Frugal Florida: Top 5 Travel Budget Apps

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Florida Travel Guide: Best Travel Budget Apps to save you money

Traveling on a budget? From finding discounts to finding a gas station, travel apps have taken some of the guesswork and frustration out of travel. We’re always probing the thousands of options, from highest-rated apps to unique options, and testing those choices. We’ve  compiled our Best Travel Budget Apps list. The bonus: Most are free downloads!

Share Costs Evenly

For $1.99 avoid the disagreements about who paid for what. The Trip Splitter App manage expenses for up to 6 people. There are tons of expense splitter apps but this one is simple – each person gets a different colour and you simply turn your iPhone to see the payment layout.


Travel Guide with discounts

Ditch the brochures and maps and use the free Black Book City Guide to find the hottest bars and clubs and trendiest stores and restaurants. The best thing is you get discounts and coupons (free drinks are sometimes included) and tips on  avoiding club lineup. If you’re in Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Sarasota, Tampa, Tallahassee or Jacksonville, this app has you covered!

CostFree download.

Road Trip for less

Scour the road for the cheapest gas prices.  GasBuddy  uses GPS to track your location, map closest gas stations and update you on the current prices. Available on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad.

Cost: Free download.

Dine on the Run

Not sure which restaurant in the neighbourhood to choose? Need food on the run? Urbanspoon app breaks down restaurant choices by  neighborhood, cuisine, and price, or simply shake it for a recommendation! Available on Android, iPhone/iPad, Blackberry, Kindle Fire.

Cost: Free download.

Compare & Choose the best price

Make searching for deals easy with the Compare Bookings App. Created by the website of the same name, the app searches for the best prices on travel sites for flights, hotels, rental cars and cruises.

Cost: Free download.

Tell us…

What’s your favorite travel budget app on your smartphone?