7 essential travel apps for an incredible adventure

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Travelling can be an incredible adventure but it can also be pretty stressful! Between booking flights, accommodation and occasionally learning the local language, your ideal getaway can turn into quite a nightmare if you don’t plan properly.

With a multitude of travel apps available, here are the best apps available to help you stay organised, on time and within budget! (Plus, they’re all free)

TripIt
Even if it is a getaway, some of us need every step of the way planned and TripIt helps you to organise all your travel plans in one place with mobile access to your itinerary at all times. With its sharing capability, you can let your travel companions in on your travel plans. TripIt also offers a service where you can send all your flight confirmations, bookings and reservations to plans@tripit.com and TripIt will create an itinerary for you!

Get it for iOS.

Maps.me
In the middle of nowhere, where would we be without internet access? Well, we wouldn’t really be lost thanks to Maps.me. The app does not require an internet connection yet you’re still able to get an offline map with navigation, city guides, GPS location, subway travel and driving directions. Additionally, detailed maps of all countries can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Get it for iOS.

TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor hosts a database that holds millions of traveller reviews from across the world for affordable airfare costs, the best restaurants, fun activities and places of accommodation so you can make an informed decision based on other people’s experiences. Booking options are just a tap away. The ‘Near Me Now’ function is quite nifty as it allows you to bring up all information for everything within a certain distance from you so you can always find things to do.

Get it for iOS.

Airbnb
Airbnb is all the rage right now for finding fairly-priced accommodation almost anywhere in the world. Booking accommodation is fairly easy and the Airbnb app even puts you in touch with your host.

Get it for iOS.

Google Translate
Google Translate is essential if you’re travelling to a country with a native language different to yours. With 90 languages available, you will be able to translate text, speech, handwriting and images. As you can see, it’s mostly correct:

english to afrikaans

Get it for iOS.

PackPoint
Packing can be such a schlep and making a list of the things you need can feel like quite the task ahead of a holiday! PackPoint takes care of the thinking process for you. You just need to know where you’re going, why and when and the app will provide suggestions on what you need to pack in for your trip.

Get it for iOS.

Hopper
Hopper is particularly useful if you’re open to planning things closer to the time you’re leaving. The app does the research to help travellers to make better decisions about where to go and when to fly and buy tickets. A colour-coded calendar lets you know which dates have the best prices for your chosen route and once you have set your dates, Hopper watches that route. The app will inform you if you have a good deal or not, predicting what will happen to the price if you wait. You can also book the ticket selected straight from the app.

Get it for iOS.

Sources
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