First time travellers, every-once-in-a-while travellers, avid travellers. Whichever category you fall into I guarantee that those of you with smartphones have all of these (or some) apps downloaded on your phones. When I’m travelling somewhere far or even just to the next town, I always find myself reaching for my phone to use these apps. They are incredibly useful! Here are the 5 must have travels apps:
1. Google Maps
Google Maps is by far the best travel app to download. Speaks for itself, google maps is a life saver. It’s best to download the offline maps of the places you’re going to as it does require you to have internet when searching for new places.
2. XE Currency
Because we all need to keep track of how much we’re spending!
3. Google Translate
Breaking the language barrier one translation at a time. Haha! Great when asking for directions, ordering food, etc. I find it best to learn or keep note of the following phrases in the local language whenever traveling somewhere: Hello. Thank you. Please. Goodbye.
4. Trip Advisor
The app I use for researching about a place! First hand reviews from people all over the globe, it has great tips and tricks and is organized well with categories like Restaurants, Things to do, Landmarks, Flights and Travel Guides (these I find extremely useful).
Because who has time for traffic! If you’re stretched for time and need everything to be on schedule then this app will definitely help you.
*Photo by Samuel Zeller