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5 travel apps for budget-conscious globetrotters


If you ever get the chance, explore the world without an agenda. You won’t be the same person when you return.

However, traveling the world isn’t free, so unless you’re independently wealthy, you’re going to need to pinch a penny or two on those trips overseas. Let’s look at budget-stretching apps you should always take along for the ride.

  • A Good Translator: Lonely Planet’s phrase book apps each cover a single language and cost a mere $6. These handy tools take advantage of Lonely Planet’s wide experience in the world travel market.
  • A Communications Connection: With 663 million registered users as of 2010, Skype is a rapidly growing Internet company that’s become synonymous with free phone calls.

Full list at HowStuffWorks.com.

Total aggregation of HowStuffWorks.com.

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