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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Creating Memories

Glacier National Park

It’s the beginning of road trip season and we’re seeing incredible trips planned. We salute you, oh creative trip planners — to the yes, many epic cross-country adventures, to the person who included a stop to the quirky Otto the Big Otter in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to the graduation trips, the college tours, motorcycle rides, trips with grandparents, honeymoons, RV expeditions — we are proud to be part of your worldwide journeys.

Our scenic drives are designed to inspire and encourage travelers to get outdoors and enjoy nature, partake in recreational activities and explore places of historic and cultural interest. Relish the opportunity to see what’s along the way and in between — and the chance to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Georgia on my Mind

Glacier National Park

Warm temperatures make Georgia a glorious year-round destination. Three new drives explore waterfalls and Georgia’s tallest peak, Brasstown Bald, the lush Cohutta-Chattahoochee National Forest, and the bounteous agriculture and communities of the Magnolia Midlands. 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and there will be many special events throughout the state.

Mother’s Day is May 11


For us, that means it’s time to pack a picnic and head for our annual Mother’s Day Hike. Whether your mom likes an adventurous trek, a drive along the shore, or a beautiful meadow dotted with spring wildflowers and perfectly situated picnic table — create special memories by planning a unique, fun, family outing.

Top 3 Road Trip Planner Features

Windy Road in Oregon

Here’s what our users love best:

The Ability to Share and Plan Trips Together

Create trips with family and friends by granting them permission to Read and Modify your Road Trip. Then you can work together on the itinerary, each adding in your favorite stops and making adjustments based on preference and time.

Calculating Budgets

The big trip is planned but how much will it cost? In addition to automatically estimating your fuel cost, you can also add in per-stop and daily expenses.

Convenient Hotel Reservations

Sure we have great prices and no booking fees, but trip planner’s love being able to locate lodging options along their route. In remote locations, we let you know that there may not be any hotels and show availability in nearby towns. Plus, confirmation, details, and directions are automatically incorporated into your road trip plan, conveniently all in one place! If you’re traveling during peak summer season we do recommend booking in advance. If you’re on a go-with-the-flow trip and can’t plan far ahead — search for accommodations at least a day before using our mobile-friendly site.

Forest Passes

Smoky Mountains National Forest

Having passes in hand allows you to park, hike or picnic at unmanned federal lands — and also to bypass long lines at National Park entrances. Save time and get your passes online before you head out.

If you’re planning a trip that includes multiple National Parks, the annual America the Beautiful Pass offers the best value providing entrance to more than 2,000 Federal lands!

National Park Free Days

We Love Our National Parks

Yosemite National Park

We are captivated by the natural beauty and unusual geologic features, so fortunate that these unique landscapes have been preserved. A reminder that the human spirit craves to be in nature — that the simplest pleasures are a mountain, forest or water view to behold, respect, and enlighten our spirit and energy.

Most Visited National Parks of 2013

  1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee)
  2. Grand Canyon (Arizona)
  3. Yosemite National Park (California)
  4. Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)
  5. Olympic National Park (Washington)
  6. Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)
  7. Zion National Park (Utah)
  8. Grand Tetons National Park (Wyoming)
  9. Acadia National Park (Maine)
  10. Glacier National Park (Montana)