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Using apps to track and share your RV Travel

| Updated Jun 25, 2014

Summer travel and vacation is upon us and as many of us hit the road, we’re sharing our travel with friends and families. Many of you know I also am a techology correspondent for the 215 NBC-TV Newschannel affiliate stations across the country.

I do a weekly “PC MIke” Tech feature for the network and, these days, I am usually doing it from the back of my Roadtrek Etrek as we travel the country.

In this week's report, I featured three apps for RVers and Internet services that can map and track your travel routes.

In this digital age, instead of postcards, more and more of us are posting real-time maps, photos, video and travel reports.

The video above is from this week's PC Mike segment. It features  three ways apps and the Internet can help you share your traveling adventures.

travelsharingFor iPhone and iPad users, check out the free Track My Tour app and website. You start a route and through the app, add updates as you travel. It grabs your GPS location from your device and displays it, and your comments and the photos you take on an interactive map.

I’m doing one right now as I tour of the Great Lakes region. The app is free, though there is an upgraded version that lets you have some extra features. If you want to follow along, .. Click here to TrackMyTour!

Meanwhile, here are sme other similar tech tools you may want to try for your RV travels.

Check My Tour is a similar app, geared towards cyclists and motorcycle trips, though it will also work with regular roadtrips. It is for Apple devices but also Android smartphones.

Then there’s My Trip Journal. This allows you to set up your own travel blog website. It maps your routes and lets you write reports and updates and allows you to have a travel journal that can be viewed by whoever you share it with.

By the way, I also am a big user of Twitter as we travel. I live tweet from the road as we travel. If you use Twitter, you can follow me @roadtreking or send me a tweet with the hashtag #roadtreking.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2014-06-25

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

5 Responses to “Using apps to track and share your RV Travel”

June 26, 2014at3:00 pm, Dave said:

I noticed that in the Munising Bay camp spot pic, it appears you are plugged into shore power. Was this to avoid having to run the engine generator and are all the onboard electrical generation components still working properly? I’m wondering, are you still satisfied with E Trek (in regards to the onboard electrical generation capabilities) and is it living up to your expectations?

June 26, 2014at8:22 am, Mike Wendland said:

The link works! Try now

June 25, 2014at4:42 pm, Bill Long said:

Link not working….

June 25, 2014at4:04 pm, Russell Phelps said:

page not found Roadtreking…

June 25, 2014at4:02 pm, Marijke Schellenbach said:

For the last few days, whenever we click on the links you post, we get “page not found” error.

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