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3 On Your Side: Travel Apps

There used to be a time when you’d go to a new city, book a hotel and ask the concierge where the best place to eat or play was. Now, travel-related apps and services let tourists ask those who are really in the know – the locals themselves. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at this tech and travel trend.


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Google Translate App

Google Translate lets you instantly translate signs and text in different languages.


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Road Trippers App

Instead of hunting down things like diners, breweries, scenic points or other potential areas of interest, the Road Trippers app lets you know what’s nearby,



This App Will Plan Your Entire Trip

Instead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.



3 Travel Apps You Need To Download Right Now

Because a smartphone should help you do more than kill time at the airport, here are three handy travel apps to ensure your next trip goes off without a hitch.


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Find. Eat. Drink. App

Sure there are plenty of travel guides out there, but Find. Eat. Drink. is one that’s tailored towards foodies.


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Trip Tracker App

TripTracker gives real-time status updates on flights (including gate and baggage claim numbers) and pushes those alerts to you.