Best apps and links for travel

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By the NJEA Technology Committee

Do you tend to get overwhelmed with making arrangements for travel? Finding the best flights, best time to travel and the top hotel accommodations to book can take you for a loop. We have gathered some of the top travel apps and links to make your travel seamless. 

NJEA-endorsed travel providers 

NEA Travel Program 
Save up to 60% on travel including hotels, cruises, car rentals, and more. Plus, earn NEA Travel Dollars along the way to use like cash when you book through NEA Member Benefits.  

Buyer’s Edge Travel  
[Group #: 3386 Password: NJEA] 

As a member of NJEA/Buyer’s Edge, Inc. you have exclusive access to the Buyers Edge Inc. Discount Travel Center. They have partnered with America’s leading travel companies and cruise lines so that you can travel for less with exclusive discounts not available to the general public, hundreds of last-minute deals and the ability to book online or call a travel specialist. 

Non NJEA-endorsed travel apps and links 

All Trails 
All Trails focuses on spending time in nature. If you are driven by the desire to share the outdoors with as many people in as many places as possible—and to do so responsibly and respectfully—check out All Trails more than 400,000 curated trails.  

BringFido is a pet travel site. Explore over 500,000 pet friendly places to stay, play and eat with your pet. 

Busbud offers fast booking for going by bus. It manages and cancels your trips with ease, saves your payment method and billing information, and saves up to five passengers to your account. 

Search for this app on iOS and Android. 
Citymapper helps travelers find the speediest route to their destinations, providing step-by-step instructions on where to find the nearest bus and train stations. You’ll be able to see when the next arrivals are, and real-time routing means you’ll get updates every minute. The app also has a chat feature that allows you to update friends and family on your estimated time of arrival wherever you are.  

Culture Trip 
Culture Trip is an app to discover and book trips, places to stay, and experiences that are curated by a global community of travel experts and local insiders. 

Glamping Hub 

Find yourself a furnished yurt, an outfitted safari cabin, or a simple bell tent for your next getaway on Glamping Hub. This site lets you book “unique outdoor accommodations,” and it’s ideal for people who love the great outdoors but don’t own any of the gear. 

Google Travel 
This site includes flights, hotel, vacation rentals, exploring, and things to do. 

With Hipcamp, you can find public parks as well as private land where you can set up a tent or sleep the night in one that’s already set up for you. The site lets you find and book tent camping spots, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping. It works in the U.S. Australia, Canada, France and the UK. 

Search for this app on iOS and Android. 
The PackPoint App creates a customized list of what you’ll need for your getaway. Enter your destination, travel dates, length of stay, and activities that might require special gear, such as hiking or swimming, and the app will create a custom packing list you can save for future use. Besides checking weather conditions for you, the app also allows users to share their packing lists with fellow travelers. 


Search for this app on iOS and Android. 

You can book 5,344 campgrounds, glamping parks and RV parks throughout the Americas, Europe and the UK. There is also local bike info, walking routes, pubs and nearby events.  

Search off the beaten path for places to visit using a database containing millions of interesting locations in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Roadtrippers help people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process. 

Want a trip but don’t mind where? Or perhaps you want to discover somewhere new. Search “Everywhere” for the cheapest flight anywhere on any given day. The sight also uses Price to track the price of plane tickets for you. Skyscanner lets you know via email or the app if the price goes up or down. 

Skiplagged makes it easy for you to find the best rates on airfare and hotels.  

Search for this app on iOS and Android. 
TripCase is a free app that helps you organize your trip by making an itinerary for you. The itinerary can include flights, accommodations, rental cars, restaurant reservations and more. To make an itinerary, you forward travel confirmation emails to TripCase, and the app does the rest. 

TripIt helps you keep track of your flights, hotels, car rentals, confirmation numbers, and other details—all in one place—so you don’t have to search through multiple emails or apps to find what you need.  

The Dyrt 
However you camp—in a tent, trailer, RV, or cabin—The Dyrt helps you find resources and connections to the most active camping community in the world. 

Viator has more than 300,000+ experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures. 

Wanderu is a travel search platform that helps travelers find the best deals on bus and train tickets across North America and Europe. Use the Wanderu website or app, you can compare bus and train schedules and prices from hundreds of travel companies. Wanderu’s checkout process makes it easy to book your bus and train tickets. 

We hope that you are able to use these travel apps and links to help make your next adventure a great one! 

The NJEA Technology Committee  

  • Sabina Ellis, Essex County, Committee Chair 
  • Daniel Abbadessa, Hudson County 
  • David Ahn, Bergen County 
  • Annice Benamy, Union County 
  • Christopher Bowman, Burlington County 
  • Daniel Cyckowski, Somerset County 
  • Laurie Floyd, Monmouth County 
  • Olive Giles, Mercer County 
  • Bethany Hannah, Salem County 
  • Kevin Jablonowski, Gloucester County 
  • Dali Kilpatrick, Camden County 
  • Melissa Krupp, Ocean County 
  • Lori Lalama, Passaic County 
  • Pete Moran, Hunterdon County 
  • Maryam Sarhan, Atlantic County 
  • Pallavi Shetty, Middlesex County 
  • Julie Stratton, Cape May County 
  • Raymond Vikete, Morris County 
  • Karen Wester, Warren County 

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