Is wanderlust getting the better of you? Perhaps the great outdoors are beckoning, or maybe you just want to go sightseeing. Whatever floats your boat, planning a vacation always gives you something to look forward to. There are many great trips you can go on, whether it’s a family vacay, solo wellness retreat, or a last-minute weekend getaway with your bae. There are also a few awesome travel apps that’ll help you save money as well as obliterate most of your travel worries. We’ve rounded up what we think are the best among them.
1. Best travel app to find cheap flights – Hopper
Hopper is a must-have travel app for any traveler, whether you travel frequently or stick to one or two trips a year. Hopper works by analyzing billions of daily flight and hotel fare each day and digging into its vast archive of historical data to assist you in predicting whether you should book your reservations ASAP or wait for them to be made. Hopper will let you enter your departure and return cities and the date of travel. It will then show you the dates that save you the most (and those are the most expensive). Based on this information, Hopper can advise if you should either wait for the prices to drop or go ahead and buy now. If the app recommends that you stay tuned, set up a price watch. When the airfare has dropped to the lowest, it will go, and it’s time for you to book, Hopper will send you a notification. The app, which has both iOS and Android versions, claims to help you save up to 40% simply by booking your flights at the right time.
2. Best travel app for international travel – Rome2rio
An ideal app for If you’re a globetrotter, Rome2rio shows you how to get from one place to another easily and economically, whether by train, plane, bus, or bike. The app boasts details from over 5000 companies in over 160 countries, making it an ideal travel planning solution for your next overseas trip. Once you’ve installed the app (available on iOS and Android), simply enter an address, landmark, or even city as your destination. The app will display information about accommodations and things to do. The app’s most popular feature is that it shows you how to get from place to place and compares costs if, for example, you’re wondering whether to fly from France to Italy or take the train.
3. Best travel app for recommendations – TripAdvisor
To be honest, we don’t really need to tell you to install TripAdvisor – you probably have it installed on your phone already. However, if you don’t, here’s what it’s all about. With over 700 million reviews of 8 million destinations, TripAdvisor is probably the best resource currently available to check out user reviews on popular destinations. The app includes reviews on restaurants, hotels, museums, and other such places of interest. You can also follow your friends or travel experts for tips that are in sync with your interests, watch travel videos, read articles for inspiration, and write your own reviews if you so desire. The app is available on the App Store and Google PlayStore. If you don’t want to install the app, you can check out their website, which offers pretty much all the same features.
4. Best travel app for parking – Way
The Way App combines all the car services you need into a single platform to make your life as a car owner easy-peasy while saving you plenty of dollars. For several years, The Way App has been the preferred parking app, with over 50 million cars parked across North America. The Way App integrates everything you need for a premium parking experience. The Way.com website and app provide contactless parking facilities at dependable and secure parking lots near nearly all US airports and major Canadian airports. If you’re in a city where parking is scarce, such as New York, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, the app will help you find parking in some of the city’s busiest areas. The Way App is available on iOS and Android stores, or you can use the Way.com website to book your parking spot in advance. To know how the Way App works, read their step-by-step guide.
5. Best travel planning app -TripIt
The TripIt app allows you to easily sync travel plans to your calendar and share them with whomever you want. TripIt consolidates all of your itineraries into a single location. Users of the app, which is available for both iPhone and Android, simply forward confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the app will generate a free master doc for each trip. You can access the itinerary from anywhere, even if you don’t have an internet connection. These are features available in the free version of the app.
Now that you’ve got all the tools you need to make your trip easy and affordable, what are you waiting for? Adventures await!
Reserve your airport parking space in advance with Way online or via the iOS and Android apps!