5 Handy Smartphone Apps For Travelers

5 Handy Smartphone Apps For Travelers

Traveling can be a frustrating endeavor, whether you’re on a business trip or a big vacation. Fortunately, you can take the stress out of your plans with the help of these five convenient travel apps.

For Vacations

Visiting a new place? Create a to-do list using City Maps 2Go, an intuitive app that helps you find services, events, activities, restaurants and attractions. Easily download maps, which remain available online in case your cell or WiFi signals get spotty.

Road-weary travelers will also appreciate GasBuddy, which shows you the nearest fuel stations, along with Rest Area, a handy app that tells you where you can pull over to rest.

For Business Travel

Looking to take the stress out of your travel plans? The TripIt app allows you to map out your airport experience from security to departure. Simply email your reservation confirmation to [email protected], and the free app will create a detailed itinerary you can easily share over multiple devices. It’s a great way to stay in front of crowds and ahead of schedule, especially during peak travel dates, when congestion and delays can have you feeling overwhelmed.

Business travelers can also get a lot of use from Expensify, a free app that allows you to sync all of your debit and credit cards to track every single one of your business expenses. If you pay in cash, you can use the app’s camera option to snap a photo of receipts. At the conclusion of your trip, email or print your expense chart as necessary.

For Destination Weddings

Thinking about a destination wedding? Find the ideal place with the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Resort Finder app. Just answer a few simple questions, and you’ll receive several suggestions featuring venues and locales that fit your taste and budget. Created by the editors of the leading bridal magazine Destination Weddings and Honeymoons, this app can help you target the perfect destination for you ceremony. Want a large beach wedding centered at a boutique island hotel? The app will help connect you. Prefer a small but adventures affair? You’ll receive several suggestions based on your answers.

Not only is the a great app for people who’ve been planning a destination wedding. It’s also handy for people who think they can’t afford one. According to wedding photographer Arnaud Brichet, many people don’t even realize they can afford a destination wedding, because they fail to do the research.

“Destination weddings can be affordable if you choose the right place,” said Brichet, who owns the Punta Cana wedding photography studio hdcphoto.com. “Punta Cana is a great example of this; however, many couples don’t realize it, because they don’t look at all their options.”

By making it easy to check out affordable areas, the Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Resort Finder app opens the door for couples who might normally choose to stay local. It also provides plenty of great honeymoon options, whether you’ve got a lot of money to burn or are struggling to stay within an unforgiving budget.

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RJ Lawrence is a lead writer for 6COM Media.

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