When you're visiting a town for the first time, it can be pretty tough to get the lay of the land. Especially if you're moving to a new place, it's hard to tell whether one neighbourhood would be better for you to live in than another, or whether you're accidentally (or intentionally) renting in the most hipster neighbourhood in town. Now, there's an app for that. Or a website, actually.
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Last year I wrote about and downloaded Google Trips just to try it out, and now I find myself using it as my go-to app for organising travel. It's simple and it helps manage your whole trip from start to finish. It was lacking a few key features, but Google just updated the app to make it even more useful.
Web/iOS: Travel planning typically includes a lot of research. When you're planning a trip with stops in different cities, the research can be even more time-consuming. Eightydays can help.
If you're thinking of planning a holiday somewhere in the US for more than a couple of nights, renting a place through services like Airbnb can save you some money. These are the states that give you have the best and worst deals on short-term rentals.
Web/iOS: Travel planning apps are nothing new, but Pana has a couple of additional features that set it apart. For one, you can easily collaborate itineraries with other travellers. Even better, though, the app will automatically check you into US flights to save some time, with Australian check-ins coming soon.
iOS/Android: Google has been tiptoeing around the travel game for a while now with useful tools like Google Flights and their hotel search function. Today, they completely jumped in with a new app that manages and helps plan your trip from start to finish.