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4 best travel apps for parents

Travel, writer, mom and co-founder of BestKidsApps.com Jen Leo's favourite family travel apps.

By Jen Leo

4 best travel apps for parents

4 best travel apps for parents

Best apps for family travel

Vacationing with kids should be more fun than it is stressful. Get the right apps to help you and your family enjoy your time away

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co-founder and mom Jen Leo shares which apps she uses when travelling with her family.

Check out her 4 top recommendations!

4 best travel apps for parentsPhoto: WILLSIE/iStockphoto

Hipmunk Flight & Hotel Search

The visual flight search is what keeps me coming back to this app. I can't live without the "agony search," which  sorts the flights by the least agonizing based on price, flight duration and number of stops. And, as any parent who has tried to keep a travel-wired child contained in a busy airport knows, price isn't everything.

Where to Buy? iTunes, Free
Google Play, Free

4 best travel apps for parentsPhoto: Hipmunk

WorldMate Gold

This is a one-stop shop for itinerary organizing, booking travel and finding restaurants and shopping ideas around your destination. I love both their hotel search and "Local Search" feature, which gives me restaurant reviews from Yelp.
Where to Buy? Worldmate Gold, iTunes, $10
Worldmate, Google Play, Free

4 best travel apps for parentsPhoto: Worldmate, Inc.

AirportChatter

Your new best friend when you're unfamiliar with your airport. It helped me and my daughter find a spa to ease our four-hour layover in Miami. The navigation is so simple. (Currently only available for Apple products and focuses on major U.S. airports.)
Where to Buy? iTunes, Free

4 best travel apps for parentsPhoto: Airport Chatter

Viator Tours & Activities

Kids get bored. Viator is your go-to provider for tours and activities. It gets the conversation started whether you want to take a kids' bicycle tour in Chicago or buy a tour to skip the line at the Vatican in Rome.
Where to Buy? iTunes, Free
Google Play, Free

4 best travel apps for parentsPhoto: Viator

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This article was originally published on Apr 09, 2013
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