App Finder: Best vacation apps

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Whether you're going on a road trip, flying across the country or heading overseas this vacation season, here are some great apps you'll find useful.

PACKING PRO: Do you find yourself forgetting things every time you pack? Or scrambling at the last minute? Check out this app - it helps you organize your packing by creating lists for you. This is an Apple-only device, but it works well across all Apple products since the app has iCloud sync support. 

$2.99 for iOS.


IEXIT: This is an essential app for road travelers. This app will let you find gas, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, drug stores, car-repair shops and more while you're on the road.

99 cents on Android and iOS.


AIRPORTS BY TRAVEL NERD: Heading to an unknown airport or just want to check your flight? This app is for you. It will give you flight statuses, tell you the layouts of airports and more. 

Free for iOS.


GOOGLE TRANSLATE: This is an essential app if you're traveling to a country where you don't know the language well (or at all). You can speak a phrase, and Google Translate will translate it into the language you want. 

Free for Android and iOS.


Hot app of the week

FAMILY GUY: THE QUEST FOR STUFF: If you’re a fan of the show “Family Guy,” you’ll love this game. The description reads, “After another epic battle with the giant chicken, Peter Griffin has accidentally destroyed Quahog! Play for free and rally your favorite FG characters (even Meg) to save the city in a hilarious new adventure from the writers of Family Guy.”

Free for iOS and Android.


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