Stay­ca­tioni

Ev­ery­thing You Need to Live It Up in Your Own Neigh­bor­hood

iPhone Life Magazine - - Front Page - By Becca Lud­lum

Apps for a Re­ju­ve­nat­ing Home Va­ca­tion

Va­garo (Free) Look­ing for a cou­ple's mas­sage at 6 p.m. on Wed­nes­day? Check out Va­garo, which con­nects you with lo­cal beauty sa­lons and spas, let­ting you read re­views, view pic­tures, find pric­ing, and make ap­point­ments all within the app. Va­garo will re­mind you about your ap­point­ments via text or email and re­ward you with points to use next time.

Yelp (Free) A stay­ca­tion doesn't mean you have to ac­tu­ally stay in your house. Open up Yelp and act like a tourist in your own city! This app helps you find tons of fun things to do, whether you're look­ing for a great restau­rant or a unique at­trac­tion. Read re­views from com­mu­nity mem­bers and vis­i­tors to get a fresh take on your town.

Yoga Stu­dio ($3.99) Begin your yoga jour­ney at home with over 65 videos rang­ing in length from 10–60 min­utes. Yoga Stu­dio also lets you pick out your fa­vorite moves to cre­ate your own cus­tom class. Sched­ule and track your classes by sync­ing your cal­en­dar to the app, al­low­ing you to fit in a quick class wher­ever you are.

Field Trip by Google (Free) Turn to the ex­perts like the Food Net­work, Thril­list, and Za­gat to guide you through a unique tour of your town. Choose from themes rang­ing from lo­cal food to his­toric places, and Field Trip will alert you where to stop and tell you sto­ries as you go. Mark places that you'd like to re­visit and share the mem­o­ries you cap­ture on so­cial me­dia.

Headspace Med­i­ta­tion App (Free) Med­i­ta­tion can help up­lift the spirit and clear your head, so why not try it with your new­found free time? Use your prac­tice to learn how to over­come stress and cul­ti­vate health­ier re­la­tion­ships. Try Headspace's 10-day chal­lenge for free; af­ter that you'll need to buy a sub­scrip­tion ($94.99/year or $12.99/month).

Mas­sage Tech­niques ($2.99) Never pay for a mas­sage again! Give your part­ner the Mas­sage Tech­niques app, which teaches you how to per­form up to 130 tech­niques and 13 rou­tines rang­ing from 10 min­utes to an hour. You'll find a va­ri­ety of use­ful video demon­stra­tions, pho­tos, and de­scrip­tions to help mas­ter ev­ery­thing from deep-tis­sue to swedish mas­sage.

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