Are you looking for the best apps for traveling families? If you’re bringing a smartphone or tablet make sure you have these great travel apps for a memorable and stress-free adventure.
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Manage your flights and layovers with GateGuru, which offers real-time flight information, including security line wait times and details for terminals and gates. The app also allows you to reserve rental cars and nearby hotels. GateGuru is free on Apple, Android and Windows phones.
Check flight delays, carry-on rules, weather conditions, and more with MyTSA. The Transportation Security Administration’s free app helps families get through security quickly and easily, and passengers can even provide feedback about their experience. MyTSA is free on Apple and Android smartphones.
USA Rest Stops
Download USA Rest Stops before your family road trip and you’ll never have to search for a gas station or convenience store again. This app lists rest stops along major highways in every state — use the map to see how far you are from the closest rest stop, plus see how busy it is before you arrive. Activate notifications so you’ll know when you’re close to a rest stop, too, or see where they’re located before you even leave home. USA Rest Stops is free on Apple and Android smartphones.
There’s no need to be nervous about public transportation with HopStop, which offers schedules and door-to-door directions, plus approximate costs for buses, trains and subways. The free app can be used in more than 600 cities across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. HopStop is available for Apple smartphones.
MasterCard’s free ATM Hunter app will help you quickly locate the closest machine. It uses GPS to find your location and point you in the right direction. Find an ATM or a specific bank — it’ll do both. Plus, it works internationally, offers bank and machine hours, tells you about surcharge fees, and more. ATM Hunter is free on Apple, Android and Windows phones.