The Best Travel Apps
If you are planning to stay close to home, you will obviously not need this app. However, if you are feeling adventurous this universal translator is a must-have. One of the great things about this free application is that it improves on the web-based version. You can sound out any phrase and Google Translate will talk back to you.
That is certainly much easier than trying to spell a foreign language. Although you should not expect the results to be accurate enough to have a deep, meaningful conversation, it is certainly good enough to express yourself.
No one enjoys having to keep track of his or her vacation. Most people would rather just enjoy the vacation instead of having to create an itinerary. With TripIt, you can make planning a trip much easier. Just send your hotel booking and flight confirmation emails and it will create an easily accessible combined itinerary.
When it comes to finding the best prices on flights, it can be a confusing affair. Flying one day later could save you a great deal of money for whatever reason. That is why it is a great thing that this web-based flight-tracking tool is now available.
If you are looking for flights you can see live status information and compare flights. It is also possible to look up car rental and hotel deals at the same time.
TripAdvisor is one of the most popular and trusted places when people look for travel reviews and recommendations. There are thousands of ratings from other people just like us discussing things to do, flights, hotels, and restaurants.
Once you have arrived at your destination, it is easy to sort the available information by price, distance, and rating. This makes finding local hotspots easier than ever before.
One of the most frustrating aspects of being in an unfamiliar city is the fact that it can often be difficult to find a good place to eat. Urbanspoon takes some of the guesswork out of that by allowing you to browse restaurants by price range and cuisine type.
It is also possible to compare reviews with friends and make table reservations (with select restaurants)
Unfortunately international data rates can accumulate pretty quickly. So it is important that you find a solid Wi-Fi connection because let's face it, who wants to use a smartphone without internet access?
Wi-Fi Finder works in 135 countries and tracks over 200,000 hotspots. As a free app, it does not get much better than this.