From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.
Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or $29.99/year–and it's worth it) and drag it into your main homescreen. App in the Air provides the most accurate data for managing your airplane travel. It will give you real time status of your flight, track boarding and landing times, estimate waits for check-ins, and more.
If you happen to be in New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, or San Francisco and haven’t found a hotel room, One:Night could be your saving grace. It’s a last-minute hotel-booking tool that was created by Standard International (the parent company of the chic Standard Hotels) that gives you the opportunity to score a room at the last minute, and at reasonable prices.
If you love traveling like a local, Jetzy is a fun app that is geo-targeted to help travelers and locals connect, meet up, and learn more about the place they and you are exploring. Also, there’s a points system that rewards you with various vouchers and free trips if you are active on the app!
Never have those “did I forget to pack” moments again because this app will keep you organized with all the things you need to bring with you on your trip. If you love making lists, Packpoint is your new best friend. It’s intuitive technology will give you suggestions on what you need to pack based on the criteria of the trip and then you can check them off and add more as you’re packing.
If your boutique hotel doesn’t have a gym or you find yourself in a place that doesn’t have your favorite workout class or your go-to trainer or workout buddy–don’t fret. Playbook can help you stay motivated and achieve your fitness goals by watching personalized training videos from top trainers and influencers in the industry in real time. Like Instagram Stories or Snapchat, you only get the top 10 latest workouts on offer, challenging you to keep up with their feed and find the content creators who you most prefer working out with.
Finding a chic place to eat or to sip cocktails (especially in a new country) can often times be an arduous process. Whether you're looking for something fancy or a unique hole-in-the-wall, you want to make sure you're going to go somewhere that's worth the trip.Posto keeps track of your favorite dining experiences, dishes and drinks and helps you share them with those in your network.With the app, you can easily track down and share delectable eats and drinks that are recommended by the best of the best–your friends.
While getting lost in translation seems like a romantic way to spend a holiday, sometimes a reliable translator is essential to get by. Aside from the basics (translating text, websites, and voice-to-voice conversations), iTranslate has improved the translator experience with new features including a new offline mode, which comes especially handy in foreign countries where WiFi isn't always within reach. Need to order cacio e pepe in a 10-seat mom-and-pop establishment in Florence, barter pricing in the outdoor market in Marrakech or ask for directions in Jerusalem? Crisis averted.
Safety first. When adventuring, it's important to make sure you're on the right path, no matter what country or terrain you're exploring. RedZone is the first-ever navigation app that can give you the 411 on the not-so-safe areas and keep you comfortable and confident you're headed in the right directions on a leisurely hike. Leave your compass at home and ditch the one that comes with your smartphone, this is the app that helps you explore with peace of mind.
If you're one to enjoy the outdoors–be it backpacking, hiking, kayaking or the like–The Outbound will be your new favorite travel buddy. This easy-to-use app has curated and created a ton of amazing outdoor adventures and activities to choose from. Options to create and save experiences and ideas allow you to create your own bucket list of travel must-dos.
No need to search for flight deals on a zillion different websites anymore. Hitlist will find you the best deals on flights based around flexible dates. Make your honeymoon, business trip or upcoming vacation planning process easier and budget-friendly by securing the best airfare prices to your dream destinations. Or, use the deals to dictate your destination–search the app for the best deals and book your next trip based on cost efficiency.
Make your travel to-do list that much easier with Spot. This extensive and helpful app provides recommendations (all made by experts and friends) from dining, to nightlife, transportation and hotel options. Here's a fun idea: go on the app separately from your travel buddies or fiancé and create your own dream list. Once you book flights, share your wishlist with each other before you embark to customize a trip that caters to everyones preferences. Don't sweat the planning process either, Spot allows you to share and make lists effortlessly.
As you upload your favorite photos to Instagram and Facebook from your honeymoon or a recent girls trip, consider this: what if you could also have all of your photos in an actual album that you could hold on to forever? Albums, if you recall, are the place we put photos before smartphones. While they're not for every occasion, there's nothing like a smart surprise gift idea for your wife, husband or best friend after your travels to earn you brownie points. Sync your Instagram, Facebook or your favorite photos from your camera roll and choose your top picks. Chatbooks then automatically creates a gorgeous photo book for you, ready to be opened by the time you get back from your travels. #Genius.
If you follow Kat Tanita on Instagram or on her popular fashion blog, With Love from Kat, you've likely been following along with her finds and photographs of the chicest places to eat, stay, and shop all over the world. Her travel app brings all of her recommendations and favorite things to life and places them at your fingertips. Kat is consistently curating and creating personal reviews of her favorite spots and using them to continue improving and elevating her recommendations and user experience.
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