The Roadtrippers website and mobile app is our favorite way to find places to see and things to do. You just tell it where you’re going in general and it will show you all the attractions, outdoor recreation, and other interesting places nearby. Could we have found these with other types of research? Sure. But nothing makes them as accessible as Roadtrippers. For example, Palo Duro Canyon and the outdoor musical theatre have been on our mental list for years, but it was the fact that Roadtrippers made it so easily visible along our route that brought it to our attention. We click it for more detail and find out the phone number to call for tickets.
Here are just a few of the places we visited because we saw them on Roadtrippers
What Roatrippers pointed out
What we saw because of Roadtrippers
We discovered Stafford because of Roadtrippers, but we got to stay the night because of HarvestHosts.com
Ever since the demise of Streets and Trips, we’ve been looking for a replacement to plan our annual travel route. I really like Roadtrippers, it is a free website – Roadtrippers.com – with companion Apps for both Android and Apple. I used to like the fact that S&T was on my computer and did not need an Internet connection. Roadtrippers does need an Internet connection, but it is surprisingly fast, and the advantages outweigh the negatives for me. It’s real claim to fame is the suggestions for things to do and points of interest which I wrote about in a previous article.
You can plan your entire trip on the computer, and you’ll have it all with you on your phone or tablet while traveling. It does not offer voice-directed, turn by turn navigation, but it does show your planned route and it shows your current location along that route, silent navigation if you will. Another advantage is that you can share your plan with a simple link. This way your family can know where you’re supposed to be and your friends may be able to meet up with you or offer suggestions of sights along the way.
An extra nice touch, is the ability to write some notes, and add a calendar date to stops along the way. It doesn’t actually calculate the arrival date, just gives you a calendar to enter it yourself.