Google Trips is a killer travel app for the modern tourist

by Casey Newton

I wrote about Google Trips, my favorite piece of consumer software from Alphabet since Google Photos.

If you have privacy concerns about Google tracking your every step around the world, Trips is likely not the app for you. But if you’re comfortable with the trade-offs, I suspect you’ll find Trips to be a tremendously useful travel companion. In an era where print travel guides are still selling for $15 a pop, Trips is a good, free place to start. After a rocky year making consumer products for Google and its parent company, Trips feels like a return to form.