Everyone could stand to benefit from a little roadside assistance, whether you’re out on a day trip or traveling on a family getaway. And since none of us have Knight Rider at our fingertips, we’ve come up with a list of iPhone and Android apps that would be beneficial for the lone traveling executive as well as the vacationing family of four.
1. GasBuddy (iPhone/Android)
This app helps drivers find the most affordable gas prices in their area. Developed by GasBuddy.com, the software is supported by community of users who submit the latest gas prices to GasBuddy’s database. The developer has created a points system to reward these contributing users and hosts a weekly give-a-way of a $250 gas gift card.
2. Trip Advisor (Android)
This app enables travelers to search for hotels, restaurants and cheap flights, and allows users to browse reviews of featured venues. Trip Advisor is a must-have for anyone planning on leaving town.
3. A Family Matters (iPhone)
Tired of hearing your kids ask, Are we there yet?This helpful app provides ideas for activities to keep your children busy, affording you enough time to actually get where you’re going.
4. Around Me (iPhone)
Whether you’re out of town entirely or simply exploring uncharted territory in your city, the Around Me app provides a list of every business in your area. Use this app during the day in order to facilitate your daily errands. Use it again in the evening to turn a routine evening into an adventurous night on the town.
5. Flight Track (iPhone/Android)
Developed by Mobiata, this app allows users to access real time arrival and departure information for all major airline flights around the world. Stay on time for your own trip or track the flight of a loved one simply through Flight Track.
About the Author:
This post is written by Erica Moss. Erica is the social media outreach coordinator for the Master of Science in Nursing program at Georgetown University, which has one of the nation’s leading nurse midwife programs. Outside of work, Erica is an avid dog lover who loves photography and meeting new people.