Free Apps to Make Your Summer Road Trip Rock

Posted on 06/14/2013

Along with filling your suitcase with the appropriate vacation gear, you may also want to take time to fill up your Smartphone with apps that will help make your summer road trip rock. Your Smartphone can steer you through speed traps, guide you to healthy food options and keep everyone entertained during your upcoming adventure.

Outsmart road trip traffic with the help of Waze, a free community-based traffic and navigation app. Thirty million drivers across the country share real-time traffic and road info so you can get to your destination without hitting any unexpected road blocks. The app will also pinpoint the cheapest gas station on your route.

Ambling Books App
Want to listen to a good book while you traverse the country? Access thousands of free audio books with the free Ambling BookPlayer Lite app, available for iOS and Android devices.

Element Hunt
Remember slug bug? Now you have the Element Hunt. Keep your eyes peeled for those boxy Honda SUVs, the Element. The free app helps you keep score.

When you're in the middle of nowhere and the only radio station coming through the speakers is playing crackling country, you'll be thankful for the variety that the free Pandora app provides. Access any type of music and stream it instantly from your Smartphone.

Food Tripping
Why waste one of your vacation meals on a fast food entree you can get at home? Use the free Food Tripping app to pinpoint healthier, local options. Search by location, name, popularity and category to discover healthy food options near you or in your destination.

TravelPod is the web's original travel blog site and now you can update your travel blog through the free TravelPod app. Entries that are saved and uploaded from the app can easily be edited on the web. Upload your photos and videos to share them with the world, or at least grandma.

By Alison Storm

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