We’re living in a world where our phones are always by our side – so why not make sure you’re getting the best use out of them by discovering the best apps to make your life so much easier. There are so many travel related apps out there that help make travel easier and so much more convenient. I’ve pulled together my list of top 5 travel apps that I’ve found I’ve used the most.
For accommodation booking on the go, I’ve found Booking.com really great. Their app is easy to use and allows you to use filters on your searches as well as sorting to bring up exactly what you’re looking for. They have a vast amount of accommodation options available and often have good prices. I love the app as it allows you to make different ‘lists’ of your favourite accommodation spots that you come across while searching. On your day of booking, it brings up a reminder that includes the address and contact details – which is a great reference when you’re out of a wi-fi zone. You can also unlock city travel guides when you book accommodation in the bigger cities that they have guides for.
Maps.Me offers completely free navigation and unlimited access to maps around the world. As it relies only on your GPS signal, you can even use the app offline, meaning there’s no need to pay expensive roaming charges or for additional data from your provider.
You can also pinpoint locations you would like to visit, curating your own free city tours before your journey starts. Just remember to download the map of your destination before you leave Wi-Fi!
There are loads of photo-editing apps, but my favourite so far is Snapseed. It’s so easy to use, with loads of functions and editing options. If you’re feeling a bit lazy, they have the basic filters. But if you have a bit more time, and enjoy playing around with editing there’s some more advanced editing options.
Evernote is a wonder tool for keeping track of your travel plans, packing lists, contact details, Instagram hashtags, travel notes or any other important information that you need easy access to. The best thing about this app is that you can sync it to your various devices. I’ve synced my laptop, tablet and phone – so whichever device I’m on I can just hop on and update any of my notes and know that I’ll be able to access them later on my other devices. I’ve used it extensively to jot down notes for blog posts while out and about on my phone, then they’re easy to access again when I get to laptop to write the blog post later.
Skyscanner lets you search for flights, accommodation and car hire. I’ve mainly just used this app to find flights. They search loads of different airlines around the world to find the best deal. They’ll also let you know when prices change on the flights that you’ve recently searched – so you know when you need to get organised and book that damn flight before the price sky rockets! Stag Kiss Budapest have put together a great article with more tips on how to find cheap flights to help you out.
What travel apps do you use?