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The Ultimate Road Trip Guide: Part 6 – Destination Essentials

July 23, 2015

Sadly, we’re coming to the end of our Ultimate Road Trip Guide – but we’ve got one final installment before we send you on your way. Whether you’ve been on the road for a few hours or a few days, once you arrive at your destination, you’ll want to make sure there’s a comfortable bed and a hot meal waiting. From finding a nearby parking spot to choosing somewhere to spend the night, the last thing you need is to be hunting for hotels after a long stint on the road.

So now you’ve reached the end of your road tripping adventure, we’ve gathered some essential destination apps you’ll want to make sure you have to hand!

JustPark

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Road trips should be all about fun and making the most of every moment of your adventure – but what happens when you arrive at your destination and find there’s nowhere to park? The JustPark app allows you to search for convenient and affordable parking spaces – and book them on the spot or before you arrive at your destination. Whether it’s short stay or secure overnight parking, there are over 150,000 spaces available using the app – meaning you can enjoy your road trip, safe in the knowledge you’ll have somewhere to park when you arrive at each destination. Download this app before you even turn on the engine!

AroundMe

Although travelling to a new place can be exciting, it’s not without it’s problems – particularly with little ones in tow. While you might have done a small amount of research into the local area, it’s unlikely you’re clued up on the nearest hospital or petrol station – but that’s where the AroundMe app comes in. From pharmacies to cash machines and everything in between, the AroundMe app gives you access to the nearest and most convenient amenities you might end up needing during your stay. So whether you’re looking for an all-night supermarket or just fancy taking in a show, the AroundMe app has you covered.

Airbnb

Air BnB

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When it comes to finding the best holiday rental for you, Airbnb is the ultimate hook-up. With a whole host of unique accommodation options available, you can choose from a city apartment, a countryside cottage or a luxurious house – plus many more! From the bustling streets of exciting Barcelona to the Highlands of Scotland to the foothills of France, wherever your road trip leads you, you can be sure to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep thanks to this trusty app.

So, with everything from planning your route to composing the perfect playlist, you’re all set for your ultimate summer road trip!

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.