5 Best Apps for Family Travel

5 Best Apps for Family Travel

Family travel is fun and exciting and even challenging sometimes. Here is our list of the top 5 apps that will help you with your family travels.

  1. Yuggler – Search nearby for family-friendly activities, from free events to worth-it attractions. Use Yuggler to nail down what to do each day, based on the weather or the type of entertainment your kids want and need, and scroll through reviews written by parents who’ve been there. So instead of paying $20 apiece for entrance to the big museum, you can locate just-as-fun spots with zero admission, saving a family of four a whopping $80.
    • Price: FREE
    • OS: iPhone, iPad and iPod running iOS 7 or higher
  2. Sit or Squat – Sponsored by Charmin, this app uses your phone’s built-in location finder to pinpoint the closest public restrooms. Perhaps more important, Sit or Squat provides user-generated cleanliness scores. You’ll never have to spring for an unnecessary cup of coffee just so the kids can use the facilities.
    • Price: FREE
    • OS: Android & iOS
  3. Postagram – Feel like you should send a note to Grandma and Grandpa but don’t want to pay for a cheesy postcard and deal with getting it in the mail? Postagram turns your iPhone or Instagram snaps into postcards. Upload your image, type in a quick message, and place your order. The app prints your postcard and mails it to any address in the U.S. for arrival within a week—all for only $1 (though you still need to buy the stamp).
    • Price: FREE
    • OS: Android & iOS
  4. Wi-Fi Finder – Find free internet near your current location in an instant. Wi-Fi Finder works offline too. Before you head out, download the offline database to your device, so you won’t waste data while searching for a hotspot—key during an international trip. You’ll save as much as $15 off the hotel Wi-Fi cost.
    • Price: FREE
    • OS: Android & iOS
  5. GateGuru – Making long layovers and annoying delays just a tad more bearable, Gate Guru locates amenities within airport terminals, so you know just how far of a walk it is to the play area or the family restroom. The app also features discounts at airport shops and even last-minute car rentals. A recent search showed reserving a car through the app (which then books straight through the rental company) can save you around $7 to $10 a day.
    • Price: FREE
    • OS: Android & iOS