Then check out our brand new RV Lifestyle Interactive RV Map, which lets you quickly find the best places to stop for food, see attractions, find campgrounds and boondocking spots and locate RV services you need on the road.
We spend a lot of time discussing this free new service in Episode 355 of the RV Podcast.
Click below to watch the Video Version of the Podcast on our RV Lifestyle YouTube Channel.
Or click the player below to hear the audio version.
Introducing our new Interactive RV App
We are really excited about this RV map resource for you.
It's absolutely free. There is no cost for using this map, either on your desktop or on the app that's available for you while you are on the road and out and about.
It's perfect for road trips, cross-country RV trip planning, and making sure you don't miss the best attractions and campgrounds.
Our RV Map is built around “Steps”
Think of a Step as a pin dropped on a map. Each Step is a stop, a location, or a place of significance for RV travelers and camping enthusiasts. It is so easy to use.
You can search by destination, state, name or location and then use “tags” to filter your results. Tags are descriptions that are attached to a certain spot.
Some of our tags, for example, are words like:
- dry camping
- state parks
- Harvest Hosts
- pet friendly
- rv repair
- dump stations
Those are just a few of them. The point is, you can use tags to find exactly what you are looking for among all the different “Steps,” or RV travel-related destinations listed on our map.
There's a free app for our RV Map!
Our RV map works great on your desktop and laptop computers.
But with the free app, you can search on the go and, when you find a great spot, use the app to post a “Step” for it, even including your own photo if you want.
And naturally, as you use the app and read other RV Travel Steps the community has posted, you can signal your approval by clicking the little “clap” icon or by posting a comment, link, or additional photos
To get the app, you can follow this link to the RV Lifestyle.com/map page. Fill in your phone number and then you will be texted a link that lets you install the app on your smartphone. There are both iOS and Android versions available.
Alternately, you can search your smartphone's app store for “Steps – Map Your world” and install it that way.
Once you have the app, you'll see all sorts of different maps. Be sure to search for and “join” the RV Lifestyle map.
Watch our Tutorial on how to use our RV Lifestyle map
Using our RV Lifestyle map – either the desktop/laptop version or the app – is pretty straightforward.
But to help you quickly figure out what to click and how to add a Step and use Tags, Jennifer and I put together a short little video tutorial.
This RV Map will grow each day with each user
We will continually be adding new locations, as will others, so it will become more and more valuable over time.
Like social media, it's a place to share and connect.
I've been putting lots of our favorite Steps on. But what has really been fun is watching the places others are posting.
Already we have found a couple of new boondocking spots and off-the-beaten-path restaurants we want to visit on our next trip.
So jump right in and start checking out all the great places already posted.
And then share a couple of your favorites, too.
Together, we can make this RV Map a great resource for the entire RV community.
See you on the Map!
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In each location, we provide a suggested route and itinerary (7 stops in each guide, one for each day of a week trip!) as well as links to multiple campgrounds and boondocking spots, local tips, and interesting things to do at each location.
You can hit everything in seven days, do a whirlwind weekend tour, or you can take your time and explore the area over a 2+ week period.
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