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The Best FREE Summer Travel Apps

Headed out of town this summer? Whether your headed to destinations near or far this season, don't leave home without checking out this list of the best FREE summer travel apps:

Kamino – The Kamino app is a great way to get to know a city through walking tours created by locals and travel experts. The app allows you choose the tour that’s just right for you. For example, you can get access to routes made especially for families, dogs and their humans. Each walking tour provides a detailed description, photos and recommendations for stops along the way. The app provides step-by-step navigation, GPS and useful maps to help you stay on course.

SpinlisterIf you’re a cycling enthusiast but can’t take a bike on your trip, this app may be the perfect fix for you. It allows you to rent a bike from people anywhere in the world. You just find a ride wherever you are, message the listers securely through the Spinlister app, and coordinate a pick-up location. You pay through the app to confirm the reservation.  You can even list your own bike on Spinlister to make money, help others, and protect the environment. Spinlister also provides peer-to-peer snowboard, surfboard and ski rentals.  

LoungeBuddy – For many, summer travel involves flying. If you’d like to avoid the noisy crowds at airports, the LoungeBuddy app can help. The app gives travelers the ability to discover, book and access airport lounges in more than 600 of the busiest airports worldwide. LoungeBuddy shows travelers available lounges at their current airport and their location. The app even lets you know which lounges you can access for free or for a one-time fee.  LoungeBuddy has a database of hundreds of elite statuses, credit cards and lounge memberships so all access methods are covered in its system.

DoggyBnB – Sometimes our travels can’t include our four-legged children, and that can cause angst for dog lovers. The DoggyBnB app can help you find someone you trust to watch your furry friend while you’re away. The app uses personal contacts and Facebook Connect to build each user a pet centric social graph, mapping every potential sitter and how they’re related. So instead of asking friends one by one or searching online through profiles of strangers, you can use the DoggyBnB app to notify all of your trusted options at once. You can get help from friends or get connected to sitters your friends know, trust and recommend without having to turn to a complete stranger or kennel.

LiquidSpace – Even though you’re away from the office while traveling, that doesn’t mean you might not need one where you’re going. Public locales with Wi-Fi aren’t the ideal environment for conference calls. By using geotargetiong or zip code search, the LiquidSpace app enables business travelers to easily find and book an available office or meeting room by the hour, day or longer. The app’s marketplace has more than 5,000 workspaces in more than 530 cities across the United States and Australia.

Thank you to our friends at AT&T for curating such a great list of free travel apps!

What is your favorite must-have travel app? Tell us in a comment below!