1. Trip PlanningCruise Trip Planner ($0.99) and a Camping Trip Planner (.99) to help you remember to pack every single thing you'd ever need to bring along to your boat or tent. There are also more general apps like the Flight Trip Planner ($0.99) and Car Trip Planner ($0.99), which let you edit categories and add items to each.
2. Travel Trackingthis one by American Airlines. Ain't technology grand? Apps like FlightTrack ($4.99) give you real-time flight tracking and status updates for any plane in the air.
3. Street mapsAndroid, $2.43) is essential for anyone traveling to England, and many other European cities have similar guides available, often with offline viewing for times when you're stuck with no data or stumble into a dead zone.
4. Public Transportation
5. Destination Specificdetermining wait times at rides ($0.99) to learning where your favorite characters ($0.99) are going to be standing throughout the day. Several other theme parks have similar apps,
6. Hotelsthis one by Hilton, which gives you access to your HHonors account and lets you manage points and bookings. On a camping or RV trip? Try the Passport America app, which details discounted rates and locations for nearby campgrounds and RV parks.
7. Bargains and Emergencies
For example, once during a holdover in a random city in the US, our connecting flight was cancelled at 11 p.m. We whipped out our phone, booked a hotel room through Priceline (four stars for a mega discount, and near the airport too) and hopped on the hotel shuttle just as it pulled up to the curb. Did we mention it was snowing at the time?
What apps do you use when traveling? Do you have any to share and recommend?
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