Best Summer Travel Apps

By 2019, worldwide digital travel sales will top $762 billion, according to eMarketer. With so much travel planning done electronically, here’s a list of the best free travel apps for this summer and beyond.

Bravolol Phrasebook

Traveling somewhere and don’t know the language? Sci-Fi is now reality with the Bravolol Phrasebook. This app contains over 800 commonly-used phrases in 13 languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic and Vietnamese.

The parrot works together with you to practice your speaking and listening skills. You can also ask the parrot to speak on your behalf by playing the authentic pronunciation of the phrase. Storing and searching phrases and other features make it easier to travel and communicate with international friends, or in any situation.

Free for iOS and Android


Travel with your pet? The BringFido app lets users know whether a hotel allows pets, particularly dogs, to stay. Search filters also help users see which hotels charge an additional pet fee. It’s also great resource for finding pet-friendly parks, trails, beaches, and even restaurants.

Free for iOS


This handy travel app provides travelers with curated tips on the best shopping places, eateries, sightseeing tours and more. Even the shopping suggestions are categorized based on what kind of trip you are on, such as family, romance, business or pleasure.

Clarice also gives you mapped routes, self-guided tours and even themed ones. Note: the app is only available in Europe and 12 cities in the U.S.

Free for iOS and Android


If you’re heading out on the highway this summer, GasBuddy is a must-have on your smartphone. With a community of more than 56 million users, GasBuddy users share locations of the cheapest price available at gas stations in your area. Find the cheapest gas by keying in the postal/zip code or city. You can also try to win $100 in gas every day.

Free for iOS and Android


Named the best travel app of 2015 by Apple, Hopper spots trends in airfare prices and predicts the best time for you to buy at the lowest fares. Once you plug in your departure and destination info., Hopper pulls up a color-coded, multi-month calendar that presents the best time to fly at the cheapest cost. It also tells you when to expect prices to rise or fall, and sends alerts when the price drops.

Free for iOS and Android


Love to explore a city by foot or bike? Create a diary with LiveTrekker. Create audio and text notes and post photos and videos to log your route. See places you want to revisit? Just snap a pic, and the GPS-enabled app will help you return to it later. Share your route or download other users’ treks and learn travel tips from their explorations.

Free for iOS and Android

Sources: “Best Summer Travel Apps” “5 Great Travel Apps to Help Plan Your Summer Vacation”