5 great apps for winter travel
Winter is in full effect, but if that polar vortex that swept across the country didn’t convince you, perhaps a fun winter trip will do the trick? If you do feel like venturing outside of the house for a quick, snow-filled adventure, you should check out these apps to get the most out of your getaway. And remember to pick up an iTunes gift card for any app purchases from the Apple Store, where you can get 2 percent Cash Back for a limited time.
Winter weather can be terribly unpredictable. That’s why it helps to have an app handy that will keep you informed on the latest conditions for your trip. If you’re not going far, AccuWeather is a great option for a local forecast. It features info on whether the forecast will affect outdoor fitness, respiratory health and travel in addition to providing severe weather notices and real-time push alerts for incoming severe weather.
On the other hand, if your winter trip involves a little road trip, you’ll need to keep track of the weather at multiple locales at once. That’s where Road Trip Weather fits in, as it lets you enter your route and departure times, then populates the map with weather data that shows the weather along your route. Based on that information you can modify your departure time or your route and have smooth sailing on your trip.
Nothing says winter trip like a vacation to Colorado for skiing and more. If you agree, you’d do well to check out Colorado’s Winter Park. Known as “Colorado’s favorite playground,” Winter Park offers a ton of options and the Play Winter Park app does a great job organizing them for you. Play Winter Park features a local business search, list of current and upcoming events, and a map for directions to the best of Winter Park.
The northeastern United States has its own winter wonderland in Vermont. With the Vermont Fall & Winter Fun app, you can explore the best that the Green Mountain State has to offer. The Vermont app features a list of winter events involving skiing, skating, dog sledding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and more. Whether you’re looking for covered bridges or local winter secrets, the Vermont Fall & Winter Fun app can help you make the most of a winter trip to the northeast.
No matter what time of year you’re traveling, there’s nothing worse than forgetting something right after you’ve left for a trip. With the Travel List app, you won’t have to worry about forgetting anything again. Travel List lets you create a packing list with an auto reminder that helps make sure you won’t forget something at home.
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