Here you can find a list of the resources we use for both trip planning prior to traveling and while on the road. For now, the list covers sites that we use for every trip. This list should grow as we add more specialized resources.
The Points Guy
: Travel news and reviews as well as information on loyalty programs and points and miles tips.
: Hundreds of profiles of various travel destinations
This Week in Travel
: Travel-related news and discussion
: Travel-related discussion and profiles of mostly family travel destinations
: Use the site to plan gas stops both within mileage and cheaper region.
: Use to plot routes, including previewing drive with Street View, finding nearby attractions, lodging and restaurants.
: Explore nearby attractions along route. There can be duplicate entries and a lack of detail.
: Find attractions, lodging and restaurant with user-sourced rankings. Also a booking site.
Gas Buddy: Find gas stations nearby and check for competitive gas prices
Google Maps: Navigation and traffic
Google Street View: Use to select navigation landmarks.
Parks Canada: Parks information and events calendar.
The Weather Channel: National weather app
TripAdvisor: Locate, read and post reviews of hotels and restaurants.