Wednesday, May 27, 2015

10 Travel Apps You Need For Summer Vacation

Summer travel season is here! Hopefully most of you have plans to take at least one vacation this summer to get away and de-stress. For the busy working woman, travel apps are a great way to keep summer vacations organized, stress-free and enjoyable. Here are my picks for the top 10 travel apps you need this summer.

1. Postagram 

Who doesn't love getting a postcard from a friend on vacation? Finding time to send post cards during a getaway, though, can be challenging. Postagram solves this problem by turning your iPhone or social media photos into postcards sent by mail, from your smart phone, for only 99 cents!

2. Free Wifi Finder by JiWire

Find free wifi internet hot spots no matter where you are in the world with this WiFi Finder app by JiWire. Use the "near me" search to find the best free wifi to use to upload your Facebook photos or send emails.

3. MetrO 

Find your way around any strange city this summer with MetrO travel app. This app helps you navigate public transportation in any city. Download the cities you need, and then use this app without internet connection anywhere in the world. Find the best route to all the places on your itinerary with this app.

4. Oanda Currency Converter

Another thing to think about when traveling abroad in the summer is the exchange rate. Add a currency converter app to your smart phone before your travels to stay updated on the currency in any country.

5. Gate Guru Travel App

Gate guru is ranked one of the top 5 travel apps by CNN, with all the flight and airport information you could ever need. Perfect for summer travels, enjoy real-time flight status updates and push notifications customized to your itinerary.

6. Weather + 

Knowing the weather of you vacation destination is essential for planning your outfits and your itinerary. The Weather + app give you current weather conditions, a five day forecast and screen video loops showing visuals of the weather in each location. Called "the most useful weather app" by the New York Times.

7. PackPoint Packing List Travel Companion

Packing for vacation can be one of the most stressful parts of getting ready to leave. PackPoint is an amazing app that will tell you what to pack based on the length of your trip, weather at your destination and activities planned. Add or remove things from the list to have the perfect reference guide for packing.

8. TripIt

Organize all your travel plans with the TripIt app. TripIt creates a unique itinerary for you based on airline, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails that you forward to Sync it with your calendar, get maps and directions and add or edit plans from your smartphone.

9. Expensify

Hopefully most of your summer travels are vacations, but if you do have business travels planned this summer, the app Expensify is a must have. Ranked one of the "Best Business Apps" by Business Insider, Expensify allows you to take pictures of receipts and categorize them into specific expense reports. Capture receipts, mileage and other expensive information simply and effectively with this app.

10. Google Translate

If you are traveling somewhere outside of the country, Google translate will be your best friend. Download this app before you board your plane so you can have a quick reference guide when ordering a coffee at that little French sidewalk cafe.

Download some of these apps to keep your summer vacation plans simple, organized and stress-free even in the midst of hectic work schedules. What is YOUR favorite travel app?

1 comment :

  1. I would also add a good navigational app Spyglass. It works great when offline, assuming that you pre-download the maps that you need in advance. It shows your accurate coordinates and your current position on a map, allows to mark locations and waypoints, share your locations with friends and much more.


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