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12 iPhone, Android Apps To Ease Holiday Travel

Wherever you're flying or driving this holiday season, a travel app or two can make the experience less stressful. Here are our top picks.
GasBuddy
TripAdvisor
Wi-Fi Finder
Waze
Spinlister
TripIt
Converter Plus
PackPoint
Skyscanner
Hotel Tonight
DogVacay
ISS Spotter
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From the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through early January, the holidays are a blur of planes, trains, and automobiles.

We're not far away from the busiest travel days of the season, and it is time to get ready. Traveling is fun but stressful, and the hectic holiday season adds some extra challenges to the process.

You likely have a weather app to check on the forecast and a few productivity apps to get some work done on the road. But do you have an app to minimize the burden of holiday travel? Whether you're visiting family a few hours away or vacationing abroad, there are several services to make your travel easier.

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The travel app market is booming with services to help you with booking cheap flights, compiling detailed packing lists, finding gas stations mid-road trip, and accessing WiFi in an unfamiliar city. Need a pet sitter for your week away? There's an app for that.

Choosing the right travel apps can be overwhelming; our smartphones only have so much storage. That's why we built this list of travel apps to help with different stages of your journey.

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure this holiday season, one or more of these apps will make your trip less stressful. Do you have a favorite travel app you'd add to this list? We'd love to hear more recommendations.

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