Category: Trip Planning Apps & Sites

Finding Utah

Quarry at Dinosaur National Monument

ShareWhile searching for slot canyons, I find Road Trip Ryan‘s very nice travel site. In addition to an extensive list of slot canyons, each with a page of descriptions, directions, and maps (and a handy page on the canyon rating system), Ryan also has all this great information for petroglyphs, Indian ruins, hot springs, caves, …

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Roadtrip Plan Step Two Part Three: Playing Maps — The Salton Sea & Slab City

Salton Sea - Google Map

ShareI’m still saving the places I want to go on this next trip in Google Maps into the Want to Go list. Someday I’ll organize those Google Map lists. I’m also using Trello with its new map feature and browser button; I’m liking it so far. I’m at the most fun part in the trip …

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Roadtrip Plan Step Two Part One: Mapping

Death Valley, May 2005 by DK Sanders-Weatherford

ShareExtreme Roadtrip Planning Step One is basically figuring out which direction you’re going, what part of the country you’re going to. Step Two begins the mapping! Step Two is recalling all the places in that part of the country that you’ve wanted to see and pinning them on a map. The map….. always an issue …

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Review: Travellerspoint

ShareI’m trying out a new trip mapping app, Travellerspoint. I don’t hate it, but it has some issues, including some stuff that’s just broken. It’s difficult to attach the photos to the locations. I uploaded three, and two attached to locations. It shows that I have three in the photos section, but one is just …

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Attempting to Use the Furkot Road Trip Planner

My Furkot Map

ShareI would like a road trip planner that does what I need and is flexible. It also, of course, has to be free. Furkot seemed to be a popular one, so I figured I would give it a try. I didn’t have much faith as I haven’t had much luck with anything. I’m still pretty …

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The Time to Plan Is Now

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

ShareI have to interrupt last year’s epic tale because it’s winter now, and this is the time for planning a summer vacation! This is how it starts: where should we go next year? This time, Terry immediately says, Maine. Why Maine? Who knows. Something about lobsters. Last year, I chose Florida since we hadn’t been …

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Using Pinterest to Help Plan Your Trip

ShareI’ve started using Pinterest for trip planning. We’ll see how it goes. The pinboard is called Places we want to go on RoadTrip 2012. It’s an interesting way to look at the different destinations, using mainly photos. I’ve given collaboration rights to Benjamin so he can add places also. Once I get Terry set up …

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