The best apps to make your road trip hassle free.
For me the best part of a holiday includes the road trip. Sitting in the car having great conversations, delicious snacks and listening to playlists that I spent hours curating, which are always titled Treffers vir die Langpad. With smartphones and tablets the range of activities go far beyond eye-spy. Your smartphone is a one-stop shop for the perfect road trip.
Going nowhere slowly:
Whenever I asked my Dad where we were going while in the car on one of our family road trips, I would get the standard “wherever the bonnet takes us” response. When my mom would finally get the map book out, a family argument would ensue. Kids these days will never get to experience that. Gone are the days of family arguments over maps. Enter Google Maps and Waze.
What would a road trip be without a theme song? Go online and the world is your oyster. No need to spend days making playlists, because with apps like Sound Cloud you have any song at your fingertips (watch those data charges though). Depending on the length of your road trip, podcasts can be amazing ear candy. Download a podcast player and find something to suit everyone’s taste. Stand up comedy is awesome for the long road as are audiobooks.
Put a new spin on an old favourite with Road Trip Scavenger Hunt. The app will mention something and the first person to find it gets a point. It seems simple, but like with most games, it can get competitive. I love trivia, so quizzes are also a great way to get everyone involved. Try Trivial Pursuit or QuizUp.
Take a picture, it will last longer:
If you go on a road trip and don’t take a selfie did the road trip even happen? Back in the day the entire family would be hauled out of the car and would all pose in front of a monument. These days you can take photos in the car and instantly share them. At the moment I love Moldiv, because you can make fun photo collages and Candy Camera, because you always look great thanks to their amazing filters.