Top 10 US Fall Festivals


Leaves begin to change colors while crisp cool weather and fall scents fill the air, this means only one thing for many travelers: Fall Festival Season has arrived!

There is nothing better than the smell of fresh apple cider donuts and the first taste of harvest beer! Summer is famous for music festivals and winter showcases the light shows but its the fall festivals that have the best sights, sounds and smells.

Planning a trip to enjoy some of the best festivals of this glorious season?

Check out our top 10 below and don’t forget to take CoPilot along!

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Harvest on the Harbor

This October, experience the flavors of Maine at Harvest on the Harbor

baloon3International Balloon Festival

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®, the world’s largest balloon festival, an amazing hot air balloon experience

oktoberfestLeavenworth Oktoberfest

The sounds of oompah & the smells of sizzling brats will lure you into singing, dancing and toasting the night away! Leavenworth Oktoberfest

hay2__1317644287_0968Killington Hay Festival

The Killington Hay Festival, a five-week celebration of fall in Vermont, featuring a host of creative animal structures carved out of hay

applesNational Apple Harvest Festival

The National Apple Harvest Festival, which is held during the first two full weekends in October, has been celebrating beautiful crafts, great music and wonderful food for 51 years.

sheep4Trailing of the Sheep

Festival Honors Rich and Colorful History and Culture of Sheepherding in Idaho & The West. Trailing of the Sheep

Wisconsin Cranberry Bog Field During Fall Harvest

Warrens Cranberry Festival

Warrens Cranberry Festival – the world’s largest cranberry festival – is a three-day celebration of Wisconsin’s state fruit

WellfleetOysterFestivalWellfleet Oysterfest

Wellfleet Oysterfest celebrates the town’s famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun!

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Pumpkin Festival

This steeple-topped New England village touts its pumpkin pride in an annual gathering. Pumpkin Festival 2015



Sending your kid off to College? Don’t forget CoPilot!

CoPilot- BEST GPS for College!

College GPSSending your kid off to College can be a scary thought.  Do they know their way around campus? Where food is? Will they get lost? Not with CoPilot GPS!

CoPilot is unlike any other GPS app…we wont use your data and well save your favorite locations such as where class is located, dorm rooms, student centers, the library, dining halls, and much more.

Make sure they’re ready with CoPilot GPS to guide them on and off campus. The BEST GPS for college students!


Check out our cool features in some of our previous blog posts…

1. 7 Handy Tips to Save your Battery

2. 3 ways to go with Alternate Routes

3. Avoid Traffic

4. Benefits of Offline Maps

5. How to Navigate to a Photo

6. Easy Way to Move your Stops

7. CommuteMe (If your kid is living at home and commutes to school)

8. Avoid Smartphone Overheating

9. Drag and Drop to Edit your Route

10. Music Player

11. Optimize your Route

12. Change your Vehicle Type

13. How to Save your Trip

14. Weather & Points of Interest

15. Coordinates

16. Top 5 Road Trips Apps along with CoPilot

17. Get CoPilot On Sale now!


Surf the Roads with CoPilot: Part II

Looking for a sun and sand getaway this summer? Check out the second half of our picks for the top ten beaches in the U.S. and see how CoPilot can help you surf the roads.  Navigate to specific coordinates! Take advantage of our Offline Maps! CoPilot has you covered.



Kalaloch Beach, Washingston


Located within Olympic National Park, Kalaloch is one of the most visited areas within the park. Known for its vast marine life protected by three national wildlife refuges, it’s the perfect place to go camping, hiking, or bird watching! Western gulls, bald eagles, and other coastal birds can be spotted along the southern coast.

Malaquite Beach, Texas


Located on Padre Island, which is the longest stretch of underdeveloped barrier island in the world, Malaquite beach sits on the Gulf of Mexico. Known for its rich history, the beach got its name from the Malaquitas Indian tribe (one of the four tribes associated with Padre Island). Another amazing feature this beach has to offer is their turtle release! There are a number of turtle releases throughout the months of June and July. Definitely work checking out!

Cape Arago State Park, Oregon


Does the huge rock in the picture look familiar? Well, the 1985 movie the Goonies took place in Astoria, Oregon which is about 5 hours up the coast from this national state park! Plan your Gonnies adventure! Cape Arago State Park is home to many adventures including: whale watching, fishing, scuba diving, hiking, and even a secluded cove where tide pools and fossils can be found.

Cape May, New Jersey

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Cape May beaches are the gem of Jersey! Vastly different from what has been depicted on the Reality TV Show the Jersey Shore; it is a classic beach town with a lot of history. Check out Sunset beach and see the concrete ship the USS Atlantis, which is visible from shore but sinks more and more each year. In the mood to find some treasure? You can find the famous Cape May diamonds (shiny quartz stones) on this beach as well!

