02/21/2012 08:50 am ET Updated Apr 22, 2012

Top 12 Social Media Apps For Travel

You may like to vacation without guidebooks and Google maps, but don't let the thrill of discovering a destination on your own keep you from checking out these 12 social travel apps.

Your next adventure will be all the more memorable, affordable and inspiring because of them.

-- Research and reporting by staff writers Devon Antonetti and Kea Krause.

12 Social Travel Apps