To have the ability to travel one of the greatest things anyone can do for themselves. With the help of technology there are some great applications that can be easily downloaded for your own traveling needs! But keep in mind to download these apps before take off and prepare your mobile with the correct roaming package unless you’re okay with a hefty bill of course…
For all the list makers out there (such as myself), this app is designed for you! It creates a customized packing list based on your travel needs. It allows you to add in your destination and activities that you will be doing to help you pack properly.
With your travel confirmation emails, it creates your itinerary. It also proves you directions and shows you a map based on your activities you’ve set in the app. The great thing about this app is that you are able to access it even offline!
If you’re traveling internationally this has to be the best app to have! It can translate text up to 90 different languages. You can use voice recorder and your own camera to translate signs such as a menu! Pretty nifty!
Planning a last minute trip? No problem. You can easily look up and book deals on hotels wherever you are with this app!
Amazing app for anyone looking for accommodations for lower rates and a more homey feel. People open their homes for anyone looking to stay in the area at a lower costs than most hotels. Places usually include free wifi, cable, parking and laundry. I personally love using AirBNB over hotels as you are able to stay comfortably in a new city while traveling. Most AirBNB places offer gems that you would never be able to find staying in a hotel. This app also includes full details of the place you will be staying at and reviews from other renters for you to determine whether you will book a place or not.
Being one of the most popular app, I’m sure most of us know the great benefits of Uber. One, being cheaper than cabs. Two, being super reliable. This app allows you to find better ways on transportation within the cities. There is a map that allows you to locate where your driver is, shoots you off a notification when they are arriving and you have information on who your driver is! Keep note, official Uber drivers have the sign located infront of their car for your safety as well as their license plate on the app itself for you to confirm your driver. (If it’s your first time with Uber, you can get a free ride using my code: glendad57ue up to $15!)
Personally, this app is still fairly new to me but super handy to have. This is a great app for people looking for their own transportation without the extra fees that car rentals would charge you. People generously offer their vehicle for use usually at lower rates and you can conveniently book when you’ll have it, where it’ll be picked up or dropped off and the return of the car. Browse through many different cars based on your needs and/or preferences and read reviews from other renters as yourself before confirming the booking. The booking itself is very detailed and lets you know how far you are able to drive it without the extra costs per milage.
This app is super handy to have when you’re on the go and traveling. If you’re looking for close salons, restaurants or even bars it’ll easily show you what’s around with their reviews and how far they are from you. You can also easily open the map for any driving directions on top of contact information on the place you’re planning on going to. What I love about it is the accessibility to restaurant menus as majority of the time I decide where I’d want to eat based on reviews and what they offer.
I personally love whatsapp as a messaging service. Unless you have roaming data or wifi, whatsapp allows you to keep in contact with your friends and family while you travel. With the ability to create multiple group chats you can easily create one for you and your traveling party to have the accessibility to contact each other when needed. The best thing with Whatsapp is that it is available for all platforms so no one gets excluded because they have an android and you have an iphone. I use this app on a regular basis whether I’m traveling or not.
This is another great messaging service that I’ve grown familiar with considering I’ve been in 2 separate long distance relationships and also do freelance on the side. It’s an easy way to connect with people located elsewhere via text, voice chat and video chat. Skype can be used on smart phones, tablets and computers.
The one thing I love about viber is the ability to make free long distance calls to anyone else who also has viber. Granted, you can also do that on Whatsapp but I find that the reception on Viber is so much better. It’s pretty much the same as making a normal local phone call – except it’s via wifi/data. You can also text each other and send each other your GPS location which is great for emergency and security.
Hopefully these apps will help you travel lovers on your next trip! What are your favourite apps? Is there any apps that I’m missing that should also be noted?