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App Finder : Top apps to make holiday travel easier

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The winter holidays are approaching and whether you’re driving a long way to grandma’s house or escaping the snow on a family Caribbean vacation, these apps should help make your trip less stressful and more enjoyable.

Pack Point: Never leave home without your toothbrush again. Tell this app where you’re going, how long you’re staying and what kind of activities you’ll do there. Then it’ll compile a list of clothing, toiletries, gadgets and more to make sure you’re comfortable in the weather, have enough clothing and are ready for the events you’ll need to attend. Cost: Free on iOS and Android. Find it: packpnt.com

Flight Aware: This app allows you to track the real-time flight status and see the live map flight track of any commercial flight worldwide as well as private and charter flights in the United States and Canada. Cost: Free on iOS and Android Find it: flightaware.com

Hotel Tonight: On a road trip but not sure where you’ll stop once you get tired? This app lets you select a same-night or any night booking up to a week in advance to get great deals on rooms that would otherwise go empty. Cost: Free on iOS and Android. Find it: hoteltonight.com

Postagram: Avoid the hassle of trying to find stamps or wasting time scouring souvenir shops for the perfect picture. Capture it yourself (or select a pic from your phone’s photo library or Facebook) and have it printed and mailed anywhere (U.S. for $0.99 and international is $1.99, and includes postage). Cost: App is free to download on iOS and Android. Find it: sincerely.com/postagram

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Musical.ly: Use this app to create lipsync music videos to your favorite songs. Choose from a variety of video effects: filter, fast motion, slow motion, timelapse and reverse.You can then share them via social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Vine. Cost: Free on iOS and Android Find it: musical.ly