If you’ve been on a trip recently, you’ll definitely have noticed that things are changing – you didn’t need to set foot inside a travel agency or buy train or bus tickets at any station. These habits are now outdated, but nowadays we’re taking things one step further when organising our travel plans online, and very often we don’t even need to turn on our computer to organise everything.
It’s now becoming increasingly common that we manage all parts of our trip on our mobile phones with apps available to help us find in-depth information about different destinations, booking excursions and activities, buying tickets, and a long etc. Everything can now be done from our small screens.
Let’s take a look at some of the more practical ‘traveller’ apps:
- Tripcase: This app helps you organise all your travel details and have them all stored in one place. You can check your itinerary even offline. It also includes real-time flight alerts in case there is any delay.
- XE Currency: An essential app that will save you doing mental calculations if you’re travelling to places with different currencies.
- Accuweather: A very useful app that lets you see the weather over a period of several days.
- Wiffinity: This is something more important than even eating for many people. Travelling abroad often means going without Internet access for a few days or paying ridiculously high prices for sending that photo. This app helps you discover Wi-Fi hotspots in real-time.
- Citymapper: This app saves you the headache of finding out which public transport goes to a certain place. It helps you to plan your route and sends you alerts of delays and disruptions.
- Splitwise: You’re travelling with friends. One bought the flights, another paid for the dinner…save yourself from figuring out who owes what and to who with this app that makes sure that everyone gets paid back.
- Around Me: Another classic that lets you find out information about your surroundings. Supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, etc.
- CouchSurfing travel app: If you’re the adventurous type and get on well with everyone this is your app. You’ll find millions of users who offer you the chance to spend the night in their homes. A great opportunity to make friends all over the world!
Now it’s all up to you. Choose the date, the destination, download the apps and discover the world!