Gone are the days of visiting a travel agent’s office in person to book a trip and unfurling paper maps to navigate your way home from a road trip. Now, thanks to technological advances, apps can help reduce stress and anxiety when it comes to traveling. From booking a trip to making the perfect post-trip photo collage, these travel apps have you covered on your next vacation!
If you spend the day before a trip desperately trying to corral your reservations and confirmations into a cohesive itinerary, TripIt is one of the travel apps made for you! TripIt will scan your inbox and pull all of your important details into an organized schedule that you can view offline, share with family, or sync with your calendar to make planning a breeze.
The Expedia app is a one-stop travel shop for planning your next trip. You can scour thousands of hotels, car rentals, and flights to find the best prices. Then, you can book everything with the click of a button.
If you’re the indecisive traveling type, you’ll love Triposo’s social media platform that suggests places to visit based on your preferences. You can save your favorite hotels, experiences, and restaurants in the travel app. Then, Triposo’s fancy algorithms will find the best spots around the world for your personal taste, time-frame, and budget.
Guides by Lonely Planet
Whatever city you’re exploring, chances are that the Lonely Planet has compiled a comprehensive guide for it. You’ll find the best places to eat, sleep and party with their user-friendly app. This comprehensive resource even includes currency converters and local phrasebooks so you won’t need any other app on your next trip.
If you’re heading abroad with no knowledge of the local language, you need TripLingo. It’s an audio translator that will convert your voice to one with international flair. If you have a particularly difficult translation task, the app will even help you find a nearby bilingual person willing to translate for you.
While vacationing, you just might find yourself referencing Google Trips a lot more than you may have anticipated. You’ll get the best recommendations with easy to browse categories like “kid-friendly activities” and “art tours.”
Trips by Lonely Planet
This social media app allows users to contribute to Lonely Planet’s extensive traveling library. Fulfill your dream of being a travel writer by sharing your pictures, suggestions, and fun experiences.
Like the Instagram of travel stories, you can share all of those beautiful vacation memories with everyone in your travel community on the Tripcast app. It even does real-time sharing so there’s no need to wait until you get home to gush about your amazing trip!
Don’t just talk about your trip to your family after you return, keep them in the loop with Postagram! This genius app takes your digital pictures and transforms them into physical postcards that can be mailed all over the world.