RoadTrip America

Links & Resources for International Visitors

Books and Guides

Drive USA

by Andrew Vincent

Don't Get Taken Every Time, The Ultimate Guide to Buying or Leasing a Car in the Showroom or on the Internet

by Remar Sutton

Reviews of Travel Guidebooks

These review articles were written a couple of years ago, but all of the books referenced are still in the active trip planning collection of RoadTrip America.

Recreational Vehicles (RVs), Campers, & Campgrounds

RV Rentals

Index of Rental Companies: Index of companies that rent recreational vehicles

Pros and cons of renting RVs

How to decide whether an RV is right for you instead of using a rental car and motels

Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds

The Army Corps of Engineers manages nearly 500 lakes around the USA. Most have campgrounds, and they are beautifully maintained.

Free Overnight RV Parking

This membership club keeps track of which "big box" stores (Wal-Mart, Flying J, Cracker Barrel, etc.) are still allowing RVers to park overnight for free.

Free RV Camping at Wineries and Farms

This membership club provides free camping overnight at working agri-tourism sites in the USA and Canada.

Campground Directories

Where to camp in the U.S. & Canada

Atlases & Maps

There is no substitute for paper maps. They never run out of juice, they don't need WiFi, and they work even when wet.

Purchasing a Car, Renting a Car, & Using Drive-Away Companies

Ferraris, 'Vettes, & Other Dream Cars

Luxury Rentals

Lemon/Recall News

Info about known defects

New & Used Sales Prices for Cars, Trucks, & RVs
Kelley Blue Book

Resale & trade-in values for vehicles

Drive-Away Programs

Some tips and explanations about how drive-away firms operate

Detailed Speed Trap Information
Department of Motor Vehicles

Links to DMV offices in all 50 U.S. states

Car Insurance Tips
Pros and Cons of a 30-day car rental

Legal Information

Visa Tips

Advice from knowledgeable RTA community road trip members

Passports & More

Useful info compiled by a veteran USA road tripper from the UK

General Resources and Handy Tips

How to use this site

There are several thousand active pages on the RoadTrip America site. This page provides an overview of how the site is organized and provides direct links to articles related to planning family roads, using truck stop services, and driving tips.

Hostelz.com

This site has the largest database of hostels in the world. There is an excellent article about what to pack and what to leave at home when planning for a hostel stay. Lifey, one of the most active members of the RTA Roadtripping Enthusiast Group, is a frequent contributor and fact-checker for Hostelz.com. Currently, there are hostel listings in more than 121 cities in Canada and more than 208 cities in the USA.

Welcome to America!

This is a fun site with a collection of "welcome sign" photos in all fifty U.S. states and half of Canada. It also has the best compilation of links to facts about each state we have ever found on the Web. It's a great travel resource forboth international and local visitors.

Family Road Trip Ideas and Road Trip Games
Road Conditions & Weather
RTA Map Wizard

Plan a route and find road trip attractions

Popular road trip routes
Roadside Attractions

Short articles describe places of unique interest to roadtrippers.

National Park Info
Fuel Cost Calculator

This free tool calculates costs based upon both miles per gallon and liters per 100 km.

Currency Converter
More articles and Web resources

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