I travel a lot. I've spent nearly 1 in every 3 days away from my home for the past 3 years. This is what it's like for someone who speaks at conferences, constantly trying to sell their product and raising funding. According to Statista, domestic business trip travelers are expected to reach over 467 million by 2017. If you happen to be one of those individuals like myself, then you're probably already using a number of websites or apps to help you plan and manage your trip.

But, which apps are the best ones to not only give you an advantage over your fellow travelers, but to make your life a little less stressful?

1. Evernote

Evernote is arguably one of the best apps for business owners because of how it has transformed the modern work station. With Evernote you can create to-do-lists, take notes, share content with team members, and organize everything from documents, photos, and articles from the web. Evernote can also be used as a digital assistant during your business travels. You can easily scan business cards and save them as contacts, keep track of travel expenses, and plan your trip by saving flight or hotel reservations.

The Evernote app is free to download for Android, iOS, and Windows users.

2. Uber

One of the most stressful things about business is traveling is trying to figure out how you're getting around. Sure, there's plenty of public transportation. But, it's not always a breeze to drag your luggage onto a train or subway. You could rent a vehicle. But, who wants to deal with parking and constantly looking up directions? That's why the Uber comes in extremely handy. You can request a ride whenever you need it. And, you'll already know how much a fare will cost you when you request a ride.

I use Uber everywhere. Literally every trip that I go on I am zipping around in an Uber. Unlike some of it's competitors, Uber is in almost every country. So no matter where I go, I can know Uber will be there to get me where I need to go. Best part about Uber is I don't have to worry about pulling out my credit card. It just charges it.

The Uber app is available at the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store for free.

3. Yelp/Opentable

While travel can be hectic, there's probably one thing we business travelers can agree on; discovering new restaurants is one heck of a perk when on the road. Thanks to the numerous amount of review sites out there, it's easier than ever to find a recommended restaurant. Yelp is the go-to review app where you can not only lookover reviews from customers, you can also get directions or a phone number if you want make reservations.

Opentable is another app that you should consider if you want to view a menu or make a reservation. After all, it would be kind of embarrassing if you were taking prospective clients out to dinner and couldn't get a table, right?

Both apps are free to install and are compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows devices.

4. Expensify

Expensify is an incredible app that simplifies travel expenses. You can do everything from import credit card transactions, scan receipts, and log billable expenses like mileage and time. The app can also manage your travel plans and keep you updated with real-time flight statuses. For administrators, Expensify is useful since it allows you to process hundreds of reports with just one-click, reimburse employees with direct deposit, and establish reimbursement guidelines.

Expensify has free mobile apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone.

5. TripIt

If you're too busy to build your trip itinerary, then you should definitely download the TripIt. All you have to do is forward all of your email reservations - such as hotel, airline, car rental, or restaurant - and the app automatically converts the emails into a trip itinerary. The itinerary syncs with calendar and allows you share it with selected contacts. You can view your itinerary either online or offline and it works on any device.

While the TripIt app is free, I recommend that you bump up to the Pro version for $4.09/month if you do a lot of flying. With the Pro version you receive real-time flight alerts, the ability to search for alternative flights, a notification when a better seat is available, and VIP travel benefits.

6. AirBNB

If you are less of a hotel dweller and like to get into the culture of the locations where you are visiting, AirBNB's mobile app may be a good start, especially when searching for small cottages or entire apartments to rent while on the go. Yes, there are pros and cons to staying at either a hotel or vacation rental. Airbnb is my preferred method of stay while I'm away.

The app itself is free and allows booking and reviews directly through the app itself for existing AirBNB customers.
Which apps can't you live without when traveling for work?