Features

Ten Apps Every Traveler Should Pack
As the summer travel season heats up, here are 10 smartphone applications that can help travelers get from point A to B and anywhere in between with ease.

Apple iPhone 4 Closeup of Apps

Lost, scared, hungry? Have no fear, here are 10 apps that are sure to make your travel experience smooth and memorable.

Reuters

Gas Nozzle at Gas Station Reuters

Gas Buddy

Don’t let rising gas prices ruin your vacation budget. Gas Buddy allows users to search for gas prices by city, state, zip code, with listings for all cities in the USA and Canada.

Cost: Free

Reuters

Google Local Search Screen

Google Maps

Let’s face it, having to pull over and ask for directions is a time waster. The Google Maps app means you never have to carry a map again, but will always know how to get to your destination.

Cost: Free

Reuters

sleep

Hard Awakening

There’s no chance of oversleeping with this app. Make sure you don’t miss your flight with this app, but beware, this alarm isn’t for the faint of heart.

Cost: $1.99

Bartender, 640x360

Urban Spoon

Looking for a great restaurant, but have picky eaters in your crew? No need to worry, let Urban Spoon help, just spin the dial and this app provides dining options based on location, type of food and cost.

Cost: Free

Off Duty Taxi

Taxi App

There’s nothing worse than having to wait for a cab. This app allows users to call a taxi in any U.S. city from your iPhone with a single tap.

Cost: Free

Reuters

iPhone 4 in Hand

BubbleWrap

This app is sure to soothe cranky kids, or, well, cranky adults. It is addicting as it annoying

Cost: Free

Travelers Waiting at Airport

FlightBoard

This app lets travelers check out the boards of their favorite airports and view all the flight information in real-time, so rest assure, you’ll never waste time at the airport again...

Cost: $3.99

Reuters

bathroom

SitOrSquat

There’s nothing worse than being in unfamiliar territory when Mother Nature calls. SitorSquat details the location of public bathrooms in a given area and their cleanliness.

Cost: Free

People Waiting at Luggage Carousel at Airport

Packing Pro

Never arrive at the hotel to unwind from a long day only to find you forgot to pack pajamas. This app for the iPhone and iPad is a digital packing list that users can either follow or create to suite their own needs.

Cost: $2.99

Couple Photographing Themselves on a Mountain

ProCamera 

It’s annoying to have to lug a camera everywhere. Fortunately, there is ProCamera that allows users to capture quality photos and videos with their iPhone. The app offers separate focus and exposure control for shutterbugs and adjustments will be locked so users can move their smartphone without having to readjust. The app also records the time, date, location and compass direction of each photo taken.

Cost: $2.99

Ten Apps Every Traveler Should Pack

As the summer travel season heats up, here are 10 smartphone applications that can help travelers get from point A to B and anywhere in between with ease.

More From Our Sponsors