My Favorite APPs & LINKS

ALLSTAYS is the very best app for finding camping, and other necessary spots.  You can use iPhone, iPads and iPods. From resorts to hike-in spots. Amenities, maps, truck stops, rest areas, Wal-mart and casino parking, RV dealers, sporting goods stores and much more. Two modes: one uses GPS and maps that you can filter. One is an offline manual lookup mode for when you don’t have service.  ALLSTAYS lists Walmarts (not that I will ever go there), and tells you those that allow or don’t allow RV parking based on thousands of user reports. 

Traveling with a dog?  You need BringFido, this app can help you find dog parks, friendly beaches and restaurants.  Don’t leave home without  your dog or

RV Village is a page full of great info and links.  You can report your location, and get updates about other RVers in your area.  Post a profile and meet fellow RVers with similar interests.

 

Audible reads books to you while driving.   I can only listen to music and NPR for a an hour or so.  Listening to books is a great way to pass the time and listen while the miles go by.  Also, great is the ability to share a book you have listened to.  I just sent Mom, Educated A Memoir, by Tara Westover

RV Wizard is the best travel planning app providing campgrounds, and other roadside information, elevations and bridge clearance highest.  This tool also allows you to download your proposed travel to an Excel spread sheet, or calendar.  

 

In addition to Audible, Podcasts are also great for passing the time and miles.  

Modern Love is my favorite podcast.  Every Tuesday night (almost midnight) I listen to the podcast Modern Love, from WBUR radio.  I fall asleep listening to the story read my a celebrity.  I always loved being read too.  On Sunday mornings, I turn first to the Style Section of the New York Times.  Appearing where else? Between the wedding announcements.  I guess I am a rational — romantic.  These are stories of “love, loss and redemption”.  I am still in search of love.