Used to be hitting the road to travel meant leaving behind everything you knew: disconnecting from all vestiges of home, and venturing into the unknown with little more information than a creased guidebook. These days, that’s not the reality. While you’re on the road, your smartphone is your most beloved companion.
(This is why I think people complaining about refugees with nice phones is silly).
Here are five apps I personally use all the time when I’m traveling. All these apps are available on both iPhone and Android.