Gone are the days when one relied on travel agents to organize trips and book flights, hotels etc for vacations. With iPad becoming popular, organizing vacations have become an easy task for the tech-savvy women. Not only is it less time consuming and convenient, iPad enables one to compare and contrast different rates, read reviews and updated information on the best travel deals even while being in the comforts of oneâ€™s home. Â And with its latest apps, social networking, writing e-mails, doing online shopping etc. have become all the more exciting. This makes your vacation truly memorable and thrilling.
While there are thousands of travel iPad apps available, we have compiled here a list of free travel iPad apps that will ease your vacation besides helping you to book flights, hotels, cruises, and check the weather and also help you to convert currencies. These free travel iPad apps are:
Travel + Leisure
This iPad app can inspire you to decide on your holiday destination. This app provides you a free holiday issue and also provides you subsequent issues as well just for $3.99 each. Apart from this, the app also offers you some interesting features like videos, slideshows and maps of your favorite holiday location.
With its â€™Destinationsâ€™ feature you can plan your trip including arts and culture, beaches and islands, food and wine etc. and then choose a city to read about it. Its each city description includes a guide of Travel + Leisureâ€™s top picks enabling you to know what to see, eat, do and where to stay.
National Geographic Traveler
This free iPad app provides you full issues of the paper magazine like video, photo galleries and detailed maps. Similar to the worldâ€™s most read travel magazine, this app features essential content about locations, cultures and experiences.
Flight booking, hotel and car rentals on your mind? This app should be handy for you. Once you choose your destination, dates and other preferences, it displays to you the best flights in your preferred price range. If you want to know the flight details then you just need to tap on the flight and you will get updated information on which sites you can book the flight.
Also, booking hotels and cars is an easy matter with this app. You can even refine your search for hotels according to star ratings, brands, name and price per night stay. In addition, you can search cars by price, agency etc too.
Â Conde Nast Traveler or Cruise Finder HD
If you love cruising then Conde Nast Traveler is the right app for you which can help you to find best cruise deals. Cruise finder HD enables you to search for ships, cruise destinations and other features. Also its â€™Read Moreâ€™ button leads you to a more descriptive page where you can go through details like price, cabin size, number of restaurants, swimming pools etc. Interestingly, you can also save a ship to your favorites, share it on Facebook, e-mail the list, visit the cruise lineâ€™s website, find travel agents and so on. With this app, there is a whole new world to be explored!
The Weather Channel Max
Undoubtedly, weather matters a lot while you are on a vacation. Images and pictures available on the Internet and travel books may be misleading at times as they are generally clicked on good weather days. However, if you happen to be in a particular place on a bad-weather day, it can be a totally disappointing experience for you. Therefore, make sure that you plan your vacation keeping in mind the weather conditions. To aid you in this is the Weather Channel max app.
This app will help you with forecasts of the subsequent three days.
Â XE Currency
If you are planning for an international trip then you might need to convert your countryâ€™s currency to the destination countryâ€™s currency. So it is important for you to be aware of current exchange rates to spot good deals.
This XE currency iPad app supports more than 180 currencies with up-to-the minute rates. You can choose up to 10 currencies and to choose a base currency, click on the currency and just enter the amount you need to convert. Itâ€™s just so simple.
These free apps cater particularly to women who want to ensure that their vacation planning is full-proof. With these iPad apps, you know you can never go wrong.