Welcome to March and the countdown to March Break! This month brings with it one of the most popular travel times for families, and with the persistent winter weather we expect all of the planes, trains and automobiles escaping the cold to be as busy as ever! To help manage the chaos and make sure your trip is as smooth and relaxing as possible, we have rounded up some of the top travel apps that might help you out!
Here are some of our recommendations for downloads before you hit the roads. Have some favourites that we missed? Add them in the comments at the end!
For those of us who need to become more organized and are sick of forgetting something when they go on vacation Packing Pro is the ticket. It is a $3 app that helps inform you what to pack. It also, gives you reminders on things that need to be done before leaving. There are pre-made sample lists that you may use or you create a custom list. It allows you to set up reminders for tasks that shouldn’t be forgotten before leaving home.
This is a great app to use when in a new city or when you’re traveling with another family or group. It allows you to search the city you are in for restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more with customer reviews. Stay.com is a great personal travel guide that can be used offline once you save it. You are able to share your guide with a group, allowing everyone to be on the same page. Another feature that this app has it that you are able to create places and mark them on your app. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?
A great way to stay on top of your travel information is TripIt. This free app helps place all your confirmations in one place keeping you organized. All you have to do is forward all your travel related e-mails to your new TripIt email and the app does the work for you. It syncs with your phone’s calendar to notify you of all your times and important information like which gate to go to.
Wi-Fi Finder is exactly what its name says it is. It locates wireless Internet paid or free close to you. It works in 144 countries around the world.
Ran by Google this free app allows you to search using pictures you have taken with your phone. This is very useful app to use when site seeing. Items such as paintings, famous landmarks, and QR codes can be searched.
For those who are planning on flying, App in the Air is a must. It helps you survive overlays at airports by informing you what the best restaurant is at that particular airport to where and how to get the best wireless internet. Another great feature of this App in the Air is that it gives you maps of the airport so you don’t need to run from one end to the other looking for a terminal.
While flying don’t stay stuck in front of the arrival/departure board with everyone else, get the FlightAware app. This free app gives you live flight tracking maps for private, charter, and GA flights. It keeps you up to date with cancelations, delays, gate changes and much more.
For young families this app is a great way to discover fun kid friendly activities. The maps include attractions, restaurants, parks, and entertainment all of which have been reviewed by other parents.
A tour resource in your pocket, Viator Tours & Activities helps you find the attractions, tours, shops, and activities for you on your vacation. The app allows you to use maps to find locations and attractions near you. You are also able to book your tour or activities straight from your phone in advance or that day.
This app allows you to research customer reviews for restaurants, hotels, and attractions on the go. Users do all the reviews so they are very honest. It is a free app, and very useful for not getting food poisoning on your vacation.
Shawna from ReSoMe recently went on CTV Morning Live and shared her top picks from this list for their viewers, click here or the picture below to view the full clip and add your apps or favourites we missed in the comments!