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6 Essential Must-Have Travel Apps For iPhone

By: Justin Zipprich Categories: Travel Tips

Travel apps for iPhone
In this day in age where no one goes anywhere without their smartphone, great applications have become essential to learning new information, locating friends and of course, finding your way around new places. For those who like to travel, there are a new slew of travel apps for iPhone that cover all the bases, while making travel a breeze and your vacation a memory you will remember forever. These are a few of the newest travel apps to hit the market and they will turn your phone into your own personal travel agent.

YPlan

Travel apps for iPhone YPlan
For those travelers who have problems deciding on activities to do during their trip, YPlan is the app for you. Once you get to your destination, load YPlan and find the perfect activities for you and your family. There are two options that you can choose from. If you have an activity in mind but can’t find the nearest location that offers it, enter it onto the home screen of YPlan and it will come up with your nearest options. Secondly, if you are unsure of what you want to do, YPlan will use your current location and find activities around you that you might like. Once you find something, use YPlan to book your tickets!

TripIt

Travel apps for iPhone TripIt
If you love to travel but have difficulty keeping your plans in order, give Tripit a spin. All you have to do is figure out where you want to visit, order your flight, car rental, restaurant confirmations and hotel room reservations and let Tripit do the rest. After emailing all of your materials, Tripit will take all of your confirmations and arrange them into a manageable and easy to read itinerary. You can view this itinerary at any time from your phone, computer and even see it when you’re offline. Additional components of Tripit include the ability to sync your travel plans with your calendar, the power to locate alternative flights, and also save money with VIP travel benefits.

Yelp

Travel apps for iPhone Yelp
Yelp has become one of the most popular travel review websites on the web. Although most people use Yelp to figure out if a restaurant is any good, the website actually has reviews on almost any place you can imagine, from hotels and Bed & Breakfasts to amusement parks and zoos. Yelp is used nationwide and has a handful of features including a friend finder, a messenger, the ability to write your own reviews and a review of the day feature that may just be covering an establishment that you will want to visit.

PackPoint

Travel apps for iPhone PackPoint
Regardless of if you travel rarely or often, most people deal with the same issue: how to appropriately pack for your next trip. Luckily, when it comes to packing, PackPoint does all the guesswork for you. As one of the hottest new apps on the market, PackPoint takes all of your travel stipulations (the length of your trip, typical weather in your destination, any activities you have planned) and figures out all the clothes, accessories and electronics that you will need during your trip. If you plan on doing a lot of swimming, want to hike the mountains or just stroll through town, PackPoint does the busywork by determining what you will need so you are always prepared!

Kayak

Travel apps for iPhone Kayak
As one of the most quickly growing travel apps for iPhone, Kayak is your one stop shop for the booking of your flights, hotel rooms and rental cars. Kayak’s claim to fame is that it takes the prices from many other travel sites and compiles them so that you can pick the best option and price for you. You can also set travel alerts and let Kayak tell you if the price of your tickets has gone down before you buy. Finally, once you have purchased your plane tickets, check back on the app to see if your flight is on time and use the handy review tool to see how others have enjoyed the services you plan to purchase.

Wi-Fi Finder

Travel apps for iPhone Wi-Fi Finder
As the world turns, we become more and more dependent on technology and the Internet to help us get directions, find activities and find each other. For those who are dependent on the Internet but do not like the service charges that come along with it, Wi-Fi Finder is for you. This handy app directs you to the nearest Wi-Fi hotspot so that you can connect with ease. Great for trips to foreign cities where you may not know the lay of the land, Wi-Fi finder is a great tool to get online and see where to go next and how to get there without breaking the bank.

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