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When I lived in New York, Hopstop.com was one of my favorite websites for transit help, and now they have an app! If you, like me, are not the best at navigating public transit this app is a godsend. You can get info on obvious things, like subway and bus schedules, but you can also compare those to the price of a taxi for the same trip or discover how many calories you’ve burned by cycling or walking a route or find wheelchair accessible paths. And it’s available for cities all over the world. – Bridget
This is a great app to use if you’re travelling to a city and want to know the “best” things in that location. It’s an editorially-curated app from the Village Voice that offers recommendations in categories from food to shopping to art to recreation. Think, “Best Veggie Dish” in San Francisco or “Best Jukebox” in Miami. It’s also nice for discovering great new places in your home city! I love the “Best Takeout When You Feel a Cold Coming On” category. – Bridget
This is one of the best GPS apps out there (and if you have an Apple Device, it’s a vast improvement over the preinstalled version of Apple Maps currently available.) – Catherine B.
This free app will point you towards cheap gas. Submitting gas prices helps everyone save money on gas. – Erica and Elizabeth S.
Don’t have Siri? The Mapquest app gives you step by step directions vocally, but will pause if your screen locks. - Julianne
Great for quick searches regarding any kind of travel deal you may need. Expedia is a personal favorite due to the ease in which information may be accessed, my frequent flyer numbers are all automatically applied when I book travel and the “vacation” deals are usually reasonable. You can use the app on the go, and hopefully soon they will have eboarding passes through their app as well. – Whitney
Now this app is more of an organizer but it is one of my favorite apps to utilize, especially when traveling! The ability to log in to your Evernote account from any internet connection and create notebooks, maybe for each country and each day of your trip, that may then be accessed via your device makes for effortless planning when traveling! Have a notebook just for all the phone numbers or maybe one for hidden eateries, your trip will go more smoothly and you can cut down on the weight of travel books! – Whitney
Perfect if you’re traveling somewhere with a different form of money, or if you just need to translate Euros to Yen, or Dollars to Pounds, etc. We used it for Japan, and it was helpful. – Bridget