Getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to remember to pack your passport, camera, socks, and other essentials, you also have to get to the airport on time and find a decent and affordable hotel. Most important of all, you have to plan some fun excursions at your destination! Owners of the iPhone rejoice because there are handy apps that make all of these tasks easy. Here are ten of my favorite travel apps, guaranteed to make your travel experience as stress-free as possible.
Traveling used to be so much of a hassle. These iPhone apps can help take much of that hassle away so that you can enjoy your trip from beginning to end.
Wish you had brushed up on your French before landing in Paris? With Babelingo installed on your iPhone, you’ll be able to view hundreds of useful phrases in French (and 10 other languages). It’s a great way to avoid getting lost in translation!
Babelingo Translated Phrases
HotelPal helps you find a hotel, whether you’re planning a vacation or need something last minute! It provides photos of rooms, a list of room amenities, and hotel descriptions so you know what to expect when you arrive. Best of all, it accesses Travelocity to give you up-to-the-minute information on room availability and prices.
- Mobiata LLC
TripCase lets you keep all of your travel information organized on your iPhone. You can use the app to add information about your flights, hotels, and rental cars and access that info wherever you are. The app gives you terminal maps and up-to-the-minute flight stats, including arrival times, departure gates, and lets you know if there are any delays, cancellations, gate changes, and more.
- Sabre Inc
Although Wi-Fi hotspots are proliferating, it’s sometimes hard to find them when you’re traveling. Free Wi-Fi Finder uses your iPhone’s GPS capabilities to know where you are and then shows you the location of free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in your area.
Free Wi-Fi Finder
- JiWire Inc
Skip the pricey tour guides and get HearPlanet instead. This app finds your current location and then provides you with a handheld, audio tour of nearby landmarks and places of interest. The app covers over 250,000 POI’s around the world, with new content being added all the time.
- Hear Planet
Don’t let your beautiful iPhone pictures go to waste! With the Postman app, you can tag your photo with your location and send it to friends or family members in the form of a postcard. You can also use the app to easily upload your photo to a number of social networking sites.
- Freeverse Inc
UrbanDaddy helps you find the best of the best food, drink, or entertainment in major cities across the U.S. Just type in what you’re looking for—whether it be cheap drinks, dinner, or things to do on a date—and the app whips up a list of places close to your current location. With UrbanDaddy, finding the hippest, coolest bars has never been easier!
Now you can have your very own personal travel planner with the TripIt app. All you have to do is forward your flight info and hotel confirmation e-mails to TripIt and it will build a personalized travel itinerary for you. Furthermore, you can check your flight status, share your itinerary with friends, and view terminal maps for popular airports.
TripIt – Travel Organizer
- TripIt Inc
Where gives you information about your local area, including weather reports, news, restaurant reviews, cheap gas, traffic updates, movie times and locations, and more. In addition, the app gives you maps to locations and lets you chat with others from within the app.
- uLocate Communications