If you’re a grown ass adult who’s ever traveled with your grown ass adult friends, you know how difficult it can be to successfully plan a trip. Long gone are the days of your parents booking flights, reserving hotels, and scheduling activities for your summer vacation to whatever destination city they force you to go to—you’ve got your own bag now, so that means you’ve got your own travel plans, too. Whether you’re willing to splurge for your own personal holiday or need to flex on a budget, there is always a new place waiting to be explored.
But with great power comes great responsibility, and your ideal weekend getaway is gonna take some organization. While winging it might be good enough for some wanderers, visiting a new city (especially in a foreign country) can make even the most laid-back person stressed beyond belief. Delayed flights, lost reservations, and culture shocks in new locations can be stressful enough to lead even the most down to Earth person into a full-blown frenzy.
Luckily, tech junkies and travel lovers have found common ground in the world of smartphone apps to ease the frustration of planning and going (airplane emoji) on a trip. Though you’ll need some more tangible tips and tricks to make your travel experience a rewarding one, downloading a few apps ahead of a trip is a must nowadays. Before you pack your bags and take off, here’s our list of the best travel apps to assist with making your dream vacation a reality. Bon Voyage!