Five Helpful Smartphone Apps for your next SmarTravel Vacation

Smartphone apps are wildly popular. Why not use their handy features to help enhance your travel experience? Planning your vacation can be tedious and it’s easy to get lost in all of the websites, email confirmations, recommendations, budgets and phone numbers. There are several smartphone apps that can help you navigate through all of the chaos to organize your trip beforehand or after you’ve already arrived. Here are five smartphone apps that can help you out along the way:

·         Trip It – Plans on the go
This free app for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices is an easy way to organize and share your travel plans. Most vacations require multiple reservations and confirmations – and now they can all be in one place. You can forward all of your hotel, airline, car rental and activity reservations to Trip It and the app does the organization for you! This is perfect for busy travelers that book in advance and don’t want to hunt for reservation information later.

·         Wi-Fi Finder – Stay connected
This free app for iPhone helps you find free and paid wi-fi hot spots around you. This app has over 650,000 locations in 144 countries which makes it perfect for travelers that crave internet connection. Just open the app to find a hotspot near your location and get the fastest directions to lead you there.

·         Around Me – Find the closest…anything!
This popular free app for Apple, Android and Windows users allows you to search for the nearest restaurants, banks, gas stations, grocery stores, movie theaters and more. The app provides info on local businesses nearest you and shares important details, such as phone number and address, for easy access. This app is a must have for every traveler.

·         Gas Buddy – Best priced fuel
Road tripping to your SmarTravel destination? Worried about rising gas prices? This cheap gas finder is free for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices and works well on the go. You can locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices.

·         BiteHunter – Easy to find dining deals
This free app for iPhones is a real-time dining deal search engine that gathers the best deals from sources and compiles them in one place. You can filter results based on cuisine and location and purchase the meal deal right from the app. The app shows important restaurant information, such as contact details, menu, photos and reviews. This app is perfect for traveling to big cities to find great deals.

So for your next vacation, utilize technology and save money!

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Happy vacationing!

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