Happy Monday everyone!
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Mid-terms week was brutal and on top of that it’s freaking Monday and time to go back to classes, so what is there to be happy about huh? Well I believe that the start of a new week can always bring positive vibes. Besides, I’m starting to feel the travelling itch again and since there isn’t such thing as planning too early, I figured I should start doing it and share some of my favorite tips with you. So if you’re thinking about going on a little getaway during the holidays or just want to start on your plans for spring break, don’t worry because I’ve got you covered. So without further ado here are my top 5 picks when it comes to travel apps.
This app is one of my top ones when it comes to search for flights and comparing prices. It’s really simple to use and gives you the best deals for the flight you’re searching for since it compares prices all across the Internet. What I really like is that it lets you know in which days or months it’s cheaper to fly and it would send you alerts when the price for your flight either drops or goes up, so you’ll know when it’s better to book it. What’s even better it’s that now you can search for hotel and car rental deals too.
Where to find it? It’s free and available for both iOS and Android, skyscanner.com
When travel planning I like to make sure I have everything I’ll need during my trip but I still find packing absolutely horrible. So if you’re like me, you’ll love Packpoint. It basically generates a packing list according to your needs and the type of trip you’re going on. It takes into account your destination, date of travel, length of stay and the activities you’ll do. In case you want to add or remove something from the list, it’s very easy to update it and personalize it even more.
Where to find it? It’s free and available for both iOS and Android, packpnt.com
A few moths back I discovered this app which was actually released not long ago and fell in love with it. It makes planning every little detail of your travel itinerary effortless and simple. First, you can synchronize all your trip information from your Inbox and Gmail account and it would organize it for you. Second, it will notify you of important things to know and will give you recommendations of places to go and things to do based on your travel plans and preferences. And third, you can have access to your whole itinerary offline for those times when you can’t find a wi-fi spot while on another country.
Where to find it? It’s free and available for both iOS and Android, get.google.com
After trying almost every navigation mobile app that’s been released, I kept coming back to Google Maps. For me, it’s pretty easy to learn how to use it and has developed some features that I find super handy when travelling. For one, now you can use it offline so forget about worrying over wi-fi when you need to go somewhere. And even when you’re stuck at an airport and don’t know where your gate is you can now see it’s indoors map, which also applies to stadiums, malls, museums and others. Also, now you can explore what’s around you in terms of restaurants, museums, bars, shops and more. It even gives you the option of making reservations at restaurants and hotels.
Where to find it? It’s free and available for both iOS and Android
Another app that functions offline, which by now you may have noticed I appreciate a lot, it’s XE. Currently, it’s web version is the go-to site for currency conversions so you know it’s reliable. No matter where you are, Internet or not, you can have access to the latest updated rates for every world currency and have a better grasp of your travel expenses. It’s the perfect money conversion tool.
Where to find it? It’s free and available for both iOS and Android, xe.com
I hope you guys have found this post useful and have an amazing day!