It’s summer and nothing screams summertime like a good old fashioned road trip!
My BFF Alaina and I had such a great trip last summer when we attended ISTE12 and explored San Diego and San Francisco around the conference time.
So of course we immediately started planning our adventures for ISTE13. San Antonio is within driving distance from Baton Rouge, so the idea of a road trip was easy! Alaina loves a good road trip novel more than anything, and I grew up spending 2-3 weeks every summer on the road with my grandparents in their RV (and they gave me the travel bug at a young age!).
We had a period of feeling extremely overwhelmed as we started to plan our travels. This is a serious (and seriously long) trip that we’re planning! I was so excited when I discovered this AMAZING site called Roadtrippers!
Using Roadtrippers, you can easily map out your route (easier than what I was trying to do with Google Maps). You can insert all of your stops, hotels, addresses of friends/family, and must see attractions. That alone would have made me happy! But then I discovered all of the awesome places they already have tagged.
It’s so easy to search for places to see along the way, including attractions, accommodations, entertainment, food & drink, history, nature, shopping, and sports. Within each of those categories, you can check the options that you’re interested in. Diners & drive-ins and local dining options? Don’t mind if I do! You can add these suggestions to your trips or pin them to a “Bucket List” so you can easily access them later. By spending time with Roadtrippers, I’m becoming more familiar with our route and travel options, while seeing what kind of fun and exciting pit stops we can add to our list!
I’m doing the bulk of my planning on the site, but of course Roadtrippers has an AWESOME app! I’ve downloaded it on the iPhone and iPad so I’ll have options to easily access the things I’ve saved and tagged as we travel.
I’ve been playing around with the app and it’s going to be such an asset on our major road trip. I’ve tried it out around town as well as on a mini-road trip to the beach…and it lead us to an awesome little restaurant that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! Score!!
I can’t wait to share the adventures that Alaina and I have on our big road trip! Of course, I’ll be sharing things here, so don’t be alarmed if this blog goes in that direction for a little bit. 🙂
Along the way we plan to hit up: San Antonio & ISTE13, Carlsbad Caverns, Roswell, Albuquerque, the Grand Canyon (including a rafting adventure!), Las Vegas, Lake Mead/Hoover Dam, Denver, Topeka, Memphis…wow that’s quite a list, isn’t it?
Having a stay-cation kind of summer? Read an awesome road trip book! Here are a few of my favorites!
What are your favorite road trip books? And more importantly, what songs should we add to our road trip playlist??