Apps for Road Tripping

Roadtrippers

Plot your route before you leave and plan stops along the way, either via your phone or Roadtrippers.com, using information from local experts and travel writers. This iPhone app even signals you to roadside attractions, like the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket (in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in case you didn’t know). With Roadtrippers, you will discover so much more than the highway the next time you set out to travel in the car.

GasBuddy

Not a new app, but no less essential. Using GPS, this bad boy lists the best deals on fill-ups near you. Find gas prices based on your location or by city, and report the prices you see to support the common goal of finding the cheapest stations and saving some dollars on that thing called fuel, on Apple, Android and Windows Phone.

Parkspot

To reserve parking in busy urban areas, connect with participating garages, valets and lots to make reservations. Better yet, the innovative time tracker and payment processing system ensures you’ll pay only for the time you were actually parked, rather than rounding up by the hour. Park, spot and share at participating locations. The app will be your personal concierge–whose priority is to find you the perfect parking spot. For Apple devices.

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