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The Best Travel Apps

Let’s face it; technology has changed how we live, work, and travel. While there’s an app for just about anything, for every helpful app, there are a dozen or more not-so-useful ones, simply taking up space on your phone for no good reason. 

Before you embark on your next trip, consider downloading these helpful travel apps to help make your planning and the journey itself run smoothly.


Travelers who hate packing, rejoice! Packpoint takes the guesswork out of packing and shows you what to bring based on the length of your journey, the weather in your destination, and the activities planned. 

Packpoint even accounts for washing and wearing your clothes multiple times throughout your trip. To get started, all you have to do is download the app and enter your travel details – easy packing is just a few clicks away!


Regardless of which airline or class you’re flying, Lounge Buddy offers access to premium airport lounges around the world. When you enter your trip details, the app advises which lounges you have access to based on the airports you pass through and how to purchase access if you don’t have it already. 


Traveling through different time zones? Timeshifter will help you avoid jet lag long before you take off, as well as offer in-flight and post-flight suggestions. The app relies on neuroscience and circadian rhythm research and creates a personalized plan based on your age, gender, sleep patterns, and specifics surrounding your travel plans.


One of the most popular meditation and sleep apps on the market, Calm offers an array of themed meditations, sleep stories, and music. Meditation topics run the gamut and include self-awareness, calming anxiety, breathing, lowering stress levels, and happiness.


The XE Currency Converter app will keep you from getting tricked on those exchange rates the next time you’re abroad! Providing live, up-to-the-minute rates that you can store and view off-line, you’ll be glad you had this techy travel companion to keep track of your funds.


Easy to use and navigate, Google Translate allows users to translate over 100 languages while typing, access 59 languages off-line, and translate bilingual conversations into over 70 languages. It’s fast, free, and convenient for travelers who want to get around and communicate with those around them.


Safety is paramount when traveling, and TripWhistle is built around just that. Users can map their location to send to loved ones, along with GPS coordinates. TripWhistle also offers emergency numbers for firefighters, police, and medical personnel in over 200 countries.


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