We understand that traveling often comes with a few hiccups, or sometimes a whole bunch. No matter how much planning you do in advance, you simply can’t control everything. So we’ve rounded up our top Turtleback adventure approved apps that can help ensure that there are a few less bumps on the road! Here are 10 must-have travel / camping apps to make your 2019 trips a little smoother:
No more wasting your data in 2019 – this app shows you detailed and accurate maps offline! With turn-by-turn directions, it can be used while driving, walking and even cycling. Another great feature highlights points of interest, such as hiking trails, so you’ll never be lost in the woods again.
It’s no secret – we all need to go at one point or another. This app maps out all the public restrooms in your area and can even help you plan where to go on your travels. Another feature allows you to filter your options based on need, so you can hunt for restrooms with baby changing tables, handicap accessibility and more.
Be prepared for any situation. Whether you’re camping in the middle of the great outdoors or reserving a room in a bustling city for an overnighter, it’s always helpful to have basic first aid knowledge ready in the back of your pocket. With plenty of step-by-step instructions, videos and quizzes, the app will give you peace of mind knowing you’ll be prepared. Don’t worry, this app is accessible even without reception or an internet connection.
Paying for gas can take a huge chunk out of your travel budget, but never fear – GasBuddy is here! This app helps you find the perfect place to fuel up based on real-time prices, location and amenities. It helps you save on gas, and it can even show you deals offered at local convenience stores near you. On top of that, there’s a daily drawing for users where you can win $100 in free gas – sign us up!
Wouldn’t it be great if an app could pack your bags for you? Well, this app doesn’t do that, but it’s pretty close. PackPoint is great for helping you create your packing list based off of your travel dates, weather, destination and other activities planned on your trip. You’ll never forget your toothbrush again!
Sharing your travel photos on social media can be fun – but why not take it up a notch? Keep your loved ones in the loop while you are vacationing with personalized postcards! Add a quick message on top of your favorite picture, type in the desired destination and let the app handle the rest for just a few dollars. The days of searching through tacky “Greetings From…” cards are over.
Whether you like to plan out every detail of your trip or you prefer to just pack up your bags and go, this app can help you get your ducks in a row before or while you’re on the road. Not only does this app feature regular destinations, such as national parks, hotels and museums, but it also includes less-common options, such as scenic points and unique roadside attractions. As an added bonus, you can even save and share your itineraries with other users.
This app is essential if you are traveling to a foreign country with your Turtleback Trailer. XE Currency helps you calculate prices with an easy-to-use currency converter. If you are one to use your card more than cash when you travel, this is crucial to keep track of how much you are actually spending.
Getting rest is critical for a trip, but sometimes falling asleep in an unfamiliar place can be hard. The Sleep Pillow app provides relaxing sounds that are sure to lull you off to sleep. Sleep Pillow offers a wide variety of ambient sounds to choose from, including rain, beach waves, birds and white noise. The app can run even when your device is locked, and timers allow the noises to slowly fade-out while you sleep.
This app can be a lifesaver for those traveling on a budget. If you’re looking for the best deal on flights to meet your Turtleback travel buddy, Hopper can predict price fluctuations and will even send you a notification when your flight is at the cheapest point. To make things easier, you can even purchase tickets through the app in just a few minutes.