One of the great things about having an iPhone is all the apps that make life that much simpler, especially when you are on the go. This is especially true with the travel apps available for the iPhone. With the iPhone you can stay connected anywhere you go, and access maps, flight info, weather reports, restaurants and more in every new city you travel to. Here are some of the best travel apps currently available for the iPhone.
If you’ve ever traveled overseas with your iPhone, you know how expensive international data charges can be. Because of this, it’s a much better idea to use Wi-Fi instead of the built-in 3G when traveling abroad. The Wi-Fi Finder is a free app that has a directory of over 280,000 Wi-Fi access points in 140 different countries so you can connect your iPhone without worrying about the huge international fees.
This is another free app for the iPhone that keeps your travel itineraries ready for viewing, both online and offline. The app also gives you maps and directions as well as links to restaurants, hotels, and airlines right from your itinerary.
Travel Channel GO
This app from the Travel Channel lets you take a virtual tour of your destination before you even get on the plane. The tour includes great attractions across the US which is shown through the eyes of Travel Channel hosts like Anthony Bourdain.
AroundMe is a great app for finding anything nearby without aimlessly searching on your own. The app gives you information about nearby gas stations, ATMs, grocery stores or any other shop you might need to locate. Just type in a keyword and a list of local places will pop up with maps and directions.
The Yelp app is the next best thing to having a local show you around. This app gives you the inside scoop on the best places in the city to shop, eat, party and much more. The reviews are all made by locals and contain photos, ratings, and the user’s experience. It also includes maps and directions to the places you decide to check out.