Travel App Tuesday


It’s Travel App Tuesday!

Every Tuesday I will be covering and hopefully introducing a travel app that seems helpful.

Today’s travel app is Packing Pro.

Ever wish you had made a list for your pre-trip ‘to dos’ and items to pack? Every time I go to pack for a trip, I wish I had a previous list to help me remember everything. Now there is a very handy app called Packing Pro, for the IPhone, IPad and IPod Touch, that comes with a master catalog of 800 items organized into 13 different categories. A brand new feature allows you to sync all your devices with iCloud.To get you started there is a demo trip that shows how a finished packing list might look. Playing with the components help to get acquainted with the app.

When you create a new list, a menu with 7 possibilities comes up allowing you to choose to create a new packing list from one of your other packing lists, a sample packing list, from scratch, or with Expert Help.Choosing Expert help brings up questions that will help populate a list based on the number of female adults, male adults, children and days of the trip. There are other choices based on weather, destination (domestic or international), food preparation and clothes washing. Each item can be further described with the number required, its weight and value, whose item this might be (or whose responsibility), which bag the item will be put and a place for a note about the item.After choosing how to set up your trip, you have the opportunity to edit the items in each category. Items can be deleted or added, or rearranged within the category.Categories and items can be added to the Master Catalog and different ways of sorting the items, including showing all the items that are not packed.Other features include the ability to import and export lists, possibilities for custom designing the look of the app and complete instructions in the info section.

The app costs $2.99 through the app store of the device.

Click here for the developer’s webpage.

Small Group Travel

We offer small group travel to unique and slightly off the beaten path destinations.  These are cultural tours with the purpose of getting to know the history, customs, foods and people.  Trips are usually 12 to 14 people but often can be as few as 6.

Small group travel offers advantages to independent and large group travelers alike.

Benefits of Small Group Travel

  • Like minded people – traveling alone can get lonely and in a small group you get to meet people who share a similar passion for travel.
  • Time saver and peace of mind – everything is done for you…itinerary, transportation, accommodations, schedule and guides when needed. Costs are known upfront.  You can relax and enjoy yourself.
  •  It’s personal – you are an individual, not part of a herd.
  • It’s flexible – if something comes up, it’s easy to be spontaneous and take advantage of some new discovery at a moment’s notice.
  • There’s more discovery – by getting off the beaten path with close-up exposure to local life, local restaurants and small boutique hotels.  Local tour guides give unique slices of local life allowing for a whole new perspective.