This holiday season, utilize your Smartphone with these helpful holiday travel apps that will make your travels feel more like a vacation!
•The free Kayak iPhone App allows you to type in your location and it will direct you to the closest, cheapest, and/ or highest rated lodging it can find.
•TripDeck works as a free organizational tool in the form of an itinerary manager. You can create a trip, and then add all of your transportation & activity information.
•The free Postcard App creates postcards that you can email to your family and friends instead of using airmail. The user is able to place their holiday photos on the ‘postcard’ of their choice and the app does the rest!
•The free Flixster App for Blackberry provides you with information about movie showings in their area, times, ticket prices, & theater locations. You are also able to purchase movie tickets through MovieTickets.com, watch movie trailers, and read reviews from RottenTomatoes.com.
•The Navita Translator provides immediate translations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, French & German. This app will translate any phrase and even read it back to you in the language needed.
•The SitOrSquat App directs you to the closest and the cleanest bathroom wherever you need it on a long drive. Includes ratings from previous users, photos of the toilets, and also if the restrooms are handicap accessible and if they have vending machines and changing tables.
• The free PackingList app provides you with organization while packing your items for holiday trips. It automatically sets how many of each item you will need depending on the length of your trip. You are also given the option of emailing or sharing your list so a record of your belongings is kept in case your luggage gets lost or stolen.
•The free OpenTable App gives you access to 15,000 restaurants in the US, Canada, and the UK. Simply search the restaurant name or location and make your reservation. Customer reviews and menus are also available with the app.
•The free GasBuddy App finds you the cheapest gas in your area. Simply type in your location and hit “find gas near me” and pick the closest gas station. You can also set up a customized profile and enter to win a $250 gas card every week!