Traveling and road tripping has become a way of life for Americans. That explains why each year, families opt for bigger cars such as SUV’s and Mini Vans – some even opt for larger vans. The same way that families rely on their vehicles for a pleasant experience, they rely on mobile applications as well.
We’re going to share with you some of the best travel apps for 2016. Most of these apps are available for IOS and Android devices. Some of these apps are so useful and not very well known – until now.
No other map app comes even close to competing with Google Maps. This ubiquitous tool offers voice-guided GPS navigation for drivers, pedestrians, transit riders, and cyclists, supplemented by conventional, street-view, terrain, satellite, and 3D images. Search nearby dining, shopping, and attractions to see reviews and hours, make calls for reservations, and let Google guide you there. Favorite feature: faster-route traffic alerts. (Android, iOS, Windows Phone)
Be your own travel agent and plan every detail of your trip-from car rental to lodging to restaurants-with TripIt. You can construct custom itineraries by hand, or simply forward the email confirmations of your flight, rental car, train tickets, and hotels to firstname.lastname@example.org and watch TripIt construct the itinerary for you.
Who said snail mail was overrated? Postcards are the classic thinking-of-you travel mementos for friends and family. With Postagram, you can bring this tradition into the digital age by sending personalized photos and messages from your phone to relatives, which they’ll receive on actual postcards for $0.99 a piece (postage is included).
When you’re in a foreign city, you sometimes look around and ask: Where are all the people?Goby has the answer. This app pinpoints the neighborhood hot spots (including museums, hotels, eateries, and more) in your vicinity. But its true value comes in finding nearby events. You’ll discover concerts, plays, and more right around the corner.
This app is for the road warrior. GasBuddy locates the closest gas stations and provides approximate pricing. Particularly useful when you’re running on empty, GasBuddy will save you time and money.
As a modern traveler, you can feel stranded and helpless without Internet access. The Free Wi-Fi Finder by JiWire shows where you can find free wireless connections in urban areas. You can search with a directory or simply enable the Wi-Fi scanner to locate the nearest hot spots.
To read the full list of apps please Visit Brown’s FIAT HERE.