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When you’re on the go, your best friend and resource can be your phone.

As U.S. News blogger Joel Finman said it best, “In the age of smartphones, apps are like guiding stars: They can point you in the right direction.”

Downloading the right travel apps can enhance your travel experience by saving you time and money.

We’ve tried the latest travel apps to determine which tools are the most useful for planning a trip, getting around, finding friends, and saving money along the way.  Here are the top 8  travel apps you should download. All apps are available for Android and iOS and best of all, they’re free.


If you’ve ever experienced traveling on an empty stomach, then you’ll appreciate this app. Grab will let you view airport restaurant menus ahead of time, map them in the terminal. In some locations, you can order in advance and pick up your food on the way to the gate. No more waiting in lines!

Happy Cow

Traveling while vegan can be a challenge, especially if you’ve not familiar with the area. That’s where Happy Cow comes in to save the day.
With lists of vegan and vegetarian restaurants in nearly 10,500 cities worldwide, finding a suitable eatery nearby is easy. Each restaurant listing comes with a short description of the menu and user-generated reviews.


If you’ve ever lost money on a prepaid nonrefundable hotel room, you’ll love Roomer.
Get deep discounts on hotel rooms from people who have had to cancel their trips. Likewise, if you’ve prepaid for a nonrefundable room, you can sell your reservation on the app.


Do you enjoy sightseeing and want to explore a new itinerary?
If you’re tired of walking the same route every day or ever wondered “what are the interesting things to do around me”? Then Sidekix is for you.
This urban route planner will help you find the best way to get around. Sidekix will choose the best walking directions based on your interests and preferences. Looking for a trendy cafe for a lunch on your way to an art gallery? The app is filled with reccommendations from locals.


Stimulate your concentration, meditation or relaxation to alleviate jet lag with this app.
Binaural beats, or binaural tones, are repetitive sounds, that help induce relaxation, meditation, creativity and other desirable mental states. Cultures around the world have relied on binaural beats for centuries to create relaxed states of mind.


AirHelp helps travelers get paid for your canceled, delayed, or overbooked flights. The average reimbursement is more than $500 per claim, and the company takes a 25 percent cut.


Learn about the language and culture of your destination with Memrise, named the best app of 2017. Choose from a variety of topics in more than 200 tongues. Gain insight on China’s ethnic groups and learn how to identify different kinds of spices in Polish.


Solo Traveller is great for meeting locals and serves as a platform for single female travelers to connect with other female travel companions nearby.

What’s your favorite travel app? Share it with us by commenting below!

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