Top 5 Holiday Travel Apps

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Like most Americans you will be traveling to share the holiday with your loved ones. Along your journey you may find yourself searching for some quick answers, to questions like;

  • Where’s the next gas station, how long has the fuel light been on?
  • Is McDonald’s the only place to eat in this whole airport?
  • Is my confirmation number in one of these 200 unread emails?


So when you find yourself searching for answers, rely on these apps to deliver faster than your nephew can say ‘yeah right.’

Around Me

One of the very first iPhone apps ever built, this tried and true search tool has saved my day on more than one occasion.

Open the app, search for anything you need. A place to grab breakfast, the closest gas station, supermarket, Walgreens, even your favorite food. Making those unfamiliar places seem a little bit more like home. Available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone

Gate Guru

Long layover, unexpected delay? Don’t settle for a bag of chips from the hallway kiosk. Gate Guru has mapped out almost every airport concourse to clearly display traveler resources, eateries and entertainment highlights.

A short walk from your gate might lead to just what you’re craving, or at least a healthy alternative to the heat lamp marinated airport cheeseburger. For iPhone, Android, Windows Phone.

Road Ninja

Road tripping this holiday? Road Ninja is your new best friend. Laser focused on results less than three miles off your route, organized by upcoming Exit numbers. View gas prices, take advantage of local deals, find what you need and get back on the road, fast. Available on iPhone, Android

Trip It

Travel pros unite in admiration for this veteran travel app. The free version of Trip It allows you to forward any email, travel document, plane ticket, car rental, hotel booking or other confirmation to your account, compiling them into one easy to follow itinerary.

Best of all, your itinerary is available offline, so when you’re in that remote, reception free location, you won’t have an anxiety attack when you can’t see the email containing your flight info. For iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone.

History Here

Forget your Travel To Do List for a second and have some fun!

An app created by the History Channel, this fun fact finding tool displays local history and notable landmarks close to your location. Share your findings and earn more cool points than posting food pictures on Facebook. Ready to play on iPhone and Android.

Thank you for sharing your day with us!

If you have a travel app you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it! Feel free to post below, or share it with us on Twitter @ChelseyLambert | @ChicagoBarAssoc.

Until next time…

Wishing you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! 

About Chelsey Lambert

Chelsey Lambert serves as the Chicago Bar Association's Law Practice Management Technology, Trainer and Coordinator.

Chelsey’s role is to bridge the gap between the education attorneys and legal professionals need, with availability, variety and access. She focuses her efforts on the creation and delivery of Law Practice Management & Technology curriculum. Fostering a healthy and collaborative learning environment through training online, in person, video tutorials and the LPMT Blog.

Previously, Lambert was President and Founder of Virtulawso, a Consulting Practice based in Chicago. In this role, she counseled firms in the U.S. and abroad on the use of law practice management technology, payment processing, IOLTA management, marketing, and the secure delivery of legal services online.

Lambert has written and lectured on the appropriate use of technology, payment processing solutions and marketing across a variety of practice areas.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, currently serving on the ABA Law Practice Management Section Member Engagement Committee, ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Corporate Sponsors Committee, and is the division’s Host Co-Chair for the 2014 ABA Midyear Meeting in Chicago.

She studied Hospitality Management with a specialty in French Pastry at the Le Cordon Bleu, in Chicago. Her continued education includes Business Administration, Computer Science and the ABA Bar Leadership Institute in 2009 & 2012.

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