By Ola Kalejaye
Most digital nomads have a couple apps in their toolkit to help with the day-to-day tasks that come naturally with life on the road. Here are a couple of our favorites!
*Campendium is an official sponsor of the BIPOC Guide
Campendium has tens of thousands of camping spots from National Parks & Forests, BLM land, State, County and City Parks, RV Parks and dispersed camping. All spots on the service are reviewed by the Campendium team and reviewed by it’s 350,000-strong membership. Along with verified user reviews, you can find cell service reports and campground photos. Check out the website campendium.com for awesome additional content like gear reviews, videos and blogs.
“At Campendium, we are passionate about providing information that every traveler can use to find their perfect campsite by harnessing the power of community reviews.”
Photo By Travelin-Tortuga | Circle Park Road Dispersed Camping
Outdoorsy Black Women
Outdoorsy Black Women is a FREE social network for all Black Women to connect, celebrate, build community and share knowledge about outdoor activities and lifestyles. Through the app, members can: connect via common interest groups, share tricks of various outdoorsy trades, host and plan their own events and meetups and find new hobbies and share experiences and knowledge through blogs, forums and journals.
Outdoorsy Black Women even has a directory of Black owned businesses, making it easy for members to create lists and share reviews of businesses they encounter on their travels.
Whether you’re just curious, a veteran Outdoorsy Black Woman or just wanting to connect with other adventurous Black Women this is the place to be! The App is FREE and can be downloaded for iOS and Android.
The Native Land app (and website Native-Land.ca) is a fantastic resource to aid in learning about the stolen Indigenous lands on which we live and recreate. It provides an easy way to search via its interactive map, sorted by territories, languages and treaties, and includes many links to websites for Tribal governments and organizations. While it is not an exhaustive list, it does an incredible job mapping out territories across both the North and South American continents and is constantly adding territories across the world to its map.
GasBuddy provides listings and price comparisons for finding the cheapest gas along your journey. If you’re interested in further savings you can easily get the free GasBuddy card which tethers to your regular bank card, and can save you up to 25c per gallon.
Harvest Hosts is a subscription service that offers free camping for self-contained RVs and travel rigs at over 2000 wineries, breweries, farms, museums, golf courses and attractions across the country. Memberships cost $99 per year, and grant members access to camp at any host location for one night at a time. Harvest Hosts encourages all members to make purchases from their hosts as a thank you for their hospitality, a great way to support local businesses.
iOverlander is an app with fully user-generated listings for camping spots, parking spots, water fill-ups, mechanics, laundromats and other useful utilities for road travelers. It’s important to note that there is little-to-no review of the quality or legality of camping spots so make sure to do your due diligence on whatever you find there.
FreeRoam is a campground search app with a social component geared towards finding other travelers including direct messaging and social groups. Its search feature has different filters including cell service, rig length, road difficulty and even filters for shade and crowdedness.
About Our Sponsor
Campendium is a web and mobile application providing comprehensive campsite information and reviews for over 32,000 public and private camping spots in North America. The platform encourages community participation through campsite reviews, campground Q&As, and engaging video and article content.
Creating a safe environment for diverse voices and experiences in the outdoor recreation and travel space is important to Campendium. We recognize that creating this space requires action, and we are dedicated to joining and supporting partners who have the knowledge, skills, and passion to move these initiatives forward.
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