One of the most enjoyable parts of a vacation is planning.
That might be hard to believe when you consider the planning part usually involves negotiating destinations and dates with your family, saving money for the big trip, and ultimately packing half of your belongings into a minivan.
When my family planned a vacation in the 1970s, we relied on brochures from travel agents and customized AAA Triptiks that mapped each step of the journey.
Twenty years later, we used MapQuest to download and print directions.
Fast-forward another two decades and our travel planning now consists of a laptop and some incredibly useful apps.