Screen grabs from Triposo and Street Smart USA
Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- When you're planning your summer vacation you always try to plan for everything, but sometimes things don't work out.
A destination you had planned on visiting is closed, the weather changes and you feel stuck with nothing to do, or even worse, say your pocket was picked or purse stolen?
Whether you're flying solo or on the road with the entire family, you can't always plan for the weather when your travels are interrupted, but at least now you can have thousands of destinations at your fingertips, even without the internet.
With the free Triposo app it takes care of you on the road, wherever you are, around the world. Everything is saved inside the app when you download it, so you don't need to be online or have a cell connection when you use it.
Triposo has the most popular destination cities around the country inside, along with cities and countries around the world - and the classic most popular tourist destinations in each location.
If you ARE online wherever you may be, it will access the current weather, time of day, and where you're located - then offer suggestions for activities. You can also create your own travel log inside - adding notes & tips to locations for others to see later on down the road.
The second app is called Street Smart USA (currently only iOS available, here, Android in development) - this one is $1.99, but it's so worth it.
Do you know what parts of your town aren't safe?
How about some of your favorite vacation spots or family destinations?
Now with this app you not only can explore and plan the areas you'll visit, but what if you're about to run out of gas? If you need to gas up and you're in an unsafe your smartphone will send you an alert.
This app has over 7 thousand locations marked off in the united states -based on crime reports and crime statistics.
Let's say your kids are on a travel team for baseball or soccer - you can check out the reports on crime before you book your hotel, and the same applies if you're planning your family vacation to a new destination.
Street Smart lets you make educated decisions about lodging, fuel stops, and generally keep you and the family safer.