Vacationing can be stressful, especially when visiting a place you have never been to before. Reduce the stress of traveling by making sure your smartphone has these seven apps downloaded (available on Google Play and the App Store). As a great resource for hotels, airfare, and directions, you can’t go wrong by utilizing these apps in all your favorite destinations.

Misterb&b

Take the hassle out of finding gay or gay-friendly hotel accommodations on your next trip with Misterb&b. With 40,000 LGBTQ accommodations in more than 130 countries, Misterb&b is the perfect place to start planning your next getaway.

Kiwi

Finding the best hotel accommodation is important for every trip, but having an app to help you find the best flights is just as crucial. With Kiwi’s interactive map, you are able to set your home city and view the cost of flights to cities and countries all around the world. Kiwi finds the cheapest flights for your destination by pulling in flights from different carriers to create the most cost-friendly itinerary.

WhatsApp

Communicating with friends and family while traveling overseas can be harsh on your wallet. With WhatsApp, you won’t have to worry about those costly international cell plans. Instead, WhatsApp uses their cross-platform technology to allow you to send texts or voice messages and make phone calls all while using the same data plan as your email and web browser. If you’re connected to wifi, you can do this all for free!

Passport Magazine

Passport Magazine is the only LGBTQ travel magazine still in publication in the United States. The magazine covers travel, culture, adventure, and style. If you know you want to take a trip, but don’t know where to, Passport is a long-standing go-to for travel ideas and inspiration.

Communicating with friends and family while traveling overseas can be harsh on your wallet. With WhatsApp, you won’t have to worry about those costly international cell plans.

Google Maps

Once in your destination, it’s extremely important to know how to get around. Google Maps does all the hard work for you by mapping out multiple routes for any mode of transportation: walking, driving, and public transportation. You can also search things such as “gas station,” “grocery store,” or “Asian food” for directions to all the options closest to you.

Uber

Getting from point A to point B can become a time-suck when traveling, especially without having your own car. Similar to a taxi service, but cheaper, the Uber app shows your driver and their location, what type of car will be picking you up, and even an estimate of the cost for your ride.

Duolingo

When traveling out of the country, you may face a language barrier. With this app you are able to practice the basics of over 30 different languages. Learn greetings and goodbyes, food lingo, and many other essentials to prepare you for a better experience in foreign destinations.

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