The new generation of travelers might be clueless how their folks were able to travel around without as much to guide them.
In the past, it was the norm to carry around cameras, maps, and even compasses!
Nowadays, these can be installed in our mobile phones, but with so many listed apps out there, it can get too overwhelming to choose which to download.
We picked only the best ones for you and came up with the 7 best mobile apps to make traveling so much easier!
#1. Kayak, your itinerary creator.
Kayak is a travel search engine similar to Google Flights created to provide travel options on-the-go. We picked this out of other competitions since it has a very user-friendly interface both in-app and its website version.
Best deals as well as travel times for different types of accommodations, flights, cruises, trains, vacation packages, and even rental cars, are swiftly shown along with its prices.
This app also offers mobile-exclusive deals as well as offline utilization and flight status notifications. If you’re just planning, you can just save some items in your searches first and the app will notify you for any price-drops!
#2. AirBnb, your cheap but safe lodging.
If you’re looking for some cheaper-than-hotel-rate rooms with some much-better-privacy than hostels, then AirBnb should be your first bet.
Last year, AirBnb reported to have listings in 191 countries with a total of 4 million listings around the globe.
At last, you can travel and live like a local but AirBnb makes sure that you still have the privacy and a comfortable space you deserve at the end of the day.
#3. Monitor your flight with FlightRadar24.
FlightRadar24 is your best gateway to know real time air traffic updates. In fact, its site and app show live air traffic from all around the world. Through their app or site, you can search for a flight using its flight number, callsign, or registration.
If you want to, for any reason, you may playback past flights using the mobile apps, but the free access only offers a limited playback choices.
#4. Enjoy world-class GPS navigation using Sygic.
Sygic lets you navigate even without internet connection. It’s currently loaded with high-quality maps of over 200 countries. This awesome app also provides you the shortest and less-trafficked way to your destination as well as parking spaces if there are any around it.
Save money while you travel when you use Sygic since this app also notifies you with up-to-date fuel prices and lets you choose the petrol stations with the lowest price. The premium access also comes with another feature that will alert you should you drive above the speed limit in the current area.
#5. Get going with Rome2Rio.
Rome2Rio is a little bit similar with Kayak except that it lets you see how you can get from Point A to Point B using planes, trains, buses, ferries, and cars. All you need to do is enter your Points A and B through their app and the app will automatically show you options on how to get to Point B from Point A.
Additionally, it will also let you choose and book plane, bus, and train tickets so you can get to your destination quicker and cheaper!
#6. Find the hottest and popular local places around using Yelp.
We’ve always emphasized how interactions with area locals will get you in the best places around. Yelp might be your shortcut for that idea if you’re not into talking with other people but still want to discover the trendiest places around.
Not just places to eat, but Yelp also has listings for other types of businesses such as salons, and other miscellaneous shops and businesses. Be sure to read the reviews for each establishment and you’ll surely learn a thing or two about it!
#7. Currency (by XE), your on-the-go currency converter.
With Currency (by XE), you may now convert your money into any available currencies whenever and wherever you are. You may also use this app as means to transfer money both for personal and business use. XE claims itself as the world’s trusted currency authority.
The company has been operating since 1993 with over 65 million app downloads and 280 million website visitors every year. This is money we’re talking about here, so you need to have it through a trusted entity, right?
We’re sure these apps will help you on your next trip, so don’t forget to have them installed on your phone right away! Thanks to smartphones and developers, we can now get things done in a matter of a minutes!
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