Take off with these travel apps

These days, you really can’t travel or make plans to travel without a mobile phone. And with the best cell phone coverage from the wireless company with the best unlimited plans (something we’ll get into in a moment!), you can really hit the road without worrying about staying connected.

Of course, half the fun of traveling is planning the trip. And these days there are dozens of terrific apps that can help you research destinations, find hotels and restaurants, book flights, even blog about your trip. Following are a few worth downloading – and most of them are free.


If you’re in the planning stage of a trip, check out Wanderlog. It does far more than help you plan – it enables users to share travel guides and itineraries, and even has a blogging component so you can share your journey with your friends and family – but the app’s planning features are what make it a standout.

With Wanderlog, you’re able to research various destinations and activities, create daily itineraries with start and end times, and add personal notes and links to all of it. You can even connect your email to more easily manage reservations.

Taking a road trip? Wanderlog calculates the time and distance between places and exports the information to Google Maps. Make as many stops as you want. Wanderlog won’t let you down!

And as we mentioned earlier, there’s even the opportunity to collaborate with your fellow travelers. You can team up to create itineraries, write travel guides, and blog about trips you’ve taken.

Finally, Wanderlog is also available on the web, so you can make plans seamlessly from your smartphone or laptop.


When you’re considering hopping on an airplane, consider Hopper. The app can predict airfares up to one year in advance and is 95% accurate. It also analyzes millions of airfares and hotel prices and lets you know if you should book now – or wait just a bit longer to do so.

It’s easy to use, too. You put in your destination and the app shows the least and priciest dates to fly. Then the app will make its recommendation – book now or hold on for a while until the airfare drops in price.  You can even have the app customize your flying preferences. No interest in long layovers? It will remove them. Don’t what to pay extra fees or deal with any kind of restrictions? It will remove those as well. You get flight and price information that matches your needs. 

Lastly, if you’re really interested in finding the cheapest flights and don’t want to miss being notified about them, don’t worry. When fares have dropped to their lowest, Hopper sends you a notification.

SYGIC Travel Maps Trip Planner

So there you are … in Prague or Morocco or Nashville. What should you see? What should you do? You should consult SYGIC Travel Maps. SYGIC Travel Maps displays everything worth seeing and doing right on one map.

Because the app has an enormous database, travelers can easily find the best attractions, museums, historic sites, stores, restaurants, parks, beaches, bars, and more no matter where they are. Never miss a hidden gem again!

Available in 18 languages, SYGIC Travel Maps lets you download maps and guides offline – which is crucial should your travels take you where Wi-Fi is spotty or nonexistent.


Going cross country with family or friends? Take Roadtrippers for the easiest, most delightful road trip you’ve ever taken.

No more looking for rest stops, places to eat, campgrounds, outdoor (and indoor) activities so you can stretch your legs. Just pop in your starting location and your destination and Roadtrippers finds everything you need to make your journey a joy.

TravelSpend: Track Travel Expense & Trip Budget

Unless you’ve just hit the lottery, you’ll be creating a budget for your trip. That’s the easy part. Sticking to a budget of any kind is the hard part. TravelSpend helps you with it. Simply enter your budget and then your expenses over several days. TravelSpend keeps an eye on your progress, alerting you to slow down your spending if necessary. With TravelSpend you can also enter your expenses in any currency and it automatically converts it to whatever currency you use. Traveling with friends? The app enables you to send money, split bills, and check your bank balance.


You want to go someplace spectacular. Someplace you’ve never been but have been dreaming of for forever. The only problem is that you don’t know exactly where that “place” is. TripAdvisor and its millions of vetted recommendations on hotels, restaurants, activities, etc. in more than 8 million destinations can help. 8 million destinations in detail – right at your fingertips. The app is one stop shopping for finding your dream destination, comparing hotel and flight prices, making restaurant reservations and more. 

Packing Pro

Air travel has become a bear, but packing may still have it beat. Packing Pro can help. Simply enter your destination and the length of time you’re going to be away, and the app creates a custom packing list of essentials that takes the destination, trip duration, and weather conditions into account. Travelling with family? Packing Pro allows easy syncing and sharing so no one leaves behind something essential.


No one enjoys waiting around in an airport for a connecting flight or a new flight because the first one was cancelled. The seats are uncomfortable. There’s no way to spread out. And the food is questionable at best. Wouldn’t it be lovely to wait in a nice lounge? Of course it would, but those lounges require membership or business-class tickets and there’s really no way around that.

Correction: there was no way around it before Loungebuddy.

LoungeBuddy is the only app that gives all travelers the opportunity to view, book, and access airport lounges around the world in seconds. Through the app’s Lounge Access Wizard, you can find lounges you can access for free or for a one-time fee based on your trip, class of service, and any elite status memberships, or credit cards that you might have. Simply make your reservation with an American Express card and start waiting in comfort and style.


We’ve all be there. We’re driving along on our way to wherever when suddenly we realize we’re practically out of gas. That’s scary. And if you happen to be driving at night in a place you’ve never been, it’s even scarier. AroundMe can help. The app allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. How? By quickly identifying your location and asking you to select what you need to find: the nearest bank, gas station, restaurant, supermarket, etc. Then it provides a complete list of businesses in that category along with the distance to them from where you are. You can choose to see the information on a map, save it to your contacts, or email it to someone else. It’s fast, easy to use, and accurate.

Think of PureTalk as your travel partner
As we said earlier, you really can’t travel or make plans to travel without a mobile phone. And with the best cell phone coverage and the best unlimited plans, PureTalk helps you take off without worrying about staying connected.

At PureTalk we’re proud to offer you plans starting as low as $20 a month for unlimited talk and text and 2GB of data. We’re on America’s most reliable 5G network which delivers the best cell coverage than any network before it, plus families of four who switch to PureTalk save $75 a month for an average of $900 a year.

Traveling to Canada or Mexico? PureTalk has you covered 

Get the best cellphone coverage in Canada and Mexico with PureTalk International Roaming for just $10.

It’s really a great deal.

Plus, there’s no setup. No additional wireless roaming charges. And no need to run out and purchase a local SIM card. Your phone simply works when you arrive. No hassles and not a moment of disconnection.

To add International Roaming:

Simply log in to your PureTalk account and click the “Add-Ons” tab. Then, select International Roaming as a one-time purchase. The service will be added immediately to your cellular phone package and you’re good to go. It’s that easy.

Travel frequently to Canada or Mexico?

If you travel to Canada or Mexico frequently, add International Roaming as a recurring monthly charge. Set it up once and it’s one less thing to think about when you’re headed out of town.

PureTalk’s International Roaming means:

  • Constant connectivity.
  • No pricey roaming charges.
  • No additional devices to lug around.

In addition to our no contract, low cost, unlimited talk and text cell phone plans, PureTalk offers Canada- and Mexico-bound customers great value and something even more important: peace of mind.

PureTalk’s International Roaming is the best $10 you’ll ever spend. Add it with one click, and stay connected.

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So, you’ve learned a lot about travel apps and PureTalk’s ability to save you a lot of money and keep you connected. The next step is to pick a plan that meets your needs and suits your lifestyle.

Don’t wait a moment more. Start saving and traveling with PureTalk today! Happy trails!

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