Best Summer Travel Apps: GasBuddy, SeatGuru, Packing Pro, BringFido And More
Summer vacations are calling as you gear up for that much-awaited road trip or family getaway to Disneyland.
Traveling is meant to be relaxing but the planning and the preparations that go into it can be quite a task and often leave one exhausted.
To make your summer vacation easy and hassle-free we share with you some amazing travel apps that are bound to make the experience of packing to pit stops easier.
Check out our top five summer travel apps below:
The SeatGuru app is the perfect companion for getting great deals on flights, locating the best seats and getting real-time alerts on flight status. The app gives you access to more than 700 seat maps from more than a hundred airlines. You also get booking tips, thanks to insights and advice gleaned from more than 45,000 reviews from actual passengers.
"With the SeatGuru app, you can now shop great low airfares from low-cost carriers, online travel agencies and airlines themselves to find the right flight for you at the lowest price," notes the app's description.
If you are going on a road trip this summer the GasBuddy app is a must-have on your smartphone. Why? Because it will save you quite a bit of money by sharing the cheapest price available at gas stations in your vicinity.
It has a community of more than 56 million users, who report gas prices to aid others in finding the cheapest price available. Users earn points and awards for reporting and posting gas prices. Moreover, one can also win $100 in gas every day!
You can find the cheapest gas by simply keying in the postal/zip code or city - it really is that easy!
If packing before a trip is your worst nightmare come true, then investing in the Packing Pro app could just be the wisest decision you will ever make.
The app lists several samples of packing lists and can even create a specific list just for you. The customized list comprises several basic items that would have skipped your mind perhaps. The app is ideal for lazy packers who procrastinate!
Download it for $2.99 for iOS.
Some of the common concerns pet owners have while traveling are whether their pet would be welcome at the hotel, if their destination has access to dog parks and vets, if there are any restaurants that allow pets in or whether there is a pet store in the vicinity. All of these concerns can now be alleviated, thanks to the BringFido app, the mobile version of pet travel website BringFido.com.
The app lets users know whether a hotel allows pets, particularly dogs, to stay. Search filters also help users see which hotels charge an additional pet fee. It's also fabulous resource for seeking out pet-friendly eateries, parks or beaches.
"Our app brings the best of the website to your phone, giving you free on-the-go access to pet-friendly information worldwide," reads the app's description.
The app is free for iOS.
Thanks to Clarice, you will have a concierge service a mere tap away! This is a handy travel app and provides travelers with curated tips on the best shopping places, eateries, sightseeing tours and more. Even the shopping suggestions are categorized based on what kind of trip you are on - family, romance, business or pleasure.
Clarice also gives you mapped routes, self-guided tours and even themed ones such as a gin lover's tour of London. However, the app is only available in Europe and 12 cities in the United States.