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Don't leave home without them. These seven apps can take the bumps out of any road trip. They do everything from saving money on gas to keeping the kids occupied. Don't leave home without them. These seven apps can take the bumps out of any road trip. They do everything from saving money on gas to keeping the kids occupied.
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Don't leave home without them. These seven apps can take the bumps out of any road trip. They do everything from saving money on gas to keeping the kids occupied.

The Jones family, which includes two sets of twin boys is covering more than 1,000 miles this summer. Yet, with the app, Family Car Games, Trisha Jones and her boys can play up to 100 games without using a device.

"I think that would be great and keep everybody involved together," she said. "And hopefully no fighting between the boys."

There are even some apps designed to give the vacation a more regional feel. Field Trip helps pinpoint local entertainment and historical sites along the route, and if you want a more scenic taste, the app, Roadtrippers explores possible routes down roads less traveled.

Brad Bradley is on a road trip to Florida with nine other cars full of family members. With the app, Twist, he and the rest of the group can all keep tabs on each other by sharing everything from their current location to directions.

"Some people don't use cruise control and they'll get way out in front of us, so that actually helps us out," he said.

Postagram is an app that will even send a loved one a postcard in the mail. By taking a picturing and writing a message, a postcard will be delivered right into someone's mailbox.

There are thousands of possibilities on where to eat when on the road. Food Tripping is perfect for people who want to skip the fast food and try the local fare.

"We're always looking for the local BBQ joint that has the local food, the best thing in town rather than eating at a Chili's or some place you have in every city you've been to," Travis Greenwood said.

With gas prices constantly changing, Gas Buddy locates the cheapest places to fill up.

But most importantly is an app, Waze, which connects to a network of local drivers who report everything from traffic conditions to police traps.

Safe driving!

Here's a list of a few other apps you might be interested in:

 

  • iExit - iExit tells you what's coming up in real time when driving on the Interstate. 
  • Hotel Tonight - Book amazing last-minute hotel rooms at incredible rates in 12 countries and 100+ destinations.
  • SitorSquat - Need to go, on the go? SitOrSquat by Charmin can help you find public restrooms near you or where you're planning to travel.

 

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