Your phone can be among your best summertime companions. Taking photos, getting directions, texting friends to find out who’s hosting the next get-together—it comes in handy for everything you need to keep your busy summer world moving.
Once the sunshine season hits, I also rely on my phone to find more ways to fully experience everything Mother Nature has to offer. For instance, I’ve found four exciting apps that open up new possibilities for great things to see and do all summer long.
Hiking is one my favorite ways to explore nature, and the Hiking Project app has become my go-to when I do. Available for Android and iPhone, it includes an exhaustive database of more than 74,000 miles of trails, GPS route tracking, elevation and topographical maps, and more. This app will make sure you know exactly where you are—even when you’re getting away from it all.
If you’re among the millions who love to spend a night under the stars, you’ll enjoy the wealth of useful information found on the RV Parks & Campgrounds app, designed exclusively for Android users. It offers a convenient, ad-free way to find public and private camping sites and nearby amenities, along with reviews, pictures, and maps.
Can your smartphone make you a better fisherman? You bet it can! The Fishbrain Fishing app, for Android and iPhone, provides anglers with a place to share helpful tips, local fishing forecasts, and those special spots where the fish are really biting. It does everything but reel them in for you!
Treasure hunters will love using the official Geocaching app, also available for Android and iPhone. Both experienced players and novices alike have plenty to enjoy. If you’re new to the game, this app will help you get started, and for those who already play, there’s a “cache” of helpful hints to be found here.
Pick up your phone to checkout all the possibilities these great apps have to offer. I guarantee they’ll inspire you to enjoy some terrific summertime adventures!