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Boohoo, the summer is almost over. It’s the last few long days, hot nights and lazy mornings, that I love so much. Summer is my all-time favorite season. I can get behind a good Halloween costume, eat my fair share of pumpkin pie and sing carol of the bells for weeks, but there’s nothing like the long, warm and lazy months of summer vacation. I believe in ending the summer right with some fun right in your home town. That saves time and money, but still gets you some adventure in.

As you can tell, I’m holding onto summer as long as possible, and still enjoying some savings and fun with my my Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text, & Data◊ ! The TRULY Unlimited is $49.88 a month for unlimited talk, text, & data◊ and coverage on T-Mobile’s nationwide network. It also comes with a free VUDU** movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time you renew your service! Perfect for the little ones if your staycation involves some drive time with the little ones. I shared my experience signing up with Walmart Family Mobile earlier this summer, where there was no contract and no activation fees. You can keep your current phone or purchase a new one like I did. I got the Samsunge LG Rebel 2.  We’ve still been able to connect with family and keep saving!

Saving a bit each month gives me some extra funds to enjoy an end of summer staycation here with the family, before the school year really hits hard. To really make the most of our staycation.

I use these 6 apps for a fun staycation that ends the summer right:

You are probably not surprised to see this one at all, but it truly is a great app for staycations. I like this app the best for local dining deals! I found some great local pizza shops offering pizza at over half off, all-day breakfasts and more! In addition to finding some good food on the cheap, you can also get access to some great adventures. Paddle boarding, tennis, indoor play places and more were all local activities I found for under $50 less than 10 minutes away!


So I just found out about this app, and its awesome! It finds local events for you by searching your area and becoming your personal concierge when it comes to events. That’s literally what their site says too!

Never feel lonely next time you are traveling to a new city or a country. Nearify is your guide to the local culture, helps you find things to do, suggests you events to attend, in an area, city, or country you are traveling

We found some local bands, festivals and other fun things just 15 minutes away, so it was a great to see that our town was more exciting than we thought!

Field Trip:

This app was mentioned on the Today Show as a “life-changer.” When you download this app, it scans your phone and learns your interests and location. It will then notify you with a little pop up in real-time to let you know if anything fun is happening soon or right now! Great for spur of the moment fun.


This is a great one for last-minute tickets to local music and concerts. Staycations usually happen last minute, so having this app will help you see what you have available as far as tickets go. You can follow bands you love and get concert alerts, so you can even plan your staycation based on when there is a concert! I think music really makes a staycation special, so this is a great app for that.


This is a great app to find something to do outdoors, that doesn’t involve a planned activity or event. The app focuses on finding hiking trails, biking routes, walking trails and more. This site is curated city by city, with experts submitting the information, not random hikers. So, you get a bit more of an experts opinion, rather than a first-time hiker’s one-off review.


Moving away from entertainment, this app is a great way to end the night with the family. Its an app to stargaze with, and teach you about all the beautiful constellations and help you find them. “Your personal connection to the heavens,” as it says on the site, and a fun way to bring everyone together and make your night extra special.

Having the simple, $49.88 TRULY Unlimited Talk, Text and Data plan from Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile makes all this app hopping easy! How did people ever survive without amazing apps? Seriously, I don’t think I really know how to read a map anymore, let alone remember directions. The amazing ability of apps to help us experience and enjoy so much more is astounding.


I hope you all get to enjoy the last few days of summer before the school year kicks into full swing.




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  1. Some of these apps sound great to help end the summer! I love the idea of finding out what is going on in my area. 🙂 #client

    • Katie Pickett Reply

      Aren’t those fun?! Sometimes it’s tempting to do a big vaca, but there are more adventures close by than you realize! Thank you for reading!

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    • Katie Pickett Reply

      Thank you so much!! I will go check this out! I am a bit behind on things preparing for Hurricane Irma! Love following you on Pinterest too!

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