Wednesday, June 12, 2013

RoadTrippers

Nearly everyone I've met who owns a teardrop trailer, loves to travel the open road. We love to see new towns and cities, take backroads to (nearly) undiscovered natural lands, and pull over to check out a local landmark or a roadside diner. Actually, one of the best parts of a road trip is planning it: poring over maps and photos and looking for those unmarked roads to the next destination.



Now there's a new website and app called RoadTrippers that maps out your road trip and the sights, restaurants, hotels and unusual stops along your route. The interactive software shows you the quickest route to your destination which you can then drag and move around to adjust where you want to go. It will even give you the time to complete the route, the distance and the possible cost of fuel.


You can then search for places along your route including Offbeat Attractions, Tourist Info, Tours, Film & TV, Family and Amusement Parks and Folk Art and Photo Ops. You can also pinpoint accommodations, shopping, restaurants, nature and sports. You can add each of these markers to your trip and save it for future reference. The site also offers guides on everything from UNESCO sites to the best beaches and a blog that features towns with weird names and underrated national parks.

RoadTrippers' little intro video also features a cute van loaded with gear and towing what looks suspiciously like a lime-green teardrop trailer.

4 comments:

  1. Naw... look how tall that trailer is! It's a squared off canned ham "standy" *wink* (Canned ham owner here tho, so I may be a bit partial)

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    1. LOL! A "standy" with one window? Whatever it is, I wouldn't mind having it.

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  2. Christine,
    This is tremendous. I'm going to use this app to start exploring my road trip to California (from WI) with my daughter for next summer! Thanks for sharing this!

    Todd

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    1. Isn't it fun? You're welcome. I would love to hear how your trip to California goes. Are you heading into Nevada?

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