Twelvemile Beach, Michigan


Twelvemile Beach is a northern paradise when it comes to fishing, beachcombing, and camping! Located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, it’s known for its incredible natural wonders such as: the 300-foot high Grand Sable Dunes and chromatic sandstone cliffs. Rent a lakeside cabin and enjoy the beauties that the wilderness has to offer!

You are on vacation, let CoPilot help you relax and take the stress out of getting there!


Going to a National or State Park and all they provide are just coordinates or you just want to keep the location secret so the kids won’t figure out the surprise destination while they are looking over your shoulder? Try using the Coordinates navigation option in the Go To menu.


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Offline Maps:

The great thing about the beach is that you are away from work, and civilization.  Some remote beaches may even be out of cell phone range. No Problem with CoPilot!  CoPilot maps are loaded on your phone and can be browsed without service.   It’s like having an old-fashion gas-station folding map right on your phone.  Unlike other map apps, that constantly chew up your precious data, CoPilot maps can be accessed without taking a big chunk of your monthly data.


Miss our first post?

Surf the Roads with CoPilot: Part I

Surf the Roads with CoPilot: Part I

Looking for a sun and sand getaway this summer? Check out our picks for the top ten beaches in the U.S. and see how CoPilot can help you surf the roads. Useful POIs! Get Local Weather at your beach destination!

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Waimanalo Bay Beach Park Oahu, Hawaii


If you’ve ever been to Hawaii then you know that practically all their beaches are incredible with their clear blue waters and soft white sand, but here is Dr. Beach’s* #1 pick for the 2015 beach season! Located on the Island of Oahu which is the home of Hawaii’s capital Honolulu and also the Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida

Rachelle and Matthew Ferraiuolo of Swartz Creek, Mich., play in the sand on Barefoot Beach on Wednesday. Rachelle said they had tried Bonita Beach a few days before but couldn't stand the crowd. Stephen Leatherman, the beach guru at Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research, has listed Barefoot Beach as the 10th best beach in the country. Jeremy Lyverse/Staff

Ahhhh the Sunshine State! It’s no surprise that a Florida beach made it as Dr. Beach’s* #2 pick! What makes this beach special is the fact that it still remains unspoiled! Enjoy kayaking, nature trails, and all the wonderful animals that reside on and near the beach.

Coastguard Beach Cape Cod, Massachusetts


November 9th, 1620 a little ship called the Mayflower made landfall in the New World on this very beach! Enjoy some history along with the amazing sites that come with this beach including: marshes, lighthouses, whale and seal sightings and much more! P.S. #7 on Dr. Beach’s* list!

Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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This beach stays true to its name; it’s a great beach to just take a stroll down. Perfect for all outdoorsy types! Canoeing, hiking, biking, nature tours, tennis, golf, you name it, and they’ve got it! This beach is #8 on Dr. Beach’s* list.

East Beach Santa Barbara, California


Considered one of California’s best beaches! It is known for its palm tree shaded biking and walking trail right along the beach. Its kid friendly with life guards posted at peak times and also a playground located at the far eastern edge of the beach.  #10 on Dr. Beach’s* 2015 list!


Let CoPilot help you relax and get you to the beach to maximize your vacation time!


POI Search: 

While at the beach, boat lovers can use the POI search capability to find local marinas.  If you decide that your day trip needs to be extended, easily search for hotels nearby.  Navigate to millions of POIs and just tap on that POI to navigate there!


POI marina and hotels

Or use it to find other nearby beaches or recreation options through the Sports and Recreation POI Category.


Local Weather:

Tap on your destination then tap on the weather icon. Make sure it’s that perfect weather you’ve been hoping for at your beach destination.



More Road Trip Fun to Come!

Surf the Roads with Copilot: Part II


Sizzling Summer Sale!

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Summer is here and there is no better time to make most of it and travel!  It’s the perfect season to get CoPilot GPS with offline maps to avoid roaming costs when navigating abroad. Plus for a limited time you can save 50% off the regular price of our USA Apps.


copilot-premiumCoPilot’s USA apps include premium quality street maps so wherever you are heading you can always be sure to find your way. There is no need to store ALL of the US on your device though – simply add and remove just the  regions you need – when you need them – to save precious space on your mobile.



Summer Sale: Get USA  CoPilot GPS with 50% off! (sale ends on August 10th 2015)


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copilot-gpsGet 20% off full 3D voice navigation in-app upgrade and/or North America maps for Android, iOS and Amazon*

Tap MyCoPilot > Features & Upgrades

Our CoPilot Premium & CoPilot GPS apps are available on Google Play , the iTunes App Store, Amazon Appstore and the Windows Phone Store. You can purchase additional map regions via in-app purchase.  Go to MyCoPilot Features & Upgrades

If you have questions visit us at the CoPilot community forum where we’re always available to help: or say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.:)

Wherever you are travelling this summer, we wish you safe travels from everyone at team CoPilot!

