Travel expert Rick Steves

Rick Steves Suggests Using These Apps When Planning Your Next Trip

By Mina Elwell


Hotels & Cars
On his website, Rick Steves' Europe, Steves recommends using online travel agency goliaths Expedia or to search for the best options for accommodations.
Steves suggests skipping Expedia and and switching to Skyscanner or Momondo, as they are easy to use and keep everything in one place.
Booking flights through an airline's app makes planning simpler because no third party is involved — which is vital if your travel plans change and you need a refund.
Major airlines will typically let you check in on your app and have a digital version of your boarding pass. Steves notes that these apps can easily monitor any delays or changes.
Steves recommends downloading local public transportation and mapping apps to make your plans and help you get around smoothly.
Steves likes Citymapper for working out the best route on public transit and also recommends Google Maps, Here WeGo, and Navmii to download maps you can use offline.