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Blog: Top Holiday Travel Apps for a Stress-Free Vacation

AT&T lists 7 apps to make sure your holiday travels are stress-free

Rudolph is ready and lights fill the night sky, download these apps and your holiday travels will flawlessly fly by!

The holidays are in full-swing, and we are all making last-minute preparations for our winter vacation. To help your finish off the 2012 holiday season on a cheerful note, AT&T has prepared a list of the best apps for stress-free holiday travel.

Whether taking a road trip to a nearby destination, or hopping on a flight to a further location, these apps are sure to help you stay organized, capture the moments and keep the family entertained throughout their journey!

AT&T’s Holiday Travel Apps for a Stress-Free Vacation

1)      TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor compiles traveler reviews, photos and maps of your destination. Plan the ultimate getaway by reviewing feedback on the best places to eat, sleep and play wherever the winter roads take you. Free to install.

2)      TripIt 

Tripit turns all of your flight, hotel and rental car confirmation emails into simple, mobile travel itineraries by just hitting forward. Organize all of your trip details into one master online itinerary. So make your list and check it twice; this travel app will certainly suffice! Free to install.

3)      Snowball Escape

The long drive to Grandma’s or unavoidable airport delays will be relatively painless for the kids with this exciting holiday app, sure to bring hours of entertainment. Snowball Escape is a great time killer – bringing fast, fun action to your holiday travels! Guide your snowball through 30 levels, while avoiding some objects and aiming for others. Do you have what it takes to set a high score? Free to install.

4)      GasBuddy

Planning on hitting the road this holiday season? GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your area. Find the cheapest gas on the go – for free! In one click, locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. Free to install.

5)      AroundMe

AroundMe tracks your current location and quickly finds nearby restaurants, banks, gas stations, hospitals, hotels supermarkets, taxis and more. Want to make a quick stop to grab a delicious mug of hot chocolate? This app will guide you and your family to the perfect location. Free to install.

6)      HearPlanet

The world’s largest audio guide, HearPlanet is like having a professional tour guide with you wherever you go. Find out about the places around you through this travel guide that requires no reading and keep the whole family entertained when embarking on your holiday road trip! $2.99 to install.

7)      Instagram

Instagram is the perfect app to take photos of your trip, and upload to share your travel memories with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, and post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too! Free to install.

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