Roadtrippers Website Review: Make Planning Your Trip Part of the Fun
By Mike Gast
Those of us who “work” at Kampgrounds of America consider ourselves in the fun/hospitality business. Whether it’s an overnight stay, a base camp for a regional family adventure, or weeklong stay at a destination-style KOA, we’re always looking for ways to make your stay with us more fun and convenient.
But we also know that sometimes the fun is in the journey. What might you be missing along the way that could just have been the highlight of your trip? That’s where a website and mobile app like Roadtrippers.com comes in.
This clever and intuitively designed website and app are among the most useful trip planning tools we’ve discovered. Signup is free with just an email address or via Facebook, and then the fun begins. Type in a potential stop on your trip, and the site will show you local attractions and accommodations from B&Bs to chain hotels (and of course, GREAT campgrounds).
Next, check out local entertainment, restaurants, the local history, nature, shopping, sports and even scenic drives. Once you find a place you’ve just gotta visit, you can either add it to your itinerary, or place it on your “bucket list” for a future trip.
And it doesn’t stop there. You can easily transfer your trip itinerary from your computer to the Roadtrippers app on your smartphone or other device. Map directions link directly out to Apple Maps, a very handy feature. It’s a sure-fire way to ensure you don’t miss a thing on your way from Point A to Point B. There’s even a Roadtrippers Daily Blog to keep you dreaming between your adventures.
If planning your trip isn’t your idea of fun (you’re dead wrong, but OK), the site has handy guides with prebuilt trips for once-in-a-lifetime excursions like fall foliage tours, “Halloween Haunts,” and that National Park trip through the Southwest you’ve always dreamed of.
Bottom line: Roadtrippers.com is one of the most logical, stylish and easy-to-use travel planning sites around, whether you’re heading to a strange new city, or looking for something new in your own backyard, it’s worth a long look (and a download).