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How to find the best food when traveling

Vacations, even simple weekend getaways, can be full of adventure — that's part of the great appeal, after all — but if you value a delicious, high-quality meal along with your adventure, then check out these four apps for different travel needs that can direct you to the best places to savor a great meal.

When you're stuck at the airport. Usually, airports are not known for their culinary quality, although that's changing in some places. Yelp and TripAdvisor (available in your app store) are great apps for finding the best food available at your airport — and you can get lists of restaurants in the airport and reviews from fellow travelers. (Free, iOS and Android).

When you want to know what you'd love. Zomato(free, iOS, and Android) delivers choices when you're having trouble deciding where to go. It also provides delivery options, directions, and ratings.

When your dietary preferences matter. Traveling can be challenging if you've allergies, sensitivities, or other preferences. Allergy Eats allows you to check restaurants in the US and see how well they accommodate dietary needs. (Free, iOS, and Google Play)

When you want to know what the heck you're eating. You might like a little mystery when ordering in a foreign country — but maybe not too much, right? WordLens started as a standalone app and is now a part of Google Translate. It uses your phone's video camera and optical character recognition to do translations in real-time when you hold your phone up to the text. Even better? It doesn't require a network connection to work, so when visiting that quaint little hill town in Umbria, you can still know what's on the menu. It's available in Spanish, Italian, French, German, and Portuguese. (Free, iOS and Android, each language pack is a nominal fee)

Make the most of your trip and the food you enjoy while on your next adventure! Give one (or more!) of these apps a try, and let us know what you think.

Little tips to help your vacation go a bit smoother. Check out our YouTube channel and Pro-Tips series for more travel tips.

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