Best Travel Apps for the 2015 Jetsetter
Feb 17, 2015
Smartphones have made it easier to do just about anything, including taking the stress and paper out of traveling. We have gathered just a few of our favorite travel apps for you to try.
Plan every detail of your trip—from car rental to lodging to restaurants. You can construct custom itineraries by hand, or simply forward the email confirmations of your flight, rental car, train tickets, and hotels to firstname.lastname@example.org and watch TripIt construct the itinerary for you.
Postcards are the classic thinking-of-you travel mementos for friends and family. Postagram brings tradition into the digital age by sending personalized photos and messages from your phone to relatives, which they’ll receive on actual postcards for $0.99 a piece (postage is included).
Free Wi-Fi Finder
The Free Wi-Fi Finder by JiWire shows where you can find free wireless connections in urban areas. You can search with a directory or simply enable the Wi-Fi scanner to locate the nearest hot spots.
Take the stress out of packing. PackPoint aims to solve your packing woes by curating a list of all of your travel essentials. Answer a few basic questions, such as: Are you a man or woman? Are you traveling on business or leisure? How many days are you going for? And where exactly are you going? Then PackPoint creates a custom packing list to account for all of your travel needs based on weather, location and your travel activity.
GateGuru by TripAdvisor
No longer will you waste time in the airport. GateGuru’s flight tracking notification alerts inform you of crowds or unexpected delays. This app provides you with a map of the terminals as well as reviews of restaurants within the airport. However, the most helpful features might be the “tips” section and the average wait time at each terminal’s security checkpoint.
As you jet off to your next vacation, take advantage of technology and let these 5 travel apps make life a little easier before, during and after your trip.