Traveling is great and Technology has evolved enough to help us any moment, for any reason. We can now go on a trip and translate languages, convert currency or plan an entire holiday, to the other side of the world, directly from our mobile phones.
In addition to Travel Agency advice and the great research you’ve done, before traveling to your next destination, it’s really relieving to travel safely and securely, especially when you travel alone. After all, we could never know what complications can happen during a trip. But, even if nothing unpleasant happens, and you just hunger and you want to find the closest and cheapest restaurant to eat or check out that gallery that’s running a timely exhibit of your favorite artist, then, a few Travel Apps are necessary for every chance.
So, here are 10 Free Must-Have Travel Apps:
1. Trip It
“Trip It” shows all your trip details at a glance: flights, hotels, car, map, directions – all in one place. You can sync your travel plans with your online or mobile calendar, share itineraries and post travel plans on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. (for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad and Windows Phone 7)
“Skyscanner” helps you to find flights all in the one place, and straight from your mobile phone! The best feature on this app is the “Everywhere” option. If you want to go on a quick getaway, in an affordable price, “Skyscanner” allows you to enter your current destination and it will show you all the cheapest options for a spontaneous trip. You’ll also be able to find cheap airfares in a short matter of minutes. (for Android and iPhone/iPad)
For those who like to stay in Hotels rather than Hostels, “Booking” is absolutely necessary. It has thousands of different hotels, from all around the world, with a huge variety of prices to accommodate your budget. (for Android and iPhone/iPad)
“Kayak” provides a fast comparison of hundreds of travel sites on your tablet or smartphone. Some of the features include comparing flight, hotel and car rental deals, booking your accommodation, tracking flight status, managing itineraries and accessing airline numbers and airport info. (for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, and Windows)
Packing can often be a very stressful process. Of course, most destinations have places to buy the things you forgot, but why not avoid the situation altogether by downloading a handy app? “PackPoint Packing List” asks you to input your holiday destination, your length of stay and a rough outline of the types of activities you’ll be participating in. From there, the app checks the weather for the duration of your trip and gives you a list of all of the things you’ll need for your time away. (for iPhone and Android)
6. Google Map
Taking “Google Map” with you is one of the best options to explore new places. Traffic updates, public transit, city tours with 360-degree street views, plus a voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation are merely some of the features this mobile app offers so you can navigate like a pro. (for iPhone and Android)
You won’t feel completely lost at your destination if you have access to “Google Translate”. You can either type into a word box or use the speaking option to translate a phrase. You can translate 58 languages in text and hear 23 languages worth of converted phrases. (for Android and iPhone/iPad)
8. XE Currency
You can’t really travel without a currency converter! It’s very easy to overspend your budget when the currency is completely different than the one you’re used to. “XE Currency” allows you to convert currencies when on the go and to know exactly how much you’re spending. No internet is needed, as app updates whenever you’re on WiFi so that the rate is always accurate. (for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, and Windows)
With “Foodspotting” you can discover nearby dishes, find whatever you’re craving & see what’s good at any restaurant. Keep track of the dishes you try and vote up the dishes you love. See what friends and experts, like the Travel Channel, love wherever you go.
In case of emergency, “ICE” gets you covered. The last thing you’d want to happen to you when you travel abroad is to have any medical issues. But, just in case, the app keeps details about your medical conditions, your doctor’s primary contact details and insurance information that can be accessed, even if your phone is locked. Among other features, it also translates the stored information in 10 different languages. (free for Android)