Whether you’re traveling to a relative’s or staying at home this Thanksgiving, you’ll have to deal with some sort of holiday traffic or commute. We know it’s a huge pain, and figured that smartphone apps always are so handy, making everyone’s lives easier. Here are some apps that you’ll definitely need this Thanksgiving and will save you from a huge headache. [Related article: 5 US Cities With The Worst Traffic]
Packing Pro App
Not staying at home this Thanksgiving? Neither are the rest of us! Download the Packing Pro app to make sure that you don’t forget anything when you head out for this long holiday weekend. The application takes into account how many people you’re packing for (both adults and children), how many days of travel, destination temperature, food preparation, and even laundry preferences. You can create lists of things that you need to pack in your weekender bags, what you need to purchase, and what not to forget to do before you leave the house (locking the door would be nice). Packing Pro has been featured in Apple’s 10 Essentials and is the #1 iPad travel app in the United States. Needless to say, this app is a must!
If you’re driving to your Thanksgiving destination this holiday, traffic is inevitable. BUT, if you download the Waze app, you can avoid as much of the Thanksgiving traffic as possible! Waze is a real time app that crowdsources traffic information from actual drivers driving around you. The app will also reroute you when new traffic obstacles occur. Its mission is to get you to your destination as fast we possible, avoid all the road rage, and keep you a happy camper this holiday. [Related article: 5 Road Trip Games For This Thanksgiving Holiday]
For those of you expecting relatives to fly in, this app makes picking them up much easier. It uses your current GPS location and current flight schedules to determine the exact moment you should leave home for the airport. You will always be prepared – the app will display the estimated flight travel time, terminal, gate, and even baggage claim information. No need to be waiting around!