Before you plan your next trip, consider downloading any or all of these free mobile phone apps to make your travels a little easier.
1. Google Earth For Mobile
With Google Earth for Mobile you can explore in 3D, search by voice, or zoom to your current location with just a touch of a button.
2. AAA Roadside
If you are an AAA member, the AAA Roadside app is an invaluable tool for repairs, personal security and maps. One handy feature: it uses your iPhone or other mobile device to give the correct GPS coordinates of your location!
Kayak give you the best travel information and optimizes it for your mobile phone. Search for hotels or rental cars, use the trip management feature and more. Available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.
Foodies who travel love the free Yelp app. Like the website, you can search for a nearby pub or restaurant, as well as read other patron reviews before you go.
5. Restaurant Finder
Another food-finding app that gets good reviews by travelers is the Restaurant Finder. Noted to be quick, clear and concise. Get a list of nearby restaurants with map, phone number and star ratings.