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Travel Apps: Three More for your Smartphone

| Updated Feb 27, 2015

With brutal cold winter weather gripping much of the country, cabin fever has set in and it’s clearly time for a break. If you’re planning an early spring break RV getaway, I've found some travel apps you may want to set up on your smartphone to consolidate your planning and fun.

I shared these on my NBC-TV PC Mike report this week but figured, hey, we Roadtrekers travel more than anyone. So I thought I'd share them here, too.

One of the best overall travel-planning apps is TripIt. The app takes all of those email confirmations you’ve had piling up in your inbox and turns them into an itinerary. That means consolidating reservations from RV parks, campgrounds and various activities and putting it into one place instead of going through a long list of random emails trying to find that one important email you need at that exact second. Available for all platforms – Android and Apple. Free for 30 days, but $49 a year for full features.

Viator will help you make sure you don’t miss what you shouldn’t miss from wherever you may be. The app will ensure you at least know of all the local attractions and hang-outs. But that’s not all – Viator also helps you find lower cost ways to book and take advantage of available options, receive deal notifications, check out user reviews and more. Free for Android and iOS.

If you’re looking for a fun way to capture the sights from your trip and let everyone know where you are and when, try TripColor. The social media album-creation app allows you to put everything into a portfolio with your captions and location details – including an interactive map so friends and family can “follow” you on your travels. This one is for iOS only.

Check out my report for NBC-TV below:

Mike Wendland

Published on 2015-02-27

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

3 Responses to “Travel Apps: Three More for your Smartphone”

March 03, 2015at11:30 am, exbioman said:

The Android tablet I own doesn’t have GPS. But my Windows phone does. And absolutely blows the Android OS out of the water. So- Windows apps? Would sell the tablet for a reasonable price in a heartbeat. Apple IOS?

March 02, 2015at4:02 am, NorthMan said:

I would also add a good navigational app Spyglass. It works great when offline, assuming that you pre-download the maps that you need in advance. It shows your accurate coordinates and your current position on a map, allows to mark locations and waypoints, share your locations with friends and much more.

March 01, 2015at2:43 am, Willie Huang said:

I would like to introduce a new travel-planning app Funlidays. Funlidays is a trip planner that helps you to plan your trip and enjoy your vacation. Easy to organize your trips, find attractions and get directions. Funlidays has thousand of destinations. You can explore all the attractions that you are interested in and simply add it to the trip planner. Funlidays will help you to organize schedules, routes and present you those information.
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