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Heading out of town for weekend, check out these travel apps for your trip

travel appsAccording to AAA in its annual July 4 travel forecast, nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend thanks to the low gasoline prices. 84 percent of holiday travelers – more than 36 million people – will drive to their Independence Day destinations.

We hope following apps will help you plan ahead for your road trip and stay flexible during your travel.

Field Trip (by Google)

The Field Trip app by Google looks for sites of interest around you, based on categories you select and your location, and it pops up cards on your phone when you're near something interesting.

Google Maps

Google Maps has become the best navigation app around, allowing you to pull up addresses with voice commands and turn-by-turn directions with a single tap. Real-​time traffic info and lane guidance assist drivers; straphangers can see the last train departure of the day.

MotionX GPS Drive

Lauded by gear-heads and techies alike, this GPS app does it all, from providing turn-by-turn voice guidance to giving you quick access to nearby pit stops like coffee shops and gas stations. Clear maps, speed limit readouts and lane-assist visuals make it a must-have weapon for any road warrior.

When it's time to refuel, you'll be happy to have GasBuddy on your phone. This app and website helps you find gas by location and price.


Google’s crowdsourced traffic app, Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Transit App

A new way to find out local transit options that offers comprehensive subway, train, and bus directions in 65-plus cities throughout North America and Europe.


Want to skip the line for tickets, try Viator, which lets you find and reserve excursions in more than 1,500 locations across the globe. No need to print out tickets, either, thanks to integration with iPhone’s Passbook.


Travelers can use the AAA app to map a route, find lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance, find AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and more.

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