Technology is there to make our lives easier and more convenient — so why not use it? Whatever type of phone you use, there is a plethora of smartphone travel apps available to help you plan your trip, find the best gas prices, check into local hotels, avoid heavy traffic on the highway, and more.
- TripIt, Hotel Tonight, and GasBuddy
These are your everything-planners. TripIt helps with everything from planning your route to finding lodging, nearby restaurants, and even car rentals. Hotel Tonight has a similar function, finding nearby hotels with vacancies. GasBuddy recommends the lowest gas prices along your route.
- Goby, MydistriKt, and Eventurist
Want to experience an area like the locals do? Goby points out regional hotspots and nearby events like plays and concerts. MydistriKt is similar, drawing feedback from locals to identify all the hottest places in town, and Eventurist focuses solely on special events in an area.
- Free Wi-Fi Finder
This is exactly what it says on the tin. Don’t wanna waste data? Free Wi-Fi Finder can help.
When your trip is over, Esplorio cultivates status updates, location check-ins, and pictures from your social media accounts and puts everything in one place for you to enjoy.
Using a few smartphone travel apps lets you not only plan your trip better, but enjoy events and activities you may not have known about otherwise. Prepare for your summer vacation with just the touch of a button.