I have created a trip map with 4 stops and uploaded pictures with corresponding location tags. Is it possible to connect to the pictures by clicking on the stop on the trip map rather than clicking on my pictures in the upper left hand corner which zooms in on the place where the picture was taken?
It should work this way. I does for me !
Photos are linked to trip map locations automatically with a few conditions
1) The location matches. The photo needs to be close enough to the trip stop
2) The date matches - if you have specified dates on your trip stop (you haven't, so this is irrelevant)
3) They need to be featurable. This seems to be what's stopping your photos from showing up as all your photos are set to not be featured on the site. For better or worse, that setting includes being featured on your own map
So just untick that from your photos and they should show on the map.