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It’s never fun to forget something when you’re on vacation, but it’s not the biggest deal in the world if you’re only going to have to go without it for a week. Extended vacations take more careful planning and serious consideration – You’re going to be away from your home for more than a few days. Not only do you have to make sure that you have absolutely everything you’ll need with you, you also need to make sure that all of your house duties are taken care of as well.

Luckily, we live in a world where tools for such careful organization and planning are only a couple of clicks away. If you’ve been considering heading to the other side of the country (or the world, for that matter) for a few weeks to get your mind off of things, you’re definitely going to want to have the following tools in your arsenal.

Safestore

Sure, you could just lock your house up for as long as you’re going to be gone and hope that your neighbours are actually nice enough to keep an eye on your stuff, but if you’re not super friendly with the people on your street and/or you live in a neighbourhood with a higher-than-you’d-like crime rate, you might want to consider upping your security game.

With Safestore, you can search for, find, and rent a storage locker in your area to make sure that all of your most valuable items are kept safe and sound while you’re out discovering the world. Check and see what kind of deals are in your area by clicking here.

TripIt

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an itinerary for your entire trip finished before you’ve even left your house? With TripIt, that fantasy can become reality in just a few clicks. All you need to do is provide the application with all of your confirmation emails and it will come up and provide you with a master itinerary that can be accessed from anywhere. Whether you want to find better flight seats or share your journey with friends, TripIt is the app you need to have on hand. Check it out here.

Spotted by Locals

When you go on vacation, you usually end up doing and seeing the things that only tourists do and see. If you want to get a real feel for somewhere – especially if you’re going to be there for any length of time – you’re going to have to start thinking like a local. Spotted by Locals is an app that lets you learn what people love about their hometowns. Pick something that interests you and find out if you share that love. Learn more here.

XE Currency Converter

If you’re travelling somewhere that’s going to require you to figure out a different currency than the one you’re used to, this app is going to come in real handy. It shows you the daily exchange rates so that you can make sure that no matter where you are, you’re getting the best deal possible. Click here to check it out.

Foodspotting

One of the best parts about traveling is discovering new and exciting foods. Unfortunately, most resorts cater to tastes you already know. Foodspotting is an app that lets you find the foods that locals love. Whether you’re looking for a specific place, dish, or even ice cream flavor, you’ll more than likely find it. Check it out.

City Mapper

Getting lost is the worst, especially when you can’t even begin to find your bearings because you’re unfamiliar with the area. City Mapper solves this problem by giving you access to not only where you are, but also where you’d like to go. From restaurants and monuments to shopping and subways, City Mapper makes sure that you always know where you are. Learn more.

Expat Explorer

Whether you’re planning to become an expat or you just want to know what it would like to be one, Expat Explorer is a very handy tool. From country guides to finance tips, it’s got everything you need to do your research before heading out on your lifetime adventure. You can even call in and speak to a real person if you can’t find the information you’re looking for! Get it here.

With these tools on your side, you’re pretty well guaranteed to have a safe and amazing extended trip. So, where are you headed next?

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