The Summer of 2021 is shaping up to be a massive road trip extravaganza as people blow off steam from being cooped up most of last year. For those getting ready to hit the road, here are some apps that can make the whole trip easier, more interesting, and convenient... thanks to the people over at THRILLIST!
·Roadside America ($2.99) – If kitschy roadside attractions are your thing, this one’s a must.
·Roadtrippers (Free) – Plug in your start and stop locations, and the app will show you cool things along the way you may not have thought about.
·WiFi Map (Free) – Find free WiFi hotspots wherever you might end up…including passwords.
·Seek (Free) – If the plant or animal is still long enough to get a picture, this app can tell you what it is.
·Star Walk 2 ($2.99) – Point your phone up to the night sky, and learn about the stars, constellations, and whatever other celestial insights you might be looking for. It’s perfect for campers.
·iExit (Free) – It’ll show you what upcoming exits have gas, a Starbucks, and decent hotel, or whatever else you’re looking for.
·Pizza Compass (Free) – It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s awesome.
·HappyCow ($3.99) – It does for vegetarians what Pizza Compass does for pizza lovers.
·GasBuddy (Free) – Find the closest and cheapest gas from 150K stations across the U.S.
·USA Rest Stops (Free) – Find out where the rest stops are, and what features they have as you roam.
·Flush (Free) – Need a toilet? Here’s your app. It’ll tell you where the closest public can is, and how accessible it is.
·The NPS App (Free) – The official app of the National Park Service.
·AllTrails (Free) – It has over 200K maps for hikers, bikers, and runners, along with how many are dog-friendly, handicapped accessible, and stroller capable.
·Reserve America (Free) – Hotel booking, but for federal and state lands, as well as private campgrounds.
·Hipcamp (Free) – Your one-stop shop for private land lodging such as campgrounds, glamping, RV parks, and even treehouses.