It seems like there’s an app for just about everything now. If you’re about to hit the road, you may be wondering what travel apps can help your trip go more smoothly. Here are 8 travel apps you must bring on your summer road trip:
Nervous about car troubles? Urgent.ly is an on-demand roadside assistance app that’s a must-have for anyone who’s planning to take a road trip. If you break down, you can feel safe knowing that all you have to do is tap the app and someone will come help you. Urgent.ly offers assistance with flat tires, towing, jump starts, lockouts and fuel. Most importantly, there are no membership fees, annual dues, or hidden fees. You can pay directly through the app using any major credit card.
Looking to avoid traffic? Be sure to download Waze. It’s a community-based traffic navigation app. Real drivers, just like you, share what traffic conditions are like, which can help you save time when you’re on the road. Members of the app also share gas prices, which can help you save money on your summer road trip.
Unfamiliar with the area you’re in? Gogobot is a social travel app that helps you find places to stay, eat, and more. App users upload photos and give ratings to local businesses. They’re tagged based on interests. If you’re road tripping to a new area and aren’t sure where to go, this app can come in handy.
Do you find it frustrating to wait for the next exit to find out what businesses you’ll be reaching soon or when the nearest rest area is? This no longer needs to be a problem. The iExit app lets you know what restaurants, hotels and rest areas your next exit will bring.
5. Beach Finder
Will your summer road trip include a beach? If so, the Beach Finder app is perfect for you. It has a LocateMe feature that pinpoints your location and helps you find the closest beaches, along with maps to help you and your family get to them.
Are you looking for new, fun things to do on your summer road trip? The Roadtrippers app uses your starting point and your destination to find attractions, restaurants, museums, amusement parks, and campsites for you. Rather than miss out on a location you may want to visit, you can re-map your road trip.
One of the most frustrating things is when you’re unable to access your map or internet due to poor reception. Fortunately, Triposo has a solution for that. The app allows you to download maps directly to your phone, rather than using the internet to access them.
8. TV Food Maps
Are you a total foodie? If so, you’ll probably find the TV Food Maps app helpful. The app finds restaurants and eateries which have been featured on television shows, such as Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and Top Chef. You have to eat during your road trip anyway, so why not make the most of it?
These are just a few of the many travel apps that can help save you time and money, as well as lead to new adventures. Start downloading these apps today to make the most of your summer road trip experience!