8 Free Travel Sites and Apps for Planning Your Next Vacation
Even once you have a destination in mind, the logistics of figuring out how to plan your trip can be a little stressful, right? There’s a lot of grunt work in figuring out how to make everything happen. You’ve got to book your flights, figure out where to stay, determine if you need additional modes of transportation, and find cool sites to see and places to eat. On top of all of that are that pesky thoughts that pop up while planning: Am I getting the best deal? Should I be checking out something else? Luckily, there are many apps to help us with all of the above! We’ve compiled our favorites to help you research or plan your next trip.
1. Hopper: This is a must-have app for getting the best flight deals. Basically, Hopper allows you to set alerts for destinations and will notify you when prices on flights change. You can pick specific travel dates or check out its heat mapped calendar view to find cheaper travel. Thanks to its prediction algorithm, Hopper will also tell you to “Wait” or “Buy Now” depending on how prices are likely to change in the near future.