While traveling I’m relying on my smartphone now more than ever. Besides thinking about how to pack your suitcase, the apps you use while traveling needs the same amount of attention. I use different apps on my phone to make my travels more pleasant and affordable. These are my most-loved travel apps.
Google Translate is a life saver whenever you want to dig deep with someone you don’t speak the same language with. I have used this app for a long time and made me more connected with the locals. Another great functionality of this app is by taking a photo in Google Translate when you need help reading the signs or a note in a foreign language.
App In The Air
The best app to keep track of your flights is App in the air. By logging your upcoming flights in this app you can easily get an overview of your flight schedule.
This app makes it possible to download maps to the places you are visiting. When you are traveling you can’t always rely on reliable internet. Maps.me makes it easy to download the local maps so you can navigate even without wifi.
Timeshifter is the app to reduce your jetlag when you travel through different timezones. This app takes care of reducing your jetlag by showing when to eat and sleep before, during and after a flight.
Before arriving at your destination you can use Duolingo to get familiar with the local language. Duolingo is a free app where you can learn the basics before you enter the country. Learning and using the local language shows gratitude to the locals and is a great way to help you understand the local life.
One of the best ways to get in touch with locals is by couchsurfing. Couchsurfing is a community of people who make their couch acailable for people all around the world to sleep on. I have been bot h a host and couchsurfer. Truly one of my favorite ways to travel.
Wherever I travel I visit wikitravel first. Wikitravel is a travel encyclopedia with a short introduction about the place, where to eat, sleep, what to do and how to get there. With wikitravel you can learn about local hotspots before you even got there.
Real reflection starts when you are writing about your travels. Polarsteps is the best app to write about your experiences and share them with the people at home all packed in a beautiful interface.
Hopper analyzes billions of prices daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you whether to buy or wait. Save up to 40% on your next flight.
Skyscanner is a great tool to find your next flight. I have been using Skyscanner to compare flights from different airlines to fly to my next destination. The Skyscanner website provides you with a nice overview of the prices, duration and options for flying.
Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb. Find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world.
My go to app to book my next place to stay is Agoda. Using Agoda I can get a quick inside in the prices and availability of places to stay. You can book hotels, hostels and flights via the Agoda app.
When traveling you will probably encounter a lot of different currencies. To keep track of your expenses this Currency app comes in very handy to convert over 150 currencies.