I can’t believe that tomorrow I will be on a plane to Asia. Although I should be finishing my hair or packing. I just had to share my favorite FREE Travel Apps. I’ve been using all of them and more and wanted to let you know which ones made the cut and why. These user-friendly and did I mention FREE apps will help you with everything from packing and learning the language to staying in touch with your friends and family while you’re on the other side of the world.
Favorite Packing App:
If you’re like me and wait until the very last second to pack, PackPoint will be your favorite travel companion. Not only does PackPoint build a packing list for you based on your length of travel, the weather at your destination, and activities during your trip. It also includes the number of things that you need to pack. There is a ‘Repeat Basics’ and ‘Laundry’ feature that you can turn on or off depending on your plans and options. You’re also free to edit their suggested list after they build it for you. So you’ll never forget another thing at home.
Favorite Language App:
Not looking to learn a new language but want know how to say the basics like; Thank You, Yes, No, Please and Restroom in a specific language? Then the WordPower App is perfect option. There are so many great language apps but you have to find the best apps for the language you’re trying to learn. With WordPower you have to download specific languages, so if you’re going to Paris you would download WordPower French instead.
Best Trip Planning App:
TripIt is the perfect travel assistant. It helps you organize your entire trip, from your flight information to reservations. All you have to do is forward your travel confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and the app will create a daily itinerary for you. The best part is, if you use Apple Calendar, Outlook, or Gmail it all happens automatically. You can access your travel plans anytime, even offline! So don’t worry if you don’t have wifi.
Best International Calling/Texting App:
WhatsApp uses wifi to message with friends and family anywhere in the world. Send and receive messages, pictures and video messages or share your location with other WhatsApp users for free. If you’re friends and family haven’t downloaded WhatsApp, try Snapchat or Facebook Messenger which are both free and wifi friendly.
Best Foodie App
Foodspotting currently has over four million pictures and reviews of dishes from all over the world. If you’re in a new city or a different country and don’t know what or where to eat, Foodspotting will help you find the best bites in your area.
Best Offline Map App:
Since Google Maps doesn’t work offline, Here WeGo is a great alternative. With maps for over 100 countries around the world, it’s impossible to get lost! As long as you download the maps you need beforehand you can use it offline. Whether you’d like to drive, walk or use public transportation its voice guided turn-by-turn navigation will get you to the right place.