I saw this website OnTheWayApp, where you can plug in a road trip start and destination and it will plot “must sees” along the way.
What a great concept, and then I put it into practice.
Last summer, I drove out from Toronto to Yellowstone (Wyoming/Montana) and had probably the greatest tour guide (my boy) directing me to our destination. He has been to Yellowstone every year since he was 10 years old (29 now).
Although he either flew in, or drove in from Vancouver, he still had one of those great childhoods where he and his parents explored as many park as they could when he was growing up.
What I am saying about this new site is – it is great if you have absolutely no clue where to stop and what to eat along your road trip journey.
But when I looked up the route we took last year to Yellowstone, it recommended stopping at a movie theatre in Guelph (been there….it’s a movie theatre), then Limeridge Mall in Hamilton (ummm a mall, with banks, a few clothing stores and a food court), after the mall, it recommended John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario where you could view the OHL hockey team for an evening, if they are playing there that evening…in the fall – spring…then IKEA in Dearborn, Michigan.
It’s a great way to look up malls and arenas as I discovered after looking up alternate road trip destinations.
Really, I despise criticizing anything, but this site is just a google map with a few tagged waypoints.
Great concept, but more people need to ‘write in’ the local must-sees to make this site work.