Roadtrippers; an app review

When I was approached and asked to try out this app I was very excited. The Roadtrippers app is a fantastic tool for someone like me who enjoys car travel. When traveling to a destination, it's never just about that destination. Travel is about a lot of smaller destinations too.

You know what I mean.

Like, where should I pull over and eat lunch?
When I get there what's the closest restaurant?
Is there a point of interest I might want to see along the way?
What kind of night life will I find?

Road trips are made up of a lot of little stops and this app brilliantly assists in navigating the journey.

What I liked.

I especially like that I can enter my starting location and final destination into Roadtrippers, then click on precisely what I'm interested in finding along my route. For example, if I'm traveling from Raleigh to Asheville and I want to find a place to eat lunch along the way I simply click on the food icon and up pop restaurants along the route. If I want a specific type of food a drop down appears and I can refine my search further - really cool!


There was very little I didn't like about this app. That being said, I did notice they're still growing their lists of businesses, attractions, etc. The listings may not be as complete for some locations as others, but Roadtrippers is expanding daily so this is something that should resolve itself quickly.

Who will benefit from this app?

Anyone who doesn't like to fly by the seat of their pants when traveling, but also doesn't want to be overly regimented or agenda driven. It's much nicer to have an app to tip you off to nearby attractions and restaurants than to rely on the "book" on the desk in your hotel room.

What if I'm not ready to travel yet?

If you're not ready to travel yet, Roadtrippers allow you to name and save you trips. It's also a great way of keeping a travel journal or saving a trip to recreate or share with friends and family.

Where do I find the app?

It's a free app on iTunes, Google Play or on their website

Coolest thing I've found on it so far?

I'm a huge Dawson's Creek fan and when I was in Wilmington, NC, Roadtrippers helped me find a restaurant called Hell's Kitchen where they filmed scenes for the show. Naturally, lunch was there that day and I had the show's theme song playing in my head the entire time.
* Opinions are my own and I received no compensation for reviewing this product.