Vacation all I ever wanted. Vacation had to get away! It's almost Summer in the city and time to start planning vacations, whether they be to tropical isles, or your college roommate's condo in another city. Before you take off for your trip be sure to download these handy apps that will keep you connected, organized, well-fed, and directed while in a distant land or airport terminal.
- Trip Advisor - If you're an avid traveler, you know a good hotel can make or break your travel experience. And chances are, you've checked out a rating or two on travel review site Tripadvisor. Now, the popular site has just released a free iPhone app that allows you to search the same ratings directly from your iPhone. From the app, search cheap flights, along with restaurant, hotel, and attraction recommendations.
- Trip Deck - Make an itinerary with ease! Trip Deck Travel Itinerary Manager (Free) lets you manage your hotel reservations, rental car, flight, and meetings from one place.
- Gate Guru - There's nothing worse than being lost, hungry and bored in a terminal. Gate Guru (Free) offers airport advice.
- Taxi Magic - Don't get caught on a dark alley without a ride! Use Taxi Magic (Free) or another taxi app to call a cab.
- Lonely Planet Travel Guides - Take the Lonely Planet Travel Guides (Free) with you wherever you go.
- Sketch-a-Search -Sketch-a-Search is a restaurant search app that shows restaurants near you with no typing or keywords. Instead, use your finger to draw on the screen and identify an area you'd like to search. The app automatically detects your location, but it also has a pretty thorough list of cities to choose from. Select your location and circle the area you're interested in searching. The app returns every restaurant in that area, which you can then narrow further by location, restaurant type, or other detail.
- Awesome Note (+ Todo) - Awesome Note (+ Todo) ($3.99 or a free lite version) lets you combine your notes with to-dos. Keep track of your shopping, travel diary, and the inspiration of a foreign city in one place.
- Urbanspoon - Shake your iPhone and Urbanspoon (Free) will pick a good restaurant for you to grub at.
- WiFi Finder - Need to do a little work off your iPhone and on your computer? WiFi Finder is a free iPhone App that finds the nearest available WiFi, but it's not just limited to finding free connections, because sometimes you're in such need that you don't care if you have to pay. But if you do only want to see the free WiFi, just tap the "Free Only" button and you'll see all your gratis options. Be it apps or WiFi, free is generally always a good thing.
- PopSugar Mobile -
The PopSugar Mobile app helps you stay occupied during long airport flight delays, train trips, and bus rides. Save money on magazines by keeping up with your favorite celebs, fitness tips, movie reviews, and of course, the latest tech news from GeekSugar by downloading the free app from iTunes instead!
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