Leave a comment

10 best travel apps for your smartphone or tablet

10 best travel apps for your smartphone or tablet
PHOTO COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK

If you've been a frequent traveler for a while, you remember the not-so-good ol' days before smartphones. Traveling was always fun, but back then, the good times came at a cost.

Your vacation began long before you left for the airport, with a trip to a travel agent, who'd book your flight, hotel and rental car for you. It ended a few weeks later, with your family and you dragging your luggage (no wheels!) into the house, and dropping them and about 20 rolls of film onto the floor.

In between all that, there were unexpected gate changes at the airport, with no text message alerts. You were bogged down with armfuls of maps and guidebooks, and asking, "Do you speak English?" a lot, to whoever would stop to help you find a train, or your hotel.

These days, traveling is a lot more fun because smartphone apps have virtually eliminated those hassles. The best part about these apps, besides being right on your phone, is that you have total control over every step of your trip.

There are apps that'll help you figure out where to go and others to find the best deals on a trip. Plus, there are map apps and translation apps to help you find where you're going, and to chat with the locals.

Before you start planning your next trip, make sure you have these 10 must-have travel apps for Android and Apple. The first one will help you find trendy destinations.

Next page: An app that'll inspire your next vacation
My picks: 7 great movies recently added to Netflix
Previous Tips

My picks: 7 great movies recently added to Netflix

Use eBay? 3 secrets only the pros know to get the best deals
Next Tips

Use eBay? 3 secrets only the pros know to get the best deals

View Comments ()