Must-have holiday travel apps

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Whether you’re traveling out of city, state or country, these apps will help you navigate the hustle and bustle of the holidays:

Park Whiz
Free for iOS and Android

With more than 2,000 locations nationwide, ParkWhiz can help you find a parking spot before you even head out the door. You can choose from a variety parking locations and prices on an easy-to-navigate map. After you book your parking spot, your space and price are guaranteed.

Waze
Free for iOS and Android

This community-based traffic app is similar to other traffic apps, except that road information is gathered in real-time by other drivers. By driving with the Waze app open, you’re contributing real-time travel information to your local community. It’s a little harder to get used to than Google or Apple maps, but in the end using this app pays off.

App in the Air
Free for iOS and Android

If you’re flying this holiday season, this is the app for you. Add your flights to “App in the Air” and it will give you everything you need to have a smooth flight. Some perks include airport maps, online check-in, flight status updates and even where to find free wifi at the airport.

Dog Vacay
Free for iOS

If Fido can’t travel with you, find him a sitter with the Dog Vacay app. Comb through sitter reviews to find the one right for your pup, and all reservations include pet insurance, 24/7 emergency support and daily photo updates of your dog. Note: Cats and other pets are included too!

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1 Comment

  • Seb Rutland

    Waze is a great suggestion. Practical and very, very helpful when you’re unfamiliar with roads and the traffic. I do have a couple of suggestions that could be useful. One is a hotel booking app, Hotels.com. It has hotels in almost every city or town you’d want to visit and is great for last-minute bookings. Another is refund.me (https://www.refund.me/us/) which helps you get compensation for flight delays and cancellations in Europe. Quite unlikely you’ll need it, but can be a godsend in my experience.