10+1 Apps for travelers!

Luggage ready! Fortunately, you managed to fit all the clothes this time as well. Tickets check! Passport check! Have you forgotten something?

Of course! You forgot to download some applications on your mobile that will make your trip and your life easier. There is an application for everything now. For travelers there are many!

Skyscanner: Let’s start from the beginning. To go on a trip, you must first find a destination. And more specifically, a destination that fits your budget. And that’s why this application exists. You choose the destination you want to go to and the dates that suit you, and it takes you all the available flights, with all the airlines, to choose the one that suits you best.

You can download the app here.

HotelTonight: Did you book a flight at the last minute that you found on offer and did not manage to organize everything else, as well as where you will stay? Do not get nervous! There is a suitable application for this. HotelTonight finds last-minute deals on hotels near your location, ranging from “basic” to “luxury” options, including unique boutique hotels. The app lets you filter by location, dates, number of visitors, or pet-friendly options.

You can download the app here.

MAPS.ME: And after you chose a destination, and found where to stay, it’s time to explore, to get lost in the streets of the city. But if you do not want to literally get lost, then you will definitely need this application. A map is always needed. MAPS.ME does something that most map applications do not, allowing you to view maps even when you are offline. Very important if you do not want to consume all your data or do not have much battery.

You can download the app here.

SayHi: Do you want to speak like a local and communicate in the local language of each country? With this application, you can translate your voice into over 90 languages. You can record your voice with what you want to say, and the application automatically translates it into the language you want, and you can choose whether you want the translated message to be heard by a male or female voice.

You can download the app here.

Meetup: One way to immerse yourself completely in your travel destination is to meet and talk to the locals. Meetup can help you connect with people who are interested in the same things as you, even when you are on vacation. Whether it’s music, technology, sports, or a passion for photography, the app will help you make new friends around the world. Especially if you travel solo and want to meet more people, it is the right application.

You can download the app here.

Uber: If you are one of those people who hate public transportation, but do not want to take a taxi, because it seems expensive, then this application is the right one. You enter the place you are and the place you want to go, and it automatically calculates the price and at what time the car will pick you up to take you to your destination. The application is available in thousands of cities worldwide.

You can download the app for Android here and for iOS here.

TripAdvisor: Do not know which restaurant to go to eat or which gallery to visit? Then, TripAdvisor can help you. With over 800 million reviews for destinations around the world and available in 28 languages, it can make your choice even easier. Whether you’re planning a trip, or you are already somewhere, you can use this app to compare rates at hotels and restaurants, or book popular tours and attractions. You can also write your own review.

You can download the app for Android here and for iOS here.

TripIt: Are you a full organizational character and want to have everything under control or do you not have it at all with the organization? Whichever of the two categories you belong to, this application will definitely be very useful. TripIt will help you to have all the necessary documents for your trip organized. You can set all your reservations to be sent directly to the app, which will allow you to see travel confirmations, flight schedules, tickets, hotel reservation information, car rental reservations. It also helps to share this information with whoever you are traveling with to stay in tune at any time.

You can download the app here.

Tricount: Do you travel with your friends and share the expenses? Then, for sure you will need this application. Tricount calculates all expenses and divides the bills, so you do not have to think twice about who owes what to whom. Just enter your destination and your currency and invite your travel buddies to join your trip. Each time someone pays for something, enter the amount in the Tricount and the app splits everything evenly. You can also take and save photos of the receipts in the app. At the end of your trip, you will see how much each one owes to the others, and it will be easier to make the arrangements.

You can download the app here.

Smart Layover: You landed and your next flight is in many hours and you are bored at the airport? This application gives you ideas on where to go in the city and make the most of every minute of your time. It can suggest a room for a short sleep, constantly monitors the status of your flight, and even if you do not want to leave the airport, it suggests what to do inside the airport.

You can download the app here.

SOAR: Do you really like traveling but you are afraid of airplanes? Even for this, there is an application for you. No need to worry anymore, as with this app created by a former pilot and therapist Tom Bunn, you know everything about your flight. It predicts the disturbances that the flight will have and their duration, measures the speed and altitude of the flight, weather forecasts at departure and arrival airports, explanation of the cabin procedures, but also has useful exercises to overcome your fear.

You can download the app here.

Sure, there are several apps that can make your travels and your life easier, but what did we do when there were no apps? In the end, if you don’t get lost and get in trouble a bit what will you have to remember? Travels are adventures. What it worths is to have nice memories, whether you used the applications or not.

By Maria Christodoulou

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