With brutal cold winter weather gripping much of the country, cabin fever has set in and it’s clearly time for a break. If you’re planning an early spring break RV getaway, I’ve found some travel apps you may want to set up on your smartphone to consolidate your planning and fun.
I shared these on my NBC-TV PC Mike report this week but figured, hey, we Roadtrekers travel more than anyone. So I thought I’d share them here, too.
One of the best overall travel-planning apps is TripIt. The app takes all of those email confirmations you’ve had piling up in your inbox and turns them into an itinerary. That means consolidating reservations from RV parks, campgrounds and various activities and putting it into one place instead of going through a long list of random emails trying to find that one important email you need at that exact second. Available for all platforms – Android and Apple. Free for 30 days, but $49 a year for full features.
Viator will help you make sure you don’t miss what you shouldn’t miss from wherever you may be. The app will ensure you at least know of all the local attractions and hang-outs. But that’s not all – Viator also helps you find lower cost ways to book and take advantage of available options, receive deal notifications, check out user reviews and more. Free for Android and iOS.
If you’re looking for a fun way to capture the sights from your trip and let everyone know where you are and when, try TripColor. The social media album-creation app allows you to put everything into a portfolio with your captions and location details – including an interactive map so friends and family can “follow” you on your travels. This one is for iOS only.
Check out my report for NBC-TV below: