8 must-have travel apps you should have on your smart phone when travelling abroad
If you’re in need of cutting back on the travel hassle by consolidating your travel plans into a simple, convenient and virtual framework, then mobile apps are here to help! There are literally countless apps out there to help you plan your travel properly and keep stress to a bare minimum.
Playful, comprehensive and easy to use, with our selection of apps, you don’t have to be a tech-savvy traveler to download and actually use them.
Before a trip abroad, don’t forget to brush up on key words and basic phrases. Duolingo, through an incredibly smart design, helps you nail down the language basics and save yourself time and money!
PackPoint features all travel essentials that need to be packed, depending on whether you’re travelling for business or leisure reasons, the length of stay and the destination.
FlightAware app can do way more than update you on your departure time. This comprehensive app can actually help you easily track and manage your real-time flight status and get updates on flights delays and cancellations.
4. XE currency
XE currency is a currency conversion app, that can actually convert every world currency. No need to worry if you’re in a place with limited connectivity since XE functions offline as well, after having saved the last updated rates.
This is a must have app especially for you that need a route planning ‘companion’ for transit connections. With information from over 4.800 transport operations in over 158 countries, Romeo2Rio instantly displays flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options, estimating instantly your travel times and fares.
6. Tunnel Bear
Is keeping your internet connection secure while abroad, a priority? Then you will need to use a virtual private network (VPN) to guarantee that while connecting to random Wi-Fi spots or streaming catch up programs such as iPlayer or 4oD, you are safe. There are numerous VPN apps available, but we recommend Tunnel Bear as it is so easy to use.
An ideal app to download when we need to get somewhere quickly and cheaply, regardless of which part of the world you are. With a variety in vehicle choices, from budget-friendly to premium ones, this popular app, will let you know when your ride is arriving and how much it’ll cost.
A smart app to manage your money instantly (within seconds!), anywhere in the world. Built-in budgeting, spending notifications, buying and selling currencies and an easy way to spend and send money abroad with the real exchange rate, are just a few of its features that you will enjoy.