Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Techy Traveler

Traveling over Easter? Spring Break trip on the calendar? Getting anxious about what that all looks like with kid's in tow? I've blogged in the past about travel tips and products (if you missed them, click on the links) but the reality is, the best travel resource is right in your fingertips - your smartphone.

Did you know that 44% of US travelers plan on using their smartphones more as a travel resource during trips in 2012? Long are the days of printing out MapQuest directions (although I don't feel like that was that long ago) or stopping in the gas station to ask for help.

So before you pack, check out these sites worth surfing and apps worth downloading to streamline your vacation and make it as memorable as possible. And if you missed my previous post on travel apps that guarantee a hassle-free trip, check them out HERE.  

Sites to surf before traveling:
Budget Travel - - everything from how-to's to trip ideas and of course, some amazing budget friendly deals.

Traveling Mom - – ideas for affordable family vacations, including such tips as house swapping.

Goby - - 6 million things to do and discounts on attractions. Plus receive recommendations for cool things to do - all personalized to your unique interests - even in your own city!
Traveling with Kids - - lots of travel tips, entertainment ideas, product recommendations, and actual vacation destination ideas for travel with kids.
Travel Apps to download:

Postino – Create a real postcard and send it FREE!

Trip Journal – Track, record, document and share your travels ($2.99)

Pack and Go Packing List – Family to-do lists, tasks and packing lists ($.99)
Beautiful Planet – Pics and facts about amazing travel destinations ($1.99)

myTSA – Reminds you what is and isn’t allowed when flying (Free)

iStoryTime – The best children’s books ($.99)

Mom Maps – Helps mom's find kid friendly places when you’re on the go ($2.99)

Want to know if it's a travel deal or dud? Click HERE. Happy and safe travels!!

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