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5 Best Free Travel Apps

Traveling can be a fun and exciting experience, whether it is a solo journey or with family. If you want to be prepared for anything from planning your trip to gathering information at your destination, here are five travel apps you will want to have with you.

  1. Kayak

    Sometimes, the most complicated part of your trip starts with the planning stage. Kayak is an app that can assist you with planning and while you are on the road. The app provides users the ability to search and book hotels, flights, and car rentals. The app also lets users manage their trip itinerary. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices.

  2. Gate Guru

    Airports can be a nightmare to deal with, especially when circumstances arise that lead to delays and cancellations. Gate Guru goes beyond just notifying you of delays in your flight. The app also provides users with useful information such as where your gate is located, where restaurants and shops are in each airport and provides reviews on airport amenities from fellow travelers. Available for iPhone, iPad and Android.

  3. XE Currency

    A major hurdle for foreign travelers can be with the exchange of currency. They may not know the conversion rates or simply want to keep a detailed account of their trip budget. Either way, the XE Currency app can assist users with making conversions with more than 180 difference currencies worldwide. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices.

  4. Roadtrippers

    If you are traveling in your car across the United States, this is an app not to miss out on. This app providers users with all of the information you need to find shopping, restaurants, historical attractions, and more. The app also lets you chat with other roadtrippers to get even more information and advice. Available for iPhone and Android.

  5. TravelSmart

    Although traveling can be a great adventure, there are times when emergencies can arise. When that happens, you will want to have the TravelSmart app on your phone. While it is not an app that has a lot of fancy features, it provides you with critical information while traveling. The app can provide you with emergency phone numbers for your destination, information on local hospitals, and information about foreign health services. Available for iPhone and Android.

With these free apps on your phone or tablet, you will be able to easily plan and execute your next domestic or foreign travel adventure.

Last Updated: August 26, 2014