On our Tuesday Q & A, Randi (from Randi’s Adventures) asked us if we were doing anything special in preparation for our trip to Alaska this summer. To be honest, we have been keeping a relatively loose schedule and have not planned our exact route & time frame yet. We are in the process of meandering west and north slowly and enjoying the people & places we are finding along the way. That being said, if we want to get to Alaska by July, we should probably start planning something!
Our favorite travel apps so far
There are a lot of great apps out there. As a self-professed “app-aholic”, our two top favorites for finding locations and amenities are Allstays and Campendium. These both work really well for travel like what we have been doing lately – “on the go” information.
But what if you are planning a specific trip? While we were in Tampa at the 2019 RV Supershow, we met Mike Griffin from “RV Life in the Slow Lane” who talked with us about this great travel tool, RV Trip Wizard. Trip planning taken to the next level!
RV Trip Wizard
According to Mike, RV Trip Wizard allows users to plan their trips by selecting their destination and input their preferred travel intervals. So for example, we are in New Mexico and we want to get to Anchorage, Alaska but we don’t want to travel more than 200 miles a day. The tool plots your route and will then show you places to stay and other resources within that distance. You can select further preferences within this as well. Good Sam member? Passport America? etc.
Here is where it stands out from the rest. Once you select your stops, you can save it to your itinerary. It displays the costs involved and allows you to write additional notes in a nice, easy to read display. Everything for your trip is in one place!
There is an annual charge ($39) per year.
For more info: https://www.rvtripwizard.com/
For more information on Mike Griffin and his detailed instructions on how to use RV Trip Wizard, check out his blog: http://slowlanerv.blogspot.com/