Life is a large bundle of experiences and emotions. There are few things that a person can do which simulate both. Travelling, however, is surely one of those things. When you travel you experience things that you will never be exposed to inside your cocoon. Travelling helps a person understand the world around him, enjoy watching movies online, the diversity it houses and more importantly how people are the people they are, moulded by their circumstances we are truly usually completely unaware of.
This exercise of trying to understand the world around you which is an inherent part of frequent travelling requires certain assistance that modern apps can truly provide you with and these are the 15 apps that you must have.
- Google Trips – Travel Planner
Google Trips – Travel Planner is similar to an itinerary where you can organise the plans for your trip. From the moment you make reservations for the flight/train etc to the time you get back home, you can plan all of your trips details and store it using this app.
The app doesn’t need online support for such accessibility. The app allows for organising all the flight, hotel, restaurant and other bookings in one place. The app also allows a user to use pre designed plans in famous cities or places around the world and edit such plans according to one’s own interests.
The app displays the popular attractions of the place and also shows the things you could do. Especially in tourist hubs they give the local suggestions and travel tips.
Trips have to be memorable. And for that you need to have the best, from the best exposure to the best food. Yelp is a very useful that helps you identify the best places to eat in the country or place you are currently in.
It helps a traveller understand which place has the best of what he wants to eat. It also allows for a delivery feature that is quite handy when you plan to stay indoors.
Circa is a very handy app if you are travelling through multiple countries and timezones in a short period of time. The app allows for you keep track of the time in different countries and check the time of the place you are heading to and the time where you came from. This is important when one needs to coordinate activities with places at a different time zones.
An all in one travel app, Skyscanner can be used to effectively search for flights, hotels, cars and more all from one place. The app allows for instant comparison and booking of flights, hotels and car rentals also providing price alerts notifying the user of price changes. The app is available in more than 30 languages.
While going for any trip it is absolutely necessary that one packs accordingly. Heavy luggagecall for undue burdens and not have the required things can prove to be a nightmare especially in a foreign place. There are many sites like Fingerhut that allow you to buy now and pay later which can make your travel experience a classy one.
This is why apps like PackPoint exist. The app is a packing list organiser and planner that lists the things needed for the trip based on the place, weather, the length of the trip, and the activities involved. The app requires you to enter the destination city, the duration of stay and the departure date.
The app takes into account the nature of the trip as well giving different suggestion based on whether its business or leisure.
6. XE Convertor
When going on foreign trips to multiple place it is important that a person understands what the value of one’s own currency is in relation to theirs. This function is carried out by XE Currency which is a very powerful app that provides live exchange rates and stats. The rate and stats are refreshed everyone minute.
Trivago is a very powerful app that allows a user to get great deals at the lowest prices for accommodation. The app’s hotel finder compares prices across the selected region using the world’s largest hotel search engine and suggests the most suitable hotel for the user.
The app covers and compares prices across more than 200 booking sites and searches prices of over a million hotels in more than 190 countries.
Any trip requires considerable amount of travel. While car rentals are viable it is not practical in most scenarios. This is where cab services become very important. Uber is one of the most prominent cab service providers that provides affordable service to tourists.
The app allows for multiple features like scheduling rides, sharing rides etc that allows for a person to book cabs as per his or her convenience. The app also allows for electronic payment through credit card which becomes important in a foreign place.
9. Google Maps
Google Maps constitute a very important part of a traveller’s toolkit. This is an app the features of which are known to all. This allows for navigation in the busiest of place outlining the various places, buildings and locations. Using this app a person can easily find his way around in most places.
Knowing the language is the first step to knowing the people. It is here that apps like Duolingo becomes important. Duolingo provides a user with enough and more content to understand the basics of most languages around the world.
This allows for a traveller to manage himself atleast at a basic fundamental level. You never know when you might have to ask for help.
When a group of friends jointly go for a trip, it becomes important that the expenses are apportioned properly. Splittr is an important app that allows for this. The user has to enter the amount of expenses into the app and identify who paid what.
Doing so the app will apportion the total amount of money payable by one to the other. The app also supports multiple currencies and when entering data currencies can be mixed and manual conversion is not required.