Your dream vacation is one Google search away (seriously).
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Google has long been an invaluable resource for destination discovery, flight and hotel bookings, and all other aspects of vacation planning.

Now, the search giant has added new functionalities that make it easier than ever to book travel on your mobile device.

Among the just-dropped features is the ability to book a hotel and flight reservation directly from search on mobile, obviating the need for separate searches and multiple windows. Also new is an image viewer function that makes it possible to click through a hotel’s picture gallery without having to leave the results list. The same goes for customizing for dates and prices — users can now shop around for the best deal without having to click off to another site.

But our favorite addition has to be the new tab layout, which completely streamlines the process of toggling between flights and hotels while allowing users to discover attractions at their chosen destination (“Explore”), and locate all their travel-related itineraries in one convenient place (“My Trips”).

Consider this yet another reason to start planning that dream trip.