There are so many apps nowadays – dozens of new ones pop up every day as our recommendations. There are social media apps that we use every day to stay in contact with family and friends, organizational apps, games, photo editing apps, and there are even apps that tell you about different types of cheese! There are many apps that can help you out when you are traveling and save you some valuable time while in another country. If you are getting ready for your next trip, check out these 7 apps to help you while on the road.
Looking for accommodation is sometimes stressful and time-consuming, so why not try Airbnb and save yourself some time and money? This app shows you all people who are renting rooms, apartments, or houses in a place you select, lists them according to price, or any other criteria you choose, and provides all other necessary information. These are usually cheaper than staying at a hotel, and you do not need to make reservations too far in advance – you can do it while you are traveling.
Google Translate isn’t the best when you need to translate a complex paragraph or a whole essay, but it can be very helpful when you need some expressions or individual words. This is great when you are in another country where you don’t speak the language and need simple directions, instructions, or just to greet another person. What’s great about Google Translate is that once you type in your sentence, you can choose the translation to be read aloud which makes the communication even easier.
Culture Trip gives you recommendations for places to visit and things to do when you are in another country.
More than that, you can read articles about these places and see how they compare to others. That way you will never miss out on what’s happening, wherever you are in the world. You can even create wishlists for places to visit in advance so that you never run out of ideas.
If you are traveling by car in the US, Canada, and Australia, GasBuddy is a necessity. It lets you know where you can find gas, and how much it costs. This way, you can even save money instead of choosing the first location you see.
If you are overwhelmed by your travel itinerary, or do not even have one and don’t know where to begin, TripCase is the answer for you. This app lets you organize your trip to every last detail so that you always know where your next flight or a dinner reservation is. It lines up all your events and important times in chronological order, which makes your trip less stressful and you more organized.
It is always annoying when you cannot find a taxi, or don’t know how to explain to your driver where you want to go. Moreover, taxi drivers sometimes take advantage of foreign visitors who don’t know exactly how to work with that country’s currency. Uber solves all of these problems – everything is handled over the phone and there’s no haggling.
Google Maps is an obvious one, but helpful nonetheless. When you are exploring a city you’ve never been to, the last thing you want to do is get lost or carry a huge map with you. Just check Google Maps and you are good to go.