Best Travel Apps for A Discount Vacation

Oh the places you’ll go! These apps can help ease your vacation planning and ease the strain on your wallet. Make your vacation stress free by knowing you got the best deals with just a swipe of your finger.

You may use Groupon to get daily discounts close to home but did you know that Groupon also offers discounts for vacation plans? Airfare inclusive vacations, hotels and activities are among the many things you can save on during your vacation. Explore the world through different deal-specific filters like Romantic Getaways, International Trips & Tours, Family Getaways, Outdoor & Adventure and numerous others. Don’t hesitate to download the Groupon app now for vacation bargains that won’t break the bank.

Avoid sky-high prices on airline tickets when browsing through Skyscanner for the cheapest flights. Skyscanner will compare millions of flights across over a thousand airline and travel sites for the cheapest deals instantly. Bonus: Skyscanner can also compare and find the cheapest hotels and car rentals for your trip. Users can book flights directly from Skyscanner with no additional cost or bias to assure you that this is the best deal you can get. The sky is not the limit when it comes to the ultimate vacation on a budget!

Know before you go: do your vacation research on hotels, restaurants and attractions through Trip Advisor. Read forums, customer reviews and view photos and videos to gain perspective on potential destinations. Add to your vacation by utilizing their “Things To Do” feature, displaying local top-rated attractions that come with travel tips you didn’t know you needed. Find exactly what you’re looking for and then some at the best prices with Trip Advisor.

Skip the tourist cliche of stopping to ask for directions in major cities with an app that can provide you with multiple routes and ways to get where you need to go via public transportation or Uber. Don’t waste vacation time figuring out directions, let Citymapper do it for you.

Citymapper is featured in over 17 major cities of the world. This app provides real-time traffic and disruption updates, and where you should go to avoid them. Instead of watching a cab meter soar as you drive across the city, hop on a bus or bike to save some dough.

Be a savvy and saving traveler with these apps on hand. Fly confidently, eat well and never get lost with these expert travel planning apps.

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Heidi Raker, mother of three tech-obsessed teens, has written about lifestyle products and parenting for over 30 years. She has a no-cellphone-at-meals policy, which remains one of her biggest family challenges.