As fun as it can be to travel, it can be a difficult process. With all the things to keep track of—flight information, luggage, accommodations—it’s nice to have as much help as you can get. Don’t be afraid to plug in with some handy apps that can make the whole thing much easier.
Have a look at the best apps that will take away some of the stress from your travels so you can spend more time enjoying the sights!
Booking flights is a frustrating act of ‘when to buy’. When you have enough time in advance, you can wait to see if the price falls, but nothing is worse than booking a flight and than seeing that the price dropped lower a week later. Hopper helps you avoid such tragedies by telling you the best time buy going by pricing trends. While it’s still not the guaranteed lowest price, it’s a great way to find a deal.
Packing can be a real pain in the butt for travellers. Depending on where you are travelling to, you could be packing for any kind of weather. And heaven forbid you forget to pack some essentials and only realize it once you arrive. The Travel List helps you to plan your packing by not only keeping a handy list of all necessities but also providing suggestions on what to pack based on where you’re heading.
Flight Track Pro
Probably the most stressful aspect of flying is trying to keep track of your flight and make sure you’re giving yourself enough time. Flight Tracker Pro is incredibly helpful for that as it tracks your flights in real time as well as updating you to any delays or cancellations should they arise. Essential for any international travellers.
When you’re unfamiliar with the airport you’re travelling from, or if you’re just looking for the best option, it’s nice to have as much information about the airport as possible. GateGuru connects you to all the airports in your area and gives you essential details on each like what food is available, how to navigate through the airport and even how busy it is at any given time.
A classic for a reason. Google Maps is hands down the best way to navigate threw an unfamiliar city. It’s easy to use to see what’s around you or for directions from point A to point B. While you can occasionally find faster routes than the ones provided, the app makes it easy to follow and can even direct you through automated voice.
Hotels can be fine for a lot of travelling but when you’re staying for a lengthy visit in a new city, sometimes it’s better to seek out homier accommodations. Airbnb is quickly becoming one of the most popular travel apps as it allows people to find vacation rentals from locals in their destination city. You can find everything from a luxurious secluded home to a cheap flat in the heart of the city. The service has user reviews and a great reputation to ensure you are not being tricked into some seedy dive.
When it comes to actually enjoying your trip, TripAdvisor is a great way to find the best places to visit. Whether it’s restaurants, museums, or just a good pub, TripAdvisor is an easy way of seeing the top reviews and customer comments to see if it’s the right place for you.