We’ve been going crazy for these fantastic travel apps to help inspire holiday h-app-iness! Goodbye jet lag and hello handy packing list with these six great mobile apps to transform your travels.
Jet Lag Calculator
Reduce jet lag with this nifty calculator that uses your flight information to tailor the perfect plan for the best night’s sleep. Travelling across different time zones can get our body clock out of sync, making you tired, miserable and groggy. Enter your details three days before you fly and it will prepare your very own, personalised, plan to get you back to normal in no time at all.
RCI Tip: The last thing you need with jet lag is the hassle of shuttle transfers which take hours to reach your resort. Get yourself to your hotel in super-quick time and book a private airport transfer with RCI Travel.
If you’re planning on using public transport when you’re visiting a new city, download the Citymapper app to check out the latest arrival and departure times of buses and subways offline. It will even alert you when you need to get off the bus or subway at the right stop - perfect for when you’re visiting somewhere for the first time.
RCI Tip: Don’t forget you can book your city breaks through RCI Travel. Visit www.rcitravelstore.co.uk to plan your next escape.
Lots of flight and resort confirmations flying around? Keep your itinerary at hand with TripIt. Simply email all your confirmations to the app and it will put your schedule together for an at-a-glance view. Plus, if you’re travelling in a group it’s perfect for sharing your travel plans with each other.
RCI Tip: We will email you your holiday exchange confirmation to you. Simply forward this to TripIt to include your resort check-in date on your itinerary. And if you are travelling in a group, why not purchase an RCI Guest Certificate so your friends and family can come along too?
Wolfram Sun Exposure
We cannot stress the importance of sun safety enough, and this neat little app helps you manage your time in the rays safely. Simply enter a few details about your skin type and it will calculate the strength of the sun where you are, together with the best exposure times for you, so that you can avoid getting sun burn.
RCI Tip: From the classic sunshine shores of Tenerife to the far flung silky sands of the Caribbean, there are so many glorious destinations to discover with RCI, but we know it is important to stay sun safe, wherever you travel.
Making a packing list for each trip is time consuming and sometimes it's impossible to plan for all eventualities. This organisation app is perfect for planning the things you might need for different activities, as well as taking care of the general items you’ll need to throw in your case. It even checks the weather for where you’re travelling to and will populate some ideas for you.
RCI Tip: Struggling with ideas of places to go and things to do? Visit www.arrivalguides.rci.com to explore travel guides to more than 500 destinations waiting to be explored with your RCI membership.
If you often look back on your adventures and wish you could remember exactly where you have been, download the LiveTrekker app. It’s like a digital diary which routes the journeys you make on an interactive map, allowing you to add travel scrapbooks, photos, videos and audio clips to document your wanderings. And it’s incredibly useful if you decide to return to a destination again, you can find that fabulous café or attraction right away with ease and speed.
RCI Tip: This app is perfect if you often travel back to your home resort, or if you purchase an RCI Guest Certificate for your loved ones. Download it now and you can share your travels with them to help them plan their adventures too.
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