Most of us carry our smartphones with us everywhere, especially on road trips. We don’t just use our mobile phones for making calls anymore. We use them to take photos, learn more about a topic, book travel, find out where we are on a map and more.
For all the wonderful things you’ll do on your fall, holiday vacation, here are the first five must-have apps that will make your road trip easier, less stressful and more fun this season! We’ll cover the next five fun, road travel apps in our next blog once you’ve had a chance to check these out.
Waze is an easy-to-use, community-based, free navigation app that will help you find your next destination. It offers multiple routes, calculates your distance and the time you will get there, and has live updates on traffic. It also alerts you about police, construction and objects on the road. Turning the voice feature on will help you focus on the road while listening to directions to your location.
Never worry about being without Wi-Fi on your trip. This app will help you find the nearest free and paid wireless hotspots in urban areas by either enabling the app’s Wi-Fi scanner or searching the Wi-Fi directory.
For those of us who aren’t Ansel Adams with a phone camera, Hipstamatic turns your boring cell phone pictures into artsy snapshots. It features filters and light exposures that let you customize your picture art to send to your friends or post on social media.
“Plan less. Live more.” This app’s motto is for the adventurous road tripper who wants to roam freely without hotel reservations. Users can find great last-minute deals on basic to luxury hotels in many major cities.
Often times, the trip along the way is just as important as the destination. This app will help you find fun places like parks, bars and more en route along the road without wandering off your path.