Although many travelers take off the winter months to rest and rejuvenate, real adventurers in the know seek out cold weather travel opportunities. In fact, traveling during wintertime is a great idea for anyone looking for great deals to destinations that offer breathtaking landscapes, endless outdoor adventures and quite often, few crowds.
Of course, traveling in wintertime does mean a bit more planning and of course, finding the right cold weather gear that packs light is essential. No matter how prepared you are for those freezing temps, however, don’t forget to download some apps to make sure your trip goes off without a hitch. With the right apps at your side, you’ll be able to plan one beautiful winter adventure.
Here are our top five apps for wintertime travel:
1. The Weather Channel has a localized weather app that collects information from users in real time. This handy tool lets you check out the conditions on the road wherever you go, letting users make time-saving detours and last minute changes to avoid bad weater delays. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.
2. Flight Aware App app is just what you need when extreme weather conditions may cause flight cancellations or delays. It offers real-time flight tracking, letting you know in advance of any potential delays or cancellations. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.
3. On the Snow app gives the latest in critical snow and weather data for those snow devils out there. Before you venture out to hit the slopes, check out this app to get the latest in snow fall, overall weather forecasts as well as lift and trail maps. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.
4. Cairn Off Line Maps enables you to communicate your travel plans to friends and family while exploring remote areas. You can program your safety contacts ahead of time so that you can send messages during emergencies, even when offline. Available for purchase at the App Store.
5. Winter Survival Kit app is designed to be a life saving tool for stranded drivers. Fully loaded with emergency numbers, helpful car and first aid information, this app is essential for anyone headed out on a cold-weather road trip. It’s also able to pinpoint your car’s exact location so that emergency services can find your location. Available for purchase at the App Store and Google Play.
Need an app for getting there? You’ll find it in our Travel Apps For Your Next Trip ebook!