It’s 2016. I hope if you’ve got the travel bug you’ve also got a smartphone. When I was in high school, I had a Nokia 6600 (you know the phone with that addicting pixelated snake game?) and a T-Mobile Sidekick (which had the coolest swivel screen!). When I entered college, I got my first iPhone and my mind was blown. I remember asking, “Wow, how did our parents live without smartphones before? Without the internet?! People read paper maps and made their own routes?!”
With the all amazing technology bestowed upon us, traveling and planning has gotten a lot more convenient, yet convoluted, with the hundreds of options to choose from. As I continue to extend my time away from home, and enter new foreign countries, these are the 10 tried and true FREE apps I’ve realized I can’t live without.