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5 apps to pack on your next adventure

Whether it’s a spontaneous long weekend or the vacation you’ve been saving for all year, the right app is one thing you don’t want to leave home without.

Fast Company’s Doug Aamoth found five gems that do everything from finding a room at the last minute to acting as tour guide when you don’t feel like dealing with the crowds.

We know the point is to unplug, but these sneak peeks are worth it.


Roadtrippers (Android, iOS) helps you plan out the route between your home and wherever you’re going, serving up interesting attractions, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment along the way. You can plan out your entire itinerary beforehand, saving the locales you want to visit for offline access and syncing your plans to the Roadtrippers website. Of course, you can use the app to find cool places to stop along the way. That’s half the fun.


Google’s Field Trip app (Android, iOS) hones in on your location and surfaces information about cool and unique items of interest in your immediate area. If you use your headphones or a Bluetooth headset, it’ll even read information aloud to you. It’s great for gleaning in-depth info while wandering around touristy spots. It also pulls in details and ratings for nearby restaurants, just in case you want to take a break for some lunch.

Full story at Fast Company.

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