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May Newsletter

Watch Where You’re Going with RoadPreview RoadPreview

Experience your road trips like never before with our newest feature. RoadPreview allows you to watch every twist and turn of your road trip plan from your desktop — creating a visual tour using satellite imagery. How cool is that? It’s also an opportunity to armchair travel, exploring places you haven't yet seen.

Give it a test drive by selecting RoadPreview under the File menu on the Road Trip Planner, or by clicking the link on each of our pre-planned scenic drives.

New Road Trip Planner Features

We’re always tinkering with our Road Trip Planner to make it the most comprehensive and powerful tool for road trip planning. Here’s a list of key enhancements:

Keyboard Shortcuts

We’ve added the keyboard shortcuts which you have come to love to our Road Trip Planner. Now quickly Open, Print, Undo (Z), Redo (Y), and Find just by pressing the Control (or Apple button on Macs) and the appropriate bold letter.

Configure Start Times

Add in your Start Time to have the time displayed throughout your directions. This gives you a clearer idea of when you will arrive at each destination and better plan activities, meals and even schedule your stops based on time!


For the road warriors out there, is proud to release a new feature called Layers. It allows you to display your other road trips on your current road trip plan. With all of your road trips on one map, you can:

Fullscreen Mode

Create your trip using the maximum space available on your desktop’s screen. If you are using a modern web browser, simply click on the “Fullscreen” menu item just above the map on our Road Trip Planner. And to return to your regular screen, just click it again.

Improved Mobile Road Trip Planner

We have updated our Mobile Road Trip Planner with a new look, giving you more space to focus on your road trip.

And now, with a touch of a button, easily install our Road Trip Planner on your IPhone or Android. Learn more in our Documentation or follow the instructions displayed when using our Road Trip Planner.

Improved Garmin Support

If your Garmin GPS supports multi-point trip routing, we’ve updated our Garmin support to take advantage of the newer devices and firmware versions.

Got an RV? Pulling a Trailer?

Chances are you will be driving a bit slower for both your personal safety and that of fellow travelers. now allows you to select your driving speed so that your daily time estimates are on-track.

To enable this feature, go to your Trip Settings, and under the Directions tab, adjust the Driving Speed.

Improved Printed Directions

For multi-day trips, we now have a daily overview map in addition to your full trip map. If you want to conserve paper, simply uncheck the Daily Maps in the Print Options.

And don’t forget that also has Turn-by-Turn Maps available for your printable directions. Select Include Turn By Turn Maps in the Print Options.

When available, we’ve also include addresses and phone numbers so you have everything at your fingertips!


We’ve enhanced our Windows Tablet support, added a bevy of EV charging options, created the ability to edit the To Do List with your own items, expanded our support for International Users, improved hotel search and usability, and so much more. Keep your suggestions and comments coming as it helps us to prioritize features. Thank you so much for being part of our community!

Point A to Point B and Many Stops In Between RoadPreview

Nothing like combining a few of our scenic drives into one awesome adventure. We were lucky to spend 7 days exploring the Southwest, traveling to Zion National Park, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and Sedona. Deep canyons, red rocks, monoliths, and incredible cacophony of texture and color. Breathtaking. Try one or all of them.

June 8 — National Get Outdoors Day

June 8th is National Get Outdoors Day and to celebrate, all National Parks and National Forests throughout the United States are offering free entrance! Where will you go?

Share Your Road Photo Contest

The Open Road

We’ve had many people submit great photos for our contest and so far two winners have graced our Facebook page cover photo. Will yours be next? With road trip season gearing up, we invite you to share your road pictures. Make sure your name is included and if it’s okay for us to credit you publicly. Winners will receive a free cap! Post your pictures on our Facebook page or email them to Thanks to Ray Van Ness for sharing this moody photo of the Sierras. Yes — you win a cap!

Forest Passes

Save time by purchasing your forest passes online before you go. Our secure checkout is easy and orders are usually shipped the same day.

Easy Travel Accommodations

We offer great rates and no booking fees on hotels. Book using our Road Trip Planner and the confirmation, lodging details and directions to your hotel are automatically incorporated into your Road Trip Plan. Deciding at the last minute? That’s no problem with our mobile-friendly web site. With a GPS-enabled smartphone, finding accommodations is simple. No need to figure out what town you’re in (we automatically do it for you), or stopping at each hotel to see what’s available.

Thank You For Your Support!

Thank you so much for using! Your feedback and comments are incredibly valuable as we continue to improve ways to make getting there more than half the fun.