A Cowboy's Life: Top 5 Travel Apps

Top 5 Travel Apps

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Travel Apps

A few weeks ago I received the most wonderful email in my inbox letting me know that I have been selected to be a Walmart Family Mobile Ambassador for the next three months. Yay! That means I will be sharing my WFM experience and how it has helped us cut costs so we can get to down to business. And by business I mean Road Trips!

Texas is a big ‘ole state with plenty of sites to see. So when we switched to Walmart Family Mobile and it saved us over $100 a month from our current cell phone bill, which we decided to put that money towards a few summer road trips through our great state.
Travel Apps

So before we head out on the road, I make sure I have my favorite travel apps downloaded to help make the trip a little easier. Here are my top 5 must have travel apps:

  • Gas Buddy – Find the cheapest gas prices near you by searching city, state or zip code.
  • SitOrSquat – This restroom finder helps you find a clean bathroom while on the road.
  • iExit – This app informs you what hotel, food and gas is at the next 100 exits.
  • Food Tripping – Sick of fast food? This app locates healthy eating options, farmers markets, etc. to give you more dining options.
  • Oh, Ranger! Park Finder – Choose your type of activity and it will find the closest park near you.
Travel Apps

With these free apps download on your Walmart Family Mobile phone you are all ready for your next road trip.     

Walmart Family Mobile offers Unlimited Talk, Text & Data that includes up to 1G of 4g LTE data for just $29.88 a month. Seriously! I don’t understand why didn’t make the switch much sooner. Not only do they offer unbeatable prices, but they also a wide variety of great phones that include:

  • ZTE Zinger - $29.88 starting
  • Galaxy Avant - $149.00 (was $199.99)
  • ZTE ZMAX - $179.00 (was $199.88)
  • Alcatel Fierce 2 - $99.88 (was $129.99)
  • Alcatel Evolve 2 - $34.83 (was $59.88)
  • LG 450- $29.88
  • Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro- $64.88
  • LG Leon LTE: $99.92

I chose the ZTE ZMAX because of its large 5.7 inch touchscreen, which is great for viewing photos. Plus my little guy likes the games and it’s easier for him to handle and large enough screen to watch videos to help him stay entertained on long drives. 

I love that Walmart Family Mobile has helped us save so we can travel more this summer! What are your favorite apps to use when traveling? 

Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/dkuo or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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16 comments

  1. I totally need to get SitOrSquat! That's the first thing - not even 5 minutes out of our driveway on any trip is from the kids asking where the next bathroom is!

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  2. These are great apps. I really should check out gas buddy. My hubby does traveling for work and we go through gas like crazy. The cheaper the better.

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  3. i am so downloading those apps for the next road trip! sitorsquat might be my new road trip bff!! ;) thanks for sharing - i am going to pass this info on!

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  4. These are such great apps when traveling especially with children. I must say that my top two from these apps are the gas and restroom finder. thanks for sharing

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  5. I definitely need to try the SitorSquat app:)

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  6. This is really helpful. We are on the road full time now and I knew several of them but a couple were new to me including "Sit or Squat". Funny name but super helpful.
    :-)
    Traci

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  7. I love Gas Buddy and we always use it, even just around our area. Sit Or Squat is awesome!! lol What a great idea for an app. Thanks for this list and congratulations on your ambassadorship.

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  8. I don't have any of these apps but I could use them, thank you!! And wow, what a deal with that phone. How is the service when you're on the road?

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  9. We're on vacation now! I'm gonna have to try out "foodtripping" on our way back. Thanks!

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  10. Seriously, a restroom finder, how have I not known about this? This is such a needed item in my life!

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  11. Ooh the gas buddy app sounds so handy! I hate buying gas then find it way cheaper a mile down the road!

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  12. awesome! I need to gas buddy and food tripping ones! thanks for this ♥

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  13. I love gas buddy, it is fantastic for saving money! I hadn't heard of sitorsquat... this would be invaluable when traveling! Thanks for sharing these awesome travel apps! Thanks for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party this week, I hope you will party with us again next week!

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  14. I would also add a good navigational app Spyglass. It works great when offline, assuming that you pre-download the maps that you need in advance. It shows your accurate coordinates and your current position on a map, allows to mark locations and waypoints, share your locations with friends and much more. https://itunes.apple.com/app/spyglass/id332639548?mt=8&at=11lLc7&ct=c

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