The Best Travel Apps & Sites for Your Next Vacation


When active adults want to get away, it’s easier than ever to plan a trip, book excursions, and find the best deals right from their mobile device or laptop. A host of travel apps and websites help streamline the travel process, allowing active adults to not only make reservations but receive tips, insights, notifications and even travel advisories. Knowing which travel apps and websites to access can make the travel experience much smoother and more enjoyable. Well-known sites such as Airbnb, Expedia, and Travelocity are always worth checking out, but there are dozens of helpful apps and sites that are a bit off the radar. Here’s a look at a few of them below.

Best for a Long Layover: FLIO

Active adults can use the FLIO app to navigate airports all over the world, allowing them to make the most of a lengthy layover. Travelers can quickly check flight status, view airport discounts, and discover airport amenities such as lounges or yoga rooms.

Best for Price-Conscious Travelers: Hopper

Active adults seeking the best price for their upcoming vacation don’t have to keep checking multiple travel sites. The free Hopper app monitors prices for them and allows travelers to book flights and hotels right from their phone. Hopper predicts prices with 95 percent accuracy up to a year in advance.

Best for Last-Minute Travelers: HotelTonight

Active adults can score some great deals on last-minute lodging by using HotelTonight. The app sells unbooked hotel rooms around the world for discounted prices, allowing travelers to get phenomenal deals. The app also provides in-app chat options, allowing active adults to communicate with a hotel representative with any questions.  

Best for Road Trips: iExit

When active adults hit the open road, iExit becomes a handy tool on their mobile device. This app uses the device’s location to alert users to what’s coming up when they’re on the highway. It eliminates all the guesswork of wondering what’s ahead, making it easy for travelers to know what’s beyond highway exit ramps. 

Best for Armchair Travelers: Lonely Planet

Active adults don’t have to leave home to experience the world when they use the Lonely Planet app. This app allows users to explore destinations around the globe through spectacular images, offline maps, audio phrasebooks, and insight from on-the-ground experts. Whether active adults are researching their next vacation or just browsing different destinations, Lonely Planet is chock full of interesting and helpful information.  

Best for Enjoying the Journey: Roadtrippers

With the Roadtrippers app, it’s not the destination that counts—it’s the journey. This travel app lets users plug in their location and destination, travel dates, and things they like to do, and the app plots their journey. Whether active adults are into sports, museums, camping, or restaurants, Roadtrippers will find offbeat attractions that fit users’ interests.

Best for Organizing Itineraries: TripCase

When active adults are jet-setting from one destination to another, TripCase makes it easy to organize trip details and travel plans into one streamlined itinerary. Rather than keeping up with dozens of emails and printouts, the app allows users to manage flight itineraries, hotel reservations, and rental car bookings with a click of a button.

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