Apps to help plan an inexpensive day or weekend trip with your friends this winter break

Breaks from school are awesome, until you become bored with the extra free time! You may have heard before that one of the best things to do while you’re young is to travel. The problem is that traveling can be expensive; however there are many apps that can help you save while taking a mini vacation. Here are four apps that will help you plan a quick and cheap trip:

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1. Airbnb: book your stay at unique apartments and rooms.
2. Waze: use real time traffic and road data to learn the fastest routes to take and where the cheapest gas locations are.
3. Groupon and Living Social: both resources offer deals on almost anything from restaurants to places to stay.
4. Eventbrite: displays a list of events in the area that can be organized by price and category.