By Sarah Wengert
If you’re driving, as most travelers do, this handy app will help you easily locate the cheapest gas prices everywhere you go! GasBuddy also offers benefits like its GasBack program, a rewards program where you can earn free gas, and tools like its Trip Cost Calculator.
On the other hand, if you’re carless while on assignment, Lyft is a great way to get around in most mid-sized to large cities.
This app lets you keep all of your travel plans and documents organized in one spot. Whether you choose the free or pro version (at $49 per year), this app is super helpful to those on the go.
For the road warrior travel nurse, this app will help you find fun things to do while you’re en route and when you settle into your new city. It features everything from offbeat roadside attractions to popular destinations, and lets you drop pins and chart your very own course.
Kayak helps you search for affordable flights, hotels, and cars. It offers packages as well as travel guides to boot.
This app is like the Yelp of travel, with ratings, reviews, and all kinds of other info on everything from accommodations to restaurants to attractions. You can create city-specific lists to save all the stuff you want to check out in each area you visit.
Google Drive lets you organize and store documents and files, so they are always up to date and within reach from any device. Bonus, if you’re in airplane mode or driving through a dead zone, you can even make changes offline which will then sync the next time you are in service!
This is a go-to for many a travel nurse. Keep in touch with friends, family, and fellow co-workers, since Skype allows you to see friendly faces from anywhere in the world!
We hope this handy list of 8 great apps for travel nurses provides some helpful tools for your next travel nursing journey. We’d love to hear what we missed, too, if there are any apps not on this list that you depend on. Please share your favorite apps for travel nurses in the comments!