Traveling in the digital age of smart phones and the Internet has never been easier. Excursions, flights and hotel bookings, languages… all at the touch of our fingertips.
There is, of course, something to be said for not relying on technology when traveling. It can be good to disconnect for a bit. Sometimes we get so caught up in sharing a moment with everyone that we forget to experience it ourselves while we live it. Don’t be so glued to taking pictures while you travel that you forget to take something in with your mind and soul as well.
Still, that doesn’t mean that technology can’t be a blessing when traveling. Mobile apps have made booking and enjoying vacations that much simpler by condensing our resources into one spot.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best apps for traveling. Any travel need you have – there’s an app for that!
| For Basically Everything |
The mega of travel apps, TripAdvisor helps you find bookings, recommendations, and things to do. Download the city that you are traveling to to access recommendations and city maps while not using data!
This smart travel guide offers recommendations, maps, and ways to personalize your trip by creating a bucket list.
| For Booking |
Hopper helps you find and book flights by telling you when the best times to buy tickets are.
Find the best deals for flying across airlines, and book hotels and car rentals at the same time.
A great and cost-effective way to find a unique and local place to stay.
| For the Airport |
Get real-time updates regarding your flight and airport, from delays to gate changes.
Got a long layover? This app helps you find and book airport lounges wherever you may be stranded.
If you have a long layover, this app helps you plan a quick adventure to pass the time.
| For Packing |
This app functions as a smart packing list, making suggestions based on your length of visit, weather at destination, and the activities that you have planned.
| For Itinerary |
Create a master itinerary and manage your bookings all in one spot and be able to access your travel plans from anywhere.
| For Communicating |
If you’re abroad, this app allows you to call or message contacts in real time via wifi rather than a global data plan.
Video call with friends and family around the world and stay connected.
| For Money |
Convert your currency rates to better understand local markets.
This app serves as a helpful calculator when you aren’t sure what tipping practices are customary.
Keep yourself on budget by tracking your expenses along your travels.
| For Language |
Your simple and trusty translator for any language.
This app is a great tutor for learning the basics of communicating in any language.
iTranslate Voice 3
Translates sound in real time, so you can communicate with others speaking to you.
Works visually to translate images, such as signs, to help you find your way.
| For Finding Your Way |
Find your way around the world with GPS – Google Maps are especially helpful for telling you how to travel via public transportation.
This app provides city maps that can be accessed without using data, which is great for those not on international plans who can’t access Google Maps.
| For Things to Do |
Take tips from travel insiders to find the best things to do on your trip.
Find great, last-minute deals on things to do around your destination, from tours and attractions to events and activities.
Live your destination through the best experiences it offers by booking tours and finding things to do.
| For Getting Around |
Request a ride wherever you are. Use code jordans15640ue for a discount on your first ride.
This app satisfies all your city transit needs by providing ETA for subway, bus, rail, ferry, bike/car sharing, and Uber rides, real-time departure info, transit maps, and more.
| For Finding Things |
From ATMs to restaurants, quickly search for conveniences that around your location.
Find free wifi hotspots in your area so that you can survive without a global data plan.
Find and reserve parking spots ahead of time – helpful if you are driving into cities.
What are some of your favorite travel apps?