Free Travel Apps for Families

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.

PackPoint Packing List

PackPoint Packing List app icon.Pack like a pro with PackPoint Packing List. This app suggests what to pack based on weather conditions in your destination, planned activities, and the number of nights you’ll be away. For more tips, you can also note if you’ll have access to laundry facilities, if kids will be repeating outfits during the trip, and if you’ll be traveling internationally. PackPoint is free on Apple and Android smartphones.

GateGuru

GateGuru app icon.

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.

MyTSA

MyTSA app icon.

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.

 

Waze

Waze app icon.No one likes traffic jams, especially when there are kids in tow. Waze is a free traffic and navigation app that uses real-time information to direct you to your destination. It will automatically re-route you around traffic jams, guide you with turn-by-turn voice instructions, tell you where the closest gas station is, and estimate your time of arrival, plus your friends’ time of arrival if you’re all heading to the same place. Waze is free on Apple, Android and Windows smartphones.

USA Rest Stops

USA Rest Stops app icon.

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.

HopStop

HopStop app icon.

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.

ATM Hunter

ATM Hunter app icon.

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.

SOURCE: www.familyvacationcritic.com
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