Best Mobile Apps for Planning Your Next Weekend Getaway

Whether you’re taking the skies or hitting the road this travel season, you could do well with having a digital companion to ensure that your tickets are all lined up and to help you plan out your itinerary. So next time you have some time to kill while on a public transportation or while waiting in the doctor’s office, download the following mobile apps and start planning your next weekend getaway.

1. TripIt

Unlike what most travel planning apps do, TripIt offers a hassle-free way of combining all your travel tickets, itineraries, hotel bookings, confirmations and car rental reservations in a single view. That view then becomes the central hub of all your travel needs. What’s more amazing is it’s shareable with family and friends – people you might to share your travel details with just for security purposes.

2. Hitlist

Interested in making your weekend getaways more financially doable? If so, then Hitlist is the best app for you. With this app, you get to choose your dream destination and be informed when the plane tickets are really low. If you’re planning to attend an event on a specific location, you can also set a ticket price alert for that particular place. But if you don’t really have any exact preference of the place you want to visit, you can simply check on the best flights for the rest of the day best on the price, destination and duration.

3. TouristEye

Instead of assisting you in finding the best ticket prices for your trip or organizing your weekend getaway, TouristEye works by helping you create a ‘wish list’ of destinations that you’d like to visit. Aside from that, you can also use the app to plan an annual family vacation or if you just want to enjoy a short trip here and there. TouristEye also lets you build a bucket list of places that you want to visit, and share it with your family or friends. This way, they can add some waypoints or suggest things that you can do while in the place.

4. Packing Pro

The difference between using Packing Pro to list down the things you need to pack and a piece of paper is that the former has a customized packing list. Not only will it remind you to pack your passport, foreign money and sunscreen, it’ll also help you pack the right clothing pieces based on your trip duration and the temperature of your travel destination.

Planning out your weekend getaway doesn’t have to be that challenging and confusing if you just know the right travel apps to use. So make your future travel plans less stressful by keeping the aforementioned mobile apps on hand.

iWatch is Coming Soon

There are many watches in the market these days. The difference is the design and of course its capacity. More than giving time, watches now can do so much better. Samsung and Google already released its series of smart watches. So, what’s next? Apple will not yield.


There were talks about Apple releasing its iWatch. Patrons are excited for the launching of the iWatch. Well, the long wait will be over soon. In June 20, 2014, Wall Street Journal mentioned Apple’s iWatch with its different sizes and varieties. The Wall Street Journal said that it will be available in the market by the end of October this year.

Apple is trying to catch up with its competitors since Samsung and Google already released their products long. Apple is under pressure right now. The company should prove that they can still make hit products especially under the leadership of Tim Cook, their Chief Executive.


If you might remember, the last product Apple launched was iPad. That was like four years ago. The coming of the iWatch excites its patrons and troubles its competitors. According to some reports, iWatch will feature more than ten sensors. One of its sensors will monitor and health of the wearer. The watches are created by Quanta Computer which is based in Taiwan. Quanta Computer is also the manufacturer of the classic Mac computer.

The market for smart watches is rapidly growing. Experts project that at the end of 2018, there will be more than 111 million units to be sold. With that being said, technology companies are under pressure of developing their smart watches to be the leader.