Whether you're heading out for a weekend getaway or traveling across the country with your family, nothing is better than taking full advantage of summer with a road trip. Here are some of the best travel apps you can use to make the most of this summer.
Stay organized abroad
TripIt (Apple | Android)
Want a perfect trip itinerary without having to spend the time and effort of putting one together? Try TripIt. Forward your confirmation emails to TripIt, and then let their professional planners put together your ideal trip itinerary. You can also share itineraries with your travel companions or family at home.
Live like a local
TripAdvisor (Apple | Android)
You know your favorite places in your hometown, but do you know how to find the best experiences when you’re traveling? How do you know you’ve picked the best destination? With countless reviews from travelers and locals alike, the TripAdvisor travel app gives you the ins-and-outs of almost any destination imaginable. And, since the information is user-generated, you’ll get some unique insights on trip factors you may not have considered.
Protect yourself from pollen, sun and inclement weather
The Weather Channel (Apple | Android)
You can’t control the weather, but this app might make you think it’s possible. Nearly every feature is customizable: set up storm alerts, save locations, get notified when the forecast includes your preferred running weather, set pollen alerts, see the UV index and more. You can also access radar within in the app.
Save on gas
GasBuddy (Apple | Android)
Find the best gas prices as you travel by using GasBuddy. Have a passenger pull up this travel app when you hit half a tank, and then cruise on forward to the cheapest gas around. This strategy may be able to save you a good amount of money on long road trips.
Travel on the open road
Waze (Apple | Android)
If you want a totally personalized driving experience, the Waze road travel app is one of the most versatile summer apps out there. Be prepared for what’s coming on the road, like potholes, heavy traffic, slow downs, accidents, poor weather conditions and more. With Waze, you can set the speedometer within the travel app to remind you to slow down on those long stretches of highway or if the speed limit changes. You can also set reminders for when to leave, notify friends when you’re running late and have some fun with the many voice options. Combined with regular driving safety tips, Waze can go a long way in ensuring you arrive safely at your destination.
Before hitting the road, take a couple of minutes to make sure your auto insurance is in order. If you don't have roadside assistance, it can be a lifesaver for travelers.
Call Flesher and Associates at 515-274-5500.