3 new travel apps to save you money, time and stress
By Aimee Heckel
Your phone is your best travel companion, thanks to the continued innovations in travel apps. Here are three of our favorite new travel apps that can help save you money, time or simply make your vacation more pleasant.
1. SitOrSquat — This one sounds pretty funny, but if you’ve ever had a full bladder (or worse, a kid with one) in the middle of a new, big city, you can attest to its value. The SitOrSquat app helps you locate clean public bathrooms, complete with reviews of their cleanliness, so you can avoid the biohazards. For example, I bet you didn’t know the West Chester Library bathroom is “Clean, Stylish, Awesome, Interesting, Nice.” Yes, this bathroom is awesome and interesting, according to its reviews.
2. RoadAhead Highway Exit Finder — This is kind of like SitOrSquat for cars. This app will help you locate the closest rest stops, food, gas or (again) public bathrooms. Sort by gas price to save money (unless you’re in the middle of Kansas, in which case take whatever you can get). And for those extra long road trips, this app can tell you whether there’s a Starbucks just around the bend, or whether you’ll have to make do with bitter truck stop joe.
3. The free Priceline app — If you’ve used Priceline online, you’ll love this app, which allows you take this travel deal service on the road. Book from hundreds of thousands of hotels (search near your current location). Book your flight. Name your own price and you can save up to 60 percent. You can even book rental cars and save 40 percent off with this app.
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