Coolest Apps to Travel Like a Pro

Apps, they’ve come a long way since the one that measured how high and fast you could throw your iPhone in the air — it was called HangTime. Today we have an abundance of actually useful apps, making the decision to download or purchase them crippling at times. Here’s a batch that will only enhance your future journeys.

Featured Photo: The Dyrt

The Dyrt

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Photo: Courtesy of The Dyrt

Looking for your perfect campsite? Search over 44,000 in the United States with the help of the Dyrt. Clocking in at about 1 million registered members, this app provides users with key features — whether places are dog-friendly or allow fires — and offers a bounty or reviews, photos and maps. The free version includes all U.S., meaning National and State Parks, Bureau of Land Management sites and more. thedyrt.com

PackPoint

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Instead of packing that new top you’ll never wear for an upcoming trip, make the most of your suitcase space and don’t miss anything crucial with PackPoint. This free packing list organizer helps you decide what you need based not only on your destination, but the activities you plan on doing and the weather. Easily share your packing list with fellow travelers — PackPoint creates a website for it — so everyone’s on the same, organized page. packpnt.com

Transit

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Ever find yourself in a new city taking the right train the wrong way? Say bye to those days with Transit. The app works in over 175 metropolitan areas around the world and provides real-time public transit data, meaning you can not only track your bus, but see how full it is thanks to current riders. It also shows you ride-hailing apps including Uber and Lyft, as well as bike-sharing options along with price estimates. transitapp.com

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