The best travel apps for a vacation or road trip

TravelThis week is all about vacations! Perhaps you’ve read my previous post about taking time off when you’re self-employed. Now that summer is here, take advantage of the nice weather to renew yourself and plan some well deserved time off. Here’s Carley Knobloch from Digitwirl reviewing a few travel apps you can use on your vacation to make your life a little less stressful…

Whether you’re leavin’ on a jet plane or just road trippin’, there are so many incredibly useful (and delightfully free) apps out there to help make any adventure easier, and more fun than ever. They all use GPS technology which not only helps you find exactly what you’re interested in, but literally will lead you straight to it.

There’s nothing fishy about Goby, an app that’s like having a personal travel guide. One that knows everything that’s going on from high culture art exhibits, to off-the-beaten track hiking trails. Then, once you work up an appetite Yelp is our pick for the best app to help you find a great restaurants and see what others had to say about it. Perhaps a bit too much lemonade with lunch? Well then you’re going love the Sit or Squat app which will show you on a map where the closest commode is and whether or not you should walk the extra block to find a more suitable place to go when you really gotta go.

So check out this week’s Travel Tech Twirl (try saying that 3 times fast) for some of our favorite must-have apps.


Carley KnoblochDigitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3 minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirl.

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