The Five Best Travel Apps

Categories: Travel

Travel always seems so glamorous (think: martinis in first class and personal tours of the world's cultural hubs). But in reality, the act of traveling is often a frantic mess. Being a globetrotter is a full-time hobby and only the most practiced or wealthy can pull it off with true ease.

For the rest of us, it takes work. Luckily, we're not in it alone. From booking your flight to tracking your adventures, these five apps will help make your summer travel experience one for the books.

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5. Hipmunk Flights & Hotels
There are tons of search engines out there for finding flights and accommodations (Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz -- pick your poison). But as an app, Hipmunk differentiates itself in a couple of ways. Flights are sorted by their "agony" rating which takes into account things like layovers, pricing, and flight length. Similarly, the hotel searches include maps that indicate the proximity of restaurants and nightlife. But the real kicker for this app is a feature that allows you to integrate your calendar info into search results. Um, yes please.

Cost: Free

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