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Travel apps: Save money on vacation from the palm of your hand

Save money on last-minute hotel bookings with Hotel Tonight. Travelers can save up to 70 percent off the standard nightly rate. The app is especially useful for summer travelers, who don't have predetermined itineraries.

Keep your spending in check and find your way around anywhere with Triposo. The app allows you to research restaurants, tourist attractions and nightlife to find options that best fit your budget.

Driving is often the least expensive travel route for families, but with gas prices skyrocketing, it still isn't cheap.  Apps such as Gas Buddy helps families find the cheapest gas on the road – for free! It pinpoints the nearby gas stations and includes their most recently updated fuel price.

If you're flying, the SkyScanner app turns your smartphone into a virtual travel agent by scanning millions of flights from more than 1,000 airlines. In seconds, the app brings up the best airfare options that are available, and you can book flights directly on your device.

Georgia Travel Guide shares major monuments, restaurant details and information on other attractions in Georgia cities. For history buffs, the Georgia Historical Marker app has over 2,000 historical markers across the state – so your family can learn more about sites in your home state.

VZ Navigator gives turn-by-turn spoken directions and helps families find the best routes to get to their destination and can alert the driver of speed limit changes or school zones.

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