Travel apps are amazing. They help with most of the heavy lifting associated with traveling. One can only wonder how people survived before the rise of mobile technology. However, there are a plethora of travel apps available, some are gold while others are a waste of time. How then can you tell the difference? Well, you won’t have to do anything aside from reading this article. We have curated a list of the travel apps that are worth your time. Take a look at the best travel apps available today.
- Google Translate.
- App In the Air.
- XE Currency.
- Globe Tips.
Hopper is a great example of how intelligent apps have become today. With the help of predictive algorithms, Hopper can predict when prices to your preferred destination are likely to be the lowest. You can then go ahead to use the data the app provides in making your travel decisions.
TripIt is your travel itinerary in one place. All you need do is connect TripIt to your email account and it will go in to find relevant trip documents like reservation confirmations, flight tickets, rental car reservations, and more. Using the information gathered, TripIt builds you an organized itinerary.
Airbnb is your one-stop shop for finding accommodations while you travel in over 200 countries. Airbnb is quite unique because it allows you to stay in some really interesting places, places you would have otherwise not discovered. From family-run B&Bs to small apartments and ancient castles.
If you are traveling to a country in a different time zone, then give TimeShifter a shot. The app creates a personalized plan to help you overcome jet lag. The app tells you when to sleep or stay awake, when to avoid light, and so on.
If a road trip is on your itinerary, then GasBuddy is a must-have. The app helps users track down the cheapest gas prices in their area. GasBuddy also has a reward program for users who report a station’s current gas price.
HotelTonight is the app you want to use for those last-minute bookings. Stuck in a city and in need of accommodation to lay your head for the night? HotelTonight has got your back. You get to pick from a selection of rooms categorized as either Basic, Hip, Luxe, Charming or High Roller.
Long layovers suck especially when you aren’t traveling business class and don’t have any lounge memberships. LoungeBuddy aims to make those long layovers less “sucky”. The app provides you with a list of lounges you can access at your airport. It also gives you the opportunity of purchasing a daily pass for lounges that have that option. Pretty neat.
SkyScanner is great for finding cheap flights. The app searches over a thousand sources to help you find the best available options. The app can also send you updates when the prices are reduced.
Meetup is meant to help you connect with the locals. With the help of the app, you can find locals who have the same interests and share the same hobbies as you. You can also find and join groups of like-minded individuals. The app also provides updates on group events.
What if there was a way to figure out all you need to pack for that upcoming trip? Wouldn’t it be nice? This is where PackPoint comes in. All you need do is input your travel destination, length of stay, and reason for traveling. The app will then prepare a packing and luggage checklist for you.
This is a great tool to have in your arsenal especially when you are traveling to a country that speaks a language you know little or nothing about. Google Translate can provide translations for over 100 languages.
APP IN THE AIR
This app for the most part works as a personal assistant whose sole purpose is to help you have a smooth boarding experience. The app keeps track of itineraries, boarding and landing times, and also reminds you of your gate, your check-in requirements, and much more.
TripAdvisor helps you see the reviews of other travelers. It gives you an idea of what to expect from establishments you come across in your travels. Not sure about that restaurant or hotel? Just jump on TripAdvisor to see what other people are saying.
Want to go on a road trip? Roadtrippers plans out your route and also helps you find interesting attractions along your route. The app also lets you book hotels and activities along the way.
Imagine Airbnb but for hostels, that is HostelWorld in a nutshell. If you are looking to save some money on your trip then staying in hostels rather than in hotels can be a great way to do just that. Hostel World helps you find the best hostels in the country of your choice.
The Lonely Planet app is your very own tour guide in the palm of your hands. Just select any activity (Eat, See, Sleep, Shop, Drink or Play) and the app provides you with expertly curated options to choose from. Go on and explore.
This app lets you keep an eye on the exchange rate of your currency relative to the currency of the country you are traveling in. The app can also be used for global money transfers.
Waze gets you real-time traffic information so you can always find the quickest route to your destination. The last thing you want on a vacation is to get stuck in traffic.
Wondering how much to tip the waiter? Globe tips can help you figure it out. The app tells you the appropriate tip amount in over 200 countries.
There you have it guys, these are some of the best travel apps out there. Of course, there other great apps that we didn’t cover but the apps on this are all you will likely need. Did we leave out your favorite app? Let us know in the comments below. Cheers.