Below are my top three favorite apps for traveling. I hope this list will be as helpful to you the next time you travel as it has been to me. If you have go to apps that you’d like to share, please feel free to let me know.
When we were planning our Mediterranean cruise, my boyfriend and I downloaded TripIt and were able to plug in our itinerary into the app. We were also able to start planning our day to day schedule, such as points of interest we’d like to see and what day, which restaurants we made reservations in and which places we have already purchased tickets to and what time. The app is also automatically updated when you make online ticket purchases from websites such as Ticketmaster, providing you use the same email address you logged in with.
This app is a life saver! We planned our whole itinerary for each of the stops we were going to go each time we traveled — and in order to get us to each location without having to resort to using our phones and incurring ultra expensive roaming internet charges (as you all know wifi isn’t often easy to find), we used OffMaps. You’d have to download the map of your destination in advance, and you’ll then be able to access it with your phone even without service.
Food Network on the Road (free)
If you’re traveling in the US locally and you’re a foodie like me, this is the app for you. This organizes restaurants that have been featured on Food Network shows such as Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and The Best Thing I Ever Ate geographically by zip code, or you can search by city, show or restaurant name. You can also simply click on the “nearby” button and the app will list the places that is within a few miles of where you are, along with the details of where they have been featured, specialties and links to their website if available.
Additionally, you can list info under the “my road trips”section and integrate your activities to your social media channels.