6 travel apps that are free and helpful

After what seemed like a never ending winter in most of the U.S., who isn’t ready for summer?

According to The Summer Drive Study by the National Association of Convenience Stores, 68% of Americans say they are likely to take a trip this summer, and 47% of them are planning multiple trips. Overall, 58% are already actively planning their vacations.

Whether you are making summer plans for a road trip, long vacation, weekend getaway or even a staycation, here are a few apps that can help you make the most of your time and budget.

Detour: If you enjoy learning a bit more about your destination, this free app provides audio walking tours from locals.

TVFoodMaps: If you’ve drooled over food served at restaurants featured on The Travel Channel or Food Network, this is the app for you. It’s your personal treasure map to finding and finally dining at any of the restaurants featured on over 40 different television shows. Happy eating!

Winnie: On the hunt for some family-friendly fun? This free app offers tips on everything from family-friendly restaurants and parks to nearby playgrounds and restrooms with changing stations.

ParkWhiz: Parking is a pain in most major cities, so this app helps you find your perfect parking spot. According to app reviews, users can compare prices and save up to 50% on parking fees when they book in advance.

ChefsFeed: Named 2017’s App of the Year, ChefsFeed offers restaurant recommendations from top chefs, bartenders, sommeliers and more in most major North American cities. You can get alerts when you are near recommended restaurants, and suggestions on what to order. In addition to City Guides, the app offers exclusive food and beverage related videos and stories.

LikeALocal: If you want to avoid tourist traps in major cities around the world, this is the app for you. Users can book local tours and activities, and also use the app to ask locals for helpful tips about their destination. In addition, the app works offline with GPS.


Myriam DiGiovanni

Myriam DiGiovanni

After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help ... Web: www.financialfeed.com Details