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Must Have Travel Apps

Travel Apps Must Have

Years ago, we didn't set out on road trips or travel and have apps to help us out. Instead we relied on things like maps and then Mapquest or sometimes the Internet. Well now we have all of that and more. Here are some of the best Must Have Travel Apps out right now.


This is the number one travel app as it shows you the gas prices in a 100+ mile radius. You can view the prices as a list or on the map. If you are driving down the highway, the app will give you driving directions to the gas station as it is integrated with Google Maps. It updates quite frequently and has a high accuracy rate on gas prices.


TripIt helps you to organize your travel itinerary and plans into one easy location. Forward your flight info, car rental confirmation, and everything else to TripIt. It has your daily itinerary laid out in an easy format with all your confirmation numbers, directions and maps, plus the most important part – dates and times of everything.


This app is very useful for travelers to keep in contact with their families and for emergencies. You can create a travel circle and everyone in that circle can see where you are in the world. No more calls to see how far out you are or where you are in the airport – you can see it all on the app from the minute you get off the plane to when you are at the curb ready to be picked up. The best part of the app though is in the Pro version where you can press the Emergency button and in 10 seconds it sends out a message to everyone in your travel circle plus gets a Live Advisor on the phone. The Live Advisor can direct emergency responders directly to you, let you know where the nearest gas station is, and access your emergency profile and notify those of your situation.


For those looking at flights, check out SkyScanner. You can set up an alert between destinations and the time frame you would like to fly. It will send out alerts when the prices drop or rise up. You can even pin the the search to your start screen on mobile to get the latest updates on price changes. It aggregates flight prices from travel sites and directly from the airlines, so you know you are getting the lowest price on the market.


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  1. DayDreamer

    I would also include a great nav app Spyglass into this list. Using augmented reality, the app overlays compass, GPS and location info on top of visuals captured by an iPhone camera or the map itself. It can measure distance, sizes of objects, your speed, altitude and potential arrival time to the target. You can use it as a waypoints tool, sextant, compass, rangefinder, speedometer, inclinometer and more.

  2. I do a lot of flying, so Skyscanner sounds great. I’m actually downloading it right now!

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I don’t have any of these apps, but I need to go download them all. We are going on a roadtrip next month.

  4. I like ParkWhiz and Yelp for my travel needs. Parking + food… and I’m good lol

  5. I can’t believe I don’t have any of these yet. I’m going to have to check them out for our vacation. I do have yelp to find all of the best restaurants though.

  6. I should really use GasBuddy more often. It’s saved me money on gas more than once. I forget to use it when I’m traveling!

  7. Thanks for sharing all these helpful app that we can use. My family love to travel and these would certainly help.

  8. Sky Scanner is a big one for my husband. He stalks that app sometimes.

  9. These all look like very useful apps! I really like the app that keeps family in the mix!

  10. Rosey

    I like Life360, it sounds great. I had hubby download a flashlight app yesterday and he laughed at the results. bet it comes in handy some day though. 🙂

  11. Those all sound like very useful apps to have for traveling purposes. We don’t travel very much so I don’t have any of those downloaded.

  12. We don’t drive so we usually rely on public transportation however I still manage to get lost. I could probably use this whole post to my advantage here! Lol

  13. Rebecca Swenor

    This is an awesome post for those that travel a lot indeed. I haven’t traveled much at all so I haven’t heard of any of these apps. I will have to share this information with my parents who travel more than myself. Thanks for sharing.

  14. We were just in Atlanta to visit my daughter and I could have used a few of these apps. I think the Gas Buddy and the TripIt would have been helpful.

  15. this is a great list of travel apps! I love the gasbuddy app! I use it just in town as well!

  16. When my husband and me were planning his trip to come see me we downloaded gasbuddy. His trip was half way cross country so it was extremely helpful.

  17. I am not familiar with any of these apps, mainly because I just sleep when travelling and if I am with boo his does all the research and I tag along for the relaxing madness.

  18. Awesome post! I will have to try these, so thank you! I love the idea of Gas Buddy!

  19. Bonnie @WEMAKE7

    We plan on doing some travel this Spring and Summer. I will have to check these apps out, they sound great to have.

  20. CourtneyLynne

    Ok, I just love under a rock because all these apps are totally new to me lol… Going to have to download some and check them out since I am a traveler!

  21. I always use Gasbuddy when I’m traveling. Ill definition Italy check out the other apps. Thanks for sharing.

  22. We love going on road trips but surprisingly, I didn’t have any of those apps. 🙂 Except for Skyscanner, I think I really need to check those apps pronto!

  23. valerie g

    I’m going to have to try out that gass buddy app, looks awesome!

  24. What an awesome travel tip post! I don’t have any of those apps on my phone so I am so glad you provided the list. I look forward to using them since i have a couple of travels coming up this month and early April! Thanks for sharing!

  25. What a great list of apps! Thank you for sharing.

  26. My phone is old school. So no apps for me. Maybe soon (hopefully soon) I can actually afford something nice. These apps sound awesome and very useful for traveling. Thank you for sharing.

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