My 10 favourite travel apps!
Planning my trip and just getting by whilst away, has been made so much easier through using the 10 apps below.
This app is by far the one I have used most. It’s an offline map, that you can download in advance for the countries you require.
It allows you to use it as a satnav, it tracks your location and gives you direction instructions.
You can pin locations, explore nearby sights and attractions as well as restaurants and entertainment all without using any internet.
Ideal considering most people will have zero to limited internet data abroad.
Amazing app, so useful, there really hasn’t been a day that I haven’t opened the maps me app.
This app basically gives the route options from point A to B.
It tells the type of transport, expected costs and duration.
It’s really helpful for planning routes and deciding what order to do things. I have used this app a lot to get an idea of cost and duration.
People rent out apartments, homes, cottages, rooms and all sorts (tree houses, floating huts, pods etc.).
Sometimes they are cheaper and better than staying in hostels or hotels.
I have used Air B&B a lot during my travels and some of the places I have stayed have been stunning.
Booking.com gives you access to a massive range of accommodation, from budget to luxury.
It has really useful filters and sorting options such as; price; review score; location; WiFi.
You can read reviews and look at review scores for specific categories.
Also the more you book with them the more exclusive offers you get. I now get special rates, and extra perks such as drinks on arrival, free breakfast etc.
If you refer a friend and they book, you get a £15 credit too!
Sky Scanner gives you all the options for your route and the various prices and airline options.
It also allows you set up alerts for specific routes in order to track prices!
It has been really handy to make sure we are getting the cheapest most efficient option for our travels.
Uber is not allowed everywhere in Asia, for example it’s not allowed in Bali airport and it’s not always available in remote areas.
But where it is available, it’s often significantly cheaper than other taxi options.
It has saved me a significant amount of cash!
I have the revolut card, which is essentially a travel card that you load money onto via the app.
You can then use the card anywhere in the world that accepts MasterCard (which is pretty much anywhere).
I have found it a really useful way to track what I am spending and get the best exchange rate available.
The app is really easy to use and even categorises what your spending money on (Ahem, too much food and alcohol for me).
I have a go pro, and the go pro app is great for seeing which photos you want to download to your mobile or laptop as well as storing photos.
Useful for storing all your flight tickets, accommodation reservations and pictures.
You can also access offline which saved when me when I was getting questioned at immigration as I could evidence I have an outbound flight.
So much easier than carrying stacks of paper work!
People write such useful information about travel destinations that allows you to be inspired and informed.
Once you have found an article or blog you are interested in you can pin it to a board to read later.
So much easier than carrying loads of travel guide books.