5 Apps That Make Traveling A Piece of Cake
By Takia McClendon
No matter how organized you are, booking a trip - for destination races or vacation - can be a daunting task. From booking a flight to securing dinner reservations for two in a new city, the stress of planning a trip can sometimes outshine the actual trip. Ease some travel planning stress with these 5 apps.
Book Your Flight
KAYAK: Are you looking to cut cost on your next trip? The Kayak App helps travelers find and book cheap flights, airline tickets, cheap hotels, vacations and rental cars. Search hundreds of travel sites and find cheap flight deals.
Where To Stay
Airbnb: Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries.
What To Eat?
Yelp: In search for the best local cuisine? Or maybe you need to find a gluten-free meal for lunch. No matter what your preferences are, Yelp, the generated review app will surely point you in the direction of a good meal. In addition to finding the best restaurants, cafes, and bars that a city has to offer, Yelp also has reviews of salons, museums, music venues and more to help you make the most of your time in a city!
Where To Go?
Trip Advisor: Download Trip Advisor from the App Store and you now have access to travel guides to 80 of the world's top cities including New York, Rio de Janeiro, London, Beijing, Cape Town and more. The app can be used offline (no roaming charges) and allows you to take self-guided tours created by travel experts!
Fitness & Wellness
ClassPass: Back away from the hotel gym! ClassPass is a monthly membership to the best boutique fitness classes in your city. There are thousands of classes available to ClassPass members, including cycling, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, martial arts, and more. With ClassPass Flex, you are able to workout in any ClassPass city at any time (and for no extra charge through March 2015!)
Bonus App: Are you a last-minute traveller? If so, the mobile application Hotel Tonight is the perfect app for you. Hotel Tonight allows you to book and save on rooms that would otherwise go empty.
Is your favorite travel app not listed? Share your favorite travel app with us below!
Takia McClendon is the co-founder of City Fit Girls. She's a shoe expert and manager at a running store in Philadelphia and a Certified Level 1 USATF Coach. Follow her online at @takiamcclendon.
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