If you consider yourself to be outdoors-bound but can’t indulge in your natural impulses due to the coronavirus outbreak, mobile is the solution to all your problems.
In a world that is about to go fully mobile, where superb mobile devices with mind-bending capabilities and storage capacities are reshaping the way we interact with each other, mobile apps can be a worthy companion on your journeys and adventures.
There are so many practical apps for road tripping and outdoor adventures that it’s easy to lose count. With all this in mind, let’s delve deeper into the best apps for mobile enthusiasts that prefer staying outdoors during these troublesome times.
The Essentials for Any Great Adventure
In case you need camping gear, including shovels and all kinds of gadgets, do some research on what avid road trippers carry with them. We recommend that you get a metal detector as well, as it can help locate anything from lost keys to veritable historical treasures that have been long forgotten.
Serious metal detecting is an excellent outdoor activity on its own and will add to that adventurous vibe. Not that you have the essential tools ready, let’s look at some apps.
Conquer the Great Outdoors
If you’ve always been wondering what lies just around the corner, you should check out the app called Roadtrippers. The app uses your current location to show you all the interesting sights near your vicinity.
Find out where all the R.V. and camping spots are, as well as monuments, public art, botanical gardens, farms, nature preserves, lakes, parks, and more. Locate all attractions near you, use the navigation to get there, and organize your trip escapade however you see fit.
What makes this app so good is the option that allows you to filter for the types of places you might be interested in visiting. Use the app to find awesome outdoor activities and spit in the face of the coronavirus. Just make sure you’re safe and practicing safety measures wherever you go.
Take Care of Those Pit Stops
How about stretching your legs while enjoying the dreamlike scenery? Maybe you crave pizza or have the munchies while traveling? It can also happen that your tank needs a refill. Whatever the situation may be, there’s an app to take care of it.
The iExit Interstate Exit Guide is a fantastic app that helps drivers, riders, and travelers, in general, see all their pit stop options at major exists, be it gas, attractions, lodging, coffee, food, or something else.
The app also allows you to check the prices and discover the cheapest places where you can fill the tank, eat some decent food, have a drink, and so on. There are two ways to use the app to discover the best places – either by searching by highway and state or by allowing the app to access your current location. The app’s ad-free version is less than $2.
Find Top Restaurants on the Go
No matter how prepared you are for your outdoor adventures, you’ll need sustenance at some point. Knowing a good restaurant is always a good thing. However, finding a restaurant in the middle of nowhere can become awfully frustrating, especially when you’re tired and hungry like a wolf.
Fortunately, the Allset app is here to save the day. The app helps you find nearby restaurants within mere seconds. So, if you’re looking for a place to rest or just a no-contact pick-up where you can drop by for a burger, this app is the best solution. And the best thing about it – it’s totally free of charge.
Navigation Made Easy
Many people use Google Maps to take care of their navigation needs. However, many of them aren’t aware of the added Takeout option. You can now use Google Maps to find parking lots, gas stations, ATMs, parks, grocery stores, and restaurants nearby.
Google Maps have been essential to most mobile drivers so far, but the app is ready to take its service to a new level. The app now offers much more than just navigational tips, making it an essential companion for every serious road tripper.
Choose Your Hike
If you have no idea where to start your hike, there is a nice little mobile app for that too. Meet AllTrails – a mobile app with more than 100,000 trails for biking, running, and hiking.
You can even discover if any of the trails offers some special attractions, which trails are dog-friendly, how elevated certain trails are, and so much more. The AllTrails app is completely free of charge. Simply find a track, have a good time hiking, record it and share your adventure with your friends.
Knowing your way around the wilderness is one of the best ways to go outdoors and have a great time. These apps can help make your adventures more enjoyable, safer, and organized. Wherever you go, make sure you stay safe and well-equipped for the trip ahead.