There is no shortage of travel apps and website to help you plan, organize and execute your biggest travel adventures. We recently stumbled across this not so recent but still relevant Travel & Leisure article that highlights the best digital tools for all types of travelers. Here are a few of our favorites:
Booking.com - We use them regularly to make hotel and B&B reservations. Why? Because not only do they offer very competitive rates, they also offer free cancellation on most of their properties. Bonus: you don't have to pay in advance! Can't decide where you want to stay? Since they don't make you pay upfront, you can reserve multiple options and decide at a later date.
Google Maps - This may go without saying but Google Maps is a life-saver! and makes traveling so much easier. Even without wifi or a data connection, you can use Google Maps to help you navigate, paper map style, but without having to fumble with an oversized piece of paper that makes you scream tourist. Our favorite feature is the ability to star places of interest. As we read about things to see and do in cities of interest, we star it on our map. That way when we go to plan our trip we simply 'connect-the-stars' to create an itinerary for each day. It is also very helpful when you are out and about and run out of ideas. Simply pull up your map and pick a place you haven't been yet.
Trip-it - This one isn't on T&L's list but should be. It makes keeping everything organized for a trip so much easier, especially if you have multiple destinations. Simply email your airline, hotel, tour etc. reservations to trip-it and everything is catalogued by trip with all the pertinent information. No more carrying around print-outs or frantically searching your emails for your reservations, simply pull up everything you need on the app. Frequent traveler? Upgrade to Pro to receive weather alerts, flight delay information and more.
What are your favorite travel apps? We would love to hear!
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