5 iPhone Travel Apps I Can’t Live Without

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I use a lot of apps on my iPhone when I am traveling and am always coming up with something new to help me plan and organize my trips. They make a huge difference in keeping my itinerary straight and getting the best bang for my buck.

I thought that I’d take a moment and share some of my favorite travel apps for the iPhone…if you’re not on the iPhone yet, well…

sucks to be you!

5 iPhone Travel Apps You Should Download Right This Second

1. TripIt – Organize Your Travel for iPhone and iPad

I’ve been using TripIt for a while now, and it’s one of the most important travel apps on my iPhone. Once you set up your account, simply forward all email confirmations to plans@tripit.com. OR you can set up auto import, and anytime you receive an email confirmation regarding travel, it automatically feeds to your Tripit app. It’s awesome!

Tripit automatically recognizes reservations from over 3000+ booking sites – including cruises, restaurants, concerts, hotels, airlines and more! So no more scrolling through your email while you’re out and about with your overnight bag lugged over your shoulder looking for different confirmations – it’s all on one app, neatly organized!

2. Around Me – Find things to do, no matter where you are for iPhone and iPad

On vacation in a new city and not sure where the nearest restaurant is? Just pull out your iPhone and search through the Restaurants tab! I use Around Me at home for lots of things to, but it really comes in handy while I am traveling. You can find everything from restaurants, hotels, gas stations to banks and dry cleaners!

3. Groupon – Find a Deal Before You Travel for iPhone and iPad

I love saving money when I travel, so I always keep an eye on Groupon – and other deal sites like Living Social and CoupTessa – for fun things to do and cool places to eat in a city I’m going to visit for a few weeks before I go. Groupons are a great way to fit more into your trip – if you’re paying half price for that museum admittance, or that sunset cruise, you can do a lot more on your vacation!

4. Hotels.com – reserve rooms on the go! for iPhone and iPad

I LOVE Hotels.com and this app has saved me on more than one occasion. I’ve literally made a reservation from my Hotels.com app while getting off the expressway in the Tampa area, heading to the hotel. Some of the best deals on the web are available on Hotels.com and with the app, they’re right at your fingertips, no matter where you are!

5. Touchnote – Send Postcards From Wherever You Are for iPhone

Last year, I came across a blog talking about an app called Touchnote and I thought it sounded cool – the premise is you send postcards from your iPhone. Once I set up my account, I found that it’s actually much cooler than that. You take a photo using your iPhone camera, and then upload it to the app – and you can send it as a postcard, right then and there! Once you load the photo, you can write a message and enter the addressee’s information (I just selected my in-laws from my contacts) and they send it off for you. While I was in Trinidad on Maracas Bay Beach, I sent a postcard to everyone of the beautiful scenery using the app, and everyone had already received it before I even got home to Miami!


I know that there are a ton of other awesome apps for the iPhone that makes your travels a breeze, so what are they? I’d love to hear about them!

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  1. says

    Touchnote sounds awesome. I have to check that out. I’ve never used TripIt, but I think i might be just the thing I need 😉

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sasha says

    Another useful travel application is MapsWithMe. It is a map with complete countries at full detail that doesn’t need an Internet connection, and it’s free. It’s available now for iPhone and iPad, and soon for Android too.

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