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APPS FOR TRAVEL

LoungeBuddy. A comprehensive guide of accessible lounges at airports around the world.

Google Translate. Translates whole paragraphs of text or even the spoken word. Type or speak a phrase into your phone, and the app will deliver a translation

GasBuddy. Locates the closest gas stations and provides approximate pricing.

Hotel Tonight. Program works with local hotels in major metropolitan areas to post last-minute room rates for properties with vacancies. Worth checking before searching all over town for a bed.

GateGuru. Provides a map of airport terminals and identifies shopping, restaurants, restrooms, spas and children’s areas within the airport. It shows average wait time at each terminal's security checkpoint.

City Maps 2Go Offline Maps. Provides pre-downloaded city maps which don't require any Wi-Fi or roaming data once you're at your destination.

Cruise Critic: Professional reviews of seafaring companies, cabins, ports, and excursions. Price Drop alerts and significant discounts. Deals cover luxury and affordable lines alike, and are valid whether you’re booking in advance or planning on the fly.

Booking.com: Make hotel reservations and pay when you arrive (or cancel without penalty). Options include hotels, B&B’s, guesthouses, villas, etc. each with a score that factors in value, comfort, cleanliness and location. Customer service hotline connected to helpful staffers—not endless recordings.

Thetransitapp.com:  Comprehensive subway, train and bus directions in 65-plus cities throughout North America and Europe. Accurate walking times, automatic detection of current location and timetables that help you decide when to leave in order to catch the next bus or train.

Ringo.co: If you have a local SIM card, download Ringo to save on international phone calls. It uses local networks to deliver clear sound without any audio delays, and rates are as low as 0.003 cents per minute, 25 percent cheaper than its closest competitors. Don’t have an unlocked phone? Buy one abroad for as little as $15.

FlightStats is a free application that provides global flight status, flight tracking, flight monitoring, airport information and other services for travelers

Mozio searches every shared-ride shuttle, airporter, taxi, limo and public transit ride to and from your airport.and lets you see all your options.

Wi Fi Map shows a list of nearby wireless networks with any usernames or passwords you might need.

TripJournal is perfect for those who want to capture every facet of their trip without carrying around cameras and journals. You can write down notes in a journal section, add video & photos, and can log your locations/tag photos using GPS. You can share your trip with the tap of a button to social media.

Maps.me  is a worldwide mapping app that requires no Internet connection. With highly detailed maps for 345 countries and islands, the app also features routing directions, points of interest and an auto-follow mode whereby maps are oriented in the direction you happen to be moving.

Flightradar24.com shows which planes are going into and out of which airports.