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Top Apps for Family Travel

Posted by Maria Inês Pinto on 11/09/2014
Top Apps for Family Travel

When you’re planning a family holiday, there are loads of things to plan: hotel, flights, car rental, family-friendly activities, appropriate dining options, etc.! You need to make sure you pack extra pairs of everything, a well-stocked diaper bag, a couple of toys, snacks for the flight, and so much more. But one thing that can make all of this easier: these excellent 6 phone applications that will make your next family holiday a breeze.

1.  Pack & Go Deluxe: Whatever you’re doing for your next holiday, this application ensures you’re well packed for it! Pack & Go Deluxe offers you the option of ready-made packing lists for infant, child and adult luggage needs or you can custom create your own. Either way, you can check off the items you’ve packed and make sure you have everything you need on your next family getaway. $2.99

2.  Sunday Drives: If you’re planning a road trip in the near future, this is the one application you need to have on your phone. It conveniently points out points of interest, scenic views, landmarks and fun activities along your journey to keep your kids from getting bored in the backseat. Free.

3. Family Car Games: Despite its name, this application is actually perfect wherever you are and however you’re travelling. It will give you over 100 options of games to choose from to keep the whole family entertained. $1.99

4. GateGuru: This application is perfect if you’re flying to your next family holiday destination. It conveniently shows you where everything in any airport is from book shops, to restaurants, and ATMs. This can come in super handy when you have anxious kids demanding some ice cream in an airport you’re unfamiliar with. Free.

5.  iStory Time: This great application is perfect if you don’t have a lot of free space in your luggage to bring along your kids’ favourite books. Install this on your iPhone or iPad and you’ll have access to loads of illustrated children’s books. Your kids can read themselves or choose to listen to a recorded narration. Free.

6.  Family Matters: Have some fun with your kids while you wait in line, kill time on your long haul flight or relax in your hotel room in the evening. This app contains an extensive list of questions and activities in four different categories: General, Restaurant, Road Trip and Dr.’s Office. It’s the best app to keep the entire family entertained. $1.99

Travelling as a family can be a challenge. Besides all of the planning and budgeting that goes into it, you then still need to make sure your kids are entertained every step of the way. These six apps are sure to make your life a whole lot easier so that you can enjoy your time together on your next family holiday!