“Roads were made for journeys, not destinations.”


Planning your next road trip? We got you! It’s important to take a break from school or work and just relax. Road trips are a great way of doing that. Road trips not only give you a chance to live in the moment and enjoy life, but they also give you a great opportunity to get away and reset. And who knows, it might give you chance to put down your phone and catch up on some fun.

Planning a road trip is a lot easier these days when we have so many gadgets and apps to help us. Not only do these save a lot of time and frustration, but also make the entire experience smooth.

Here are eight gadgets and apps you need for your next road trip:

Car seat organizer

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Get organized with this car seat organizer. Enjoy your snacks, water bottle and tablet all in one place without having to go to your bag multiple times. Whether you’re enjoying it in the backseat or reserving it for your family or friends, this car seat organizer is a must have!

USB car charger

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Save yourself the hassle of charging your phone right before leaving the house or carrying a heavy power bank everywhere. A USB car charger lets you charge your phone on the go. With this USB charger, you can charge up to two devices at once including mobile phones, tablets and other devices.

Tablet holder

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If you have a long road ahead of you, a tablet holder might come in handy. Catch up on your favourite TV shows and movies with your friends while on the road. It can also be used to see navigation on your tablet screen while driving.

Selfie stick

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Capture all the best moments of your trips and make new memories with your friends by recording your journey via pictures or video. The best way to do it is through a selfie stick or a tripod stand.

Plus, they’re also pretty good to use if you want a beautiful Instagram feed, which we know you do.


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Want to avoid delays because of traffic, construction or crashes? Waze is the app for that.

Waze lets you know what is happening on the road and changes the route if there’s a traffic jam or delay of any kind. With live updates about the road, Waze allows you to get to your destination faster. Make sure to download it for free before you hit the road!


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With rising gas prices, everyone should have GasBuddy. The App lets you see the best gas prices based on your location on a gas map. It also provides live gas prices from more than 150,000 gas stations in North America.


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If you need to figure out a place to stay during your trip, Airbnb is your friend. With the Airbnb app, you never have to worry about where you’re staying on your road trip.

The app gives you a variety of places to choose from based on your preference and location. Plus, Airbnb is usually cheaper than staying in a hotel so might end up saving you some money!


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If you want some enjoyment on your road trip, Spotify is a must. Enjoy your favourite songs or catch up on your favourite podcast with your friends and family. The basic version of the app is free and lets you stream millions of songs and podcasts.

A road trip is your time to enjoy and get away from the hectic routine of school or work. These gadgets will help in enhancing your road trip experience with minimal annoyance. 

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