As you might expect, some of the best apps out there for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are all about being mobile. A well-designed travel app — one that doesn’t require a lot of Internet connectivity on the road but that has lots of up-to-date information you can use — can mean the difference between a frustrating vacation meltdown or a breezy road to paradise.
I queried jet-setting travel-expert friends, scoured app ratings and reviews, and compiled this list of some of the best, most useful travel apps. Many of these have website versions as well; if you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, it doesn’t mean you can’t use some of them.
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