Take the stress out of vacations with the perfect travel companion, your iPhone! Its summer and time for some much needed vacation but without all the hassles. Our list of apps can make tracking and booking flights, packing for the right weather, getting transportation, and finding good food so much easier.
This app gives you cab numbers, lets you track them, and even pay for your cab. This is a free app and essential for city traveling.
This free app is one you definitely need if eating in a new city. Even if you don’t travel much its perfect for finding new good eats in your own city. Just shake your iphone to get a list based on food type, pricing, and current city.
Flight Track Pro
Before you even leave home, this travel app will tell you if your flight is on time, delayed or canceled. It integrates with TripIt, allowing you to email your itinerary confirmation to a specific address and then automatically save your flight itineraries to the app. The biggest downfall of this app is the price. At $9.99, it’s definitely targeted to frequent travelers.
The Weather Channel
Whether you’re deciding what to pack or figuring out if you can leave your umbrella in your hotel room for the afternoon, the best travelers know to keep a close eye on the weather. Yes, the iPhone comes with a built in weather app. But adding locations can be cumbersome and you’re limited to current temperature and expected highs and lows.
The Weather Channel app lets you instantly get the weather forecast for your current location or add another location with a few taps on the keypad. You can get an hour by hour forecast or a full ten day picture of what you can expect while traveling. The Weather Channel app even alerts you to any severe weather alerts in the area – perfect for travelers who don’t spend their vacations glued to the hotel room TV.
Need to do a little work off your iPhone and on your computer? WiFi Finder is a free iPhone App that finds the nearest available WiFi, but it’s not just limited to finding free connections, because sometimes you’re in such need that you don’t care if you have to pay. But if you do only want to see the free WiFi, just tap the “Free Only” button and you’ll see all your gratis options.