Gear and Gadgets

Travel Apps: Navigation

Navigation apps help travelers get around a city or an unfamiliar place. Frequent fliers use smartphone apps to find their departure gate. Skiers hit the slopes and get around using apps that provide maps of major ski resorts.Traveling the world is easier with customized navigation apps. Star-gazers use a special walking tour app to learn more about astronomy. Check out Travel Channel’s reviews of the best navigation apps to keep you pointed in the right direction.

iTrailMap
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The iTrailMap app includes maps of more than 750 major ski resorts around the world.

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Google Maps
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Google Maps can be a traveler's best friend. Thanks to a recent update, Google Maps can show you 3-D images of buildings in around 100 cities.

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Zillow
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Unleash your inner real-estate voyeur with Zillow.

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Star Walk
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Give yourself a fascinating astronomy lesson with Star Walk.

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Airport Transit Guide
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Filled with advice on transportation options for 460 airports, this app does a great job of balancing comprehensiveness with simplicity.

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GateGuru
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GateGuru offers comprehensive information on more than 115 (mostly US) airports, so you can quickly find services, retailers and restaurants.

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FlightTrack
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You can check your flight status easily enough on any number of mobile websites, but FlightTrack beats them all.

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Exit Strategy NYC
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For $4, you could take a New York taxi for a few blocks, or you could download this app and make fast work of the city’s subway system.

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