10 Best Apps for Travel (& They’re Free!)

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Waze

Driving can be treacherous—especially if you’re traveling in uncharted territory. Obstacles can be avoided with this dynamic navigational map system. Constantly updated in real time using drivers’ GPS points, WAZE can automatically alert you to bumper to bumper traffic jams, fender-benders and detours—even police traps. This application was suggested by our reader, Natalie Lawrence, and is “driven” and activated by participating drivers who generate reports and send in photos.
Compatibility: iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia