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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.
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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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Kelly Sheridan is Associate Editor at Dark Reading. She started her career in business tech journalism at Insurance & Technology and most recently reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft and business IT. Sheridan earned her BA at Villanova University. View Full Bio

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User Rank: Ninja
11/24/2015 | 4:41:53 PM
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These are all pretty handy apps.  I especially like tripadvisor cityguides.  It is more convenient to travel and finding out where you are without having to search for a WIFI spot or that  you can't access a map because of bad reception.
User Rank: Apprentice
11/24/2015 | 9:27:30 AM
One more great app
I would also add a decent navigational app Spyglass. It works great when offline, assuming that you pre-download the maps that you need in advance. Besides, it has many useful features for those people that are not very good at orienting. The app shows your current position on the map, can save waypoints and locations, for example, your car or your hotel location.  

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