From apps that offer 24/7 support to seamlessly book vacations for the family (without leaving your couch!), to those that help families get organized and to quickly pack, based on the length of a trip, and upcoming weather forecast – these must-have “helpers” can assist in making any fall/winter trip stress-free and unforgettable.
Are the kids hungry, and cranky? Need to find a restaurant ASAP? Meeting friends at a bar near by, or just need to find the closest ATM? AroundMe allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, gas stations, book a hotel or find a movie schedule nearby. So whether you’re home for the weekend, in New York for work, or vacationing in Seville, Nice, Milan or Tokyo, AroundMe provides simple access to local information.
PackPoint is a free travel packing list organizer, and packing planner for serious travel pros. PackPoint will help you organize what you need to pack in your luggage and suitcase based on length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip. Once your packing list is built and organized, PackPoint will save it for you, and then you can choose to share it with your friends and family in case they need help packing too.
For those looking to travel on a budget, but still get the amazing experience they’re looking for with the family, CheapOair offers the best prices for flights, hotel reservations, car rentals, vacation packages and MORE! With the app’s sleek look, trips can be booked in just a few swipes of your finger. They also have team members available 24/7 to assist with any questions regarding their trip.
Sunday Drive (www.SundayDrive.net)
With the Sunday Drive app, it’s all about the journey. You and your family can discover secret spots and hidden gems along the world’s most scenic highways. Routes include inside information and history form locals and experts in each community you pass through, including historical landmarks, haunted areas, waterfalls and hikes, themed routes like ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ and ‘Old Ridge Route’, diners, drive-ins, museums and more!
For those who are planning a road trip this summer, Waze is a user-generated traffic information app to save you time and frustration while on the open road. The social GPS app gets drivers together to provide live traffic updates on jams, police traps, accidents and other hazards. It also saves cost by comparing the oil prices of the gas stations along your routes or around you. Waze has partnered with a few gas stations to provide discounts through digital coupons on the app.
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