cool places near me, and I can get more selective as they get further and further away. However, I’m finding a few cool places that are simply not tracked in Atlas Obscura, which are on my list. Specifically, Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, and Richardson Farm’s Corn Maze. I don’t really have the energy to write full articles about these places, especially as I haven’t experienced them yet, but I’d still like to be able to track them on the site.

So what I’d really like to do is be able to add private entries to my “would like to see” list, which don’t have to meet the quality standards of the public site. Then, if I visit those places, I’d be happy to write an article about them.

@the8thbit Just from what I’ve run across, it appears people create place entries and then never submit them for publication, effectively keeping them private. I’ve noted that you can add one of your own unpublished entries to lists, and even set the “want to visit” tag on it, while it’s still awaiting review.

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I don’t know how private entries would work on this site which is geared as a community towards open sharing of places and travel / exploration recommendations.

I know you mentioned that you are short on time but I think that when you have a spare moment you should have a go at writing a few entries of those places you mention as they could also be of interest to others too.


Google MyMaps is a great way to keep track of places you want to visit, without necessarily writing a whole article about it. I tend to create one whenever planning an extended roadtrip, as it helps me figure out what’s nearby my planned route and what is too out of the way. As slgwv mentioned, you could draft an article and never submit it, though I don’t know why you would want to do that. AO is good for reading and writing about interesting destinations, but mapmaking and listkeeping are better done elsewhere.

Sort of tangentially related to this, does anyone know of a tool or website that allows to create tours or itineraries that are public for anyone to see?

The AO itineraries are great but they’re a). curated and b). mostly include places that are actual entries on the site. The ideas I have in mind include lots of places that I can’t include on AO mostly due to limitations with pictures.

If anyone knows of anything that might work fir this, it’ll be most appreciated.

thanks for the awesome information.