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The 10 Spot - Travel Apps

Jul 09, 2013 09:28AM ● By Style

Finding locales to eat and sleep at, breaking through language barriers, and attempting to pack like a pro can all trigger trepidation among travelers. Thankfully, there’s an app for that! Read on as Style points you in the right direction.

  1. FlightTrack Free, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    This elegant, simple-to-use app allows users to search more than 1,400 airlines and 16,000 airports, and monitor the progress of one flight at a time on a zoomable map.
  2. Hotel Tonight, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    Book a last-minute, dirt-cheap stay at the hippest hotels in 12 countries and more than 80 destinations.
  3. Foodspotting, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    This drool-worthy app is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Users recommend dishes and can see what others recommend in cities all over the globe.
  4. Packing Pro, $2.99; for iPhone/iPad
    You’ll never forget your toothbrush again with this handy dandy app featuring 100-percent customizable packing lists and useful sample lists that can be used as templates.
  5. Postagram, Free ($.99 to mail); for Android and iPhone/iPad
    Send a customized printed postcard—using an image from your phone—in the mail to friends or family anywhere in the world.
  6. TripAdvisor City Guides, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    With thousands of reviews on restaurants, attractions, hotels and more, making a decision has never been easier. The app also features handpicked, self-guided walking tours.
  7. Mom Maps, Free; Android and iPhone/iPad
    Find fun, kid-friendly places on the go—from parks, playgrounds and restaurants to museums and indoor play areas.
  8. Sigalert, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    Save time, money and the hassle of traffic jams with this constantly updated app that features real-time road speeds and round-the-clock traffic reports.
  9. Google Translate, Free; for Android and iPhone/iPad
    Translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages, whether they’re written, spoken or even photographed.
  10. Sitegeist; Free, for Android and iPhone/iPad
    Learn more about your surroundings in seconds—from the weather forecast and buzzing restaurants to the median age and income of residents.