Seven useful mobile apps for Labor Day weekend travel

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Labor Day weekend is finally upon us. Instead of mourning the end of summer, take the weekend by charge and celebrate as best you can. Here are seven mobile apps that could make your weekend getaway, far or local, as smooth as possible.


This seems to be the one thing that most travelers often forget about: weather. In all the excitement and stress of packing and getting to the airport, checking the weather just falls off the radar. You can do this in a pinch with an app and some Internet access. The Weather Channel’s app is free, covers the world and is very comprehensive. (Not to mention that the iPad version is just fun to play around with.)

Knowing the weather forecast is especially important this time of year, given hurricane season and over-the-top temperatures around the country. Plus, you don’t want to be that person who shows up in San Francisco expecting brilliant California sunshine, only to be walking around freezing, wearing bermuda shorts and a t-shirt when the fog rolls in.

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