Travel Apps That Are Actually Useful - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Travel Apps That Are Actually Useful

A few travel apps that stuck out from the pack



    Under the Tucson Sun

    Now more than ever your smartphone can become your best travel companion; it's the key to a multitude of apps available on both Apple and Android operating systems.

    Here's a few that stuck out to us:


    This might seem like a no-brainer. Before you leave for your trip, take a few minutes to use the download feature to save shows and movies onto your device. That means you won't have to rely on data to watch them. Just make sure you have enough storage space on your device.

    Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    [NATL] Avalanche Buries Unknown Number of People in NM

    Ski Patrol and first responders are working to rescue an unknown number of skiers buried in an avalanche at Taos Ski Resort in New Mexico

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)


    This app connects you to locals in more than 130 countries. You can go to dinner parties, food tours and cooking classes.


    Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    [NATL] Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win

    An Iowa man got the "Jackpot treatment" after winning $1 off a scratch-off lotto ticket. Tyler Heep decided to cash in the winning ticket at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters and was presented with a big check for his win. Heep spent his winnings on a gallon of gas.

    (Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2019)

    Fill out your bucket list destinations and the app will tell you when flights to these places are so cheap, you just have to go.


    This app can help you find discounted rooms at the lowest price possible. It even offers its own loyalty program, which could knock down the price even more.

    ICE Detains Marine Veteran

    [NATL] ICE Detains Marine Veteran, Says No Investigation

    Family members are furious that a U.S. citizen and military veteran ended up in an immigration detention center facing the threat of deportation. Jilmar Ramos-Gomez was born and raised in Grand Rapids. His mother says he served a tour in Afghanistan while in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

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