The Travel Apps Our Residents Can’t Leave Without

September 11, 2018

Out with travel agents, in with travel apps. Planning a trip, whether that be a family vacation or corporate retreat, can seem daunting at first—but, if you have a smartphone, you’re in luck. Our residents at The Harrison are true jet setters with a knack for seamless travel, tracking down top-tier restaurants and must-see attractions, so be sure to download their favorite apps below to get away like a pro.


A map-based city guide to hotspots and activities within your vicinity, Sidekix is the ultimate urban exploration planner. If you’re traveling to a major city in the near future, this app will quickly become your go-to for all things food, drink, culture and transportation. With Sidekix, you can see the most highly rated places around you, including curated guides specially chosen by local bloggers. And, most importantly, you can personalize your route by tailoring it to your specific needs. Looking for the area’s trendiest coffee spot? Say no more.


When it comes to finding the cheapest flights, Hopper is an absolute must. The app predicts when flight fares will drop with remarkable accuracy so you know exactly when to book. All you have to do is choose a destination then you’ll get a calendar that shows the best days over a six-month period to purchase airfare. And, better yet, if you want Hopper to keep an eye on a specific flight for you, it’ll send you a notification for when it’s time to book.


Let’s admit it: packing isn’t fun. If you’ve ever wanted to hire someone to pack for you, PackPoint is the next best thing. The app creates a custom packing list just for you, based on all of your trip details. All that’s required from you is to fill in your itinerary, possible weather conditions, activities or other important details. Then, voilá—you’ll receive a precise list of clothing (including quantity), toiletries and any other items you should bring. You also have the option to save the list for future trips or to share with someone else.


Roadtrippers is the cream of the crop when it comes to planning the perfect road trip to discover the most extraordinary places, hotels and city guides in America. So, whether you’re planning an epic cross-country trip or a weekend escape, Roadtrippers is sure to locate something incredible within 5 minutes of your current location. The app helps you find the best local diners, quirky roadside attractions, scenic points, national parks, hotels and so much more. Whatever it is that you wish to accomplish, Roadtrippers has your back.

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