Can you imagine how we ever lived without our smartphones? A decade ago we didn’t have the technology to be able to take a high definition photo on our phones, update our status on social media or have instantaneous navigation at the request of our voices. 

Traveling, whether it be for pleasure or business or both, just wasn’t the same as it was years ago; photos took longer to take even with digital cameras, getting directions to attractions and restaurants was only by word-of-mouth, maps or MapQuest. With the technology we have today we’re able to do so much, especially when we are traveling. 

Vacations and business trips are only enhanced when we have our smartphones in tow. Not only are we able to capture high quality photos and videos, but we’re able to find almost everything we need by way of apps! 

There are so many travel apps available whether you’re looking to purchase a flight, make dinner reservations or looking for the best hotels and attractions. With so many apps available, we’re narrowing the options down and are sharing our picks for the best travel apps to help enhance your travels. Keep reading to discover your new favorite travel apps!


Booking Flights

Gone are the days of only being able to book flights through travel agents and desktops – now you can purchase airline tickets right from your smartphone! Be cautious as to which apps you use to purchase your flights; some may not be authentic or don’t notify you of flight changes. Below are free apps that allow you to purchase tickets and keep track of your flight information:

  • Hopper
  • Kayak
  • Kiwi
  • Skyscanner

The apps mentioned above make it easy to find and book flights while also trying to snag you the best deal.

Booking Hotels/Airbnb

The last thing you want when traveling is staying in a hotel that looks nothing like it did online, whether it be dirty or outdated. Unfortunately, sometimes when you book hotel rooms and rent houses/apartments online, what you get isn’t exactly what you expected or paid for. Fortunately, the following apps will eliminate those worries and will ensure you find a great room at a great price:

  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Travelocity

Finding Attractions

Now onto the fun stuff! Traveling is all about the experience and taking in the culture, sights and food of the place you’re traveling to. Are you adventurous and love going on exciting excursions like zip lining, scuba diving, or hiking? Do you prefer to take it easy on vacation by lounging on the best beaches and strolling through shopping districts? 

No matter your vacation preference, the following apps will help you find exactly what you’re looking for to immerse yourself in the local culture:

  • CityMapper
  • Eventbrite
  • Meetup
  • Spotted By Locals

Whether you’re looking to do something thrilling or chill, the apps able will help you discover the perfect activity or event.


One thing everyone loves to do? Eat. Experiencing a culture through their cuisine is one of the best ways to discover the local produce and spices of the place you’re visiting. Whether you’re in Kansas City exploring barbecue restaurants or Italy searching for the best pasta, try any of the following apps for recommendations on where to dine:

  • FoodFinder
  • Urbanspoon
  • Yelp

Being a foodie has never been easier with the discovery of the apps above!


We hope you find our recommendations for the best travel apps helpful! Whether you’re looking for flights, restaurants, hotels, or activities, the apps above are perfect for your travels. They allow you to immerse yourself into the local culture and better experience the city or country you’re visiting.

Whether you travel for business, pleasure or both, Overland would love to assist with your transportation needs. Whether you need airport car service or global transportation service in a city across the globe, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve set the standard for professional, safe and reliable airport car service and global transportation service in Kansas City. Not only will we get you to the airport with plenty of time to catch your flight, our chauffeurs will also assist with the loading and unloading of your luggage and entry and exit from the vehicle. Below are the local airports serviced by our chauffeured fleet:

  • Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City (MKC)
  • Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe
  • New Century AirCenter in Olathe (IXD)
  • Gardner Municipal Airport in Gardner
  • Lawrence Municipal Airport

Traveling with a large group and need a vehicle to accommodate everyone’s luggage? Our fleet has the perfect luxury vehicle for airport car service pickups and drop-offs. Our SUVs, mini-coaches, and passenger vans are ideal for groups who want a comfortable, smooth ride with spacious seating and ample luggage space. To book airport car service for your next trip, call (913) 381-3504 or send us a message.