What Are Some Good Resources for Road Trip Planning?


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Travel guides, visitors' centers and trip planners are all good resources for planning a road trip. Planning involves deciding where to go, how to route the drive, when and where to make rest stops, where to stay overnight and how to budget the journey.

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Travel guides and visitors' centers have information on attractions and lodgings for trip destinations and stops on the way. They also offer pricing information. Fodor's Travel publishes print travel books and has a website with free downloadable destination guides. Visitors' centers provide maps, brochures, travel advice and coupons. Visitors can call, email and visit a visitors' center website before the trip or stop at the center itself while traveling.

Online trip planners, such as RoadTrippers.com, let travelers plot a road trip route on a map and specify travel dates. The trip planner can suggest attractions and hotels based on the route, as well as recommend ideas for trips. GoPetFriendly.com can suggest pet-friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants and activities along a specified route. Travelers can print driving directions from MyScenicDrives.com or download them into their GPS devices.

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