Remember the days when you went on a road trip with a big drop down map and maybe a Michelin Guide for a directory of places to stay and restaurants? Apps are specifically designed to help travelers traveling by car, many of them free, so you can focus on enjoying the trip without getting bogged down in details.
It's completely free to download and use, although there is a premium version with even more features.
Road trips mean you don't always know exactly where you'll be staying each night of the trip. You might have a general itinerary of where to go and when, but spontaneous plans, last minute changes if you suddenly need a place to sleep, open HotelTonight. This free app works best for same day bookings when you can find deals nearby on rooms that would otherwise be empty. Choices range from luxury resorts to boutique bed and breakfasts, so you can pit stop exactly where you want after a long day behind the wheel.
If you're looking for the best deals on your trip, Groupon is the place to see what's available at a discounted rate.Tripit even allows you to share your travel plan on social media or with other friends on Tripit. Plus, it's an easy way to come back later and remember all the details of your trip.