Roadtrippers

roadtrippers.com

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Roadtrippers is a travel planning website and mobile application that allows users to plan journeys and discover new places using a built-in map that uses your GPS to track your location. Once you have entered the details of your travel itinerary, Roadtrippers displays a range of different points of interest along the way, including restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars and tourist attractions. Each item features detailed information, such as contact info, photos, website links, and how to get there.

 

One of the best features when using Roadtrippers to plan a trip is the ability to save points of interest in a Favourites folder that can be accessed when in an off-line mode. This means that if you find a restaurant you like the look of but don’t have time to go straight there, you can save it so that it can be quickly accessed later. The offline mode has come in useful for me on several occasions when I have been out and about but have not wanted to spend money on data roaming charges.

 

Another great aspect of Roadtrippers is the user review system. This allows users to leave their feedback and ratings for different places so that other travellers know what to expect before arriving. Being able to see what people have said allows for a much more transparent experience when finding somewhere to eat or drink in a city you are not used to. The website also includes a blog with articles offering inspiring ideas for travel.

 

An issue I encountered while using the app is that the GPS system uses up the battery on your phone very quickly. This can be a problem if you are out without your charger, leaving you with no way of contacting people or accessing booking emails, etc.

Pros
  • Bookmark points of interest for viewing later in offline mode
  • User review system allows people to leave comments on different places
  • Blog offers inspiring ideas for travel
Cons
  • GPS system eats up phone battery very quickly