Taking a road trip is a great way to reconnect with family and friends. It’s a great way to get back in tune with your surroundings too. If you really want to get the most out of your next road trip, shouldn’t you leave your electronic devices behind?
Not necessarily! While it’s true that you’ll miss out on a great vacation by immersing yourself in in text messages and social media, there are plenty of fantastic apps out there that can actually enhance your vacation. Here are a few that will help you create lasting memories.
When it comes to the latest mobile craze, roadtrippers seem to be trendsetters. That’s definitely the case when it comes to geocaching.
This unique app allows you to go treasure hunting anywhere across the United States. What makes it so special is its ability to enable you to interact with people you’ve never met before.
When you find a cache using the clues in the app, you might sign a small journal, take a toy, or even find money. Just make sure you leave something behind for the next person who comes along.
If you haven’t heard about Pokémon Go, you’ve been living under a rock. It has been so popular because it requires you to get out and about to catch the rarest Pokémon characters you can find.
Of course, you can battle the characters you collect, but just finding them outside landmarks, next to lakes, and more is great fun, which is what makes this such a wonderful game to play on the road with the whole family.
Family Car Games
Just because there are fun games you can play on your device while you’re on the road doesn’t mean you should be on your mobile device all the time. Believe it or not, but that very device can help you put it down too.
Download the app called Family Car Games and you’ll have instant access to over 100 no-equipment needed games you can play in an instant. Play an old favorite, like Rock, Paper, Scissors, or try something new, like Grandma is so Weird.
Wondering how to find games you’ll actually want to play? Search categories that include:
- Keep the Peace
- Under 5
- Browse alphabetically
- Or let the app choose a game for you at random
Google Sky Map
There’s no doubt that going on a digital scavenger hunt and searching for Pokémon is a lot of fun, but there are some digitally powered activities that can actually teach you some pretty cool things while you’re on the road. Google Sky Map is a good example.
Identify planets, constellations, and stars in the sky. You can even get directions on how to get to your favorite celestial bodies.
Don’t leave your electronic devices at home when you hit the road! When you use these apps, they can actually enhance your experience, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.