Best Travel Apps For 2019
What are the Best Travel Apps? There are a lot of Apps out there today and technology has completely changed the way we travel. You no longer have to show up somewhere late at night in the pouring rain knocking on doors hoping they have a bed for you to sleep in.
You no longer have to get lost in a city because you can’t read the street signs and you no longer have to deal with annoying maps.
Technology has changed our lives in so many ways, whether or not this has been a good change, it sure has made travel easier.
Here is a list of the best travel apps that I can’t be without and why.
If you are like most people and don’t always have data or cell service while you are traveling MapsMe is the solution. They provide downloadable maps that work offline. These maps not only keep you from getting lost, but they also include restaurant and hotel reviews. In some more remote places, I have found them to be more detailed than Google.
When traveling aboard it is not always the easiest to stay in touch with loved ones. WhatsApp is a great way to keep in contact with friends and family while traveling abroad. Anyone that has the app can text and call each other for free through wifi or data. No need to use up your expensive cell phone minutes. Just download the app beforehand and confirm your number via text.
RometoRio is a fun and easy to use app. If you have ever wondered how to travel from one place to the next, RometoRio answers that question for you. Just put in the two locations and they will give you all the options on how to travel there, from flights to ferries and even buses to helicopters. If there is a means to travel by RometoRio will tell you and also give you the cost difference between the two.
Before you book your travel. Skyscanner offers a wide range of cheap flights, hotels and even car rentals. They do the research so you don’t have to. Skyscanner lets you see the cheapest days to fly, set price alerts and even get email notifications for when prices drop. Skyscanner is a must-have when you are looking for cheap flights.
Bookings is starting to become my favorite tool for booking accommodation when traveling. From 5-star hotels to hostels and even apartments. Bookings has everything you will want to book, with an easy to use platform. Sort by location, star rating or user reviews. Easy and free to use!
If you are wanting to save some money on your next holiday, Airbnb is a great way to do so. Not only can you book a wide range of places through the app, whether you are on a tight budget and just looking for a room in someone’s house or if you want the whole house. Booking apartments is a great way to save money not only on your accommodation but most normally come with a kitchen so you can save on eating out as well!
If you get confused easily when trying to convert 14,200 rupias or .80 pounds to the dollar XE currency is a great app to have. It is constantly being updated and even offers live exchange rates. You never have to be confused about the price or get ripped off on exchanging money again.
Duolingo is a fun and easy to use app. Get a jump start on learning the language before your trip. With over 30 languages to choose from, including 2 fictional languages. Duolingo helps you learn basic phrases that will help make your travel easier and is fun and easy to use.
TripAdvisor has been a long time favorite of mine. Great for scoping out restaurants, tours, accommodation or things to do where ever you are traveling. Get advice and recommendations for fellow travelers. It is great to ensure you will always get a good meal and not fall into a tourist trap.
If you travel like me, you most likely leave things until the last minute or you know life can be unpredictable and you can be stuck somewhere last minute. HotelTonight is great for finding cheap deals on nice hotels last minute. Don’t let a missed flight connection, or last minute plans get in the way.
This can also be a really good way to save money on hotels, if you are ok with not knowing exactly where you are going to stay as rooms can be up to 80% off.
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