Holiday Apps Help You Travel Without a Hitch

Stay organized and informed.

By on December 20, 2012

Traveling during the holidays can be stressful. Whether you’re loading up the family car or heading to the airport, getting to your destination takes patience and planning. From start to finish your smartphone or tablet can help you stay organized and guide you through your holiday travels without a hitch.

Scheduling a trip with a bit of advance notice? Try to the Pack-The-Bag app to set a reminder that tells you when to start packing. You can even email packing lists to friends and family so everyone knows who is bringing what.

When traveling during the winter months, weather can always be a factor. Keep your smartphone handy to keep track of possible flight delays or road incidents. An app such as WeatherBug can let you know what conditions to expect on the road and at your destination.

If you’re traveling by car, the GasBuddy app is a must have to find the cheapest gas stations on your route. You can even earn points toward prize giveaways by submitting gas prices on the go. To assist with navigation, an app such as VZNavigator, can help you find the most efficient route and avoid traffic issues.

If you’re heading to the airport and traveling a long distance this holiday season, consider the JetLag Genie app. It can customize a plan based on your flight information and sleep patterns to help you reduce the effects of jet lag.

And unfortunately, if you’re flying this holiday season, there’s always a chance of a delay or a long lay over. Be prepared with the Wi-Fi Finder app to search for a public hotspot to stream movies, download apps and surf the web off the network.

The holidays are filled with surprises, but you can avoid the stress of an avoidable planning disaster by stocking up on these travel apps.

And one final tip. Whatever you do, don’t forget your charger. Happy Holidays!