Hopefully you remember my post from last week, Best Summer Road Trip Apps as part of my Summer Apps Travel series. This week we are looking at more amazing travel apps.
When you get to your destination:
Fieldtrip – This Google app gathers reviews from sites like TimeOut, Thrillist, Zagat and Eater to suggest attractions that you won’t find in any pamphlets from the lobby of your hotel. You’ll never have to pay for a tour guide ever again! The app will run in the background while you’re driving or walking around town and send you push notifications about awesome, less-touristy historic buildings, restaurants and other attractions.
Now – Also a Google app, this one will offer a visual review of every event happening near you at the moment, schedules for public transit, a translator, nearby restaurants, a currency exchange, photos of spots nearby and even what time it is back at home so you know if you can send your photos to friends without waking them up! This is definitely one of the most helpful, free apps that I’ve ever used!
Muzio – Gone are the days when people physically write in a journal, but what happens when you want to remember every second of your amazing trip? This app allows you to create a travel journal filled with videos, photos, audio and text notes and then has an option to share it all via social media. Friends and family can experience your trip with you in the real-time and you’ll also have a permanent record of everything you did.
If you worship the sun like I do, you’ll really appreciate these weather apps. I love being a bronzed beauty by the end of summer, but I also know that it’s important to be safe when it comes to spending my time soaking up the sun.
Wolfram Sun Exposure Reference – If you have an iPhone, for just $1 you can download this app and tell it your location, skin type and the level of SPF you’re using and it will tell you how long you can safely stay in the sun before you’re likely to burn. It works anywhere in the world and will even tell you if you’re using the wrong level of SPR for the UV forecast of your location.
Instaweather – Share your personal weather report and forecast with a photo you’ve snapped yourself! You can even share it on social media to make your friends jealous of a perfect weather report on top of your own personal photo. Or, are your friends already there and you’re about to go meet up? Check out their post before you go! It’s like the weather version of Instagram, literally, and makes fun in the sun go social! It’s $1.99 but so worth it.
Personally, this diva is a bit too high-maintenance to handle all of the nature that comes with summer, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have advice for you nature babes! Check out these apps if you’ll be enjoying your summer in the wild:
Anti Mosquito – This free app for Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone emits a very unique high frequency sound that will bug insects so much–no pun intended–that they won’t come near you. The pitch of the sound is so high that most humans won’t notice anything at all!! It’s the top app in 56 countries and, if that hasn’t sold you, according to Vogue it’s “better than your mother’s homemade mosquito-bite remedies.”
EveryTrail – Do you like to go exploring? Whether you’re hiking the Alps or the Appalachian Mountains this app will map your path and help you find your way back. You can write guides and review trails you have done to share with other users, and instantly add photos to your map and then upload it all to your blog or website! You can track your route and view your distance, speed, elevation and more while walking, biking, running, hiking, sailing or even driving. It’s free for iPhone and Android users. http://www.everytrail.com/iphone.php
Recreation.gov Camping – Instantly find campsites at National Parks, Forests and other Federal Recreation Facilities. It will give you information on the campsites or cabins and current availability or reservable dates. You can also search by the activities or amenities you’d like, the type of site you need, equipment length and hook-up options.
CVS Pharmacy App– Need something for those bug bites? A perspiration to STOP the itching? To make things easy on you and your health, CVS Mobile allow you to control all of your prescription refills; the CVS Pharmacy app even has a reminder option that lets you know when to take your medication. You an also download coupons and check sales!! Woohoo!! The app lets you pick up your prescription at the CVS location nearest to your camp out. So enjoy your time in the wild, but remember you are not along out there, you have your CVS Pharmacy app.
Now, these are just a few of the awesome summer apps that I’ve found are super useful. Test them out for yourself and let me know what you think! Or, if you’ve found any apps that you absolutely love, let me know in the comments below. Come back next week for my final round up of great travel apps.