My Favourite Travel Apps

These days its unfortunately uncommon to see someone without a phone glued to their hand. 
Gone are the days of actually spending quality time with people and talking for hours because the likelihood is either one or all of you will be glued to your phones, ignoring each other and posting selfies on snapchat about what a great time you're apparently having. 

So its pretty easy to understand why theres a huge focus on developing apps. 
Not just for Facebook or to post your photos on Instagram but to do, well ... EVERYTHING!
You can book flights, hotels, even entire holidays all on apps on your phone without having to get up off the sofa. 
You can track flights, meet & talk to travel buddies, learn a language. 
Anything is possible these days. 



So here is a list of a few of my favourite travel apps that i've found useful on trips in the past, or handy for the planning stages! 

Skyscanner
SkyScanner is a great tool for travellers looking for the perfect deal on domestic and international flights. SkyScanner works its magic by comparing prices across millions of flights and hundreds of airlines, from prestigious flag carriers to charter flights and budget airlines. From there, users can even book flights directly from the app with provided links to travel agents or airlines.

CityMaps2Go
CityMaps2Go is one of the most useful travel apps I have on my phone. CityMaps2Go lets you search worldwide for your upcoming travel adventures and download the maps so when you arrive to your destination you can use the app offline. It even points out where you are on the map without using any data! This has come in handy when roaming a new city and i've gotten lost. 

TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor is a crowd-sourced guide to hotels, restaurants and attractions worldwide. It allows you to browse through millions of reviews and images to see if helps sway you or steer-clear of certain places and activities. You can add your own knowledge by posting your own reviews and images of the places you visit. This is my go-to app when deciding what sorts of attractions I should see or if I'm thinking of booking a tour, which company has the best reviews etc. 

XE Currency
Most useful for the simple fact that it’s able to convert every world currency. It also functions offline by saving the last updated rates, which is great if you’re in a place with limited connectivity or trying to save on data.

Booking.com
My No.1 app & website for booking accommodation. Booking.com compares prices of different website and gives you the cheapest price. You can search for accommodation from campsites, hostels, hotels and select your search whether you want to be closet to the city centre, or nearby a certain attraction and it finds the best choices for you. It gives you the option to cancel FREE OF CHARGE up until the day before you are due to check-in should your plans change. 

Airbnb
Airbnb is a marketplace app that allows you to search for and find unique accommodations across the world, from B&Bs for a night, to a small apartment for a week, or even a castle for a month, there's no shortage of weird and wonderful establishments.  Airbnb covers a range of prices in more than 34,000 cities and across almost 200 countries, which means the adventurous or flexible traveler has some interesting choices for accommodations for their next vacation.

PackTheBag
I love packing so its only right I have a dedicated packing app. This app literally things of everything from what you need to pack to what you need to do before leaving your house on the day you leave. Its all those littles things you know you need to do but its nice to have an app keep track of what you've done and remind you to pull the plugs out of sockets in the house. It splits everything into nice neat categories and lists so its easy to view if you're anal about everything being organised into groups like me. 

Wifi Finder
Wifi Finder helps travellers avoid those horrible roaming charges by sharing nearby wifi-hotspots. Best of all the offline mode means that you can download maps before you go, therefore dodging massive bills. 


What are your favourite travel apps? 

Thanks for reading :) 

♡ G


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