Monday, April 29, 2013

Travel Apps You Need To Know About!

  So, we thought it’d be fun to share some of our favorite travel Apps.  So here they are.  Try them, and use only the ones that you think make your travels easier or more fun!  And, if you know some that we didn’t mention here, email us and share it with us!
More and more people are traveling with and using smart phones.

First and foremost, we use our Gasbuddy ( to find the cheapest gas near where we are when traveling.  You can find regular, premium, and diesel fuel prices while on the road.  And remember, it’s only as good as the users, so if the prices aren’t posted, and you have the app, post the price while you’re filling up!

We also love IExit.  It’ll tell you what eateries are coming up.  This is especially important if you’re looking for a special place like DQ or Sonney’s Barb-B-Q!  So, if you haven’t tried it, please do!
Around Me and Maps are also great tools to help you get around and find your way!  You can use maps like a GPS, and Around me will help you find places you didn't know even existed! 

One of our favorite Apps is of course, the KOA Mobi ( site.  I can find and book any KOA Kampground in the USA and Canada right from my phone.  So, if you haven’t tried that, you’ll want that too.  Don’t forget to bookmark that site on your phone!  

Another great within PA is PA Camping (  If you camp in PA, it’s a must have in your toolbox!

And speaking of Tools, we use other apps too like GS Camping (Good Sam Camping) for your smart phone!  Then after you try a few, you’ll figure out what your personal standards are, and you’ll choose the campgrounds that best meet your families needs!

So, we hope you’ll find these tools useful, and we wish you Happy Kamping wherever your travels take you this summer!

By Robyn Chilson

Tim & Robyn Chilson own and operate Meadville KOA Campground in Meadville, PA.  Robyn can be reached at 814-789-3251 or at