Own your staycation with these three apps

By: Jim Beaugez on Sep 3, 2021 3:02:44 PM

Hitting the open road isn’t the only way to enjoy some me-time. Staycations can be just as relaxing and fun. Like most things, it is what you make it—and we’ve rounded up a few mobile apps that can help you make it awesome.

Use your downtime to perfect the art of outdoor grilling with an app like GrillTime. You’ll select the type of meat, thickness and desired finish (from rare to well done); the GrillTime app then suggests the cook time. Set the app’s multiple timers for various cuts of meat, vegetables or fruit, and let your grill do the rest. The New York Times called GrillTime a “great-looking no-nonsense timer system that can tell you how long to grill anything, including a chicken drumstick or a handful of strawberries.”

Don’t let staying at home keep you from a relaxing afternoon nap. Ignore the lawn and download a nap app. While there are many apps that help you sleep, only one is endorsed by former NBA star Roy Hibbert for curing his insomnia: Pzizz. This app delivers dreamscapes enhanced by psycho acoustics and generated from more than 100 billion music sequences, which were composed by humans but “algorithmically remixed” for a restful sleep. You can tailor their soothing narrations by gender and volume and set custom lengths so you wake up refreshed.

After a few days inside, you might feel like getting out. The AllTrails app is designed to get you outside, providing more than 200,000 trail maps arranged by location and ranked by users (with reviews so you can get the inside scoop on amenities and trail conditions). Find a trail near you from 191 total trails listed for Mississippi, like the No. 1-ranked Bear Creek Outcropping Trail in Tishomingo State Park, or No. 2, Clark Creek Natural Area near Woodville in Wilkinson County. Both are excellent places to find landscapes you might not expect, including rock formations and waterfalls.

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