Compiled by Katherine Clements
Here’s the understatement of the year: Traveling with kids can be hectic. Here are six mobile apps to make your family travels easy, enjoyable and memorable.
Pack & Go Deluxe Packing List // For packing and organizing
Remember all the necessities for each person in your group. Pack & Go Deluxe is travel checklist app, featuring automated lists and reminders, tailored for families and large groups. One feature we like is the “briefcase” to centralize and password protect important info like passport numbers, driver license numbers, emergency contacts and more. By Red Box Productions. Cost: $2.99.
Sunday Drive // For enjoying the drive
Navigate your long drive down a more scenic route. Sunday Drive helps you find secret spots and local history along the way. It’s great to help make the route to the destination an experience in itself. It’ll even entertain the kids on the way by spotting landmarks, haunted areas, themed routes and more. By Sunday Drive. Cost: Free.
myTSA // For complying with air travel rules
Never again worry about having to remember what is and isn’t allowed when flying. With 24/7 access to information, the myTSA app helps passengers with frequently asked questions, like what’s allowed in your carry-on, airport statuses and even security wait times. By Transportation Security Administration. Cost: Free
Sit or Squat Restroom Finder // For finding a potty, fast
When you’re traveling somewhere new and someone really has to go, open this Charmin app to find the nearest restroom for you. Great for those young ones that can’t hold it for long, and for parents who worry about when the next potty opportunity might present itself. By P&G Productions. Cost: Free.
Mom Maps // For finding kid-friendly spots
Mom Maps Free helps find those kid-friendly places when you’re on the go! Whether you’re looking for the perfect play date place, or somewhere indoors when it’s rainy out, Mom Maps Free leads parents to the best parks, playgrounds, and kid-friendly restaurants in town. By New Media Parents, Inc. Cost: Free.
Rove // For remembering your trip
Automatically create a timeline of your trip that includes the places you visited, the things you saw and the photos you took while there. Rove tracks your travel by car, plane, foot, bike and more. Kind of like a retrospective, personalized map, you’ll remember every restaurant and attraction you enjoyed. When it’s time to make a memory book, you’ll have all the details at your fingertips. By ZeTrip. Cost: Free.