by Melissa Stewart
Labor Day weekend is just a few days away so I thought it was the perfect time for a good ol’ app roundup post! If you plan to stay home and relax, enjoy! If your plans will take you a little further, use these 6 apps to make the most of the extended weekend!
Their unique content covers the wonderful “off the beaten path” places to visit, and they also offer a database containing millions of the world’s most interesting locations. Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking, and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process.
Featuring downloadable maps and guides to over 7,000 destinations around the world, this application is great for travelers without an internet connection as maps can be pre-loaded onto a phone. The app also features articles and suggestions for destination, if someone is interested in a more robust itinerary.
Looking for a pet-friendly hotel? How about an awesome dog park, trail or beach? BringFido.com is the world’s leading pet travel website and the #1 trusted resource for dog owners looking for the lowdown on the best hotels, attractions, and restaurants that welcome pets. Our app brings the best of the website to your phone, giving you free on-the-go access to pet-friendly information worldwide.
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Regardless of how often we travel, we all have managed to waste time by writing up the same exact packing list many times before only to forget a toothbrush or socks. Pack Point takes the time and guesswork out of all of that. After asking you a few simple questions about your trip, the app will generate a packing list for you based on the time of year you’re going, what activities you plan on doing, and where you’re headed. Honestly, it couldn’t be easier and forgotten socks will be a thing of the past.
Weather+ offers standard weather info like condition description and temperature. Also more detailed info like wind direction, speed details, humidity, precipitation, pressure and visibility details. All this info in a 3-hourly weather forecast for a total of 5 days! This app will inform your decision about what to wear before stepping outside!
Save money and save time! GasBuddy locates the closest gas stations and provides approximate pricing. Particularly useful when you’re running on empty, GasBuddy will find the cheapest gas near you.
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Disclosure: I am a Verizon Wireless Lifestyle blogger. I receive products free of charge to review. This makes me happy. In addition, I receive mobile devices with a line of service from Verizon (#ad). No additional compensation is provided nor do I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own. I also do roundup posts showcasing great apps and accessories for your smart phone. And in case you’re interested, we meet every Friday @ 2pm CT on Twitter to discuss mobile phones and how you can use them in your daily lives. Join us!