Updated: 24/03/2014 14:30 | By Joe Minihane, contributor, MSN Tech
How to use your phone or tablet as a travel guide

The top travel apps for weekend breaks, holidays and more

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Packing everything into a tiny, cabin-sized bag only to realise you can’t shove in that hulking guidebook needn’t mean you miss out on cultural highlights and amazing places when on holiday. Whether you’re carrying a smartphone or tablet, there is a plethora of sensational apps and services to help you travel light and still find great stuff. In fact, we’d go as far as to say you’re better off with these tech alternatives than the tatty pages of an out-of-date tome.

Click on the first image and we’ll tell you what you need to turn your phone or tablet into an in-the-know travel companion.

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