Hitting the open road this summer? 

Road trips can be fun and educational, but bumps in the blacktop -- real or metaphorical -- can easily disrupt the positive vibe. Improve your travel experience by keeping the kids entertained in the back seat, knowing your surroundings, and of course taking in the sights.

Road Trip Fun

Time will fly by in the car with Road Trip Fun. The $0.99 app lists over 25 games to play, great ones like "I spy" and "20 questions?" -- and of course the classic "license plate game." 

You don’t even need an Internet connection to tap into this app -- all game ideas are saved, so you don’t have to remember all the rules to "Name that tune," "Who am I?," "2 Truths, 1 Lie" and more. This app is sure to lessen the "are we there yet?" backseat comments.

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AroundMe 

If you're on the highway and wondering where the next rest stop is, ease anxiety by having the answer at your fingertips, for free. The AroundMe app can tell you what’s coming up on the road, as well as where the closest ATM is, what restaurants are in the area, where the nearest hospital or hotel is, and more. 

Click on where you need to go and a list of directions and a map will pop up showing you how to reach your destination.

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Download AroundMe from the Android Market

Landmark Finder

No road trip would be complete without a little sightseeing. Make sure you don’t miss any attractions with Landmark Finder. Using your location, the $0.99 app will navigate you towards any and all historic spots within walking or driving distance. 

If you're traveling abroad, upgrade to Landmark World edition for $2.99. The international version covers major cities like London, Paris, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Rome, Cape Town, Beijing, New Delhi and tons more.

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So grab your luggage, gather your friends, and pack up the kids -- you’re ready to roll!