Summer vacation is the perfect time to unwind, unplug, and spend some time with the family. But if you’re road tripping with the family, you’ll want to keep that smartphone close by to access these great apps to make your trip less stressful and more engaging.
Beat traffic with Waze
Nothing sucks the life out of a road trip like traffic. Waze uses information from other drivers to warn you of traffic, upcoming speed traps, and other unexpected hazards on the road. You can also use Waze to find alternate routes and detours when you want to discover the road less traveled.
Download it here: https://www.waze.com/download/
Bring Fido along for the ride
If your family trip includes everyone in the family, be sure to have Bring Fido along for the ride. The free Bring Fido app helps you find dog-friendly hotels on your route, and even lets you sort results by distance, popularity, rating, and price. The app also shows you nearby dog-friendly attractions, events, and local resources such as pet supply stores and veterinarians.
Make your trip cool with Roadtrippers
Discover all the hidden treasures just beyond the freeway with Roadtrippers. This free app is great to check out before your trip to plan pit stops or to use along the way. It offers suggestions for diners, off-beat hotels, adventure parks, and more.
Find cool places to stay with AirBnB
Tired of the same old highway motels? Check the AirBnB app to find interesting and quirky places to stay along the way. From entire house rentals to treehouses, the app can point you to accommodations that will be more memorable (and often more affordable) than the standard motel fare.
Download it here: https://www.airbnb.com/mobile
See the best of Roadside America
Never miss that giant roadside cow, ball of twine, or dinosaur footprint again! The Roadside America app lets you discover all the weird, wonderful, and wacky roadside attractions along your route.
P.S. – Don’t forget to send postcards of your travels! Load all your family contacts into your Bievo Family Organizer before you head out the door, so you’ll have all those addresses handy for addressing your postcards.