Road Trip Planning Guide

Here are some road trip planning guides for a successful adventure. Going on a road trip with the young ones or the old ones? These apps will take the stress out of traveling. You will be able to find the nearest bathroom when a child whines, “I gotta go potty” or find the nearest fast food location when someone in the back seat let's you know, “I’m hungry” Get medical advice on a great app. And don't get stuck with an empty gas tank and your car dinging at you. Check them out and download as you need.

Take notes and pictures of the road trip with Evernote. Have great notes for your scrap book, Christmas Letter or family journal. I will be adding apps to this site as I find more road trip planning guides for you. Let’s Get App and Go have some fun.

If you have an app that is a great Road Trip Planning Guide, please scroll down and submit

Corporate Web Image, Inc.
2.5 STARS out of 5

If you like browsing through brochures at a hotel lobby to find the best local places, this handy app will be perfect for you.

Just input the city or the zip code of your present location and brochures for your vacation area pops up. It includes phone numbers, address, website, Facebook and twitter information.

I found it more relaxing. No need to worry if you got all the brochures you needed. Just browse this app.

FREE Version: - iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

FREE Version: - Android

GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas Prices
By GasBuddy Organization Inc
5 STARS out of 5

When we planned a road trip to the unfamiliar NorthWest I was hoping the husband would not drive the truck to empty. “Are we good on gas? Do we need to fill up?” was my mantra. For the most part he did well. Occasionally when the empty tank ding was heard. “We have 3 gallons in the tank, we can make it to the next town.” was his mantra. Knowing this might happen, I looked over my road trip planning guide and downloaded the free GasBuddy.

It was a stress reliever during our travels. I knew exactly where the next gas station was and how much it was. The map help me navigate him to the right spot with the accurate price. I’ve never got a chance to update a gas station price. They have all been accurate.

Gas prices for USA and Canada only.

FREE Version: - iPhone

FREE Version: - Android

USA Rest Stops
By Innovative software Technology, LLC
4.5 STARS out of 5

We traveled I-5 with our dog this summer from Central California through Oregon and to the most northern town of Washington. I added this app as our road trip planning guide. We needed to know the next rest stop where the dog would be able to get out and stretch her legs. This is an easy app to use.

See diagram ABOVE: Select your state, select your Interstate, select the Mile Marker - Northbound or South. A static map will show where the Rest Stop is located. Another quick way to find all the rest stops is to select the map icon on the first page and the locator will find all the rest stops around you.

It shows rest stop Mile Markers, tells how far away you are from the stop, the hours when available and the web address to the information about the rest stop when available. This is a keeper app.

The app developer strives to make sure the information is as accurate as possible. If you find any errors or omissions, please let them know.

FREE Version: - iPhone | iPod Touch | iPad

FREE Version: - Android

By WeatherBug
3 STARS out of 5

A road trip planning guide always needs an accurate weather predictor. You must be able to find an area that is free from rain, wind or any other weather condition that will keep the kids inside.

This a screenshot of the iPad's WeatherBug page. Add your destination place, anywhere in the world, a red pin appears on a map. Tap blue circle at the top. Change cities. Go to Settings change the to the unit of measure you want to use. Tap the type of layer you want on your map. Temperature, pressure, humidity and all types of satellites.

At the top are your forecasts by the hour or week, current conditions, pictures and videos. This weather app comes across with nothing but true weather information. The same information for the iPhone and iPod touch, just looks a little different. Happy and safe traveling with the kids.

FREE Version: - iPhone | iPod

FREE Version: Android™

SitOrSquat: Bathroom Finder
By Densebrain
2.5 STARS out of 5

Sponsored by Charmin.

You need this app when traveling with anyone who needs to use the restroom. Find them fast! Any road trip planning guide would not be complete without a potty finder. Our traveling is from rest stop to the next and if one does not exist then is, "FIND A MALL!" "FIND A GAS STATION!" This has helped us.


• View nearby restrooms on a map or in a list sorted by distance.

• See which are open NOW.

• Read reviews, rating, and pictures of the toilets before you go!

•Learn about additional features: which have changing tables, which are handicap accessibility, which have condom or tampon vending machines.

SitOrSquat is only as good as the content that is added by YOU. Currently there are 65,097 toilets worldwide and they need your help in growing that. Join the SitOrSquat movement!

This app has thousands of users in New York City (NYC), Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Detroit and Charlotte. If the app finds "only starbucks" in your area, then PLEASE help out and add some more bathrooms -- this is about helping each other.

Please contact the company with ANY questions, comments, or concerns via the support button.

FREE Version: - iPhone  |  iPod  |  iPad

By WebMD
4 STARS out of 5

WebMD helps you when you are traveling with the little ones, big ones, young ones and old ones. Add this to your road trip planning guide. There is a WebMD for Android, one for iPhone/iPod and one for iPad.

• WebMD Symptom Checker – Select the part of the body that is troubling you, choose your symptoms, & learn about potential conditions or issues.

• First Aid Essentials – Your handy guide for medical emergencies. From insect stings to broken bones, helpful treatment tips are always available, even without an Internet connection.

• Local Health Listings – Find the closest physician, hospital, & pharmacy based on your current location or search by city, state or zip.

Personalize your app by saving drugs, conditions and articles relevant to you — through secure access and easy sign-in.

Here is a road trip planning guide tip: write the medical notes you need on Evernote, listed below. You will have all the medical information you need no matter what device you are using.

FREE Version: - iPhone  |  iPod

FREE Version: - iPad

FREE Version: - Android

By Evernote
4.5 STARS out of 5
iTunes and Android

Evernote is available for:
Desktop: Mac, Windows and Web
Mobile: Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile
Tablet: Android, iPad
Web: Evernote for Web; Web Clippers for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer

Here is a great road trip planning guide idea. When I went off on a camping trip, I just couldn't take my desktop computer. So everything I needed I copied onto Evernote. Then I grabbed my husband's laptop and logged on to Evernote, where all the notes I needed were waiting for me. I was even able to add and read a few notes off my iPad. Just too convenient.

Here are some ways to use Evernote for your personal and professional life:
- Research smarter: snap photos of whiteboards and books
- Take meeting and class notes, draft agendas and research notes
- Plan a trip: keep track of travel plans, plane tickets and passports
- Organize and save recipes; search by ingredients later
- Create a grocery list or task list and check things off as you go
- View web pages saved in Evernote on your desktop
- Capture ideas and inspiration on the go
- Access files and notes you create on your phone from your desktop
- Keep track of products and prices for comparison shopping purposes
- Keep finances in order: save receipts, bills and contracts
- Reduce paper clutter by taking snapshots of restaurant menus, business cards and labels
- Use Evernote as part of your GTD system to help you stay organized
To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use.

In fact you might be able to write a great blog or a book with all the memories you have collected.

FREE Version: - iPhone

FREE Version: - iPad

FREE Version: - Android

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