These travel applications will make your travels even better by providing useful features to use for booking, making an itinerary, and even camera optimization. So pull out the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and get to downloading.
See what’s near you. Choose from anything ranging from a hotel to parking Cost: Free
Search for flights, hotels and car rentals all in one place. It’s Apple’s most popular travel iPhone app. Make a packing list, convert currency, track your flight and check out cool attractions. Cost: Free
Provide your airline and flight number and FlightAware will trach your flight. Cost: Free
Much easier to figure out than Photoshop, Instagram is a simplistic photo editing app that allows you to add beautiful filtered effects to your images and post them for all your friends to see. Facebook recently acquired Instagram for 1 billion, so we expect for it to get even bigger over the next few years. Cost: Free
Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@uscitytraveler), here’s a few of my most recent pictures with filtered effects:
This app stitches your photos together to create panoramic pictures that you can send to family and friends.
Those of you that dislike math as much as I do will love the simplicity of iTip, where you can easily calculate what tip to leave at a restaurant. Cost: Free
Get discounted rates on last minute hotel bookings in major cities with this incredible app. Cost: Free
This inspiring, invitation only provides high quality photography of a wide variety of destinations. You can get discounts up to 50% off your favorite hotels. Cost: Free
Tired of printing and carrying around all of those paper itineraries? This app links to your email inbox and picks up every confirmation number (for a flight, hotel, or dinner reservation) that comes to your inbox. Cost: Free
You can instantly see reviews written by fellow travelers, while you are on the go. Get inspired. You can even see what is near you or book your flights from their app. Cost: Free
Tired of buying those cheap, out of style post cards from your favorite destinations? Then you should take a photo with the Postagram app and send your own postcard to family and friends. Just provide your address and they will print and send your postcard for just 99 cents. Cost: Free to download app but it costs 99 cents to send a postcard
See what’s near you and discover the hottest local dining joints. Cost: Free
Stop letting gas stations rip you off just because they are in a prime location. Tourist can visit GasBuddy to see which gas station near them has the cheapest gas. Cost: Free
This app comes with a tip calculator, time translator, flashlight, money converter, a packing list, postcards and even trivia games. Cost: Free
Tourist Eye learns from you and your friends fearing a trip planner, transport maps, personalized recommendations, trip journal, maps, offline, and information for over 10,000 destinations.
16. Lonely Planet
Those of you looking to purchase a guidebook from a mojor city will find this app very useful. Cost: Free but guidebooks cost
17. Wi-Fi Finder
Find a location near you that offers wi-fi.
Bonus: 12 Other Must-Have Apps
These are my other favorite apps that aren’t necessarily travel related.
This is my favorite place to listen to music when I am on the go or even at home (I’m actually listening to it right now!). Pandora allows you to pick a radio station based on nearly any artist or music genre, with a minimal amount of ads. If you’re tired of paying for iTunes then you will love this app! Cost: Free
Sure, you can take notes in the notes app that comes with your devide but I prefer Evernote because it allows you take notes on any device and view them on any device too, regardless of which device it was written on. It’s great for keeping all of your travel information in one place, such as your iPhone, which you take everywhere, so you will never forget to bring your notes or itinerary. Cost: Free
Tell all of your friends what a good time you’re having, share photos, videos or reviews of the sights your seeing. Cost: Free
Tweet everyone a picture of your current location and tell them what you’re up to straight from the Twitter app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.
Ever get bored on the go? You need Words With Friends, a fun little game you can play with your friends. Beware: it’s very addicting! Cost: Free
Do you ever happen to go through a neighborhood on the go and see a house you’d love to live in? Or a mansion that you’d like to be nosy about and see what it’s worth? Zillow is the app for you because it allows you to see home estimated values for free. Don’t forget to cheack out the estimated value of your frinds homes. Cost: Free
Find a product in a store, scan it with your iPhone, and then look on Amazon to see if you can get the product cheaper online. Cost: Free
It can be very convenient to have a flashlight app on your phone (note: there is a flashlight within the Frommers app), especially when the power goes out. Cost: Free
Video: Technology is Changing The Way We Travel
Thanks for reading. Hopefully you just found some great new apps, I’m working on launching a US City Traveler app but it may be a while before I decide to launch it. So what are your favorite apps? Did I leave any important apps off? I’d love to hear from you!