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Must have tech: Travelling with family

Family time is precious which is why families in the UK like to make the most of weekends and holidays. Many of us live very busy lives and a little bit of tech can help make holidays even more enjoyable. In this blog, we take a look at the latest tech to help your family make the most of their time together. Whether you’re camping in Devon, sitting on a beach in the south of France or skiing in the Alps there’s something on this list of must have tech for everyone.   

Solar Powered USB Charger

If you can’t live without your tech or your phone for long periods or if you’re sick of your battery constantly running out, then this gadget is for you. Solar powered USB chargers are a great way to charge your camera, Bluetooth speaker or phone. All you need to do is leave the battery pack out in the sun for a short period of time and it can charge any USB powered device.  A solar powered USB charger will ensure you never run out of battery. Find out more. 

OnTheSnow Ski & Snow

No need to guess where the best ski runs are anymore. This handy app for your winter getaway also means you’ll never get lost half way down a mountain again. The app gives you up to date weather and snowfall forecasts for more than 2,000 ski resorts worldwide. OnTheSnow also gives you resort piste maps, local news, ski resort offers, and you can also check live webcams of the mountain before you travel to your favourite destinations. OnTheSnow really is a must have for any skiing or snowboarding trip. 

Inflatable air loungers

Inflatable air loungers are a great way to relax on the beach in style without compromising on comfort. Whether you’re chilling around a pool, camping in the woods or lying on a beach, inflatable air loungers give you the flexibility to chill out anywhere. These self-inflating bags of air are made from ripstop nylon and have an airtight plastic liner. You can even use them whilst floating in the pool! Learn more about Inflatable air loungers here. 

Smart Heating Controls

Rounding up the kids and your belongings before going on holiday can be stressful. The last thing parents need to do is to remember to switch the heating, hot water and plug sockets off. With IFTTT compatibility smart heating controls such as Wiser can switch off your heating and hot water automatically as you leave the house. Or if you’d rather switch everything on/off manually you can tap the app whilst on the move. Wiser also features Away mode which turns off your home heating, hot water and Wiser Plugs at the touch of a button. For added security, Wiser Plugs that are linked to lamps can run on their own schedule whilst your heating is in Away mode, making it look like somebody is home when you’re on holiday.  Find out more about Wiser here. 

Day Out With The Kids

Never run out of ideas with this innovative app that helps you find the best places to take your kids to have fun. Subscription starts from just £1 and the app will give you the best deals in your area. Day Out With The Kids shares a variety of great content including top ten lists of activities that are free in a variety of areas in the UK. Check out their top summer days out here. 

Airbnb

You’ve probably heard of Airbnb and most of us have already booked a night using the online platform, but do you have the Airbnb app? The app is perfect for when you’ve just landed from a flight or you need somewhere to stay last minute. Tap the app and within minutes you could be checking into a home near you. If you’re an avid user of Airbnb or if you are looking to help other families find a place to stay, you can list your own home. We’ve created a handy guide to help you get started.  

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