This month we have spent every week on the road. Like, literally, have been on a major trip every week of August. My Samsung Note 3 and I have never been so close. We’ve spent a lot of long hours together watching the pavement pass.
So how did my phone save me from certain death by boredom while on these fabulously scenic roads? Read on for some roadtrip apps for moms that will make your phone your next BFF.
Top Roadtrip Apps for Moms
Instagram. I mean what’s more fun than sharing boring pictures of the road, right? Well, maybe sharing all those quirky little road stops would be.
Probably Definitely more fun is seeing what all your friends are up. Instagram is the ADHD’s busy moms Facebook. Your kids are on Instagram taking a million pictures of themselves making duck faces. Go look. Nothing is more fun that looking at ten million selfies of your adorable kids. Make sure to like all their pictures. They really appreciate that. Especially the teens.
Candy Crush. It’s addicting. It’s annoying. It’s a puzzle game with a social twist that let’s you endlessly beg your friends on Facebook for extra lives and new levels. The good news is that unless you are willing to pay it cuts you off after 5 lives thus providing a built in addict filter. I may have paid a few times on this last trip. Don’t judge. I’m on level 169 people.
Yelp. I just recently made Yelp Elite. Oh, yes, I think people care about my opinion that much. But really, when you are staring down the only place to stop for 200 miles (I’m looking at you Kearney, Omaha) you NEED to know where to stop. Food poisoning or people dressed in Jason masks could be anywhere in these towns. Yelp will help you avoid the pitfalls. Just keep in mind that most reviews are written by locals. They may not know a Gyro isn’t supposed to be served with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Just saying.
Magisto. This magic movie making app takes all your gallery photos and videos and prepares them into magical little videos for you to share with graphics and music. Put all that road time to work and post them ALL on Facebook. People will love them even more than the duck face selfies and photo of your whole family in front of a giant ball of twine on Instagram.
NFL Mobile App from Verizon. This mama loves her some football. Thank goodness the app kept me up to date this month on all the preseason happenings. Without it I may not know who has concussions, who’s benched for bad behavior and who just plain out is in for a sucky season. With this app on Verizon you can watch live games from anywhere. My nephew beat me by 1/10 of a point in last years Fantasy League. Not happening again buddy. You may be 12 but I show no mercy. #GameOn
Pandora. I am just going to get this out of the way. Pandora is a data hog. We had to change our plan twice on the road due to our Pandora use. Thankfully we get those little notifications from Verizon. But if I had to listen to one more country song available on the FM stations in the midwest I would have cut someone. Don’t get me wrong, I love my country music but hours and hours of Florida Georgia Line and Hey, Bartender (Lady Antebellum) gets really old. Maybe we should have just invested in XM but I just don’t feel the need when this many roadtrips are not our norm.
I feel the need to state the obvious here…don’t use these apps while actually operating a motor vehicle. I wasn’t driving and Instagramming. My husband doesn’t let me drive on roadtrips….something about wanting to not have a heart attack, blah, blah, blah.
You can find the above apps in either your Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Windows (not all may be available in Windows).
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Verizon #VZWBuzz social media team. While Verizon compensates me to be a part of the team, anything I choose to mention is my opinion and choice.