Back in the day, traveling was simpler. You would just call your travel agent, tell him where you wanted to go, then they’d take care of everything and provide you with a neat, detailed itinerary. All you needed to do was get a book on the place you were visiting and you were all set.
Today we have more options and more information at our disposal. And while, on the one hand, this is good, because it gives us even more possibilities, it also complicates things. These days we book our flights on one website, our transportation to and from the airport on another, and our hotel reservations on yet another. Then we have to navigate increasingly larger and more secure airports and, upon arrival, choose from an increasingly larger array of dining and entertainment options.
It was almost like traveling was easier before we really knew what was out there.
Fortunately, with the rise of smartphones there has also risen an entire crop of extremely useful apps that can make your trips better and less complicated. And today we’re bringing you 17 of our favorites.
Now, some of them overlap a bit in terms of function, so you probably won’t want all of them. But we guarantee you’ll want some of them, because whether you’re a frequent flyer or just an occasional tourist, they’ll definitely come in handy.