Great Travel App

The Field Trip app

Don Cohen Don Cohen  |  02.19.2014

Raise your smartphone hand if you use applications like Wikipedia to learn about a town or attraction while you’re traveling.  If you do (or even if you don’t) you’ll want to download Google’s latest version of the Field Trip app.  Field Trip runs on either an iPhone or Android.  It senses your location and pulls data from 170 different sources to display a mixture of historical information (and photos!), coupons and reviews of restaurants and attractions.  You can tell Field Trip to send you notifications on a frequent or occasional basis (saves battery).  We’d put this on the “must have” list for all travelers and the best thing about it is that it’s absolutely FREE!  You can find Field Trip for iPhones at for Android phones at

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  1. Jim Brickett Posted on 02.26.2015

    I’m a new full timer and have had some luck with YELP and Google Maps searching for camp grounds. I’m fixing to load these great sounding apps I just saw above.

  2. Jacob Guyerson Posted on 07.10.2014

    Field trip is great. We also love using RV Parky for finding campgrounds and rest areas when we travel.

  3. Jerry Miller Posted on 03.26.2014

    The absolute best app for finding campgrounds is Allstays Camp & RV. It isn’t free, but is worth every penny. It has all campgrounds, including ones you won’t find in the campground directories.

    1. Don Cohen Posted on 03.26.2014

      Thanks for the shout out to Allstays. We have it on our iPhones and iPads and use it all the time. It’s one of the most essential travel tools we use.


  4. Lewis Edge Posted on 03.13.2014

    Two other apps that I’ve found useful are Camp Finder and RV Parky. Camp Finder locates nearby campgrounds and provides links to their Websites plus includes some reviews and photos. RV Parky finds campgrounds and places such as Wal-Mart and Cracker Barrel parking lots where I can park my motorhome free. Both also allow searching by city and state and both will display and speak turn-by-turn directions to those destinations.