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Free Travel Apps

Check out a few of my favorite free travel apps!

Finding a clean bathroom while traveling can be a monumental task, especially when touring a big metropolitan area. I remember a trip to New York City a few years back that entailed a harrowing bathroom-seeking experience. After searching for a bathroom for over an hour, I finally decided to pop into a national coffee chain and use their facilities. I patronized the coffee chain back home, so I assumed their amenities would be satisfactory. I was wrong, however, and found a filthy, one-stall unisex bathroom strewn with endless unrolled toilet paper after a 45-minute wait. Today, thanks to the app, Sit or Squat, I never worry about facing this problem. Sit or Squat is a free service sponsored by Charmin that relies on users to review bathrooms in a given area.

Those of you adventurous enough to embark on a road trip without any plan intact will love Hotel Tonight. The free app for Androids and iPhones allows travelers to make last-minute hotel reservations at deeply discounted prices. Rates are revealed at noon on the day of check-in. Simply open the app in the afternoon to book your discounted hotel for that same evening.

It has happened to all of us at one time or another. We’ve forgotten to pack our toiletry kit or we’re hungry for a midnight snack – we just don’t know where to go. Next time, instead of going to bed hungry, try the app AroundMe. Frommers highly recommends the app, which provides a list of nearby pharmacies, supermarkets, theaters, restaurants, hotels, and more based on your location.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Looking for a clean bathroom while traveling? Try the app "Sit or Squat".

Looking for a clean bathroom while traveling? Try the app “Sit or Squat”.

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Lodging options for less than $70/night!

Lodging can be one of the biggest expenses while on vacation. Luck for us, Yahoo! Finance’s Farnoosh Torabi spoke with Laura Michonski of Budget Travel to score tips on finding cheap lodging.

Here are a few of Laura’s favorite lodging options – all for less than $70 per night!

HotelTonight – an app downloaded to your smartphone that will help you search last minute deals for the same day.

CouchSurfing – a website that connects travelers with hosts offering a free place to crash.

ConTENTment Camping – a service that will set up a posh tent (complete with furniture), often near popular theme parks or music festival grounds.

Watch the video clip and read the article here.

© Jessica Leigh Rosier 2013

Check out these low-cost options before you book your next hotel!

Check out these low-cost options before you book your next hotel!

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