It’s probably safe to say that many of us use our smart phones along with a variety of apps to help make travel easier. I might even consider using these apps as a kind of travel hack.
Some of my favorite travel-related apps picks probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you…
Here are some apps that I frequently use:
- Tripit: to keep track & organize upcoming travel plans.
- AwardWallet: keep tabs of my miles & points balances as well as save passwords for easy login.
- Google Maps: Obvious- I haven’t turned on my Garmin GPS in over a year. When traveling around the U.S. I turn to Maps to get me where I need to go. (I also use Waze at times but find the screen to be way too cluttered.)
- Currency: This is my go-to app for keeping track of the exchange rates of places I’m visiting. It’s a simple and clean look which works well.
- TV Food Maps: This is my first place to look for good recommendations on places to eat which have been featured on food-TV shows.
- Burger GPS: From burger expert George Motz- A fun app to check out if you love burgers. It’s a great resource but could use an update.
- Twitter: Although not really travel-related, it’s a great app to keep track of what’s going on around the world. You can also use Twitter to get info about destinations you’ll be visiting.
- Skype: As long as there is WiFi, it’s a great way to stay in touch. I’ve also used WhatsApp on occasion recently.
I came across an article from Buzzfeed which inspired me to write this list of the apps related to travel that I most frequently use.
In the article, Buzzfeed tells us about “29 Apps That Will Make Traveling So Much Easier“.
Some of the apps that I use/ mentioned are on Buzzfeed’s list but there are also some apps that I’ve never heard of before.
I’ll just mention the ones that I’m thinking of downloading.
- Roadtrippers: Helps to create a custom map of things to do on your U.S. road trip.
- CityMaps2Go: Allows you to store maps offline.
- Jet Lag Rooster: Switch your sleep schedule around before going away so you’re not exhausted when you arrive.
- Dude Where’s My Car?: Keeps track of where you parked & can also help you find parking.
- Vayable: Find out about “unique experiences offered by locals”.
- Fancy Tips: We’re always trying to figure out the tipping etiquette in the country we are traveling around. This app should help make it easier to know what to do.
- Wi-Fi Finder: The app will help you find out where you can use free WiFi around the world.
There were other apps that also sounded useful but these were my favorites.
What apps do you use to help with travel?
Find out about all of Buzzfeed’s travel app suggestions here.