There are so many travel related apps out there right now for your smart phone, that it can be exhausting to go through them and pick out what you will actually need. On my travels I have become depended on some travel apps, and I wanted to share them here. They are easy to use and are really useful, both when you are online and out and about without an internet connection.
Sure, it’s great to switch off and de-tech if you’re relaxing on a beach. But if you’re planning on (for example) sightseeing in Europe or road tripping through the USA, the modern-day conveniences of WiFi and a smartphone can make the journey that much better.
Travel Apps You Need For Your Next Trip
1. Google Maps
2. XE Currency
This is another map app, but unlike Google Maps which is great for planing but needs wifi, this app downloads the maps when you're online for future use. It then uses the GPS on your phone, to put you on the map. It has lots of features. I use it while I'm inside the city that I'm visiting. Just type in your destination and guide yourself to it through the app. Much better then buying lots of city maps! This app is free.
... for the same purpose. Finding affordable flights can't be limited to just one place. So you will need many apps for that, but these two are used on my phone the most.
This app is a bit like having an over-protective mother as a kid – it feels slightly lame and unnecessary at the time, but if things go horribly wrong, you’re glad she’s got the hospital on speed-dial and is on a first-name basis with the pharmacist. TravelSmart gives you details of reputable local hospitals, emergency numbers, a drug dictionary and first aid language translations.
9. World Around Me
I hope you will find these apps useful for your next trip. Let me know in the comments below if you have any other apps for travel should make this list!