*NA maps requires a purchase of full 3d voice navigation first

Celebrate this 4th of July with 50% off USA Apps

4th of July Travel Facts**

  • AAA projects 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day, the most since 2007 and a 0.7 percent increase from the 41.6 million people who traveled last year.
  • Nearly 85 percent of travelers (35.5 million) will drive to their holiday destinations
  • Lowest Independence Day gas prices in at least five years expected


Because of this high volume of travelers during the holiday there is bound to be lots of traffic!


Not to mention traveling to places you’ve never been.



All great reasons why you need a CoPilot app on your phone or tablet before your holiday road-trip!

O’ say can you see…50% off all USA Apps this 4th of July! See the rockets red glare at a baseball game this summer and take advantage of our Active Traffic feature.


The land of the free and the home of the road-trippers! Already a CoPilot user? Share this limited time Independence Day deal with your friends so they can have a reliable CoPilot on their 4th of July weekend adventure.

Offer ends July 6, 2015



5 Games, 5 Nights

Here’s a fun way to celebrate American’s birth with one of its finest traditions. All that’s needed is your car, your CoPilot and your love of baseball! Major League Baseball Independence Day Weekend Baseball Road-Trip

July 1st through July 5th

5 days! 825 miles!

Phillies       Wed – Jul 1, 2015        7:05 PM     Brewers


Experience a taste of Philly at Citizens Bank Park. Known for its in-the-park snacks, CBP features Seasons Pizza, Planet Hoagie, Tony Luke’s Roast Beef, and Bull’s BBQ. Also, don’t forget thethe post-game fireworks!

Orioles       Thu – Jul 2, 2015          7:05 PM     Rangers

The Chipper’s Crap ChipperCamden Yards gives you that old school feel of going out to the ballpark. The stadium is well-known for its amazing atmosphere and incredible view in the outfield. The city of Baltimore watches over its favorite birds.  Love Crabs? Try These:

  • The Chipper’s Crap Chipper
  • Esskay Gourmet’s Crab mac-and-cheese dog
  • Flying Dog Grill’s Chesapeake fries

Get there early to enjoy the Oriole Alumni Autograph Signing an hour before game time!

Nationals   Fri – Jul 3, 2015            6:05 PM     Giants

Show off your Natitude! This park is known for its DC inspired architecture and patriotic feel highlighted by the President’s Race in the fourth inning. Trust us, you will certainly know that you are in the nation’s capital! Check out their Red Porch restaurant which is a staple of their ballpark or try their newest vendor, The Virginia Biscuit Company. Again don’t forget the  post-game Freedom Fireworks promotion, it’s quite spectacular.

Red Sox     Sat – Jul 4, 2015           1:35 PM     Astros

Welcome to America’s oldest Major League and most beloved ballpark. It’s known for its huge wall in left field: The Green Monster. Check out the Who’s On First sports bar right outside the stadium that pays tribute to Abbott and Costello’s famous skit. That night you can enjoy an All American BBQ before the game included in the price of the ticket!

Yankees     Sun – Jul 5, 2015          1:05 PM     Rays

Have a real New York experience. Reminders of the past Yankee greats including Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Derek Jeter are everywhere! Check out their Yankee Museum where they have a well-known Ball Wall. This wall features more than 800 baseballs signed by players, managers, coaches, broadcasters, and executives.

How to Use Live Traffic: 

Given its one of the highest car travel weekends of the year, there’s sure to be traffic.  So make sure you’ve got CoPilot and our info ready to get you there in time for each first pitch!

Use Live Traffic to find Alternate Routes:

On the right side you will see the Live Traffic bar, click on that and it will display the Live Traffic Map.


From the Live Traffic Map, click Alternate Route if you wish to avoid traffic. It will give you three different options.


Receive Traffic Alerts when a Faster Route is Available: 

As you drive, CoPilot will alert you to changes in traffic ahead on your current route. If a faster route is found, it will alert you to the new route.  You can choose to continue on your current route or take an alternate route it suggests.


Additional Helpful Info

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Plan other Baseball Road-Trips with your Favorite Major or Minor League Teams:

Six of the Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S.

Let CoPilot help you find the best frozen treat to beat the heat!

Looking for reviews (besides ours 🙂 ) ?  CoPilot has them. Use the Points of Interest (POIs) feature to access Yelp from within CoPilot and find reviews on the best places to stop for a tasty treat on your Summer Drives.


