Digital Age: Travel Apps to Assist You

Now that we are living in a digital age, we can do almost anything from our smart phones. Apps make traveling easier and less stressful, especially if you have the right apps downloaded and ready to go before you leave for your next vacation! The experts at AurTravel have some examples of the best travel apps for you:

MyTSA: Delays, Wait Times, Information 

MyTSA shows any airport delays, security checkpoint wait times, and information on what you can and cannot bring on flights. This app will ensure you never miss a flight! It gives real-time data on wait times for security and also gives information on how to enroll in the TSA Pre-Check program. This app is a necessity next time you travel via airplane! The digital age has now even come to airport efficiency with this app!

Google Maps: Never Get Lost Again!

Whether you are traveling via road trip or walking through the city, knowing where you are going is pretty important if you have someplace to be. If you’re like me and are directionally challenged, the Google Maps app can save you from getting lost in an unknown city. This app keeps up with traffic conditions as well, and shows different routes to avoid traffic. Google Maps is also great at showing nearby restaurants and other attractions you may want to seek out while on vacation.

Mobile Passport: Get Through Customs Faster!

The Mobile Passport app allows you to turn your passport and customs declaration information digital – right on your phone! This will help travelers get through Customs much faster, and really aids in speeding the process up. Mobile Passport is approved by US Customs and Border Protection. However, don’t forget your physical passport; the app is not to be used as a replacement!

Yelp: Read Before You Go! 

Yelp is a lifesaver when it comes to making decisions. It features reviews and pictures from the customers. You will never be disappointed as long as you utilize Yelp before going somewhere new. Look up local restaurants and businesses and see how they measure up to your standards. Yelp is one of the essential travel apps you should have!


PackPoint creates a packing list that is specific to your destination’s weather and time of year. This is really helpful for people who always seem to forget something while packing. If you plan on doing certain activities like exercising or visiting a water park, this app creates a personalized list. This app is available for iPhones and Androids! This app is so incredibly helpful, especially if you tend to forget things like I do.

TripIt: Organize Your Itinerary! 

TripIt allows you to organize your travel itinerary and send it to those also traveling with you. You just have to forward your confirmation emails and it creates a master itinerary that is easy to follow for you. If you travel frequently, this app may be the easiest way to organize all of your documents!

XE Currency: Find the Current Exchange Rates! 

This app is great for when you travel abroad. It easily gives exchange rates on currency. If you update the rate before leaving, you can check the exchange rate without wifi or on the plane. This app is super helpful if you aren’t familiar with the local currency of where you are traveling to.

Almost anything can be done via smartphone in this current digital age, and there are so many great resources out there for you to utilize. Traveling can be stressful, but with the help of one of these travel apps, your vacation will go to plan! Let the experts at AurTravel plan your vacation for you! Call them at 402.891.6909!

Jessie Curry graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and regularly stage manages for theatres in Omaha. She grew up as a Navy kid, living in Sicily and Japan, and traveling everywhere in between. Her favorite part of going to a new destination is trying new foods and taking lots of pictures. Jessie serves as AurTravel’s administrative assistant and runs their social media accounts.

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