Social media is fast making women more addicted to them as compared to men. Most women are today seen updating their thoughts on Twitter and Facebook at the slightest opportunity that they may get. So much is their addiction; they even tend to be social networking while being around kids or while preparing a meal! Kids and family require your time and specially while being on a vacation, you just cannot ignore them to tweet about something that you just explored. But, do not worry as yet. We have compiled here a list of social media apps that will let you to plan your family vacation and at the same time give you a valid reason to cradle your Smartphone on vacations.
Discover nearby places with location based apps
While strolling around new places, use location- based apps like Foursquare and Gowalla to learn about exciting places nearby. Surprise your family by getting tips from other users about those places and then share it with them.
With the â€˜Exploreâ€™ tab of Foursquare, you can easily get recommendations from other users regarding the food, coffee, shops, art or entertainment and see what interests them most. This makes it easy for you to decide which place to visit or which eatery to eat in.
Â Group messaging with Beluga iPhone app
Various group messaging apps like GroupMe, Beluga, Fast society and Kik helps you to message a group of people simultaneously. These apps let you to communicate instantly with your entire travel group instead of texting, calling and chatting with your travel mates individually.
Â Get benefitted from your Hotelâ€™s Concierge
The hotel industry is also using social media to offer you latest deals and showcase properties. And in this development, there comes a concierge service via Twitter as well.
Popular hotels like Hotel Gansevoort, The Roger Smith Hotel, and InterContinental Hotels etc all offer concierge service via Twitter. Response timings vary but these hotels are eager to assist guests and their services are worth appreciating. While you are on Vacation you can take advantage of these quick responding tweeters by following Twitterâ€™s account and ask for various hotel offerings.
Â Post photos for friends and family
Post your vacation photos on social networking sites and stay in touch with your friends and relatives who were not able to join you on vacation. You can tell them your exciting experiences and make them envy you. Also you can share photos with them by using photo sharing apps like Instagram and PicPlz which allow you to take, edit and share your photos. These apps also allow you to share your photos directly on Facebook, Twitter etc. where most of your friends and family members connect.
All you need to do is cradle your Smartphone and go for a long vacation. Hope you and your kids like the way your iPhone helps you out.