July 19, 2022

Essential apps to download for your summer adventures

Written by kevin-c

Tips & Tricks

Summer is the perfect time to cut loose and get out in the world, to find adventures big and small. And those adventures don't have to be cost a ton of money: TextNow has a bunch of ideas for free summer fun ready and waiting for you.

Paired the best free apps for your phone to help you do everything from finding a new restaurant to catching your favorite band at a concert, and of course, staying connected with TextNow (iOS, Android), you'll be ready for anything.

With TextNow being number one in our minds (not sorry), here are four more essentials you should download:

Roadtrippers (iOS, Android)

Before you and your Scooby Squad pile into the Mystery Machine, load up Roadtrippers on your phone. This app and website have a fascinating but simple idea: Put in your start and endpoint, and Roadtrippers will find interesting stuff for you to explore on that route. It’s great for long trips, or even to discover stuff around your home base you didn’t know about.

Kayak (iOS, Android)

Not everyone is a jump-in-the-car-and-go adventurer. Some people like to actually plan their vacations ahead of time. (We don't blame you.) For those people, or for anyone looking for a deal, Kayak is a one-stop-app to book travels, hotels, rental cars, trains, buses, and travel packages. It’s beyond comprehensive – basically, if it relates to travel, it’s on Kayak.

Airbnb (iOS, Android)

If you’re interested in more local flavor than you’d get with a resort, you hear about Airbnb all the time for a reason. It doesn’t get much more local than staying at the house of someone who lives there. Plus, there are some great deals that you can go in with your friends to help keep your adventure affordable.

Meetup (iOS, Android)

Ready to get even more adventurous with your travels? Meetup is an app that, like the name suggests, links you to events and groups around your destination (or anywhere). It’s a great way to find people who share your interests and to make some new connections on your adventure.

Download TextNow today to stay in touch with your fellow adventurers near and far, so you can talk and text as much as you want – for free.