Road Tripping with iPhone

Speaking as a road-trip veteran, it isn't always easy to know where the good spots to pull over and look around are. There was that time in Northern California when I was lured to drive through a tree. Sure, it sounded intriguing at the time, but then I got there and it was just that - a giant hole through the trunk of a tree...and the tire marks in the dirt of the million-or-so other tourists who thought it would be just as unusual as I did.

But now RoadsideAmerica.com, an online guide to offbeat tourist attractions, is launching a mobile software app for iPhone and iPod touch. The new app makes it easy for users to access attraction stories, visitor tips, maps, driving directions, hours, phone numbers and photos. The app can retrieve real-time updates and attraction status reports from RoadsideAmerica.com.

See anything cool? Share your discoveries over sites like Facebook and Twitter, and submit photos directly to RoadsideAmerica.com.

The app is available on the Apple App Store for $2.99 for permanent access to any one of six U.S. regions. For an additional $5.99 the entire U.S. is available for one year.

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