Summer is the perfect time for planning weekend getaways with the family, but instead of flying, many choose to hit the road! When getting ready for an adventurous road trip, you always want to be prepared and organized, especially when you're traveling with your loved ones. With the help of Smartphones, you can beat the stress of having to search for the next gas station or rest stop, and actually enjoy traveling on the road to your vacation spot.
GetPacked: packing list
When looking to hit the road this summer, it’s important to make sure no one leaves any essentials behind (all while making sure not to over-pack the car!) The GetPacked: packing list mobile app helps make packing for the whole family quick and easy. With a checklist at the palm of your hand, you can choose from over 600 items to put on your list, with the ability to even add your own items.
Make the most of your trip by visiting unique regional monuments and museums along the way. A perfect way to break up the monotony of a long drive, the Roadside America mobile app helps you explore one-of-a-kind attractions nearby. The app even provides directions and detailed information so you won't get lost on your detour.
If you haven't booked a hotel—or have to make last minute changes to your travel plans—rest assure you can find a reputable respite with the CheapOair mobile app. Much like its popular website, the app provides user reviews, pricing information and the best deals of nearby hotels. The app’s 24/7 Live Chat option offers a CheapOair travel specialists is also available to assist in answering any questions or concerns you may have.
With the Gas Buddy mobile app, you never have to face the fear of running out of gas again. With this mobile app, users can get the best price per gallon around by using Gas Buddy, an app that displays nearby gas station prices, allowing users to choose the most affordable option in the area. You can also earn points by reporting updated gas prices for a chance to win a $250 gas card.
Driving for hours on end is sure to build up an appetite. While making your way through an unfamiliar city and looking for a restaurant the whole family will enjoy, the LocalEats app allows you to search through recommended restaurants that have been reviewed by local food critics. With so many restaurants to choose from across the country, the app filter restaurants by Top 100, cuisine, neighborhood, feature, savings, price range, hours, bar information, patio seating, vegetarian friendly, and more!
For road trippers on a budget, this is the best way to organize your expenses in a spreadsheet format. The Expense Tracker mobile app allows you to easily store your trip costs in several categories: client, expense type, and date. You can even export the data in CSV format, which can be used in a number of other applications.
License Plate Game
This fun app won’t track your journey with GPS or show you where to go, but it will make some of those long stretches of open road more fun. The License Plate Game mobile app takes the age-old license plate game to a whole new level, allowing for passengers (even the kids!) to avoid becoming restless on this memorable vacation and enjoy a classic game that can involve the whole family.