Last year, we stayed at a friends’ cabin in Tennessee, where my kids spotted a spider the size of their hands crawling around their sleeping loft and refused to lie down up there. I ended up squeezed on a twin mattress with two kids on the porch, listening to my aptly named app, Calm, to relax and get at least a few hours of sleep. It may not have changed my situation, but it certainly helped me to chill out.
There are a few key relaxation apps out there to help you set the tone for your vacation, whether that means a restful night’s sleep or insider tips on how to avoid tourist traps and make the most of your trip. Here are nine relaxation apps I highly recommend. Check them out in the slideshow.