Top Essential Travel Apps This Summer


Travel season is among us! Whether you are keeping it low key or going big, there is a travel app out there with your name on it. Check out our list of top essential travel apps!

1. SeatGuru

If you’re taking a plane to your destination, SeatGuru is the app for you. With access to over 700 seat maps from approximately 100 airlines, you’re sure to get the insight you need. SeatGuru will provide you the inside scoop on seat legroom, width, missing windows and available power sockets. This app will also find the lowest airfares, allow you to pick your ideal seat on the plan, and get real-time flight alerts.

(Available for FREE for iPhone and Android)


2. Packing Pro

This app will allow you to pack fuss-free and easily. Packing Pro has over 800 items in convenient categories such as clothes, medial, accessories, gadgets, kids and pets. The user can use Packing Pro’s pre-made templates or create their own customer lists to better suit them. This app allows you to add categories, check off pre-trip “to dos” and email other people that will be on the trip with you.

(Available for $2.99 for iPhone)


3. Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor will provide you with over 75 million candid reviews and opinions by travelers that have been there and done that. They will give you the honest truth so that you can make your decisions better and easier. Having this app will be like having your own personal guide in the do’s and dont’s of traveling. Trip Advisor will lead you to the best hotels, great restaurants, and things to do during your stay. It also allows you to book hotels, restaurants, and airfares straight from the app.

(Available for FREE for iPhone and Android)


4. GateGuru

GateGugu will provide you with real-time flights status’ with push notifications along with a wealth of airport content specifically customized to your itinerary. You are also able to reserve rental cars through GateGuru at discounted rates; an exclusive offer from GateGuru. This app will also tell you where to find restaurants, stores, currency exchange, ATMs and baby changing facilities in airports around the world.

(Available for FREE for iPhone and Android)


5. Trip Advisor City Guides

This app provides free travel guides and information for many cities all over the world including cities from North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. City Guides is an app that works offline which means that there are no data roaming charges! This app will provide information for restaurants, attractions, and hotels. It will also provide you with other users reviews and allow you to create your own customer trip journal. You can take your own self guided tours and other important city facts.

(Available for FREE for iPhone, Blackberry and Android)


6. GasBuddy

By simply entering your city or postal code, GasBuddy will provide you with the cheapest gas prices around you. You can also share gas prices and stand a chance to win a free gas card while helping others save money too!

(Available for FREE for iPhone, Blackberry and Android)


7. Google Translate

If you are traveling to a place where English is not their first language, have no fear; Google Translate is here for you! Google Translate will act as your own personal interpreter, translating over 60 languages. Simply select the desired language and type the phrase or word into your phone and the app will provide you the translation. Easy peasy!

(Available for FREE for iPhone and Android)


8. Postagram Postcards

With Postagram Postcards, you will be able to make your own Postcards using your own photos from your phone, Instagram, or Facebook. This app then turns them into actual postcards that can be delivered by mail to whoever you desire. The Postcards are printed on thick, glossy photo postcards at 300 DPI. For a limited time, you can receive your first 5 Postcards for free!

(Available for FREE for iPhone and Android)


9. National Geographic World Atlas

Always wanted to have the world at your fingertips? Well, now you can! National Geographic’s award-winning World Atlast app is this years must-have. You can explore the globe in great detail, all from your seat. Spin, expand, and zoom the 3D globe to access details maps, tools for measuring distance, and need to know facts such as current weather, demographics and currency.

(Available for $1.99 for iPhone)


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2 Responses to “Top Essential Travel Apps This Summer”

  1. Thanks for the travel tips. I downloaded most of them and I am looking forward to using the apps on my next trip; particularly the Trip Advisor City Guides.
    Cheers :-)

    • Hey Pauline!
      We’re so happy we could help! These travel apps are the best and so useful!