June 23

Apps to Find the Right Place

nerd dog on motorcycle transparentWhen we’re on the go, it’s easier than ever to find what we need with the help of our mobile devices. Here are a few of my favorite sites that help you discover exactly what you need in a jif.

  • Find a Really Good Restaurant: ChefsFeed
    What sets this restaurant review service apart from Yelp is that the reviewers are chefs. They tell you what they eat and why.
  • Find the Best Gas Prices: GasBuddy
    This really works! GasBuddy searches prices of all the gas stations within driving distance to help you find the best rates.
  • Find a Nice Room of Rest: SitorSquat
    Yep. It is what you think it is. This site helps you find clean public restrooms. A newer app, Airpnp, let people rent out their private bathrooms for use during festivals and the like, but it looks like the app tanked. Heh.
  • Find a Summer Concert: Bandsintown
    I don’t get out much, but my music-loving friends love Bandsintown to see local concerts and music events.
  • Find Parking for that Concert: ParkingPanda
    Nothing can spoil a day at the beach more than having to drive around forever looking for parking for your day at the beach. ParkingPanda lets you find and reserve parking so you’ll have the perfect spot without having to rely on luck.
  • Find a Super Salad: HappyCow
    Vegans rejoice! This resource helps you discover specialty foods for vegetarians and other green eaters.
  • Find a Time for a Pee Break: RunPee
    When you’re drinking super-triple sodas while watching the summer’s best blockbusters in a movie theater, you might need to take a break. This app tells you the best time to run to the restroom so you don’t miss anything critical.
  • Find a Hotel that Takes Pets: BringFido
    If you’re traveling this summer with a pet, this service helps you locate pet-friendly establishments wherever you go. Note: some have mentioned price differences when they book through BringFido vs. booking directly. Do your research.


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