So, you’re all set for a beach vacation with your family, and have everything ready- all the sunscreen and swimwear and other essentials packed. Heading off to the getaway of sunshine and sand can be the perfect thing to do as a family for a vacation, but why not take it up a notch?
Before you get set on your vacay, here are 5 apps that you absolutely need to download on your smartphone- they’ll come handy and make things easier for you.
Global Shark Tracker
Family vacations mean that safety is a priority always, and if you’re worried about shark attacks, the Global Shark Tracker helps you track of the tiger, great white and all other sharks that the OCEARCH– a non-profit research organization has tagged. Best of all, this free shark tracker app is available for both Android and Apple devices.
With over 100,000 stations all over the world, TuneIn is the perfect app to keep you and your family occupied and entertained when on a beach vacation. You can enjoy everything from podcasts and talk shows to TV series and sports. That’s not just all- you can also find traffic alerts and many musical genres to enjoy. As TuneIn rightly says- hear the audio that matters the most to you!
Waterkeeper Swim Guide
Water pollution is at its peak, and if you too, like many other parents, are keen on choosing the best, cleanest beach to spend some time with your family, this app will help you do it just right. Waterkeeper Swim Guide lets you check the best beaches with the most less polluted waters and the ones that are perfect for swimming or surfing- whatever it is that you’re looking to do. This app compiles the data from 100 different beach monitoring sources to present to you the most accurate information about the lifeguards at each beach, the amenities and more.
This one’s another app that you absolutely must have if you’re looking to indulge in some sunbathing. Based on your location, skin type, and several other factors, it tells you exactly how much time you can safely spend in the sun without getting sunburned. QSun also offers you suggestions about how much sunscreen to apply and how often you need to reapply it. Cool stuff eh?
Got a bookworm inside of you but don’t want to carry your favorites along on your vacation? Audible makes things easier for you, and if you haven’t downloaded it already, now’s the time to. It lets you listen to your favorites without you having to worry about the extra baggage or squinting in the sun to try and read those eBooks.