Who doesn’t love good road trip apps? One of the things we love about Geocaching is that it can turn a road trip into a fun adventure. In fact, we found our first Geocache together during a road trip — and we were hooked ever since. But there are lots of road trip apps out on the market that can also make your road trip that much more enjoyable. So we’ve put together a list here and made it easy for you to download. Happy Travel Caching!
This app is a given for any road trip, and we’re sure that many of you already have it. But if you are new to Geocaching, then you know you need to have this app to enhance your road trips.
If you are on a Geocaching Road Trip, then you must have this app hooked up to your car stereo. Sunny & Sandy from PodCacher have been entertaining cachers from all over the world for over 10 years — including us! You can listen to any episode from their massive collection of geocaching goodness. Some of our personal favorites would have to be Episodes 460, 487, and 519 — among so many others!
GCTools – The Geocaching Tool Collection
All geocachers could use this app to help them figure out caches on the road. This app helps you by letting you add coordinates, solving mystery caches, and by guiding you through those multi-stage geocaches. Plus so much more.
An obvious choice, but not for the reasons you may think. In addition to its seemingly limitless music selection and “subscribe to playlist” feature for friends, Spotify’s offline streaming function means access to thousands of albums and artists – regardless of your location or data situation.
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Never get lost on the trails again!. Sometimes it’s great to get out and stretch the legs with a small or big hike. Sometimes, these walks are spontaneous and you aren’t as prepared as you should be…which means you can very well get lost. With this app, you can download over 50,000 trails all across the US with a click of a button. The app leaves bread crumbs back to your car, and get all the info you need to enjoy your hike.
Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder
Easily find nearby parks with the activities you want to do. Whether it is a National Park, State Park, Local Park, or just public lands. This is a comprehensive database, and a great app wherever you are in the States.
RoadTrippers (US Only)
Very cool app! Navigate your road trip by accessing maps, guides, save places you want to visit later or that you have already seen, and maintain a blog. You can also leave notes for future visitors in case you stumble across something awesome.
Also see Our Road Trip Songs – Playlist
A community-based navigation app that provides alternate routes, real-time traffic updates and notifications…as well as comparing gas prices! The system is updated in real-time by drivers who are on the road themselves. An added benefit is the ability to notify drivers about speed traps (thank you technology!).
Find the cheapest gas out there with GasBuddy. This community based app lets users update gas prices in real-time so that you can get the best price possible in the area. To encourage people to share updated prices, you get points toward a prize giveaway when you contribute. (Liz’s dad would love this app!)
Along The Way
New to a destination and wondering what to do and where to go? Check out this app to help you plan your trip when you are in unfamiliar territory. Find nearby parks, bars, shops, and landmarks along your intended route without having to worry about long detours or getting lost. This app can help you find fun things to do that are easy and convenient to your route.
iExit may be your best friend when driving on the interstate. It tells you the upcoming exits, and the facilities you can find at each. For example, gas, hotels, rest areas or specifically a Chick-Fil-A.
Looking for a last minute place to crash, check out this app. Search for luxury to budget hotels easily, and get first booking discounts.
AllStays – Camp & RV – Tent Camping to RV Parks
This is one of the most complete and useful apps we’ve found to help you find great campsites. Search and filter places based on services, or without. From tents to RV resorts, parking lots, fuel, rest areas, repairs, and more. So relax and enjoy you adventure, knowing that this app will help you find just the right place to stay when you are ready.
Enjoy Your #TravelCaching With These Road Trip Apps!
We hope these road trip apps will help you out when you are on your next travel caching adventure. It’s amazing to have so much helpful information and convenience at our fingertips. So don’t go without these on your next trip!
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