Traveling is meant to be fun, but planning the vacation and then staying within budget while you’re away from home can take the fun right out of your trip. Fortunately, there are many apps that are available to help you plan your vacation and save money while you’re out.
Read on to discover 7 of the best free apps to help you save money on your next vacation.
Kayak is a website that helps you compare airfare and hotel prices. While that alone doesn’t sound like anything special, it actually goes a step farther and gathers prices from multiple booking sites so you can easily find the lowest price without the hassle. There are several ways to filter your results, giving you the ability to customize your search results and find exactly what you’re looking for.
Triposo is your virtual vacation guide in a convenient app format. Just put in where you want to go and the types of things you like to do then let the app do all the work. It’ll take into account your budget and the weather to help you make the most of your vacation. It’s really good at finding local entertainment, making it a must-have for travelers.
TripAdvisor connects you with other people who have gone to the destination you’re interested in so you can read real reviews about the places you’re planning to visit. You can see what other travelers though about the activities you plan to do, the restaurants you plan to eat at and the services you plan to use. The app can help you choose the best available options to have a vacation that’s worth remembering.
Zomato (formerly UrbanSpoon) is an app that you can use at home or while you travel. It looks for restaurants in your general area, gives you menus and gathers reviews. It also tells you a general price range so you can pick a restaurant that’s within your price range.
GasBuddy is another app you can use all the time whether you’re at home or on the go. The app helps you find the best gas prices around so you can fill up for the least amount of money. If you’re road tripping, GasBuddy is a must-have app.
Waze is part map app and part social-networking app for drivers. Not only will you enjoy turn-by-turn directions to your destination, but you’ll also get helpful tips from other drivers about construction, accidents and speed traps. The app is notorious for draining batteries quickly, so make sure your phone is plugged into a charger when you use it.
If you don’t have unlimited data, you’ll want to have wi-fi finder on your phone. The app finds locations that have free or for-free wi-fi services. It’s a great way to save your data by simply logging into a wi-fi connection instead.
Did I miss any good ones? Let me know in the comments below!