"Summer, summer, summer time — time to sit back and unwind." Yep — DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince put it best: Summer is the time to chill, and take epic trips to unplug from the stress of your workaday life. These travel apps to rock your summer getaway will ensure you do just that. If you're hitting the road this summer, or even planning a staycation close to home, your trusty smartphone can help you have a memorable experience.
You might remember the days when the disposable camera — a watershed '90s invention — was the best thing to bring on vacation. The excitement of waiting to see what you captured on your cardboard camera could only be eclipsed by the disappointment of getting those photos back and finding pictures of thumbs, blurry snaps, and accidental photos you snapped when you weren't even pointing the camera at anything. Luckily the digital revolution has made this vacay problem a thing of the past the same way it's also made paper maps and clunky emergency car phones obsolete.
When I went on spring break to Myrtle Beach my junior year of high school my three don't-leave-home without items were the disposable camera, the ancient car phone my mom borrowed from a co-worker, and a TripTik from AAA. Oh how times have changed. In 2017 there are myriad apps to help elevate your travel experience. Here are a few of my favorites.