23 Nov 7 Travel Apps Worth Having
Traveling in a new country can be a piece of cake or a proper adventure. In this day and age when most of our life is online, it makes sense that our travels have also moved to the world wide web – mobile or not. We bet that almost everyone has had their day or whole holiday saved by one simple app. Be it by keeping tabs on your flight schedules or directing you to the right place. Here are seven must-have travel apps for your phone or tablet.
Foursquare is one of the best travel apps for finding great places to eat, awesome sights to see, or the hippest nightclubs in town. You’re able to filter the results depending on the cuisine, price range or activity type you’re looking for, and also see all the results on a map.
Foursquare has led us to some of the best local restaurants on almost every trip we’ve been on.
Making sense of all of your travel plans might turn into a scene from mission impossible. That’s where TripIt comes in, puts all your confirmations in order, and makes sure that you won’t miss your flight. TripIt’s travel app is so smart that it grabs confirmations straight out of your mailbox without you even having to lift a finger. It’s especially handy when you’re about to embark on your epic round the world trip! 😉
3. Lounge Buddy
Layovers can be a gift from heaven or a survivor mission. This is where the travel app Lounge Buddy comes to the rescue. Whether your goal is to relax, grab some drinks, be productive, or just get away from it all, airport lounges can provide you with complete peace of mind on your journey. The app allows you to search for lounges in the airports you’re visiting and suggests which ones you could visit for free based on your elite status, lounge memberships, premium credit cards, or lets you book one-time entrances for a small fee. Lounge Buddy also integrates with TripIt mentioned above.
4. Google translate
Ever felt like a fish out of the water while traveling? Well, not anymore. Google Translate is one of the most useful travel apps that every traveler can have on their phone. Besides doing the basic translations, it can only translate street signs – just point your camera in its direction.
Chances are that you’ll need a place to rest your weary head when you land. You’ll also probably pass countless hotels on your way from the airport, but sometimes you just want something else. That’s where Airbnb comes in. If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay which has local charm then Airbnb will probably find it for you.
Ever spent hours in a traffic jam when you’re just waiting to hit the beach? Never again with Waze! Yes, it does need a constant internet connection but buying a local SIM card solves that problem. Waze is like a navigation app and social media platform put into one. Users insert real-time traffic reports that help you get to your destination as soon as possible while dodging every traffic jam on the way.
Not exactly a travel app but close enough! Duolingo is for anyone interested in learning a new language and doing it on the go. You can practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing in a fun way that will surely help you get your skills up to par much faster. Also, why not learn a few words before going on your next adventure to woo the locals?