A row of colorful seaside houses.
A row of colorful seaside houses.

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Don’t let the pressure of planning a vacation hold you back — these apps take care of the grunt work so you don’t have to.

Summer is winding down but there’s still time to sneak in one last adventure before the cold weather rolls in. These five apps make travelling a breeze, so you can enjoy your next vacation instead of being swallowed up in a sea of stressful logistics.

GateGuru

Airports are overwhelming places — between the security checkpoints, unexpected delays, and trying to figure out if your bags are overweight, finding a moment to relax can be a challenge.

Enter GateGuru. This nifty app provides important flight-tracking information, alerts for gate changes, and even estimated wait-times for security checkpoints.

Not only does it provide you with valuable, real-time alerts and updates, it helps you make the most of your time while you wait.  GateGuru provides digital airport maps accompanied by a comprehensive listing of restaurants, shops, and activities located in your terminal.

Postagram

One of the best things about travelling is sharing your experiences with friends and family. Postagram combines the simple pleasure of traditional postcard correspondence with the modern convenience of a mobile app.

According to Untether.tv, what makes Postagram revolutionary is the level of accessibility — travellers no longer need to sacrifice precious vacation time tracking down stamps and generic-looking postcards. Now, anyone can instantly capture the view from right outside their window, then send it across the globe instantly for just ninety-nine cents!

TripIt

The struggle to keep track of vital travel documents is now a thing of the past with TripIt. Simply forward all of your confirmation emails to the designated address, and voila! TripIt consolidates all of your travel information into a single, mobile itinerary that you can access from anywhere with the simple tap of a finger.

Coordinating travel plans with co-workers, teammates, or family members can be especially stressful. You can use TripIt to create and modify team calendars, as well as individualized itineraries for each group member.

WiFi Finder

It’s hard to relax and soak in the sights if you’re too busy worrying about tracking down hotspots so you can check your email. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, the ability to stay connected is crucial for a comfortable, relaxing journey.

WiFi Finder spares you the stress by detecting and providing directions to nearby WiFi hotspots. The app also allows users to search for public WiFi by location so you can make a quick digital detour, then get back to enjoying the moment.

OANDA Currency Converter

Travelling between countries with different currencies can be confusing. OANDA Currency Converter provides up-to-date exchange rates between 190 different currencies and an easy-to-use conversion calculator.

The app also offers an option for factoring average ATM and credit card surcharge fees into the conversion, so users can make quick and informed financial decisions while abroad.

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