10 Must-Have Travel Apps

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Much as we love it, traveling isn’t always easy. Missed connections, sleepless nights, miscommunications can make life more than a little daunting. Luckily, there are smartphone apps for all of this and more. And the best part? They’re free.


© TripItOne of the most annoying hassles when traveling is having to keep all of your documents in order and keeping track of all your print outs. Luckily, there is now an application that handles this for you.

This free smartphone app allows you to build your itinerary right into your phone by forwarding all of your confirmation e-mails to plans@tripit.com. Or, if you have a g-mail address, TripIt can actually retrieve this information for you by scanning your e-mail account. Moreover, extra features include receiving alerts when flights are delayed or cancelled as well as the ability to “share” trips with friends who also have this application. And, if you click on one of the lines for the itinerary, you can receive further information on the booking, such as booking details, directions, maps, and hotel check-in/check-out times.

Available on Android and iPhone…

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