Top 5 Apps for Your Summer in Locums - Floyd Lee Locums


Top 5 Apps for Your Summer in Locums

by Kelly Starkey in Career Concierge, Locums Lifestyle 22/07/2017

Top 5 Apps for Your Summer in Locums

The days are getting longer; temperatures are rising; traffic is probably a nightmare; kids are out of school – it’s that time. Summer is upon us, whether that means you’re cashing in your vacation days for a locums assignment or family trip across the country or trying to beat the heat indoors at your day job.

Here are our top five picks of apps that will add a little adventure to those long summer days.

Find a concert near you

BandsInTown tracks your favorite bands and artists and notifies when they’re touring near you. Search for live music nearby to catch a live concert wherever you are and easily buy tickets within the app.

BandsInTown: Android/iOS

Find more to do 

Searching for something to do on your locums assignment? Eventseeker provides information on events near you – festivals, nightlife, comedy shows, music, sports, theater, dance, arts and cultural exhibits, business opportunities, community events, and tours, all just a click away.

Eventseeker: Android/iOS

Screenshots from BandsInTown and Eventseeker apps showing how your music library can be scanned to find artists you like with concerts nearby and local events for your next locums assignment.

Experience the outdoors

No matter where you are, The Outbound shows the best local hikes, campsites, swimming holes, waterfalls, and road trip stops with useful tips from the community for your outdoor adventures. AllTrails offers similar information on trails and sightseeing along the way. Both designate trails accessible for pets, children, and wheelchairs.

The Outbound: iOS  ▪  AllTrails: iOS/Android

Get wet!

Many locums assignments can be found close to rivers, lakes, or the ocean. GetMyBoat is the “Airbnb” of boats and allows you to book fishing charters, surfing lessons, paddleboard or kayak rentals, diving tours, rafting trips, or even personal yachts.

GetMyBoat: Android/iOS

Start training for that marathon

Focused on staying fit? Set a goal to accomplish your next big milestone. 5K races and marathons can be found around the country, often supporting charitable causes, no matter where you are. If you haven’t started training, try C25K, which offers interval training plans to get you up to speed and monitor progress. Bonus: Download Charity Miles to donate to your favorite charity for every mile walked/run while you train or while you simply explore your new city.

C25K: Android/iOS  ▪  CharityMiles: Android/iOS

Screenshots from Charity Miles app showing how miles add up to money for various charities supporting Stand Up To Cancer, ASPCA, Alzheimer's Association, Feeding America, and more.

Wherever your summer takes you, our concierge team is here to help you make it memorable.

We’ll help you find locums assignments that fit your schedule and your needs. Why not turn your next job into an awesome family vacation – and get paid for it? Want to find a job close enough to visit friends or relatives? Just need some relaxing “me” time and a less hectic schedule? Whatever your summer wish, we’ll help make it a reality.

Our concierge team is familiar with many of the areas you’ll be working and can offer expert advice on activities to try, attractions or businesses that cater to your interests, family-friendly things to do, or the best of local nightlife. Need a haircut? No problem! Want to know the best dry cleaner in town? Already on it. Need a good place to distract your kids on a rainy day? We  the answer.

We take feedback from our providers seriously, and we always pay it forward when helping others taking assignments in the area.

So if you need to know the best wine bar in your new city or want to find out if there are any local music festivals to plan your work around, simply ask. We’ll find the answer to anything you need. At Floyd Lee Locums, we take pride in covering all the bases, so you don’t have to.

Know some other great apps that can make locums assignments more enjoyable? Share them in the comments below!