Going on a trip is a breeze with these must-download travel apps.
With all the good deals on flights and accommodations these days, traveling is as accessible as can be! But prepping for a trip can be stressful, what with navigating unfamiliar streets or figuring out a foreign language. So before you purchase that buy-one-take-one ticket, download these apps to keep your plans and travel details under control. From booking a hotel for just the night, to splitting bills with a group of friends, taking a trip is way easier with these around.
1. Hotel Tonight
Whether you’re making an overnight pit stop, or just feeling spontaneous (or have mixed up your travel dates by mistake!), Hotel Tonight is the app that can get you top-notch accommodation in great locations in a snap—or a tap, for that matter! Find the best last-minute deals at hotels for a night up to a week’s stay.
2. Waygo Translator & Dictionary
Especially when travelling to countries like Japan, Korea, and China, communicating in their native tongue is sometimes a challenge! Getting around with no English words in sight can leave you dumbfounded, too. But Waygo solves all the guesswork with just the use of your camera phone. The app works by visually translating the symbols you’ve hovered over with your camera. We especially love this app for ordering dishes at those tasty hole-in-the-walls!
Eating out and trying your destination’s top restaurants is ideal when travelling with friends because you get to order all the dishes you want and share them amongst the group. But splitting the bill at the end of the meal can be a pain. Splitwise efficiently divides expenses for you on the spot, or keeps a running total of bills for settling later on. It’ll even send reminder emails to make sure you and your friends haven’t forgotten the payables!
4. City Maps 2GO
Roaming fees are quite expensive! So in case you opt not to avail of unlimited internet while you’re away, City Maps 2GO (you can upgrade to the Pro version for a fee) lets you download your destination’s map and use it offline. Apart from saving you from getting lost, the app’s also got insider tips, lists for organising your favourites, and a whole lot of places to discover.
5. PackPoint Travel List
Flustered about what to pack or leaving important items behind? PackPoint is a travel app that builds its lists depending on where you’re going, the weather, your length of stay, and even the activities you’ve planned. We love how it has prepared lists that you can edit to personalise as you go. And an added bonus? Download their Podcast for extra travel info!
When you’ve already explored all the touristy activities in a place, it’s time to see, taste, and do as the locals. Localeur is a community of locals that provide insider tips on the best of what their hometown can offer. From finding one-of-a-kind boutiques or getting a table in an unlisted resto, this app has got you covered.
7. Free WiFi Finder
Because Sassy girls need to be online 24/7, this app is a budget-friendly way to stay connected. Find key spots that offer Free WiFi so you can Tweet, Facebook, or Instagram away every second of your trip!
8. XE Currency Converter
No need to whip out your calculator to get the latest in exchange rates. XE Currency Converter does this in a flash! Input the amount and currency you want to convert and voila, you get instantly updated rates. Plus, we love that you can save the countries you frequent in an easy-to-find list.
This app is a godsend for countries where commuting is king. It’ll help you find the best routes to your destination, whether it be via walking, subway, bus, or taxi. If that isn’t going your way, it also has a function for requesting for a ride on Uber or for getting you to the nearest bike share stop.
10. Plane Finder
Hate wasting time when flights are delayed? Plane Finder shows you live moving planes on a map so you can spot exactly where your plane is at the moment. It’ll send you notifications on delays and departure times so you can get in those extra few minutes for airport shopping time!
To download these apps, log on to Apple iTunes or Google Play!