The road trip, we think about it, we want to, we prepare for a long time, and when it arrives, we want to enjoy 100% ! This is why we have selected for you the essential applications for a successful road trip in Quebec ! No more old paper map that ended up in pieces at the end of the trip, today we’re doing the 2.0 road trip ☺
All the applications we have selected are free, and available on iOS and Android
During a road trip, one of the most expensive expense items is often fuel. With GasBuddy, you can compare gasoline prices around, and get to the cheapest gas station. As this app is community-based, you can also report the price of fuel, to help other vanpackers like you!
Who has never had this urgent toilet need when you are on an endless road, or in an unfamiliar city? Come on confess, it has happened to you before! With the Flush app, you can find the closest toilet to you. Hundreds of thousands of public toilets are listed on the app, you will inevitably find one in the area to relieve you!
It’s not always easy to park your van in a quiet place, thanks to Ioverlander, find in a few clicks the best location for your next stop. On a parking lot, a picnic area, a service area, on a campsite, or even deep in nature, thousands of locations are available. This app will really facilitate your road trip in a converted van !
Park4night is another popular app for nomadic travelers. We invite you to download it too!
This new Quebec application allows you to find hiking and snowshoeing trails across Quebec. This new Quebec application allows you to find hiking and snowshoeing trails across Quebec. Because vanpacking is also enjoying nature to the fullest!
The Saving App: Red Cross
It’s a beautiful sunny day, you’ve been hiking in a Quebec national park for 4 hours, but this damn insect wanted to sting you and spoil this moment! Use the Red Cross app to find first aid advice in case of stings, bites, burns, and many other incidents. And then as my mother says: “Better to prevent than heal”
You don’t have unlimited internet access on your cell phone, but you still want to be able to move around and find your way easily? Download a map in advance in the Maps.me app, so you can use it offline, without spending any data! This app is also very useful in national parks or more secluded places in Canada, where connection is scarce or non-existent!
Going on a road trip alone is great, but with others it is even better! To manage group expenses, think about the Tricount app. You paid the bill for the campsite? You paid for the fuel? Your friend bought you a beer at a Quebec microbrewery? Enter everyone’s expenses into Tricount, and the app will directly calculate who owes money to whom. Good accounts make good friends. And good friends make the road trips nicer 😉
Roadtrippers is THE app to have in your cellphone when you go on a road trip! This app will really be your travel companion during your road trip. With Roadtrippers, you can prepare your road trip, and select points of interest, bars, or parks as favorites. In addition to that, you can also spot campsites and gas stations along your route. Truly a must have app!
With Mapstr, save your favorite addresses in a simple and visual way on a single map! The application allows you to save all places (restaurant, bar, hotel, etc.), even non-commercial, but also the addresses of your friends. Easily access all your addresses on a map or in a list. You can also filter your addresses according to your tags. A very practical application to find your favorite places!
Need internet? Thanks to Wifimap, access free of charge to more than 100 million wifi points available worldwide. The application allows you to easily find the closest wifi to you and connect to it quickly. Full navigation on the map makes it easy to navigate to the wifi point, you can also share your wifi point on social networks. Using the map in offline mode makes this application a must-have during your road trip!
Used in more than 200 countries, Travello is THE social network for travelers. The application allows you to easily communicate and exchange with other travelers regardless of your destination. Whether you’re looking for advice, tips or a simple recommendation, Travello is here to help! Whether a novice or experienced traveler, the search parameters can be adjusted to communicate only with the people of your choice. In addition, the app includes a wifi detector that will allow you to easily access the internet.
If you also have your favorite little app when you go on a trip, share it with us in the comment ! It may help the next vanpackers 😉
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Pauline from Soif de Voyages