You hold a smartphone and while on travel, use it all the while, to play Temple Run 2. Oh, I wished, you owned a console video game instead. Anyways, digging apart, here are the top 5 apps worth considering while you go out on an expedition, with family or else. And it wouldn’t hurt to actually turn that Smartphone ‘Smart’, would it?

1. Expedia

Expedia has been long known as a travel search, information, and booking website, but its mobile apps have some unique deals, in addition to having at your fingertips all the usual flight and hotel search functionality. And, by the way, you can sort reviews by “recent,” “favorable,” and “critical” to see if people tend to have consistent feedback or whether the cranky pants guests had too-high expectations

Available on: Android, iOS, Windows 8 and RT, Web

2. Google Flights

Never turn down a free second opinion. Despite all the great travel search sites available these days, this is one to add to your list of flight-search sites to check before typing in your credit card number. You can search for round-trip, one-way, and multi-city flights, but you have to link to another site to make the purchase.

Available on Web

3. Kayak

Travel search website Kayak.com quickly becomes a top choice with finding the best deals on flights in particular when it finally started to incorporate booking services. In its early days, Kayak only handled the search, but now you can pre-pay for flights, hotel reservations, and even car rentals.

Available on: Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, and Web

4. TripAdvisor Offline City Guides

TripAdvisor Offline City Guides pairs maps and suggestions for where to visit, shop, and eat together. You can download offline maps for your cities of choice, too. The app does not automatically install the maps locally with the option of saving memory, so you need to download what you need before you leave an area with a Wi-Fi connection.

Available on: iOS only

 5. Packing Pro

Packing Pro is a mobile app made for super list makers. It helps you remember what to pack and can also serve as evidence of what you packed if your luggage were ever lost. You work from one of many sample lists of items to pack, or you can create your own and tick off items as they go into your luggage. It has a handful of other reminders, too, like booking reservations and watering the plants before you leave home, which you can save into checklists to guide your harried soul while you’re running around your apartment like a chicken with its head cut off worried that you’ll miss your flight if you dally a moment longer. Now, you wouldn’t need to bite your head while you actually wish to relax into oblivion.

Available on: iOS only 

And, as an addition, do not forget to install Zomato, if you are wandering in one of its compatible cities, along with Evernote (I wonder who wouldn’t have that one already handy). Yeah, and once you get hold of the Field trip App, never let it go.

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