Travel Apps For Summer Vacation

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – According to travelandleisure.com, the Midwest has some of the best lakes for a weekend vacation - places like the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Here are a few mobile apps and accessories to ensure your weekend at the lake is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

Matt Baliva from Verizon talked to April Simpson about Verizon’s waterproof apps and accessories.

Tips For Bringing Technology Outdoors:

  • No matter what you`re doing outside, waterproofing your smart phone with a protective case, like LIFEPROOF Waterproof Case, will help protect it from the great outdoors. If you are more of a land mammal, you still might want to consider the OtterBox Defender Series® that encases your iPhone® 5 in the highest quality, toughest protective solution available.
  • Whether on the boat or around the fire, the Beats Pill is a wireless compact speaker that`s small in size but big in sound. The best thing about it is its unique features allow you to throw it in your backpack and quickly take it outdoors anywhere with you.
  • The weather is inevitably unpredictable, but the Verizon My-Cast Weather app for Android allows users to stay ahead of the storms by checking current conditions, forecasts, and predicted storm data from anywhere in the U.S. Priced at $3.99 for standard or free for Lite.
  • For the mountain bikers, hit the road or the mountain trails with the ultimate fitness companion fitted securely on your bike. The MOTOACTV™ Bike Mount attaches to your bike's handlebars for a direct view and easy access to personal fitness information and GPS location.
  • If you are looking to do some fishing while at the lake, use these apps and look like a pro. The Apple iFish app for $5.99 gives you real-time lake reports, weather conditions and best fishing times. Also, Fishing Times Pro for Apple uses several factors such as tides, sun phase, moon phase, time of year and location to help anglers determine the best time to fish in their area. Priced at $1.99, this is a great app to have.
  • If you want to be the most popular guy at the lake, the free Bug Spray - Ultrasonic app for Apple is your ticket. Don`t worry if you run out of bug spray - this app sends out high frequency sounds that, while inaudible to the human ear, are excruciatingly loud to pesky bugs.