As much as we enjoy disconnecting, and getting down to the nitty gritty of small RV travel, we still keep connected to things in order to maintain some functionality. We wanted to write about certain travel apps that many of you may not know about, that could potentially help you along your own journey. Besides the obvious...Google Maps...there are a few more that we have discovered which certainly help us keep our sanity on the road. Here they are, in no particular order.
We use this app a lot in order to help find places to boondock. By searching your area or destination, you'll be able to see all the places that allow RV overnight parking for free. Walmarts, Sam's Clubs, BLM land, casinos...the app is updated often and maintained with information.
When you dry dock as often as we do, you have to improvise in where you can dump your tanks and fill up with water. By improvise we don't mean illegal, we just mean that it doesn't necessarily have to be an RV park. The Sanidumps app shows you where you can dump your tanks, and if there is potable water nearby. We've found tons of free dumping spots on this app. It rules. (Note: there is a web version of this directory as well).
3. Passport America
We are proud members of Passport America and use the app a lot in order to discover RV parks that are also part of the program. The PA app allows us to get a glimpse of the RV park through photos, plus it provides the most pertinent information we need in order to decide if it's the right park for us to hunker down in. Not to mention, you get the discounted price, too, in your search.
As I sit here before you, I'm using the Weebly app. Our blog is hosted by Weebly, and they have a phenomenal app which allows us to write and post directly from our iPhones. It's such an awesome app for us, since sometimes we can't just hop on the computer when we need to.
For some reason, our radio isn't too reliable. But even if, we normally prefer to listen to podcasts during those long stretches of travel. We download a few free ones and have them on deck so that we can listen along as we drive. Not only does it help distract from those longer bouts of road, but we also end up learning something and talking about it afterward.
There you have it, folks, our favorite travel apps. Are there any apps you have that help you travel the country? We want to hear about them!
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