After more than a year stuck at home — and thanks to the just-relaxed mask mandates for the fully vaccinated — some 37-million people plan to travel over Memorial Day. If all goes well, summer vacation season could be off to a banner start, and life might finally start resembling something closer to “normal.”
But the sudden freedom to travel again doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing.
Airfares are on the rise, rental cars are in short supply, and hotel room rates are skyrocketing. Even finding an available — and affordable — vacation home or campsite near many popular destinations in the U.S. can feel like a new form of doomscrolling.
Luckily, there are some incredible tech tools to help you get around all kinds of potential travel troubles so that you can — finally! — take that vacation you’ve been dreaming about.