SageVest Wealth Management recognizes the potential that’s inherent in careful investment and financial management. Wealth provides opportunities, one of which is the chance to experience the world through travel.

As summer approaches and holiday plans pick up pace, SageVest offers an overview of some popular travel apps that can help you get where you want to go and help you enjoy your vacation once you get there. 

Hopper

Select your travel dates and let Hopper predict when your flight will be on sale. This app pinpoints the best time of day to buy your seat, the cheapest dates to travel, and even the most cost-effective airport for your trip. Sign up to receive notifications when prices drop, then book your flight online quickly and easily using the app.

Ship Mate

This app ensures smooth sailing for cruise lovers, allowing you to search and save on more than 100,000 itineraries from all the major cruise lines. You can check out deck plans, research and book excursions, and even get to know fellow passengers before you sail via online forums. Last but not least, a cruise countdown clock helps you count down the days until you set sail.

Travel Math

Let Travel Math figure out all the numbers related to your upcoming trip. Enter your starting and end locations and let Travel Math calculate everything from flying time to driving distance and everything in between – including midway cities for road trip stopovers.

Tripit

This app is excellent for busy executives and others with hectic travel schedules. Simply forward all your confirmation emails – for flights, car rental, hotels, even restaurant reservations – to Tripit and the app will automatically create a detailed itinerary for every day of your trip.

My TSA

This award-winning Government app offers fliers round-the-clock access to helpful information from the Transportation Security Administration, without the need to search the internet. To help plan ahead, you can check security screening times, weather forecasts, airport delay information, and (before you buy that one-of-a-kind souvenir!) check what’s allowed onboard and what’s not.

PackPoint

This app solves the problem of what to pack. Enter your gender, where you’re going and when, how long you’ll be away, and why (business or pleasure). You can even add custom activities like hiking, skiing, a gala dinner, or a business meeting. Using this information, PackPoint develops a customized list of clothing, toiletries, electronics and more for you to select and pack.

iTranslate

Simply type or speak phrases into your phone and this app will provide fast and accurate translations for a total of 92 languages. It can even transcribe characters from other alphabets e.g., Greek or Mandarin, into Latin letters and offers phonetic pronunciation.

XE Currency

A free app that provides up-to-date exchange rates for every world currency, as well as charts that display historical data.

City Papers

The app allows you to browse local English-language newspapers from around the world, so you can view local listings for upcoming cultural events and festivals, local eateries, or other attractions before you set off.

CityMaps2Go

This app is an offline version of Google Maps that saves roaming fees or the stress of finding internet access for those who frequently travel abroad. Enter your destination and download the maps to your device before you leave. Maps are searchable, even offline, and pinpoint restaurants, accommodation choices, banks, and more.

SageVest Wealth Management works with a diverse group of clients, each of whom has unique life priorities and financial objectives. We are committed to connecting you with your wealth in ways that are meaningful to you.  We invite you to contact us to learn more about enjoying the potential your financial success can offer.

Note: This list doesn’t represent SageVest’s endorsement of any of the products discussed, which you use at your own risk. To find out more about any of these apps, please visit the app store on your device. Not all the apps mentioned are free.

Prepared by SageVest Wealth Management. Copyright 2016.

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