Everyone has a phone these days, either Android or iPhone. So why not get the full use out of them before you start on a motorcycle trip. These road trip apps will help you with finding gas, hotels, or campgrounds as well as security for your phone. Check them out before you go to see if they are a good fit for you.
GasBuddy (Free): Report prices, leave and read station reviews, complete fun challenges, and win gas cards. Has a trip calculator.
Rebtel International Calling App: When wifi is not available for using Skype or Whatsapp, try Rebtel. Here is the info from their website: “Call any phone, anywhere with Rebtel. That’s because we have optimized your international calling by connecting them through local phone lines saving you money and ensuring great calling quality. No sign-up fee, just one-minute billing”.
Waze (Free): Community based traffic and navigation app. Real-time traffic and road information. So how does it work? After typing in their destination address, users just drive with the app open on their phone to passively contribute traffic and other road data. Waze is also an active community of online map editors who ensure that the data in their areas is as up-to-date as possible.
TunnelBear (Free): App that allows you to browse privately when connected to public wifi or other untrusted networks. Encrypts your wifi connection for safe internet browsing. 500MB for free, upgrades are available.
Accuweather (Free): Weather forecasts, temperature, storm alerts, hurricane warnings, radar maps. Up to date weather news.
Google Trips (Free): I know it’s google but it helps you plan and organize your trip. Tap the wand to see nearby sights. All your travel information is at your fingertips, organize it from your inbox.
RV Parks & Campgrounds (Free): No Ads! Helps people find great RV parks and campgrounds in North America. Sorted by ratings and can be viewed in list mode. Has rest areas, welcome centers, casinos, and fuel stops.
As always try these out before you start your vacation. Become familiar with how they work and whether they are a good fit for you.
“Ride with Comfort” from the Crampbuster Team!