Everyone owns a smartphone of some such, which has made traveling a bit easier. Below you will find some of our favorite apps to better assist you on your next trip.
Frequent travelers adore TripIt's ability to keep all of our travel information in one place. Confirmation numbers, itineraries, calendars and more can be stored on TripIt, which even uses your confirmation emails and self-entered data to create one master schedule for you. The app is free or you can purchase an annual membership for an upgraded version that also shows you available seats on flights, alternative flight options should you get bumped, and delays and cancellations. (Free)
This is the Transportation Security Administration's official app that can not only answer your questions about what you can and cannot bring through security (when in doubt, don't!), but can tell you how long the security lines are at various airports. The wait times are mainly a result of fellow passengers reporting their time through the app, so when you get through, be sure to share your time for the others using the same app. (Free)
Need a taxi, but don't know who to call? Taxi Magix is a taxi booking app that will locate a taxi company based on where you are and book it, track it's arrival, and even charge the ride to your credit card and provide you with an e-receipt (the later for a $1.50 fee). This app is tops on our must-have lists! (Free)
Travel aggregate sites that help you plan and book trips from your phone are available in a number of apps, but we're biased and like our parent company's TripAdvisor Hotels Flights and Restaurants App because not only can you find flights, restaurants and hotels, but you can also read the millions of reviews written by real people. (You can leave your own reviews through the app, as well.) The app also provides maps and views of places of interest. (Free)
When traveling outside of the U.S., don't fret trying to figure out how much that souvenir costs in dollars. Let the Currency Converter app give you the daily exchange rates for more than 180 countries. (Free)
-Carlton Jared Lockett