iPhone, iPad Travel Apps to Beat the Winter Blues

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-01-18 Print this article Print
Kayak Pro (99 cents)

Kayak Pro (99 cents)

Book flights and hotels, prepare a full itinerary and check out the best deals anywhere in the world right from your iPhone. It's the No. 1 travel app for a reason.


Now that holiday festivities are at an end and winter's cruel bite is setting in, perhaps it's time to start thinking about a weekend getaway to some warmer, more engaging climate—or anywhere at all really. While travel apps like Kayak and Hipmunk, which help you find great deals on flights, hotels and car rentals, are essential to getting your vacation off to a relaxing start, of equal importance are on-the-ground guides that help direct you to all the places you want to go—and help you avoid tourist traps and overhyped destinations. If you're jetting off to a foreign country where you don't speak the language, it will also be helpful to have a digital translator in your pocket—which is exactly the kind of service TripLingo provides. The app also works for businesses travelers by providing a list of do's and don'ts while conducting meetings and offers a list of local customs and phrases that can help you sound more natural (though you're on your own when it comes to mastering accents). We've also included some apps to round out your travel experience, like a packing guide to help keep you organized and a subway guide to keep you on (or off) the beaten path with confidence and grace. Best of all, most of these apps are less than a dollar or even free, so you can spend more of your hard-earned travel money on food and frolic—or a lousy T-shirt for the ones you left behind.


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