Travelling with the kiddos?
Lessen your planning, packing and other hassles with these 5 handy apps.
This app promises to be your all-in-one travel assistant. It automatically pulls everything from flight details to hotel reservations onto the app, and the information can even be saved for your offline viewing. The app suggests activities, attractions and restaurants – including kid-friendly ones – as well as essential destination information in an easy-to-use, intuitive layout. (free from Google Play and App Store)
Packing can be the toughest part of a trip when you have kids, but not with this app. It generates a packing list for you based on when you’ll be travelling, and collects weather data to make sure you pack the right clothes. You can also pick from a list of activities, such as hiking, to generate an even more specific list of things you may need. Simply touch to check off an item. If only getting the kids ready were this easy! (free with in-app purchases from Google Play and App Store)
Save yourself the hassle of queuing with kids at major attractions to buy tickets – this app aggregates popular tourist spots around the world, letting you pick whatever you want. Photos aid you in choosing from various tours and packages, but the best thing about the app is that it allows you to buy passes to attractions at a discounted rate. (free from Google Play and App Store)
If you’re travelling to multiple destinations, keeping track of all your flight schedules can be a chore. This app promises to make everything easier. It takes note of all your travel details, from flight numbers to luggage belts to the waiting time at security and check-in counters. Plus, it notifies you when the boarding gates open, so you’ll never have to worry about missing another flight. It also shows available Wi-Fi spots nearby, which makes staying connected much easier. (free with in-app purchases from Google Play and App Store)
It’s tough travelling in a big group when everyone wants to do their own thing, but splitting up means someone may get lost. This app helps you stay in touch. Share your current location with others in the group and be notified when they have viewed it, making it easier for everyone to follow their own itinerary while still being accounted for. You can also set a timed window, so your updated location will disappear after, say, five minutes. (free from Google Play and App Store)
From The Finder, Issue 295 / Text adapted from www.youngparents.com.sg / Additional Reporting: Sara Lyle Bow, November 2018
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