We used to spend hours over the computer to choose and schedule a trip, to get a general idea of where to go and what to do on our vacation. Although it was nice to get information about the various options to enjoy the holidays, it was a bit tough browsing countless websites, each one with multiple options and destinations. This process has been greatly improved with the wide variety of applications for mobile or tablet out there in the market.
Let's have a look at some apps that are essential to travel and enjoy at the same time:
Tired of paying too much for a hotel? This app will help you to find individual apartments in major destinations worldwide. You will find much variety in price and quality, the app provides insurance in case of accidents or unexpected events.
This application is free, versatile and easy to use. It works on most devices of the market, iOS and Android have it in their App Stores. It helps you plan your trip, and the experience of other users is a fundamental part of the App so you can plan your trip depending on your tastes and preferences and be advised by other travellers who have already made this same route you are planning. Another of your best options is the offline mode, when the route is created, there is no need to get on the internet to access it.
Another essential app on your device, it operates worldwide, with most operating systems, it is free and probably one of the most used when planning a trip. It provides a price comparison of different car hire companies, so it is essential if you want to save money renting a car. Easy and intuitive, it has slowly become one of the most downloaded apps to compare prices of renting cars.
Although it is an iOS app only, it is worth talking about it. It is very successful, its design and easy use make it one of the best apps not to miss a flight. Here you will find all up to the minute flights information. It gives information on whether a flight has been delayed or what your boarding gate is. There is just an objection, as usual, being an app of this quality it must be paid for, although it is not very expensive, certainly cheaper than missing a flight...
This application is available for free for almost all operating systems. It is one of the most versatile and used apps. It does not only help giving information of your next trips, but also you can use it to find shops, bars and restaurants recommended by friends close to the user. The only disadvantage of this app is that it requires internet connection, so be very careful when abroad, since the costs of internet are very high.
It is an ideal base for exploring cities and share experiences with friends. This app is also free and available on most platforms. Tourist information is available from over 200 countries, and one of its best features is that it is also based on the experience of other travellers. You can also use a local guide for certain regions.
It is a travel guide that includes exclusive discounts. You can look for restaurants, sights, beaches, spas, chemists, gyms... It has geolocation system to enjoy the best plans around you. You can also find reviews and recommendations from other users, something very helpful when it comes to making up our minds.
Another travel app for free. It is essential to find a restaurant or to locate a doctor or a hospital. So now you know, just in case it is worth having a versatile and varied app like this on your tablet or smartphone. It works with almost all the existing operating systems.
I think this app needs no introduction, we can not make a list of apps for travelling without including TripAdvisor. It has more than 60 million reviews and opinions about restaurants, lodging and attractions. More than indispensable.
Another wonder when travelling, a free app about which we have spoken on another occasion, it works as a camera and it translates a text into another language. When you focus on the sign, the app changes the text into the selected language, a real plus when travelling outside your country.
We hope you have found this post useful. We will soon discuss tricks to make your trip a success, that is our purpose, that you can make the most of your holidays. As always we wish you to continue travelling and having fun all around the world.