Travel apps

Are you getting the most out your smartphone when you travel?  Do you use any apps that help you save some money?  Well let me share with you a few things that will help you use your smartphone to make traveling a little easier.

The Murhpy USA app is a must have app.  With this app you can find any Murphy USA gas stations that are in your area.  Not only that, but it will also show you the price of gas at whatever Murphy USA you want to stop at.  This is an awesome app when you are traveling through places you don’t know because it will give you directions to any Murphy USA gas station.

Another great app is the Hotels.com app.  With this app you can find hotels in whatever area you want that also fit your budget.  This app was a lifesaver for us on our last trip.  We were driving to Florida and really didn’t know where we were going to stop for the night.  So we drove as far as we wanted to and then found a hotel that was close to us.  You can also book your rooms witht this app.  Plus if you are a member of their loyalty program you might be able to save a little money!  And who doesn’t like to save money!

You also need to check out GateGuru.  It is an app that will make flying a lot easier.  It will give you access to your itinerary so you can have at your fingertips.  It will inform you of any gate changes flight delays, or any changes in layover times.  It will also tell you what amenities the airport you’re at has to offer.  GateGuru is partnered with Avis Rental Car.  This will let you reserve a rental car at a discounted price in just two taps!  This is must have if you going to fly.

On our last trip we used an accessory that was awesome!  The Satechi Universal Smartphone CD Slot Mount is a device that attaches to your CD player and holds your phone up high so you don’t have to look down  to see your phone.  This enabled me to drive in some pretty crazy rain and still be able to see the map app on my phone.

Tipulator is an app that will let you know what kind of tip is acceptable in different places.  Leave 10% on the table after a meal in Tokyo and your generosity will cause offense; do the same in New York and you’ll be called a skinflint. Thankfully, wherever you go, there’s this – a nifty tip calculator to help the mathematically challenged split bills and tips while neatly sidestepping social embarrassment.

So the next time you are traveling make sure you get the most out of your smartphone when traveling by using these great apps!