4 Free Apps That’ll Rock Your Next Road Trip

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William Darby
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For many, the end of the school year means packing the kids up and heading cross country to spend some quality family time away from it all.

I personally love road trips. To me, road trips are super fun and exciting, especially with kids. I enjoy everything about packing my boys in the car and exploring the world with them and seeing their faces when they see something different from the skyscrapers and subway stations of their beloved New York City.

So what is the best way to prepare for these adventures? By using tech, of course. From using Wunderlist or Evernote for your packing and snack lists, there are plenty of apps that allow any road tripping family to find ways to save money, go off the beaten path locations, and find good eats no matter where your travels may take you.

OpenTable (Android and iOS)

opentable

Want to be able to make a reservation at over 20,000 restaurants in the US, Canada, and Mexico with menus and photos included? Then this app is for you. Search by price, location or cuisine effortlessly.

Field Trip (Android and iOS)

field trip app

Want to be able to find those hidden jewels throughout your trip, then you should consider downloading this app. It provides you with locations in the following categories:  Architecture, Historic Places & Events, Lifestyle, Offers & Deals, Food Drinks & Fun, Movie Locations, Outdoor Art, and Obscure Places of Interest around you.

Fuel My Route (Android)

fuelmyroute app

The name says it all. This app helps you find the lowest gas prices along your route without paying too much or having to go out of your way to get it

 Hotel Tonight (Android and iOS)

hotel tonight app

Need a hotel room for the night  or 2? This app gives you access to tons of hotels at low rates for up to five nights.

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