Web Buzz:

Special to the Los Angeles Times

Unfasten your seat belt! A stop at this road trip-planning website will give you a trunk-load of reasons to return for another visit.


What it does: Arms day-trippers and road warriors with tips and tools they need to improve their next drive. Get enticing descriptions, worthy detours, park passes and a gas calculator all in one place.

What’s hot: Don’t miss the interactive maps that can add such features as Vista Points, Side-Trips, Hikes and Museums. You can print and send directions to your phone or export it to GPS devices such as Garmin, Tom Tom and Co-Pilot Live. You can find a scenic drive nearby by punching in your location or ZIP Code (13 states so far). Don’t miss the link to the Top 20 Scenic Drives found on the “About Us” page, where you’ll find the Chinook Scenic Byway and Jacinto Reyes Scenic Byway at the top of the list.


What’s not: More pictures, please. The descriptions of the scenic drives provide indications that you’ll have a gorgeous itinerary, but big photos would be a nice addition (there are tools provided to share pictures).