Let me first start off by saying HEYYYY GUYS! I know I have been M.I.A. lately. It’s just that life was getting the better out of me! I hope everyone’s been well! ☺️
Anyway, this post is about my favourite free apps to use for my travels. Not everyone might agree, but these are what works for me. Hopefully, this could help you out too!
1. Google Maps
This is where I do my initial research. I’m serious! I zoom in an out of different countries, pin them and save them. When you pin a place, you can generally see the photos that other people have uploaded. It will give you the gist of what that place looks like and also prompt you to do further research on it.
Google Maps is also a handy tool when you get to your destination. Just buy a local SIM card and you can use it as your GPS. Or if you don’t want to get a SIM card, just connect to wifi and you can browse what’s around you and even save your maps offline. Try it next time!
Skyscanner is an app that lets you book flights, hotel and a hire car. I purely use this app for flights. It’s really easy to use; you just need to enter your destination and dates and the app sorts out the available flights by the cheapest price.
The thing I like about Skyscanner is that the calendar tells you when it’s the cheapest to fly. Just look for the green dots!
You can also press on “Chart” on the right side of Calendar and you’ll be able to see a better comparison of the airfares.
3. XE Currency
This app has been out for as long as I can remember and I believe it’s one of the most popular, if not the most popular, app for currency conversion. I find it great because it basically converts any world currency, which means I don’t need to use anything else. It is super reliable and easy to use and helps me to know when I should be converting my money!
Booking.com is a website I have used since I started travelling, so of course it has to be one of my favourite apps too! For me, it’s a great app to look for and book accommodation. I do like to compare it with other booking apps and/or websites but I like Booking.com more because I feel like I get good hotel discounts because I’ve been a member for that long!
5. Speak & Translate
Speak & translate is a great app to have when travelling to a non-English speaking country. It can translate over 100 languages through text and 54 through voice. It has a language detection mode as well just in case you didn’t know which language to select. That’s pretty handy if you ask me!
For someone who constantly forgets things at home while travelling, PackPoint is definitely a helpful app to use. It’s great because you can select your destination and it predicts the weather for you. You also select the type of activity you want to do and the app gives you a list of things it things you may need and you can just tick it off as you go. Obviously, if you’re trying to pack light then you don’t need to select everything.
The only downside is that you can’t really save your packing list in the free version so you can’t start a new one without getting rid of the old.
Well, guys hopefully I helped you out! Let me know in the comments below if you use these apps too. If you have a different favourite, let me know as well so I can check it out!
Ciao for now!