5 Essential Summer Travel Apps

Summer is here, which means it’s time to escape from the stresses of the office. But before you pack your bags and rush to the airport, don’t forget these five must-have travel apps.

TripIt (free)

This essential app allows you to store all of your itineraries, confirmation numbers and travel information in one easy-to-access place and automatically creates a master trip schedule for free. However, you can purchase a subscription that gives you access to additional features that show you available seating on flights and keep you up-to-date on delays and cancellations.

LocalEats ($0.99)

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. And now you can eat as they do with LocalEats. This must-have app allows you to find restaurants that locals love, view menus, make reservations, book taxis and enjoy the best eats across the U.S. and around the world, no national chains included.

Flight+ ($3.99)

Whether you are flying or have friends or family coming to visit, this app allows you to track any flight from any airport in the world in real-time. Besides tracking flights, Flight+ offers myriad features such as seat maps and real-time updates on terminal and gate changes—plus it automatically syncs with your TripIt account.

City Maps 2 Go (Free)

Whether you are lost in Tokyo or should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque, City Maps 2 Go has you covered with thousands of downloadable city maps from more than 150 countries that can be viewed offline, in case being online is not an option.

Lonely Planet Offline Translator apps (prices vary)

Bon voyage! If you’re heading overseas, be sure to get your hands on a Lonely Planet Offline Translator app. Equipped with the latest in translation innovation, all you have to do is speak, and the app’s voice recognition technology does the rest. With it being offline, you won’t have to find a WiFi hotspot or burn through your travel budget in international roaming fees while trying to ask a local where the nearest toilet is. Apps are currently available in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Iraqi Arabic and Tagalog.