8 Must Have Apps for an American Road Trip ...


Road trip apps are an absolute must for anyone who loves to travel and who cannot simply live an hour without their Smartphone. What I love about apps is their dichotomous nature. On the one hand you can use them to organize your life to the minutiae or you can use them to be highly spontaneous. Use road trip apps as part of your long, painstakingly planned trip or just jump in the car and let them take on a journey of wonderment. Try these 8 Must Have Apps for an American Road Trip and make it the journey of a lifetime.

1. Gas Buddy

The key element for a road trip – fuel!

Gas Buddy makes a journey more affordable by seeking out the cheapest fuel whatever location you happen to be in when that needle hits the red.2

The best thing about this essential road trip app is that it is free.

2. Navigor

Garmin produces some of the world’s best GPS devices and have now produced one of the best road trip apps.

It’s not cheap at $60 from the Apple store but Navigon has everything a road trip needs – route planning, speed assistance, 2-D or 3-D map display and even lane choice assistance.

The only thing it doesn’t do is drive the car for you.

3. Priceline Negotiator

If you’re on a journey with minimal planning, Priceline Negotiator takes away the risk of ending up in the middle of nowhere with night falling and the prospect of sleeping in the car.

This most useful of road trip apps allows you to arrange your hotel at the best prices whilst you merrily make your way from A to B an it’s free.

4. IExit

Pit stops are a major factor in a successful road trip.

It’s sod’s law that 2 minutes after passing an interstate stop with loos, you need to pee.

Or, maybe it’s munchie time but you’re fussy about the sort of establishment you like to pull into.

The interstate exit guide provided by iExit is more than just a refreshment and comfort finder.

It can tell you exactly what is available at the next exit and the next and beyond.

Another of the great freebie Android road trip apps ($1.99 for Apple).2

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