Planning a trip, want a tech toy to "make it all easy"
July 12, 2011 8:39 PM Subscribe
Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?"
posted by Ys to travel & transportation (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I want more than Mapquest's Start Here, End Here. But I'm a liiitttle technophobic, so not very good at hunting around and finding what's out there. Maybe you can help :)
We are planning a 7 day round trip drive from Washington to Maine & back & I need a mapping program that will draw me a map of my trip, but also show stopover points that I put in. I'd like to have the option of tweaking the suggested route, if the suggested route crosses a bridge that is too high for my acrophobia. I'd also like to know if there's any way to find out about those awful bridges ahead of time. And, if it's not too much to ask from one program, I'd really love it if the program could help us find things to do & places to stop along the way. For instance, my SO loves junkyards. Maybe this sight can plot all the junkyards within 2 miles of the highway on demand? Help with locating nearby hotels/campsites/picnic areas when we have to stop? I know lots of mapping sites offer hotel links, but I'm looking for something a little more point-specific than "Red Roof Inn does business in NJ, call them to find out if they'll be convenient to you."
Possibly this is pie in the sky, but if meFites have any favorite trip planning sites and/or secrets I would love to hear them.