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11 Best Travel Apps Every Traveler Should Have

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11 Best Travel Apps Every Traveler Should Have

Using the right apps during a trip can help save time and money. On top of that, these travel apps can help you find a number of local recommendations and hidden gems that you might not have seen otherwise. 

Whether you’re looking for an app that will help give you discounts on flights and hotels or help you fly through the airport, here are the 11 best travel apps that you’ll want to have for your next trip.

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Air travel can be stressful, from long lines at the check-in to an overcrowded airport terminal. Delays, cancellations, diversions, and misconnects are never within your control, but having a place to make the most of your time while you’re stuck in an airport is. LoungeBuddy gives travelers the ability to discover, book, and access premium airport lounges worldwide. A once exclusive spot for elite frequent travelers, is now accessible to all with LoungeBuddy.


If you haven’t had the chance to use Airbnb, we highly recommend you do. Hotels can be expensive and let’s face it, wouldn’t it be nice if you had an entire apartment or house to yourself while on vacation? With Airbnb, you get to book local homes, apartments, and condos with multiple rooms, living spaces, and full kitchens so you can even save on food — all for less than a hotel. Managed by the owners, reserving through Airbnb gives you more flexibility to stay closer to the things you want to do and see.

Hotel Tonight

Say goodbye to endless scrolling! Booking your hotel shouldn’t be stressful, but fun, easy, and instant. For travelers alike, Hotel Tonight helps you find hotel deals for the night-of, next day, and beyond. They only work with hotels that they approve and in just ten seconds they can find you a spot. With their services, you’ll spend less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation!


Imagine if you could check one app for all your travel details and get notifications as things are happening throughout your trip. TripIt helps organize your travel plans, regardless of where you book your flight, hotel, and car rental. All you have to do is forward your confirmation emails, get a master itinerary, and download the app. Once it’s all set, you can have a reminder set for when to leave to the airport, or where to eat in the airport and near the hotel.

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Trail Wallet

Trail Wallet is a travel expense tracker designed to be fast. It takes the headache out of expense tracking so you can focus on having fun! Free for the first 25 items, you can organize your expenses by trip or month, set a daily budget, and add expenses as you go. After you input your receipts, the app will give you a rundown at the end of the day and tell you where you’re spending too much or if you’re right on track.


When it comes time for your trip, one of the most daunting tasks can be packing. You have to think about what you actually need, look at the weather, think about which activities will require specific outfits, and so forth. PackPoint will organize what you need to pack based on the length of travel, weather at your destination, and any activities planned during your trip. It will even check the weather for you on your trip so you don’t forget a jacket or shorts.


With Lola, you can have a personal assistant right on your phone. This app can help you plan every aspect of your trip through AI and human customer service experts. They are available 24/7 to help you with booking hotels, flights, and finding local recommendations. This app can help relieve a lot of stress associated with flying and choosing hotels and flights.

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Rebtel makes international calling simple, reliable, and cheap based on your unique calling behavior. You can use any kind of phone to call anywhere in the world with optimized international calling by connecting through local phone lines, saving you money while ensuring great quality. This also means you don’t have to rely on an internet connection or worry about calls dropping. Without any hidden charges or unexpected fees, Rebtel makes sure you always know your calling activity, like account balance and credits used.


If you find yourself needing a hotel for the day rather than overnight, Dayuse should be your go-to app. gives its customers the opportunity to enjoy a hotel room and other hotel services to work, for a break, a “daycation”, or somewhere to drop off your stuff while you explore a city. You can enjoy the luxuries of high-end hotels at affordable prices. 


If you’re on a work trip or just trying to connect to public Wi-Fi, TunnelBear will allow you to do so privately and securely by providing you with a VPN (virtual private network). It will encrypt your browsing data to keep your information hidden from hackers and advertisers. The app comes with 500MB of free browsing data every month, or you can opt for unlimited data starting at $3.33 per month.


If you’re looking for a cheaper way to find flights and hotels, Hopper is a great app that can find you ticket prices in your budget. It uses powerful data-driven tools, predicting future flight and hotel prices with 95% recommendation accuracy. You can set up notifications the instant there’s a deal for your future destination. You can even freeze the price if you need more time to plan. To find flights and hotels, you can set up multiple date windows or set up exact dates.

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Always Be Ready for Your Next Adventure

No matter where you go, you should always be prepared for your next trip. When you’ve got everything you need to be prepped, packed, and ready to go, that means more time for you to enjoy your vacay. For all your traveling needs, Roam Often has the travel accessories you need to be prepared for any scenario. With our Travelista Blanket Scarf and The Lift Hair Tie Bangle, you can add style and functionality to your outfits. Don’t forget to pack The Wanderer jewelry travel case to always keep your jewelry safe and secure in your luggage or carry-on bag.

Check out our website for other stylish and best travel accessories.

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Roam Often was founded by female travelers who decided to make products that make traveling easier while keeping you feeling confident and fashionable on-the-go. Here you'll find travel jewelry cases, travel scarves, hair tie bangles, and other travel accessories. We also feature various travel, fashion, and jewelry tips on our blog. Roam often, stay stylish!


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