Apps for Moms: The Best Apps for Travel
Save money and time on your spring road with some of the best travel apps around, including gas apps for the best gas prices and a restaurant app to find places kids eat free. Who knew your smart phone could do more than keep the kids quiet?!
- GasBuddy [iPhone, Android]
Find gas stations along your route and the cheapest gas prices in the area with this awesome gas app and say "bon voyage" to those crazy rest stop gas prices!
- MapsBuddy [iPhone]
This road trip app that makes searching Google Maps an absolute breeze; find gas stations, restaurants, and anything else you'll need for the road with a flick of your finger. The best part? You don't have to fold it!
- Yelp [iPhone, Android, Blackberry]
Use Yelp's social network-based user reviews to help you choose the right of restaurants, hotels, and more. This road trip app even detects your location and provides reviews for the best (and worst!) stops along your route.
- Where Do Kids Eat Free Today? [iPhone, Android]
This free (!) app for moms shows which restaurants near you have cheap or free kids' meals, so no more potato-chip-and-candy dinners on the road!
- The Weather Channel [iPhone, Android, Blackberry]
It may seem like a no-brainer, but this app is super handy for long road trips. It provides weather info for your exact location, radar maps, and long-term forecasts.
- Road Trip [iPhone]
This app is the holy grail of road trip apps! Road Trip tracks your mileage, provides gas prices, calculates trip expenses, and—wait for it—can export all of your trip data to a neat spreadsheet to satisfy your inner-nerd. It's a bit pricier at $4.99, but there's a less comprehensive version (called Road Trip LITE) for free!