Time for some real talk. I resisted the 21st century for a long, long time. I was convinced I’d have the last flip phone in America, and I was proud of it. My super basic, didn’t-even-have-a-camera Samsung phone held on for a whole seven years after the iPhone made its first debut. But when I had to change networks, the time to join the 21st century had come. And now that I know about all the great, free travel apps on the market, I could never go back.

I would never be able to travel long-term without my smartphone. It’s the easiest way to make travel arrangements on the road and stay in touch with friends and family back home.

I keep dozens of apps at the ready to make my travels easier, from obvious choices like Google Maps and social media apps to more specific travel apps like FetchMyWay and Travel Safe.

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