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Best Travel Apps To Help You Handle The Holidays

Posted by Katie FitzGerald on Nov 19, 2013 4:09:29 AM

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and for many this means lots of travel. Whether it’s on an airplane, a train or in the car traveling, especially at this time of year, can be stressful. Check out these Smartphone apps that help to make your holiday travel as easy as (pumpkin) pie.

Flight Stats: This free flight tracker app lets you check the status of any flight or airport condition allowing you to never have to sit around for hours in the airport again! This app turns into a real time arrivals and departures board helping you make it to your next flight right on time!

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Gate Guru: Another flight tracker app, Gate Guru gives you alerts about unexpected delays and big crowds. The app helps you find your gate and even shows you where airport amenities are ensuring you’ll have a comfortable stay while waiting in the airport.

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WAZE: Driving in unfamiliar territory is always a struggle, but this dynamic navigational map system can help! WAZE is updated in real time using fellow driver’s GPS points. WAZE will alert you of bumper-to-bumper traffic, fender benders and even police traps.

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Everplaces: This iPhone app is essentially Pinterest for travel planning. Follow your friends and look at their favorite restaurants and hotels from around the world to help plan your next vacation.

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Wi-Fi Finder: How many times have you been in an unfamiliar place and been desperate to find Wi-Fi? Instead of hitting up the nearest McDonalds for Wi-Fi you should check out the free Wi-Fi Finder app. This free app is available for both Android and iPhone and finds Internet hotspots in over 144 countries!

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Author: Katie FitzGerald is our Fall Community Manager here at Verge Pipe Media. Verge Pipe Media assists public institutions, enterprises and the non-profit sector with Imaginative Inbound Marketing strategies + campaigns. We also have a development team chock full of Marvelous Mobile Migrators, poised to help transition our clients into a mobile + social world with custom software, iOS and Android mobile apps.

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