16 Free Travel Apps To Help Save You Money On Your Next Trip

When it comes to traveling, I’m sure you’d agree with me that the more cost-effective, the better. After all, there are several free travel apps to help save you money this summer.

The Best Travel Apps In 2018 – Tips From a Travel Writer

Within just one year, I’ve been to Mexico, Scotland, Canada, Japan as well as U.S. cities such as Miami, Park City and Austin. I rely on apps to get me through to flights, to keep me updated on gate changes, to track my bags and to speed me through customs.

This sounds completely obvious, yes, but it’s been my experience that even savvy travelers make a few mistakes with airline apps. They don’t update the app in the days leading up to the trip, and again on the night before they fly. (An old or outdated app can’t help you.) Also, travelers don’t always turn on push notifications (the app can’t help you if it can’t reach you.)

In the best scenario, not only can you use your phone to scan a boarding pass, but most airline apps will send updates on your checked bags, changes in gates and any delays in boarding. For example, one night last winter, a major storm was due to hit before a planned morning flight to Mexico. Just as I would have been falling asleep, United’s app buzzed with news that my 7 a.m. flight was cancelled. Within the app, I booked myself onto an earlier flight and left before the storm arrived.

This is my most indispensable travel app, and it’s more than just a back up to airline apps. It is more useful and faster; TripCase tends to beat even the airlines with notifications about gate changes and delays.

This is the Type A Traveler’s dream app. It features relevant information which is sometimes obscured in airline apps, like total travel time, type of plane, indoor airport maps and airline phone numbers. You can save receipts or even order an Uber directly within the app. If you only get one travel app, this is the one to get.

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Comerica Park: The ultimate guide to the home of the Detroit Tigers

Some of the best views of Detroit’s skyline can be seen from the home of the Detroit Tigers’Comerica Park. Located right in downtown Detroit, the ballpark opened in 2000 to replace the aging Tiger Stadium in Corktown. Known for its tiger statues, ferris wheel, and homage to the Tigers’ long history, the stadium attracts over 2 million baseball fans every year. As the Tigers head into their 2018 season, here’s a look at how to get there, what to eat, how to beat the heat (or snow), who to watch, and where to get the best photo ops in the ballpark.

For those flying into Detroit Metro, there are a variety of ways to get to the ballpark and downtown. Many will rent a car or take a taxi or ride-hailing service. By car, it should take about a half hour on I-94’depending on traffic. A new bus service called FAST picks up passengers at both airport terminals and runs along Michigan Avenue, right downtown’there’s even a stop in Grand Circus Park if you’re traveling from the airport to the game.

Coming from Canada? The Windsor Tunnel Bus drops Canadian fans off at Grand Circus Park and Broadway.

The most popular way to get to and from the ballpark’no matter where you are in metro Detroit’is to drive. But really, you don’t have to. There are options. And if you absolutely must, you don’t have to park close to the ballpark. Trust us.

Coming from the northern or eastern suburbs? The FAST bus runs along Woodward and Gratiot, with stops at Grand Circus Park. West of downtown (Corktown, Dearborn), the FAST Michigan route (see above) will get you there.

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The Best Travel Apps In 2018 – Tips From a Travel Writer
(Mar 2018) ‘Forbes

Comerica Park: The ultimate guide to the home of the Detroit Tigers
on 26th of Mar 2018 ‘Curbed Detroit

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