Remember when you were younger and you wanted to see the world? You wanted to visit different countries. You might have had plans to study abroad, but didn’t get the chance to follow through with it. Now, you’re all grown up and a simple trip to the grocery store is tiring, not to mention expensive! Luckily, the technological world has come up with the top 10 best travel apps to get you up and out of the house! Stop day-dreaming about traveling. It’s time to do something about it!

1. Wikitude

This app literally lets you take a picture of a landmark or historical monument and it will tell you all that you need to know about it.

2. Tripit

This will link to your email and basically get your trip totally and completely organized. From the time you walk through the airport to the time you are rolling back into your driveway, your trip is laid out easily with this app.

3. Flightaware

If your flight is delayed, you can simply take a look at this app and instantly be in the know. No more sitting around at the airport waiting on flights thanks to this handy app!

4. Trailhead

For all the hikers and outdoorsy people out there, this app will locate where you are and point you in the direction of all the trails surrounding you.

5. Postagram

Take a picture of your vacation. Type in your friend’s address. Press send. A postcard is instantly mailed right to your friend’s home!


Arm your alarm system, control your thermostat, and even view your home from cameras.

7. Yelp

Find all the trendy local spots to sit down and eat. This app also tells you about local attractions that you must see.

8. Allsubway

Have a subway map right on your phone! It doesn’t even require an internet connection. How great is that?

9. Trip Journal

Keep a virtual scrapbook of your entire journey. It’s easy to track your whole trip when you have an app that does it for you!

10. Sitorsquat

This is perfect for those super long road trips. It finds any and all public restrooms that you can use along the way to your final destination. After that third soda, you’ll be glad you downloaded this app!

The great thing about the majority of these apps is that they are almost all free. Download them today and start planning your traveling excursion! Whether you’re getting there by plane, train, or automobile, you’ll be glad you had these apps to help you along the way.

About the author: Carly is a blogger for Smith home security, a Houston alarm company.  She can always be found writing about ways to improve the household.