by Andrew Vincent
by Remar Sutton
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.
How to decide whether an RV is right for you instead of using a rental car and motels
The Army Corps of Engineers manages nearly 500 lakes around the USA. Most have campgrounds, and they are beautifully maintained.
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.
This membership club provides free camping overnight at working agri-tourism sites in the USA and Canada.
Where to camp in the U.S. & Canada
There is no substitute for paper maps. They never run out of juice, they don't need WiFi, and they work even when wet.
Imoova is a relocation service where most rentals are $1.00 per day. More information is available on the RTA Trip Advice Forum
Info about known defects
Resale & trade-in values for vehicles
Some tips and explanations about how drive-away firms operate
Links to DMV offices in all 50 U.S. states
Advice from knowledgeable RTA community road trip members
Useful info compiled by a veteran USA road tripper from the UK
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.
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.
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.
Plan a route and find road trip attractions
Short articles describe places of unique interest to roadtrippers.
This free tool calculates costs based upon both miles per gallon and liters per 100 km.
you might find these helpful in planning your next road trip!