Oh, the memories of getting into my parents’ station wagon and hitting the road for our annual summer vacation. No seatbelts required and nothing to do except harass my younger cousin or ask the question, “Are we there yet?” a hundred times over. The trips somewhat resembled scenes from National Lampoon’s Vacation with memories of my mom getting out of the car to walk because traffic was backed up… but, I digress. Times have changed and certainly technology has made the ride more entertaining for kids. Though, there is still the dreaded “Are we there yet?” question coming from the backseat!
To make the drive even easier, I thought I would share some great travel apps with you.
Road Trip Weather – There aren’t many apps that allow you to plan your route and show you what the weather will be like once you arrive there. Simply download the app and add cities along the way on your route.
If you are looking to save the most money on a trip these are your go-to apps – Cheap Gas and Hotel Tonight. Speaking of saving money, before you leave for your trip it might be best to check the driving laws of each state through which you will be driving. State Lines is an app that a kind California police officer suggested to me after ticketing me for talking on my phone while driving through his fine city. The app allows you to look up any State’s cell phone laws. Since downloading it, I have found that it also provides all bans for the State – seatbelt laws, default speed limits, and other great tidbits of information to have while on vacation.
Are passengers getting hungry and grumpy in the car? iExit is a great app to find out what restaurants, hotels, hospitals, grocery stores, and gas stations are at upcoming exits. You can also search for business names – like Starbucks or for a subject – like nursing home (if you’d like to drop off your mother-in-law who won’t stop talking).
If you are tired of looking through all of those recommendations on Yelp for restaurants, Locish takes the guesswork out of reviews. When you first sign on to Locish, the app asks questions about your preferences. Based upon your answers, it gives you recommendations to match your likes. Another great app once you arrive is one that Cheryl wrote about recently – Let’s Do Something Fun Today.
After plugging your destination into Waze, you will be ready to hit the road!
With over 15 years’ experience in the legal arena as well as client management, Alisa brings her experience to Network 1’s team, clients and partners. She strives to be proactive in managing clients’ needs and expectations with an outcome of client satisfaction and retention.
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