  1. North East

Bar Harbor, ME: Mt. Desert Ice Cream

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Signature Item: Jack Daniel’s Ice Cream

Mt. Desert Ice Cream can easily be confused as Mt. Dessert! Their flavors include: Maine sea salt caramel, Bay of Figs, and toasted coconut. Speaking of toasted coconut…President Obama and his family have visited the ice cream shop and he thought he’d give the coconut a try!

  1. Mid Atlantic

Brooklyn, NY: Blue Marble


Signature Item: Strawberry Ice Cream

Certified organic ice cream from the milk to the fruit! Blue Marble features unique flavors such as: pistachio almond, corn, and apple cider sorbet. Also includes a kid’s playroom and small seating so you can enjoy your delicious treat.

  1. Mid-West

Traverse City, MI: Moomer’s Homemade Ice Cream


Signature Item: Cherries Moobilee (made with local cherries)

Moomer’s features a deck overlooking grazing cows and has a complimenting cow-themed menu. They have a wide variety of flavors such as: apricot, licorice, and even blue moon flavored ice cream.

  1. South East

New Orleans, LA: The Creole Creamery


Signature Item: Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream (local curdled cream cheese)

Eat Ice Cream, Be Happy! That’s the motto of this retro fountain shop classic. They feature banana splits, sundaes, and rotating ice cream flavors including: avocado and cream, banana and brown sugar cheesecake, and ginger peach.

  1. South West

San Rafael, CA: Three Twins Organic Ice Cream


Signature Item: Strawberry Je Ne Sais Quoi (Strawberry with a splash of balsamic vinegar)

With a creative name like Three Twins one has to expect creative flavors. The owner, Neal Gottlieb, is big on sustainability. He uses only local ingredients for his interesting flavors such as chocolate orange confetti and lemon cookie. All bowls and utensils are compostable. His shop’s emissions offset with renewable energy certificates. Talk about Go Green!

  1. North West

Missoula, MT: Big Dipper Ice Cream


Signature Item: Huckleberry (local berries)

With their out of this world menu some of their flavors include: El Salvador coffee, green tea, and maple walnut. Also look out for their yellow ice cream trucks!


How to access Yelp reviews within CoPilot:

 Tap Points of Interest – – and then use the search bar to find your multi-star ice cream joint! Don’t forget to set your search location! If you aren’t searching nearby you’ll need to have the city name ready.


Once you find what you’re looking for tap on it and you’ll be brought to a screen where you can read the reviews or tap Go to begin your summer drive.



[FIXED] CoPilot GPS app update for iPhone/iPad

Great news! Apple have fixed the issue with the CoPilot GPS app update not installing after downloading. You can now download and install it on your iPhone or iPad:

  • Please launch the App Store on your iPhone/iPad and make sure you have your WIFI activated
  • In case you deleted the CoPilot GPS app, please find it on the App Store and download it. In case you did NOT delete the CoPilot GPS app, simply download the app.
  • You can now use your CoPilot GPS app again

Again, thank you for your patience while we worked with Apple to fix the issue.

Team CoPilot

[UPDATE] IMPORTANT Info regarding CoPilot GPS App Update on iPhone/iPad

[UPDATE: Tuesday, 23:00]

Great news! Apple have fixed the issue with the CoPilot GPS app update not installing after downloading. You can now download and install it on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Please launch the App Store on your iPhone/iPad and make sure you have your WIFI activated
  2. In case you deleted the CoPilot GPS app, please find it on the App Store and download it. In case you did NOT delete the CoPilot GPS app, simply download the app.
  3. You can now use your CoPilot GPS app again

Again, thank you for your patience while we worked with Apple to fix the issue.


[Update: Monday 2:00pm]

Thank you for your continued patience. We are still working together with Apple to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Some users reported they could stop the update and continue to use the older version of the GPS app with the following tip. These steps could be working if you started the update on your iPhone/iPad and did NOT delete the app:

  • Open your App Store on your iPhone/iPad and go to “Updates”
  • If you started the app update, hit the stop button in the update circle next to the CoPilot GPS icon
  • Close the App Store app
  • Launch the existing CoPilot GPS app

We are sorry for the inconvenience you’re experiencing and hope to have a permanent fix soon.  We will continue to provide you frequent updates on our progress.

PS: If you have deleted the app, please find steps to download the app over iTunes on a computer below.

Team CoPilot

PS: If you have deleted the app, please find steps to download the app over iTunes on a computer below.



Unfortunately there is a problem with this update that occurs when trying to download the app directly through your iPhone / iPad’s App Store.

The good news is that you can still install the update via iTunes on a computer. To do this:

1) Delete the app

2) Restart your device

3) Download the app via iTunes on your computer

4) Connect your iPhone / iPad to your computer

5) Reinstall the app

>> How to use iTunes:

Still can’t update via iTunes after following the instructions? Please contact our support directly here:

Please be patient while we are working closely with Apple to identify and fix the problem. We will release a fix soon. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.