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Must-have technology from Verizon to kick-off summer travel

It doesn’t matter if you’re jet-setting to Europe for a month or packing up the car and hitting the beach for a weekendevery family needs the right tech and the right plan for their specific travel needs.

In 2018, the $150 billion family travel industry is expected to grow eight percent. And what would a summer vacation be without lots of pictures, good tunes, and step-by-step navigation? (Just imagining driving without the Maps app probably sets off your internal panic mode).

Luckily, Verizon has announced the end of the one-size-fits-all family plan. Now, you can purchase a simple, smart way to buy unlimited data for your whole crew on the same easy-to-manage account, on top of having the latest and greatest in technology. So, moms, dads, and kids everywhere can have phones, cameras, and other “smart” gear that they love.

The best tech for the well-organized mom. These devices make the best travel companions for moms always on the go. The Google Pixelbook is the first laptop with Google Assistant built-in. It boosts in less than 10 seconds and has 10 hours of battery life, which means mom can quickly get answers, get things done, and manage everyone’s travel itineraries.

Mom can modernize her wrist wear with the Fossil Q Accomplice Hybrid Smartwatch, which wirelessly syncs to her smartphone, allowing her to stay on top of her day with notifications and alerts, monitor her health with a built-in fitness and sleep tracker, and even take photos.

Crucial camera gear for the photo-obsessed dad. You already know that dad’s going to be photographing all of your embarrassing moments. The least he can do is take a decent photo, right? The DJI Osmo Mobile Camera works with any smartphone and has a three-axis gimbal to ensure smooth, cinematic-quality images. Dad will never have shaky pics or videos again.

When he’s ready to display those pictures at graduations, birthday parties, and weddings, the portable Bluetooth Lifeprint Photo Printer makes it easy. The printer is ink-free thanks to ZINK paper, which also has an adhesive backing so that dad can stick his photos all over the house.

Impressive entertainment for teens. More than 80 percent of American families with children under the age of 18 are taking a summer vacation this year, according to a recent study by NerdWallet. So, rest easy knowing you’re not the only parent attempting to entertain your kids on a long car ride. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus was built to entertain. The Infinity Display screen makes for stellar streaming that fits comfortably in the smallest of hands. They can even use the camera to create a personalized emoji.

The entire family shouldn’t be subjected to a teen’s taste in musicthat’s where the LG Tone Pro Headset comes in. These lightweight headphones deliver incredible sound quality, even in the noisiest of environments. Teens will go undisturbed as they’re watching their favorite show or listening to their favorite album.

Fun for the whole family. Dad shouldn’t be the only one taking photos. The Samsung Gear 360 camera allows you to take 360-degree photos of popular tourist spots and every special moment. It’s easy to use, too!

And because forgetfulness doesn’t discriminate, Tile Bluetooth trackers help you find commonly lost items, like your wallet, keys, phones, heckthe kids. Just download the Tile app to your smart device, link each Tile to the app, and connect the tracker to whatever you’re scared of losing. When activated, a Tile within the 100-foot Bluetooth range will play a loud tune until you’ve located the item. Perfect for the last-minute, “Which suitcase is my passport in?”

No one family member is alike. That’s why Verizon allows you to mix-and-match cellular services. All three plans come with the most extensive and most reliable network in America. And now, Verizon offers a way for military families to stay connected (find out more here). So, no matter which plans you choose, every member of your family gets the network they deserve.

Want to learn more about Verizon’s unlimited plans? Visit them online at or stop by a store near you.