Going on a trip soon? It's hard to get information about the place you paln to visit from you location? The traditional travel resource is a travel agency, but who wants his itinerary planned and commented on by an indifferent agent, when you can get that and more for free on the Net? Here, you can have your route planned made with your hotel or your friend's house marked on it, and get a directory of web sites relating to a particular city. It's all fast and easy to use. Have fun.
Many people know web sites offering driving directions: you can print out door-to-door instructions and maps as well. A number of sites offer a full-fledged road trip planner that helps you find places of sightseeing, lodging, even restaurants.
Trip planner provides the clearest, most accurate and useful trip itineraries on the 'Net. However, in rare instances, itinerary information could be erroneous or misinterpreted.
Below are five great resources that are intended to help you find the best road trip planner.
The well-known map company Rand-McNally offers an easy-to-use free road trip planner. Add stops along your route, look for Things To Do and Places to Stay. "Things to Do" can include Fun and Games, History and Heritage, Outdoor Adventures, and more. "Places to Stay" includes hotel profiles.
If traveling by scenic byways is something of interest, SeeAmerica.org has a great site for planning a trip along the back roads. You can find pictures of the various national scenic byways and go through a trip planning process that takes you to some of these beautiful routes.
If you are interested in eating at some of America's best roadside restaurants, special sites are at your disposal. Here you can find reviews of restaurants all over the US, searchable by type of cuisine and location. And after you eat at one of these spots, you can enter your own review.
Anxious to prepare for encountering mosquitoes along the way on your trip? The Skeeterbites site (hosted by the Cutter insect repellant people) will give you up to date information about West Nile Virus incidents and depict ways to prepare and avoid being troubled with insect bites on your trip.
With Road Trip Planner you can add stops en route, look for restaurants, shopping spots, lodging, golf sites, museums, movie theaters.
As for a Family Fun trip , you can plan it with Jiffy Lube Road Trip Planner.
You are not sure that you can afford a car trip? Fuel Cost Calculator will help. It's not a road trip planner, but still very useful: enter your start point, destination, the year and model of your vehicle, and see how much your gas will cost.
TakeTransitSM is a useful tool for planning your public transit trips.
At Free Trip, you can enter your points of origin and destination, along with other information you want to see like points of interest, lodging by cost, campgrounds, etc. and then print out a map and driving directions with all of the information you asked for.
Having a successful family road trip depends to a large extent on the time you are willing to invest in planning. These planning resources will go a long way towards helping you plan the trip and to building great family memories.