Road trips are an essential part of summer. Who doesn’t love getting their friends or family together and going on an adventure? However, if you're not careful it can quickly turn from a trip of a lifetime to a trip from hell. I’ve gathered my favorite travel apps for you to download that will ensure your trip is smooth sailing and stress free. The apps listed below cover everything you’ll need from planning your trip, to how to find the best gas prices, to where to find the best scenic locations and everything in between. Now it’s time to pack up the car and let the journey begin!
One of the most vital parts of planning any type of trip is making sure you don’t leave the important stuff at home. By using the Trip List App you can be sure that’s not going to happen. You can plan your itinerary, create detailed packing lists, sync with iCloud and then share with those that you’re traveling with.
Think of Jetsetter as your own personal travel agent designed to give you incredible deals on five-star resorts and hotels. Enter in the dates that you’ll be traveling, the destination and then sort by property type, amenities and price range. Another benefit of this app is you can book directly through it.
Who likes a collection of receipts sitting around, especially when you’re on the road. One of the many perks of this app is the ability to photograph your receipts and create expense reports. Some of the other features that are useful while traveling that this app gives you include keeping track of expense reports, hotel charges and hotel suggestions.
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Need to make a snack stop or use the restroom? iExit will tell you based on your current GPS location where the next exit is and it will also let you know the next 100 exits that are coming up so you can plan ahead. You can also search for hotels, gas stations and restaurants.
Road Trip Lite is the fastest and simplest way to track your car’s mileage, maintenance expenses and fuel economy while on the road. This app gives you detailed graphs, lets you export the data to CSV and gives currency conversions when traveling over the border.
Ever been on a toll road and you have to scramble for change? With The Toll Roads app, this will no longer be a problem. You can enroll in one-time-toll payments and create a FasTrak account to pay by your phone.