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8 Free Road Trip Apps For A Smooth Holiday

Posted by Adam Smith on 16/02/2017
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Today, we all are carrying technology in our pockets in the form of smartphones and other portable gadgets. With the help of these gadgets, we are able to have real-time information about anything we desire with a simple click or swap whether it is about travelling, eating out, booking movie tickets, or something else.

If you are planning to go on a holiday with your family or may be alone, then there are various road trip apps to help you out. All you need is to install any one of these apps; it will certainly come handy when you are in some foreign land.

Field Trip

Field Trip App
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Field Trip will be your guide to some of the best, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. The app will keep running in the background of your smartphone, the moment you reach any interesting place or thing, it will pop up a card along with the detailed information about that particular location. The best part is that you don’t need to click anything.

If you are having a headset or Bluetooth connected, the app will read out the information to you. The app will make you familiar with the history and the present information, best places to eat, places to shop, and have fun. The app is available on Android and iOS.

Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy App
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When you are looking to refuel, you will surely cherish the fact that you have GasBuddy on your phone. With the help of this app, you can easily find gas as per your location and price.

Main highlights of GasBuddy are –

  • Help you find cheapest gas near you
  • Help you find gas stations by price and distance
  • Report gas prices to help other find cheap gas
  • Help you earn points and achievements every time you report the gas prices

This app is available on Android, iOS, Blackberry, Web, and Windows Phone.


Trip App
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If you have Trip app in your smartphone while you are travelling, you can easily discover the best tourist attractions and the places to eat and stay. The app uses the time of the day, the local weather conditions, and your personal interests to help you find out the best attractions, hotels, events, and restaurants. The app is available on iOS, Web, and Android.  


iExit App
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This app informs you about the availability of services available to you at the upcoming highway exits. The app takes the help of your location and looks at the approaching exits and provides you with a list of rest areas, restaurants, gas stations, hotels, and more. 

If you have any favourite restaurant or hotel chain, you can mark it as favourites and the app will inform you when it will come on your route. The app is available on both Android and iOS.

Maps.Me app
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If you wanted to browse the globe and want to zoom in any particular region or city and want to download the map of that area, you can do all this with the help of Maps.Me.

In addition, you also have the option of not only downloading the map but a map containing the directions so that you don’t face any trouble in travelling from one destination to another without any internet connection. Even if you are looking for some remote area, you will easily find a detailed map of that area or city. The app is available on Amazon Fire, Blackberry, iOS, and Android.


Roadtrippers app
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Roadtrippers app can really help you out to plot your journey, all you need to tell the app your dates on which you will be travelling, what are things you are interested in finding along the way, and most importantly your starting location and the destination you are travelling to.

The app can find out the museums, restaurants, nearby attractions, camp sites, parks, and many more. The moment you find a site that you really like, you can add it to your trip, and the app will redraw the whole travel map accordingly. Roadtrippers is available on iOS, Web, and Android.


Triposo App
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It is not mandatory you will be travelling through the main cities or areas where you can easily find internet connection; there will be times when you will be travelling through mountains and desert areas and while you are there you won’t be having internet access.

You have easy access of travel guides and maps on your phone, all thanks to Triposso. All this come handy while you in the areas where you won’t be able to access the internet. Before you download the map of any particular location, the apps informs you how much space it is going to take on your phone. When you have reached your destination, Triposo will inform you about the attractions, weather forecast, and other ways to explore the areas. The app is available on iOS and Android.

Google Maps

Google Maps App
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Google Maps don’t need any formal introduction and it is undoubtedly one of the popular apps. You will have reliable details about the public transportation in many countries and above all, you can also download particular regions so that it can be used offline as well. On reaching your favourite destination, Google Maps can come handy in searching nearby tourist attractions, restaurant, hotels, and as per the recent update, you can also check how busy that particular location is.

So, the next time you are going on a holiday, make sure you have downloaded one of the above-discussed apps in your smartphone.

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