24 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Memorial Day Travel Apps You Can’t Leave Home Without

We can do almost everything on our phones these days! From texting and checking social channels, to planning events and preparing for storms, our cellular devices are becoming more of an extension of self versus solely a helpful tool. If you plan on traveling this Memorial Day weekend, chances are you’ll have your phone, iPod, or tablet with you. Here are some of the best travel apps to utilize while on the go:

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Where to? Discover your next destinationWhen you are on the road you don’t have time to look through a travel book for restaurant or rest stop suggestions. “Where to” helps you find what you’re looking for with ease. This app allows you to locate almost anything that is nearby, even medical providers or ATMs.

Cost: $2.99

 

Zagat to GoWhen you’re in a new place, you don’t always know the best place to grab a bite. With Zagat to Go’s GPS feature you can find restaurants nearby, with the added bonus of their official Zagat ratings.

Cost: $9.99

 

AirbnbWhen you’re on the go, the last thing you want to do is search for a place to sleep. With Airbnb, you can easily book accommodations with a few simple clicks from your iPhone.

Cost: Free

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The Weather Channel AppWant to know what to pack for your trip, but not sure of the weather at your final Memorial Day destination? The Weather Channel App is simple, easy-to-use, and includes full screen radar weather maps, seasonal information, and weather news to help you plan your attire accordingly.

Cost: Free

 

KAYAK, Flight, Hotel SearchThere’s a lot of responsibility that goes into planning a trip. Kayak.com conveniently allows travelers to track their flight status, book their travel plans, and find flight, hotel, and car rental deals, all for free.

Cost: Free

 

Packing ProDo you have trouble staying organized when planning for a trip? The Packing Pro app aides the absentminded traveler by creating packing lists based on the number of adults, children, and days of travel. This app also takes into consideration variables like temperature, destination, and food preparation.

No matter how prepared you think you are, you still can’t access these great travel apps without your smartphone. With all these apps eating away at your phone’s battery life, it’s important to have backup. The BoostSolar by Etón is a solar-powered backup battery pack that will fully charge most smartphones twice. Let the BoostSolar keep you powered up and ready to go for your Memorial Day trip!

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