Must-Have Apps for Family Road Trips

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If you’re planning a road trip with the kids, these apps will help keep the family entertained, safe and exploring the best places in the unfamiliar cities.

Must-Have Apps for Family Road Trips

Roadtrip Bingo

iOS + Android (free)
Roadtrip Bingo allows kids to check off things they spot while on a trip. Similar to the old licence plate spotting game, this app also includes options for airplane travel as well.

FamilyTime Dashboard

iOS + Android (free)
Kids have a tendency to wander off. Better to be safe than sorry, and download FamilyTime Dashboard. Prior to leaving the house, install the app on your mobile device and their phones or tablets. The app safely monitors your child’s location, as well as any Internet or smartphone activity.


iOS (free)
Rather than trusting on an unreliable restaurant reviews in unfamiliar cities, GetBeen to see your friend’s restaurant, hotel, and amusement kid-friendly suggestions on all of your travels! Using GetBeen you can explore what’s nearby, and discover what your friends recommend, and share your experiences. No more frantic Facebook statuses asking for restaurant recommendations in the middle of nowhere, with GetBeen you’d have your friends opinions at your fingertips.

Here WeGo

iOS + Android (free)
Toddlers can be the most impatient road trip buddies ever. Avoid hearing the common phrase “are we there yet” by downloading Here WeGo. Rather than wasting all your data getting directions to your travel destination, this app provides detailed turn-by-turn directions for over 100 different countries that you can download and access offline, making it a great app to help avoid data fees. Here WeGo also offers directions for various forms of transportation, including car, bike or public transportation and updates prices, traffic conditions, where to park, for any drive.

What are some of your favorite apps for family travel? We’d love to hear about them. Drop a note in the comments section below!

Big “thanks” to the good folks at PR Revolution for bringing these apps to my attention.

Also published on Medium.


Crystal Wachoski

These are really cool. I love the road trip bingo!!!

Detroit Duchess

Roadtrip bingo is awesome! They need to get an app for the license plate game too! I keep seeing rare ones around town and I think I could be crushing that game!

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