MUST HAVE APP'S FOR TRAVELLING
Smartphones and Tablets have made travelling less stressful and have made the traveller more organised. Along with a great camera, calculator and a notepad, phones can also hold handy apps perfect for backpacking.
It's sad to say that I don't actually remember how I got around or handled my finances on the road with only my scratched, cheap phone from Tesco! Those travel days are gone so I make sure to take advantage of the help that's out there. I've tried and tested many travel apps and now have a chosen few that I use daily and would definitely miss if I went without them.
Keep on track by downloading easy to use apps that were built to make your adventurous journey easier! The following are the ones I use continuously on my travels and stand by with absolute confidence!
My favourite site for flights! Search, compare and book the cheapest flights on offer quickly and easily. You can set price alerts for flight deals, search by month or try flying to 'Everywhere' from your airport of choice.
A well-designed app which lets you set a budget and organise your outgoings. It calculates everything for you and shows clearly, what you're spending on & if you're over or under budget. It's amazing!
Download maps of different areas or countries when connected to the internet. When the uploads are completed you're able use the maps anywhere without Internet. It's also easy to pin places too!
Access to the World's Currencies! Calculate & convert up to 10 currencies at once, view live exchange rates and charts and even use without internet! Best way to work out exchange rates on the road!
I use Vyke to call International Landlines & Mobiles for next to nothing. I usually top it up with £3 and it lasts ages! You need to be connected to the internet to make the call but it never sounds delayed, always clear!
It gives you the best possible exchange rate and charges a very small international transfer fee. Its the cheapest way to send and receive money abroad. VERY safe and quick transfers plus easy to use.
Find cheap listings of dorms or private rooms around the world, pay a small percentage of your booking then pay the rest when you arrive! The app provides so much helpful information! (reviews,walking directions,which nationalities most likely to stay)
Connecting travellers to drivers! Find someone driving to the same destination you're going to, then share the journey and split the costs. Its been proven perfectly safe! You can view profiles before booking :)
Host or rent beautiful holiday rentals from log cabins to beach huts, to shared dorms or luxurious villas. Find something special for great prices! Also, you can now book travel experiences through them with local experts!
Use the voice recognition or type something and it can be translated instantly! You will be shown how to write it & how to pronounce it! If you go Premium, then you're able to use the app without internet.
Type a city's name, landmark, street or area anywhere & be shown lists of accommodation options. They can be organised in order of price, location or rating. I love how you pay nothing until you arrive.
Catch a ride quickly from drivers in your area and pay less than an ordinary taxi. You're shown the estimated price first before booking and can view your drivers ratings. No cash used, only by card from your account.
SPEAK & TRANSLATE
Type in any town or city in the world and find lists of things to do, stuff to see & places to eat. Every one of these are reviewed by fellow travellers. I also like to use Tripadvisor's Forums to get a specific question answered.
This bank account lets you control your funds through an easy to use app on your phone. It charges you NOTHING to withdraw money abroad. They have fantastic 24/7 customer service and give the best exchange rates.
Type any airport name and be given a list of available airport lounges to book into for a fair price. Treat yourself, travel in comfort & grab a deal. Great for when you have a long connection & don't want to pay for an expensive airport hotel.
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