The Wonderful World of Travel Apps

The intense desire to travel, explore, and experience the world dwells within the heart of most travel medical professionals. It’s those wanderlust yearnings that fuel these dedicated nurses and CNAs as they journey from assignment to assignment, ever ready for the next adventure.

While co-workers can be a great source of information and recommendations about what to do and see and where to eat in the new locale, there’s another handy source just a few finger-clicks away. Travel apps offer a treasure trove of insight into all a community or state has to offer. Complete with reviews, maps, and so much more, travel apps have become the go-to for adventure lovers to explore a destination thoroughly, before and during a short or lengthy stopover, ensuring they make the most of their time.

So, kick back in your favorite lounge chair or hammock and check out everything your new temporary “hometown” has to offer. From parks, hiking trails, and natural wonders to trendy cafés, fine dining, and nightlife, travel apps will allow you to immerse yourself in your new community, even before you arrive. A jumpstart, if you will, on all the thrills and adventure awaiting you.

Here are several travel app options to get you started.

  • Sightseeing Pass Travel Guide - If you are staying in or near a few select large cities, this free travel and planning tool helps make the most of your sightseeing trips with maps and essential information about local attractions.
  • RoadTrippers - Are you driving to your next assignment or gearing up for weekend trips? RoadTrippers will make road-tripping both easy and enjoyable with a unique database that contains millions of the world’s most exciting locations and turn-by-turn navigation that will sync to your phone. Let RoadTrippers lead the way!
  • Roadside America - Let Roadside America be your online guide to offbeat tourist attractions. From the statue of Charles Lindbergh in Americus, Georgia, to the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum in Gibsland, Louisana, to a listing of towns boasting smiley-faced water towers, you’ll find it all on Roadside America.
  • The Dyrt - If you enjoy camping, you’ll be able to plan better camping road trips with the plethora of resources on the Dyrt app, where camping starts. So get the scoop on campgrounds across the country and let the planning for your next camping excursion begin.
  • AllTrails - Whether you want to walk, hike, bike, or scope out wheelchair and pet-friendly trails, AllTrails has you covered. Pick the perfect path for your next outing from a comprehensive listing of trails, all verified by experts and reviewed by a global community of adventurers like you.
  • NPS App - This official app for the National Park Service gives fingertip access to over 400 national parks, providing interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more.
  • - This app offers walking tours in various destinations throughout the world, including twenty tours in the U.S.

If you are looking for even more great travel apps, check out this additional article on our blog. On your next travel nurse or travel CNA assignment, let travel apps bring a world of exciting travel opportunities in the palm of your hand.




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