10 APPS FOR THE NOMADIC CAMPER
Over the years, with the evolution of technology, planning a trip has become easier and easier. With the advent of smart devices and applications, we have at hand valuable information.
This is a list of the apps I personally use when we camp or take road trips. Some have become essentials.
1. State Lines
This is a very useful app for road trips in the United States. It provides many useful information regarding speed limits, towing information, parking in rest areas in 50 American States.
2. Sleep Pillow
Sleeping in a WalMart parking lot during a transit stop can be noisy. If you have trouble finding sleep, this application might be useful to you. Sleep pillow provides high quality ambient sounds to help you sleep. The app creates a relaxed environment favorable to a cyclical sleep structure.
3. RV Checklist
I am the self-proclaimed Queen of lists. The compulsive planner in me loves this app. The application allows to make different lists for different situations, for example: camping weekend or a trip to Florida. Never leave without your BBQ!
4. History Here
For history buffs, HISTORY Here is an interactive guide based on the location of thousands of historic places throughout the United States. The application is very easy to use, just click on the markers around your position to discover the hidden history that surrounds you.
IOS is only available in the United States. You can download it when you cross the border.
My No. 1 choice to find campgrounds on the road. The application displays both national, state and municipal parks as well as private campsites.
The application also finds options for in-transit stops like Walmarts, Sams Club, Cracker Barrels and road relays.
Open the app, view the map, click on a park and get its name and distance. You can click on the address, number of sites, available connections, etc.
6. Field Trip
This application works in symbiosis with your phone using the GPS function. The field trip app sends you an alert when you're close to an interesting local attraction. You can adapt it to your interests, whether it's historic sites, good restaurants, cool shops or trendy and unique places.
SDriving around with you RV implies that it can be more difficult to maneuver. Taking the wrong exit, not finding what you were looking for or realizing that McDonald's is rather far from the freeway may be frustrating.
iExit helps you decide where to stop when traveling to the United States. The default mode displays a summary of each upcoming exit, but you can also search for upcoming exits for a particular store, access to Wi-Fi, play areas, rest areas, and more.
8. Wi-Fi Finder
Tired of using all your cellular data while on a trip? This application allows you to find free Wi-Fi around you. The offline feature allows you to download places you are traveling to, so you can find fast Wi-Fi anywhere without using your data.
9. All Stays RV Dumps
When you have to go, you have to go. This app helps you find the dump stations near your location. Very convenient for those who take advantage of free parking areas during a roadtrip with your RV.
10. Gaz Buddy
This popular application allows you to find the cheapest gasoline nearby in the United States and Canada. The application sorts the stations by distance and compares the prices of ordinary, medium, premium or diesel fuel.