Planning your next trip and want to be sure you find the best sightseeing, the best roadside restaurants and the best accommodation? Guess what. There's an app for that.
There are also apps for saving money at the airport and packing more efficiently.
In fact, there are so many apps, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth the effort.
But not to worry. Before you go on your next cross-country road trip or head home for the holidays, we've narrowed down a list of must-try travel apps.
Pocket lets you easily save articles and videos for later.
All your items go into one place, and you can view, share and organize at any time and on any device. Add the extension to your browser so you can easily save longer articles you don't have time to read right away.
New York City is great, but the subway system is not the easiest to master, especially for a first-time visitor. Citymapper helps you maneuver through all modes of transportation, so whether you're walking, bussing, subway-ing, cycling or cabbing, you can be sure you'll get to your destination.
Going to a country where people speak a different language, but haven't found time to learn it? SayHi will translate your plea for directions from English to Mandarin, Spanish, French and many more.
There is an extensive list of available languages available in a simple user interface.
This app found success by offering travelers last-minute hotel reservations at great prices, and has since expanded to show great hotels at fantastic prices up to a week ahead of time.
HotelTonight also recently moved beyond accommodations to add recommendations for activities.
GateGuru is your go-to app for an easy, breezy flight. The "JourneyCard" includes itineraries for current and future trips, and while you're on the road you can get detailed information about airport security wait times, suggested in-airport restaurants and shops.
Perfect for layovers, Lounge Buddy helps you find the closest lounges and chill-out spots in your airport.
Many travelers are aware that there are more comfortable chairs somewhere in the airport, but may not know if they have access to them. LoungeBuddy asks you about your status with different airlines in order to show you exactly what is available to you.
Are you obsessed with making sure you have everything you need? If so, this is your app. Packing Pro helps you get organized before a trip begins and after it's over.
It comes packed with tips and recommendations, and allows you to set reminders and export old lists.
Based on reviews from its users, Gogobot recommends restaurants, bars, shops, cafes, hotels and more.
The app also customizes recommendations based on what "tribe" you fit in. Examples tribes are "Foodies," "Backpackers" and "Families." Recommendations include badges that show what kind of traveler the activity or location is good for.
Spottly is a visual travel guide. It suggests places based on recommendations by fellow travelers and adventurers.
You can also share the great restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes you visited during your trip. The app also includes a video feature, so you can share that breathtaking sunset in Thailand with your friends.
Available on iOS, Android is in a limited beta.
This is an app for the outdoor-loving folks who enjoy spending their time in nature. You can browse through more than 50,000 trails, with photos and reviews posted by fellow hikers and mountain lovers.
You can also save the trails you loved and share them with your friends and social networks.
OMW allows you to share your location with your friends and family. So the next time you're in a car or on a bus, and you get an annoying 'where r u' text message, you can simply share your location in real time.
Once you arrive at your destination, your friend or family member will be notified and the app will automatically stop sharing your location.
HappyCow has made an app that helps vegans and vegetarians find quality places to eat on the road.
Although the app was developed to help people who don't eat meat find a great meal in an unfamiliar city, it's a great resource for anyone trying to stay healthy.
Another app for the roadies, Roadtrippers helps you locate rest stops, campgrounds, and of course restaurants. The app also comes with reviews and photos, and if you enjoy a particular recommendation, you can save it for later.
Radarcast is more than a weather forecast app: It offers detailed tracking of storms, going so far as to predict the precise times rain will start and stop on the map.
The app lets you bookmark multiple locations, so you can easily see the forecast and current radar of all your destinations.
Other features include severe weather warnings, storm direction arrows, hurricane forecast tracks and wildfires.
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