Traveling can be relaxing, exciting, and fun, but it’s rarely an easy endeavor. Between finding a place to vacation, selecting a hotel, and choosing excursions, travel planning can be exhausting. Fortunately, one of the best parts of travel these days is technological conveniences like travel apps, that have become a one-stop-shop when it comes to figuring out what to do and where to stay on your next adventure.
Guidebook apps are a jetsetters best friend, and not only help you plan the perfect trip, but help you with handy maps and more for when you reach your destination as well. Before you head out on your next global escapade, download these three travel guidebook apps that put the world at your finger tips, and in your pocket.
Luxe City Guides
LUXE City Guides are stylish mobile travel guides packed with opinionated information for sophisticated travelers. LUXE guides cover everything from hotels and restaurants to spas, bars, boutique and bespoke shopping. It even gives cheeky descriptions of neighborhoods and editors’ loves and loathes about each destination. For $14.99 each digital guides offer instant on-the-go access to constantly updated recommendations, 100% offline maps, easy-to-use itineraries and more. You can also buy the entire digital collection for $99.
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Lonely Planet Guides
When it comes to the guidebook game, Lonely Planet is definitely an O.G. Their paper guidebooks have been around for decades, but with checked baggage fees creeping up (who has room for bulky books theses days?) and travelers glued to their phones, it was only natural that they stepped into the app world. Covering over 200 cities, the Lonely Planet app helps you get to the heart of a destination on the go, and is packed with tips and advice from on-the-ground experts, making it the ultimate resource before and during a trip.
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Fodor's City Guides
With only 22 cities, Fodor's City Guides app may not have the global reach of Lonely Planet, or the luxe insider tips of LUXE City Guides, but where the app wins is that in addition to having access to expert travel advice and local maps, you can book hotels, make restaurant reservations, and even buy concert and theater tickets from directly within the app.