Planning a vacation today is no easy task. A travel advisor eliminates the stress of planning, but we aren’t able to control everything that happens on your trip. Fortunately, travel apps can sometimes be lifesavers when you encounter the unexpected. Whether you’re planning your next family vacation or your honeymoon, download these travel apps before you leave to ward off unexpected stressors on the road.
Download Packpoint before you start packing for a customized checklist tailored to your vacation. Just put in the destination and the dates, and the app will generate a checklist based on the weather forecast. Answer a few questions about your activities for an even more detailed list. You can add or delete items any time and also share it with others.
When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. Finding a public restroom can be tricky when you’re in an unfamiliar place, especially if you’re overseas. SitOrSquat uses your location to find the nearest public restroom, complete with cleanliness ratings. You can also view additional information, like whether it’s handicap accessible or contains a changing table.
Using a virtual private network (VPN) when traveling keeps your data private and helps you navigate to sites that might be blocked in other countries. There’s no need to log in, and you’ll be provided with a non-traceable IP address, so you can securely and anonymously access the web anywhere and at any time. This app is easy to use and an absolute must for security when traveling.
If you need to use public WiFi, this app will find hotspots around your location to help you avoid eating through your data. You’ll be able to download maps for your destination before your trip so that you can access them on the road without using data, or you can access them once you’re there using your data. Just be mindful of what data you access while on public WiFi!
Call Miller Murphy Travel at 985.727.5577 or fill out our contact form to book your dream vacation! In addition to downloading these apps, be sure to check out our travel resources before hitting the road.