TRAVEL RESOURCES

The following sites are some of my go-to resources when I’m planning our next adventure! Before you hit the road, I encourage you to spend some time browsing the helpful the pages below which are full of valuable information to help plan your next trip!

Campgrounds

Reserve America

This website is my first go-to as it is the largest provider of campsite reservations in North America. Easy to search by location or by specific campground. Includes both government and private campground operators.

Recreation.gov

Includes partner agencies such as Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and Fish and Wildlife Service.

KOA

Our favorite national chain of campgrounds. Very family friendly with lots of activities within the park to keep everyone busy. Wherever you travel in North America, there is most likely a KOA nearby your destination.

Good Sam Club

I remember by grandparents being members! Easy to search campgrounds and have a rating system. Join Good Sam Club and receive discounted stays at participating campgrounds.

CampsitePhotos.com

Great source to check out pictures of individual campsites at many of the more popular campgrounds throughout the United States

RV Park Reviews

This website provides member reviews of campgrounds throughout the United States.

Planning

TripAdvisor

Love this site! In fact, I am a Level 5 Contributor under the name octwinmommy. Awesome site to use to find attractions and restaurants. Enter a city and you will see a ranking of attractions based on popularity and reviews.

Automobile Club of America

If you are a member, you can go to your local AAA office and receive free state and city maps. (I love paper maps)! Additionally, I always request Tour Books for the states we will be visiting. It helps to identify the top attractions of a city and get some other general information such as parking, public ransportation, etc. They also indicate which attractions offer AAA member discounts. Additionally, I like to keep the Tour Book in the truck while we are driving. I will read the history of some of the small towns that we drive through and you never know when you may find something that is off-the-beaten-path that you just have to stop and see!

Roadtrippers.com

This website helps to find the “off the beaten path” attractions.

Factory Tours USA

Always make a stop at this site when we are heading out. Lists all sorts of factory tours around the country. Make sure to visit the site of the tour you are considering and then call to get updated information.

Mapquest.com

Mapquest helps locate nearby businesses, restaurants, and hotels

State Tourism Websites

Search for the state you plan to visit. Usually the websites will be something like “Discover Alabama” or “Explore Georgia.” Many times you can request a free planning guide to be mailed to your home.

Discounts

Good Sam Club

Membership is only $27 and gives a 10% discount off nightly rates at participating campgrounds plus up to 30% discount at Camping World stores and instant savings on fuel at
participating Pilot Flying J gas stations.

Automobile Club of America

Member discounts at major attractions across the country.
Tip: You may want to call the attraction to see if you can show your card and save of if you need to visit a local AAA office to purchase discounted tickets.

Groupon

Did you know that you can enter in the cities you plan on visiting and check out local deals?
Purchase attraction tickets at the locals’ price! .

On The Road

Yelp

Yelp offers crowd-sourced reviews of businesses across the country – a great tool for finding delicious food or exciting attractions in your location on the fly!

Google Maps

An invaluable resource for driving and transit directions. Offers real-time route suggestions based on traffic conditions, accidents, construction projects, and even rush-hour traffic!