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    Fantastic & Free Travel Apps for Families

    Posted on: January 9, 2015

    free-travel-appsLots of families drive to their vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida because of how convenient it is. It’s location, and stunning beaches makes it very accessible and appealing to families looking for a fun vacation in the sun. If you’re planning to drive to Panama City Beach on your next vacation, these free travel apps might make things easier.


    1. Waze

    This clever little app lets you read and share real-time traffic info that’s relevant to your drive. Get live alerts sent directly to your phone about vehicles stopped on the side of the road, excessive traffic, dangerous weather conditions, or police camped out looking for speeders. You can leave your own alerts too, so if you see something that you think would be helpful, feel free to add the alert and benefit others!

    Pro Tip: This applies to everything on this list: Delegate the task of looking at the phone to a co-pilot, or one of the kids. You shouldn’t be driving and using your phone!

    2. Road Ninja

    Somebody in the car probably has a must-visit fast food place or restaurant. Or you might be loyal to a certain gas station. Whatever you need, Road Ninja will tell you everything you’re going to pass on your route, to help you plan all your stops along the way. Get alerts when one of your desired exits is coming up, compare real-time gas prices, and check for special offers and coupons along the way.

    3. GasBuddy

    GasBuddy’s name tells you all you need to know… Specializing in finding you the cheapest Gas Stations along your route, take advantage of real time reports from other drivers, and save more money for fun stuff on your Panama City Beach vacation!

    4. Glympse

    Unlike the others, this app won’t help with your journey itself, but can be very helpful once you arrive.
    While you will be spending plenty of time with each other, there may also be times when it makes sense for the group to split up.
    Glympse lets you keep tabs on everyone without having to interrupt each other with texts or calls.


    These helpful travel tips were brought to you by the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort, a beachfront family-friendly Hotel on Front Beach Rd. When they aren’t putting together helpful travel tips that save you money, they are entertaining their guests in their waterslides, lazy river ride and multiple swimming pools.

    A beachfront Hotel-Resort that offers an all-inclusive style experience, specializing in fun! On-site amenities including restaurants, an ice cream shop, and a huge beachside Tiki Bar compliment the planned entertainment and activities schedule.

    For more information about the Sandpiper Beacon, please visit www.sandpiperbeacon.com or call their helpful and friendly reservations team (and speak to an actual human) on 1-800 488-8828.

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