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Whether you’re planning a family getaway in the last-minute, or wrangling the kids has left you feeling like you need a personal assistant just to book a hotel room, there are a few apps that can make traveling a breeze this summer.

Skyscanner
If you’re still looking to score a good deal on those ever-increasing costs of airline tickets, then Skyscanner is your new best friend. From flights, to hotels and rental cars, this app shows you the most affordable options for your destination. Skyscanner also includes Southwest fares, which other sites, like Expedia, don’t offer, and you can set up alerts to notify you when prices drop on certain flights and accommodations.

Grab
If you’ve got a short layover and some hangry kids, then Grab can come to your rescue. Using the app, you can see every menu for the airport restaurants, place your order and even pay. All you have to do is grab your food and board. No waiting in line, no tantrums in the terminal. Now that’s a win.

Lola
If naptime just isn’t long enough to pick up the house, eat lunch and plan your family vacation, then let Lola do the work for you. Using a simple chat window, you provide the dates you want to travel along with the destination and the app provides you with several options to choose from for flights and hotels. Hotel reservations are booked for free, but there is a $25 planningĀ fee for flights.

What apps do you use to make vacation planning easier? Share your favorites in the comments below.