Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- All week News 19 is on your side with the best travel apps for the official start of summer, with the app of the day.
Are you a last minute traveler? Do you like to be spontaneous and just surprise your significant other with a quick weekend get-away? My first app will really help you out there:
Hotel Tonight is a great free app for Android and iPhones, and will let you find hotels wherever you wind up, for that night, sometimes with great discounts.
It uses your GPS location, then pulls the open hotel rooms near by, along with the price. It's also good for discovering great hotels off the beaten path you might not have heard of.
My second app today is called TripIt - it's also free -- and available on almost every mobile device: iPad & iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and even the Windows 7 phone.
TripIt lets you organize your whole vacation all in one place. Assemble your hotel info, flight info, car rental, reservations & more all into one great itinerary.
TripIt also has a paid version, and with that you get extra discounts, VIP access to airport lounges, and more, along with sharing your itinerary with friends family and co-workers automatically.