Kids are about to finish their last tests and final projects and the excitement can’t get any higher than right after they finish school for summer. However, for parents, it's still time to get work done and that means summer vacation planning.
Summer vacation planning can be very overwhelming but, with the right tools at your disposal, you can stay organized and on top of the chaos. There are many apps and websites that can make your life much easier when it comes to organizing your family summer travel.
Armed with these apps, you’ll have no problem taking care of your summer trip.You might even get to enjoy some of the trip!
This is the mother of all organization apps. Seriously. People plan trips using solely Evernote. People organize their life using only Evernote. That should give you an idea of how versatile this app is. This platform allows you to organize several topics according to your own criteria by making lists, attaching pictures or links, voice notes, and everything you need.
Now, why is this helpful for your travel planning? You can make your checklists in there, set up notebooks and categories that you think are necessary for your particular needs and set everything up, from planning your packing, to memories from your trip, too.
You can get an infinite amount of ideas of what to do, how to prepare, what to buy, where to go and how to plan a trip on a budget, among other topics, with the help of everyone that have already been through what you’re doing right now, and pinned about it. You’re planning to stay at home during vacation? Look for a list of the things to do on the area! You need a printable checklist or an infographic of the essential things to bring on your trip? Surely a few thousand people have already pinned about it.
Voted the best trip planner app out there, TripCase makes your travel experience much easier. It automatically gets the information about your flight, notifies you of any itinerary changes, set up routes to your field trips and even schedules your meals. What makes this app great is that you can share all this information with other members of your family and flight changes notifications are free.
You may already know about this platform since is one of the most popular and most used by frequent travelers. This is a metasearch engine that’s very easy to use and that can help you find the best fees for your trip, being that airplane tickets, train tickets, car rentals, hotel, you name it.
5. Trip Advisor
If you’ve already arrived at your destination and you don’t know where to go, what are the best places to eat and which are the best family attractions, then Trip Advisor is for you. You can see what other travelers have done and said about the all the available activities and get the best experiences as recommended by other users.
This is for your long-term planning. Whether you’re going to a nice beach with a high budget and mostly everything taken care of by the hotel, or you’re taking a more frugal and adventurous approach and going on a road trip to one of America’s amazing natural parks, you can find everyone’s bathing suit and a camping house that accommodates your 5+ members family on Amazon, and already categorized for your destination needs.
Plan ahead your trip and save some money with YNAB, a platform that has everything you need and helps you manage your finances, spending and earning, as well as future important investments (like your summer vacation) in order to be prepared and have a clear idea of how much you will be able to spend.
Take these apps and use them wisely. They can make your trip a vacation not just for your family but for you, as they can remove a huge amount of weight off your shoulders.