Summertime is big on travel and many of us have already pulled out our swimsuits and flip flops. Although tropical destinations and exciting excursions sound fun, they can be tough to coordinate! Unlike the old days with travel agents to do the heavy lifting, we've started to rely on technology to help us find the best deals, scout out activities and stay in touch with friends and family while on the go.
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If you're planning a trip this summer, be sure to make your iPhone your best travel companion with these must have apps for summer travel...
1. Destination Planning - The world is a big place, so it can be difficult to decide where exactly you want to go! Once you have it nailed down, destination planning apps can help you find the best restaurants, events and activities near your hotel. Never navigate alone again!
2. Airline Check-in - Missing flights can be a vacation disaster. So avoid a night in the airport by keeping track of travel delays, checking-in early and staying on top of gate changes with your airline's app. If you're flying multiple airlines or have a multi-stop trip, there are also apps available that let you browse across airports and search via flight number.
3. Weather Tracking - Rain can ruin a day at the beach, but planning ahead can keep you from wasting it cooped up inside your hotel room. Track the local weather with your choice of weather app so you can make the most of your hard earned vacation time. Afterall, a cloudy day is perfect for museum hopping, people watching and indoor tours.
4. Free WiFi Finder - No WiFi? No problem. With a slew of free WiFi finders available on the App Store, you'll be able to find a connection in no time. Remember, staying connected over WiFi is not only a great way to update your social networks with your latest vacation pics, it's also the best way to take advantage of Voxox for iPhone!
5. Free Calling Apps - Vacation can be expensive, but staying in touch doesn't have to be. With Voxox for iPhone you can call and text over WiFi -- adios outrageous data roaming charges! Need proof? Check out how our VP of Sales saved $300 on his phone bill while traveling abroad.
So what are you waiting for? Go browse the App Store and download a few of your favorites now. Be sure sure to share your top picks with us in the comments below or on our Facebook and Twitter pages. With these handy apps in your pocket, you will never travel the same way again!