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Ten Best Travel Apps for the Holidays

Ten Best Travel Apps for the Holidays

Behind every great travel story is hours of planning, perseverance – and some luck. Thankfully, these apps are here to make your holiday just a little bit easier. Whether your trip takes you to Rome to see the Pantheon, Reykjavik to watch the Northern Lights, or New York City to experience a Times Square New Years Eve, our list has you covered.  


Want to plan a holiday getaway, but don’t know where to start? Expedia has your back. With the Expedia Mobile App, you can find all the best deals on flights, hotels, rental cars and more. Best of all, the Expedia App features an offline mode, so you can access your travel itinerary no matter where you are.

Available for free on iPhone and Android


Travel can get a bit expensive, but with Airbnb, it doesn’t have to be. With the Airbnb App, you can instantly choose from over 4 million rental homes in over 191 countries. Best of all, you can sort your options by affordability, amenities, and number of guests, making your next adventure more accessible than ever.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android


This app, like Expedia, lets you secure the best deals on flights and hotels. But with Hopper’s price prediction tool, which examines up to 15 billion flights each day and determines the best times to buy, you can score the cheapest fares for a low-price, low stress vacation.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android

Yelp: Local Food & Services

One of the best parts about traveling is indulging in the different types of food each area of the world has to offer. With the Yelp app, you can find the best restaurants near you, sorted by price, location, and hours. Further still, the app lets you make reservations and order delivery and pickup. So, if you’re a foodie, this one’s for you.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android


Before you go out of the country, you’ll want to make sure you brush up on your language skills. Duolingo lets you do just that, with over thirty languages broken down into fun, ten minute lessons so you can learn at your own convenience. And the best part is, it’s completely free.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android


For the best of the best wherever you go, TripAdvisor is an essential. With over 500 million reviews of hotels, restaurants, and attractions written by travelers just like you, this app has the best advice for your travels, no matter what you want to see.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android

Google Maps

With over 220 countries and territories beautifully mapped out in one, easy-to-navigate app, Google Maps makes sure that you’ll never get lost, no matter where you go. Whether you’re traveling on foot, through public transit, or a car, this app gets you where you want to be as fast as possible. And if you know you’re going to be in a place without internet connection, don’t worry – Google Maps lets you download maps for offline viewing, so you’ll always know where you are.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android

Google Translate

Going somewhere that you don’t speak the language can be a bit intimidating. But with this free app, you can instantly translate between 103 languages by typing, 38 by camera, and 32 by speaking. And if you don’t have access to Wifi, don’t worry – this app lets you translate between 59 languages in its offline mode.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android


Wherever you’re headed, Uber is an essential. This ridesharing app, available in more than 500 cities around the world, lets you get where you need to be quickly and safely, no matter the time of day or night.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android


Taking a road trip to see your family this holiday season? The Roadtrippers app is for you, with features to discover all the best diners, attractions, national parks, and more along your route, making sure your trip is just as much about the journey as it is about the destination.

Available for free download on iPhone and Android

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