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Road warriors: Reduce travel headaches with these five apps
As a certified road warrior, with an average of 200+ days onrnthe road each year, I have found several applications that make travel a littlerneasier. These are a few of my favorites, all of which are available on iOS andrnAndroid smartphones, and in many cases, as web services or on other phone andrntablet platforms.
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When your stomach starts growling, you can quickly see if it’srnworth forgoing the cheeseburger advertised at the next exit for a healthyrnoption down the road — or know that you’re about to enter a stretch withrnlimited food or gas options. As you’d expect, the app allows you to tap arnprovider to quickly call them, a helpful capability when searching for hotelsrnor open venues when you’re plying the roads late at night.
In another boon forrninternational travellers concerned about data roaming costs, as well asrnsubterranean subway dwellers with a spotty signal, MetrO lets you download cities and perform all the routing without being connected to a mobilernnetwork.
GateGuru also providesrncommunity reviews and ratings, allowing you to find a decent bite to eat andrnoccasional discount when stranded at the airport.
It’s fairly easy to search forrna local restaurant in a given category, review a few well-rated choices, andrnthen get directions using your smartphone’s mapping app. I’ve found some realrngems, and if nothing else am usually able to keep myself sated and away fromrnchain restaurants while on the road.