Imagine enjoying a Hawaiian beach day with a few of your travel bubble friends or family and then returning to your temporary “home” at the end of the day to shower, rest and share a “Pau Hana” (Happy Hour) Mai Tai on the lanai while you prepare an amazing dinner with fish that was caught that very day. Or, imagine spending the day learning and working in the Tuscany or Chianti region of Italy with your children and family and getting in time to take an afternoon swim and a nap before preparing a pasta dinner fit for a King… If those scenarios sound tempting to you, you are not alone!
As a travel advisor I help my clients with trip planning, hotel and cruise bookings, flight itineraries and car rentals, as well as curate a personalized travel experience. These apps are great accessories and source of inspiration, as well as extremely useful. These are my favorites to help navigate your trip, pack a perfect suitcase, based on your destination, make currency conversions, and translate the local language.
TripIt organizes your travel plans in one place. Once you book a flight, hotel, car, or other reservation, simply forward it and it is instantly added to your reservation. You can also share your trip plans with anyone who is picking you up from the airport or train station, or anyone else you need to coordinate with. You can download it for free on iOS and Android. TripIt Pro is a subscription for $49 per year, and gives you a heads up as things happen, and helps you navigate any surprises along the way.