For trip planning for the past 2 "winter seasons" ahem escape
from Michigan... I have used the AAA on-line trip planner that appears to be based on Google Maps.
We also have RV Parky and AllStays on the Android tablet linked to our Verizon hot spot while on the road. That helps with last minute changes etc.
What I am looking for and have yet to find is a travel software suite that parses out distances per trip leg. I have replied to AAA with their request to how to improve their service. I am not holding my breath for a quick option from there.
What would be great is to enter Point A (home base where ever that is at the moment) and Point B final destination. Then set an estimated daily travel distance say 300 miles (+/- 6 hours of drive time or less) and have the program list places that are +/- 300 miles apart as nightly stopping points.
Currently I enter A to B in the AAA map then eyeball the distances and add intermediate stops. This requires a bit of fiddling to find stopping places with RV sites, Walmarts etc. along the route. The AAA maps does show campgrounds/RV parks so that does help a bit.
I realized this may not be straight forward as we returned from the SE US trip over the past winter. Many camp grounds in the central and north do not even open until mid April or early May.
My task now is to plan a trip to Portland, OR
so we will be there by January 25 for DW to attend the January 27-29, 2017 Karen Pryor Clicker Expo
, a premier professional dog training workshop.
I will need to plan our route by heading way south, then west, then north up the Pacific Coast Hwy. Clearly we can not cut cross country in Nov-Dec as roads will be frozen and all stopping places would be closed. To say nothing of having the Scamp
winterized while passing through the sub-freezing zones.
Anyway off to start planning. The other option is much closervenue for the same workshop at Stamford, CT
March 31-April 2, 2017. Me thinks for sure everything will be closed in the frozen NE, while Portland will likely have open sites.
Or We could forgo Scamping altogether and hotel it like that masses do... Eeeee what a horrible thought.
Besides our Scamp
would be very very lonely being left behind.