Live like a rock star with these 10 travel apps

Jackie Rapetti

Jackie Rapetti

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Whether you’re rich and famous or you have plans to be someday, there are a few must-have travel apps you’ll want to have on your high-end phone. Need a private jet ASAP? Done! Looking for someone to run time-consuming errands for you? Done! It’s all just a click away with these ten apps.

Top 10 travel apps of the rich and famous

Get there in style

Forget first class! Now you can fly in a private jet or a luxury yacht. These apps can make it happen.

Live like a rock star with these 10 travel apps


Mainstream flying is so passé. Instead of queuing up at the airport and using points to purchase airfare, splurge on a private jet with JetSmarter.

JetSmarter lets you search and book private flights throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East by connecting members to idle jets and unused seats in planes all around the world. Whether you’re looking to book private jets for business or pleasure, luxury air travel is now accessible.


Need to get from point A to point B really fast? Book a flight on a helicopter in seconds with Blade. With scheduled flights in the Northeast and California, Blade makes it easy to get a flight at the tap of a button.

You can book helicopters, seaplanes, and jets between Manhattan, Miami, The Hamptons, New Jersey Coast, Atlantic City, Nantucket, Boston, and more. When money isn’t an issue, Blade is the answer for a speedy arrival.


If you’d rather travel by boat, check out SlipFinder, which connects boaters and marinas in real time. The app was created by boaters, for boaters– so you nautical types are in good hands. Whether you’re looking to book a boat or you have a yacht to spare and want to make some extra dough…  you’ll save time by booking a slip or mooring with SlipFinder.

Luxurious stays, just one tap away

When you don’t want to compromise on comfort, these apps will do you right for booking a lavish getaway.


Inspirato is a luxury accommodation service that controls both the property and the guest experience, so you can be sure you’re getting the very best homes, furnishings, décor, and personalized service.

The service boasts more than 900 vacation options, including private vacation homes, top hotels and resorts, and customized adventures in more than 150 locations. The app makes it easy to view existing reservations and itineraries anywhere, anytime through its app. Not to mention you’ll have access to an on-demand service team whenever you need them.


Are you looking for a five-star experience in a charming local home? With Onefinestay, travelers can experience the city of their choice while staying in a carefully curated and beautiful home while the owners are out of town.

It’s extremely easy to book, and you’ll enjoy all the amenities you could need, from crisp white sheets and towels to round-the-clock support. The app will plan your journey and arrival, and provide all the info you’ll need once you arrive. All you have to do is pick the place and decide how you’ll get there– private jet or helicopter?

Luxury Retreats

While Airbnb and Expedia are great options for budget travelers, Luxury Retreats bills itself as the app for luxury vacations. You can book high-end vacation rentals from around the world with this easy-to-use app, from private wine country villas in Tuscany to Maui beach houses. And, as you’d expect from the prices, customer support is top notch.

Time is money

Think the rich and famous pack their own luggage? Nah. These apps will take care packing for you–and running errands or just about any other task you can think of. Because you’re worth it, darling.


Who has time to worry about packing and transporting luggage from place to place? With DUFL, you’ll enjoy a personal valet that will ship, clean and store your clothing.

The DUFL app stores your clothing in your personal DUFL closet. Ready to pack? Simply open the app and select what clothing you’d like to bring. Like magic, once you’ve scheduled your trip, you’ll travel bag free! Your freshly cleaned and neatly packed clothing will meet you at your specified destination. Ready to head home? Easily scheduled a pickup from where you’re staying and your clothes will ready in your virtual closet.

Hello Alfred

Traveling takes quite a bit of planning, and unexpected troubles can pop up. That’s why you need the Hello Alfred app, your own personal butler.

From picking up groceries and dry cleaning to sending packages, Alfred is an automatic, hands-off service that frees up your time for more important things. Rest assured, your “Alfred” isn’t just any random person. Each one has to pass background checks, and only the top 5 percent of applicants actually get hired.


Going somewhere but don’t have the time to figure out the best places to eat or the coolest nightclubs to check out? Quintessentially is an app that features curated lists of the finest restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in over 90 countries around the world.

Members can also access exclusive opportunities through the app, like scoring a last-minute table at The Ivy or getting their hands on newly released tickets for popular concerts.

G. Spotting

Goop is a lifestyle website owned by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and G. Spotting is an app inspired by her popular lifestyle site. Made by a star for the stars, this app brings you interesting and authentic guides to the world’s greatest cities.

From New York to London, from LA to Aspen, you’ll find well-known haunts, hidden gems, and plenty of insider resources– many sourced from Gwyneth herself. Whether you’re looking for the best restaurants, boutiques, hotels, museums, and more, G. Spotting can be a useful resource.

While you don’t need to be a rock star to travel the world, these apps might make you feel like one. A girl can dream!

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