With so many travel apps out there, you may wonder which ones are the best? Which ones should you bother with? The answer is simple. You want the ones that will make your life easier and are free or at least cheap. So here is my list:
My PICK for foreign currency conversion: Oanda Currency Converter (calculates exchange rates for close to 200 currencies and is specific to credit card or cash transactions). FREE.
My PICK for language help: iTranslate (approximately 90 languages available; just type in word or phrase to get the translation). FREE.
My PICK for flight info: FlightTrackPro (tracks flights, send notifications for gate changes, delays, etc.). FREE.
My PICK for airport info: MY TSA (this app gives you real time security line wait times data so you won’t miss your flight or hang around the airport too long). FREE.
My PICK for finding best flight deals: Kayak (enter travel dates and destinations and it will give you list of best options). FREE.
My PICK for reviews: TripAdvisor (reviews of hotels, attractions, restaurants, etc. almost anywhere in the world). FREE.
My PICK for finding best hotel deals: Priceline Hotel Negotiator (for those searching for the absolute cheapest options). FREE.
My PICK for finding last-minute hotel rooms at great price: HotelTonight.
My PICK for finding accommodations other than hotel rooms (houses, condos, apartments, rooms, etc): AirBnB. FREE.
My PICK for finding best cruise deals: iCruise’s CruiseFinder (has a huge database that allows you to search cruise lines, itineraries, destinations, see cabin and deck layouts, and much more from more than 32 cruise lines; very comprehensive). FREE.
My PICK for keeping track of cruise expenses: Cruise Card Control (can set a realistic budget and easily keep track of shipboard purchases). $.
My PICK for road trips (maps): Google Maps Navigation (complete GPS service). FREE.
My PICK for finding fun stuff to see and do on a road trip: Roadside America (find weird, unusual, and memorable things to do no matter). $.
My PICK for car service: UBER. FREE.
My PICK for finding restaurant information: Zagat To Go (has reviews for thousands of dining options in more than 100 cities throughout America and can use it to make reservations and get directions). FREE.
Note: If you have a favorite airline or hotel or such, you should install those apps too.
Please send me a comment IF you have a travel app you love to use if it’s on this list. Or feel free to share anything travel-related. I love to hear from fellow travelers–and it feels great to share!