Apps

Candyce Stapen created FamilyiTrips, a company that crafted user-friendly apps to make trip planning easy by pinpointing exhibits and experiences best for young kids, grade schoolers and teens, by showcasing little-known gems, and by allowing you to create a personalized itinerary that matched your family’s needs. Stapen produced the apps, wrote DC With Kids, and worked with travel expert Deb Geigis Berry who wrote Boston With Kids as well as New York City Family Guide.

FamilyiTrips apps were available from 2010 to 2014.

Praised by: The NY Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Washington Parents, bloggers, and parents.

Praise for FamilyiTrips’ series of apps:

The apps…allow users to nimbly explore listings, including shops, hotels, and restaurants. But they also offer filters through which to explore the cities: by budget, by activities that are ‘like a local’, and by attractions according to age group,” – The New York Times

DC With Kids App

DC With Kids App

Top 5 ***** ratings iTunes

“Why it’s great: It’s loaded with info. By selecting favorites, you can create custom itineraries,” Chicago Tribune

“This travel app brings DC to your fingertips,” WUSA-TV, Washington, DC

“This thorough app has more than 500 entries about things to do as a family. The app divides the attractions into categories so you can easily find the perfect thing to do on your visit. Some of the categories include the following: Top 11, Special (think sleepovers, tours, festivals and events) Ages, Free and Play Outdoors. There is even a category called “Plan Ahead” that lists things which require advance planning. I thought this was an extremely helpful category addition.”

“Each attraction has an entry that includes details, a map and contact information. The details are well thought out and thorough, there is nothing skimpy about this information,” www.iphonemom.com

From parents:

“I handed this to my 11-year-old and he started to call out what he wanted to do.”

Boston With Kids App

Boston With Kids App

Top 5 ***** ratings iTunes

Written by noted travel writer Deb Geigis Berry, produced by Candyce H. Stapen

“Wicked good buzz: Discover everything from science workshops to puppet shows, moonlight tours, museum sleepovers, or animal adventures,” The Boston Globe

“This app is 100% worth the cost. Every activity is organized in easy-to-find categories using bright icons,” Travelingmom.com

From parents:

“Leave the books behind. It’s all in the app. My fave part is your Top 11.”

“This app has it all – great information and great design. The icons made finding activities for our 10-year-0ld and 5-year-old easy. We were surprised to find so many things for young kids in the city.”

NYC Family Guide App

NYC Family Guide App

Top 5 ***** ratings iTunes

Written by noted travel writer Deb Geigis Berry, produced by Candyce H. Stapen

“Discover everything from science workshops to puppet shows, moonlight tours, museum sleepovers or animal adventures,” The Boston Globe

“This app is 100% worth the cost. Every activity is organized in easy-to-find categories using bright icons,” Travelingmom.com

From parents:

“If you are going to NYC, then this app is just as important as a subway card. It is a great guide for families with kids of all ages.”

“I absolutely love the FamilyiTrips series. This is the third app I’ve purchased…Each has been incredibly helpful, easy to use and a great product for the price.”