Tech Tips for Family Reunions

It’s that time of year when families travel by planes, trains and automobiles to take part in family reunions. These events are a chance for distant relatives to gather, share their heritage and reconnect with each other. Whether you are on the planning committee or attending the festivities, there are a number of tools and tips to make the reunion experience more memorable.

Planning family reunion activities is much easier with online websites like Survey Monkey or These free tools allow users to poll family members and customize activities based on the responses. In addition, planners can use these sites to register family members for activities like talent shows and tours of the reunion host city.

At any family reunion you’re sure to find an abundance of delicious food. According to Chef Jamie Poole, the key to planning the perfect menu is knowing which food dishes can be warmed at the family reunion site, eaten at room temperature or served cold. For a quick and easy dessert recipe, Poole recommends grilled strawberry shortcake. Placing the cake on the grill puts a twist on the traditional dessert. Cooks can also get new ideas or healthy takes on family favorites from recipe apps like Fuducate.

Share reunion memories with Family Reunion InstEbook. The app allows users to capture special moments, narrate captions and publish photos as an eBook. It also makes it simple to share the keepsake with family and friends using Facebook or email. To share photos instantly with relatives that couldn’t make the trip, capture fun moments with the Samsung Galaxy Camera and share across social networks directly from the device.

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