Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

Travel Tech for a Great Vacation

We ask travel and tech writers to share their favorite apps, websites and devices for a great summer vacation.

You search for the best airfares and flight times on Kayak. You hop over to Hotels.com or maybe Airbnb to find a place to stay. And now you don't even have to power off your phone or tablet for take-off. Technology is powering travel like never before. But there's still something nice about tucking a guidebook into your bag, and unplugging enough to actually enjoy the vacation. Tech Tuesday explores favorite apps and devices for an efficient -- and relaxing -- trip.

Apps To Help Your Travel

Truphone App: Lets users make free international calls over Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G to other app users. If they aren't users, you can still call at reduced rates.

Hotels.com: Hotel deals around the world, including via the Hotels.com app.

Fast and Furious: A Snapshot of Today’s Mobile Booker

Hotel Tonight: Hotels give their unsold rooms to Hotel Tonight, which in turn makes the rooms available to its users at a discounted price.

null

Kayak.com: The site and app allows users to compare several travel sites for hotel, flight and car deals, among others.

Flight Aware : Offers free flight tracking services for private and commercial air traffic.

Please familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct and Terms of Use before posting your comments.

The Kojo Nnamdi Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.