By Dena Jackson, @denajackson and Mira Blumenthal, @mirablu

Planning to escape the cold and spend some time in a different city or country? We suggest amping up your data package and checking out these 10 helpful travel apps before you go.

1. Flights with Friends

Planning a getaway with a bunch of buddies? Flights with Friends helps you book the same flights, see each other’s searches, and determine a group budget.

2. Trevolta

Trevolta is a unique platform that helps individuals crowdfund extraordinary adventures. And just in case you’re wondering, it doesn’t seem to reference the celeb who starred in Saturday Night Fever and Grease 😉

3. Routehappy

Routehappy helps you search for the best flight experience for the lowest price. You’ll find shorter flights, better planes, and quicker layovers. And who doesn’t like that!

4. SayWhere

Be hands-free and get directions quickly with the SayWhere app. This iPhone app works with Google Maps, Yelp, Yellow Pages and other trip review sites to point you in the right direction.

5. Sit or Squat

This cheekily named app by Charmin helps you find public restrooms nearby. You can search, rate, and view restrooms to decide which pit-stop is the best choice.

6. TripIt

TripIt is a well known online and mobile platform that organizes all of your travel plans into a single itinerary. Forward your confirmation emails to and all your details will automatically be compiled in a single space.

7. Foodspotting

Foodspotting allows you to seek out the best restaurants nearby and check out which dishes people are raving about. This useful app is compatible with iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.

8. Packing Pro

For a small download fee you can ensure that you won’t forget any trip essentials. Upload packing lists, browse over 800 items in the catalogue, and create custom lists for multiple travellers. This travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has been featured in the “Apple 10 Essentials” list and has received plenty of awards and honourable mentions.

9. Walk Score

For the eco and health conscious traveler, Walk Score promotes neighbourhoods that you can discover on-foot. This website assigns values to cities based on how pedestrian-friendly they are. Check out their 2014 ranking of the most walkable cities and neighbourhoods.

10. Vocre

This award-winning app translates your words into almost any language, making multi-language conversations happen. With 66 languages to choose from, this app is perfect for travelling far from home.

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About Dena Jackson

With a seasoned background in theatre, travel and PR, Dena is the Manager of Analysis Services on the Cision team. Having worked in both consumer and entertainment PR, Dena has a strong knowledge of the communications industry. She is a food, wine and travel blog addict and loves photos diaries. An avid performer and skillful chef, Dena has an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University and a post graduate certificate in public relations from Ryerson University.

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