How did we ever get around without our smartphones? In the olden days, traveling and getting lost was part and parcel of any memorable vacation. Nowadays, travel mishaps are rare and definitely avoidable, with the help of our trusty smartphones. Whether you’re an avid traveler or just go on a vacation every 2 years, these handy apps will help you save a ton of money, time, and effort. Without further ado, here are the best travel apps you can download before leaving.
Not exactly a popular app but it should be. It helps you plan your itinerary, collect everything you need for the trip, and reminds you when it’s time to leave. It’s a handy app that’s top rated even among travelers. If you aren’t the most organized person you know, then maybe it’s a good idea to download this app so you have more time to relax and less time to stress.
Travel Expert – For City And Travel Guides
If you need a travel guide that works without mobile data (very important in developing countries with spotty mobile internet connection!), then you absolutely need to download this app. With this app, you can get directions to places you need to go to, add reviews to your favorite (or hated) restaurants, and add certain items to your list of favorites.
Triposo – Complete Travel Guide And Essential Travel Tools
This is another good, all-arounder app that contains language phrasebooks, currency converters, and even contains insider information for all sorts of travelers. The best thing about this app is that it helps you discover hidden gems from across the world. Even if you’re low on mobile data or have faulty internet, this app can work offline.
What’s good about this app is that if you don’t have any specific destinations in mind but you do have a specific timeframe that you need to use for traveling, then this app is the best thing that you can have right now. It gives notifications if there are any price dips for certain destinations so even if you don’t think flights to Europe are cheap, then perhaps Skyscanner will surprise you.
Pocket App – save all the articles you want to read and read them later – offline!
There are bound to be times wherein you have to wait or fall in line or you’ll get bored when traveling. Pocket App is a great aggregator for any and all articles that you love (and which could be relevant to your trip!) since you can save articles now and access them all later, even if you don’t have mobile data.
The quick travelers best friend, Citymapper helps you figure out the fastest routes wherever you are. If you want to reassure family and friends that you’re safe while traveling, this is a great app for them to download as well since they can track your location in real time.
If you’re traveling for extended periods of time in places where the internet isn’t the most reliable, Rebtel is a great app to have on hand. It lets you call friends and family for a super low price even if you don’t have internet. The app basically connects you to local phone lines and bridges the gap between you and loved ones across the world.