Planning a road trip often involves time dedicated to researching routes, planning stops and figuring out how to pass the time for endless hours on the highway. Thankfully, technology comes to the rescue with a handful of mobile apps that can help in the road trip planning process.
Using Google Maps to help you navigate is a no-brainer, whether you’re traveling by foot or car. Let the app suggest the best route, help you find nearby attractions and even speak to you with turn-by-turn directions.
As evidenced by the obvious name, Roadtrippers is an app for road trips, but is a better choice for travelers who aren’t as focused on planning and prefer to let the road take them where it may. Roadtrippers does the planning for you: When you enter your point of origin and your destination, it suggests numerous routes and clues travelers into what to see and do along each route.
Instead of simply seeing how to get from A to B and where the nearest restaurants are located, Waze keeps you informed of unexpected incidents on your route, such as traffic conditions, upcoming accidents on the road, where cops are hiding, road conditions and changes in speed limits. Data are gathered by fellow drivers on the road at the same time as you, which ensures accuracy, and if something isn’t correct on the app, you can simply report it as such to remove it from the map.
Having this app downloaded pre-trip is a wise decision as it provides information on the nearest restroom facilities nearly anywhere in the United States. SitorSquat comes from toilet paper company Charmin and uses GPS data to help you find the nearest public toilet, as well as whether there is a fee required to use the facility.
The Fear of Missing Out greatly affects students who study abroad. For months students look forward to the countries they will call home, whether for a semester or a year, and then after they arrive, the loneliness and separation sets in. It’s difficult to be away from family and friends for a long amount of time and studying abroad is no exception, no matter how badly a student wants to fall in love with their city.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
Breweries are everywhere today and, while many craft and microbreweries specialize in particular styles of beer, few are quite as specialized as Ghent Gruut Brewery in Ghent, Belgium. Here, the current craze for hop-heavy India Pale Ales is entirely eschewed as absolutely no hops at all are used in the brewing process. Before you clamor to claim this can’t be beer at all as everyone knows the four ingredients of beer are grain, water, yeast, and hops, consider hops weren’t actually added to beer until the 13th century. Before then, all beers were flavored with herbs and spices, or gruut, as the French population of medieval Ghent called them.
For many couples, honeymoons serve as a once-in-a-lifetime luxurious trip, often fulfilling a bucket list destination or experience. South Africa is one of those places. The country offers a variety of experiences, whether you want a relaxing or adventurous honeymoon.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.