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11 Best Travel Apps you must have when Travelling Abroad

11 Best Travel Apps you must have when Travelling Abroad
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If you love to travel, you surely want to have all the useful information with you before you land into a new country. I do want to. Even though you have travelled to that country before, maybe you didn’t get the chance to visit all the places worth visiting. In such a situation, travel apps are the best friend. So in this post I will tell you about the best travel apps you need to have while travelling abroad.

Earlier people used to carry guidebooks about every place they were visiting. But now, in the age of technology, all information is available at the palm of your hand. There is an app for almost everything and many of them are designed to make traveling easier.

Do you want to go to a particular restaurant because your friend uploaded the picture of the yummiest dish you’re craving for on Instagram? Or do you want to visit a museum that is showcasing the art of your favorite artist? Or maybe there are particular places you want to cover within the next few days of your reaching the destination? All this information is available in these best travel apps whenever you require them.

11 Best Travel Apps to download

So, before you pack your bags to go around the world, check out these 11 best travel apps that will help you in all your on-the-road needs.

1. Travel List

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Do you forget small things like the charger or comb while packing? Then Travel List app is the best for you. This is one of the best travel apps that will help you organize the items you want to pack. In this app, you can add a reminder for the things you have to pack at the last minute, so that you are all set before you leave. Travel List app will also help you plan every stop of your trip, so that you don’t miss out on anything.

2. Trip It

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Trip It is your mobile trip planner that shows all your trip details at a glance: flights, hotels, car, map, directions—all in one place. With the help of this app, you can sync your travel plans with your online or mobile calendar, share itineraries and post travel plans on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

3. Google Maps

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Google Maps is one of the best travel apps to explore new places. Traffic updates, public transit, city tours with 360-degree street views, plus a voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation are merely some of the features this mobile app offers so that you can navigate like a pro.

4. Viber

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Viber is a must-have app for communication abroad. This app allows you to text and call anywhere in the world for free when you are connected to Wi-Fi. It works best when you communicate with other Viber users, but it also has an additional feature of ViberOut that lets you call contacts in your phone even if they don’t have the app.

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5. Tile

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Are you one of those who keep misplacing things? Then, Tile is the ultimate app for you. Stick one of the eight Tiles on virtually any item you want, from keys and wallets to laptops, and the app can track it no matter where it goes. Tile uses Bluetooth technology to create a link between your Tiles and your phone so that you can find your misplaced items.  Your valuables are also vulnerable to theft when you travel, so Tile can help you get back your possessions if they are stolen.

6. SayHi Translate

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Talking and communicating with locals in a new environment can be really difficult if you’re not a polyglot. SayHi Translate makes it easier for you.  It helps you translate your own words. Simply speak into your iPhone or iPad and the app will translate your words into the desired language and speak it back to you. Simple!

7. Amount

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Conversion of currency can be a difficult thing, but that’s not the only area in which numbers are confusing in a new country. The Amount app is a unit and currency converter which helps you navigate monetary exchanges. Apart from that it also has categories like speed limits, fuel consumption, cooking measurements and even clothing sizes in case you want to buy a new outfit overseas.

8. iStone Travel Translation

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This is another app that will help you not get lost in translation. Equipped with more than 300 useful phrases in 12 languages, it quickly comes up with the correct expression.

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9. Foodspotting

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This is one of the best travel apps for food lovers. With Foodspotting you can find your favorite dishes in any restaurant, from dumplings to the juiciest burgers. The photos, at least, are totally to die for! Know about what your friends, experts and food spotters love to eat and share.

10. Mint

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Mint helps you organize your finances, keep an eye on your travel budget and track your expenses during your trip. It’s absolutely safe and secure. That because it’s a ‘read-only’ service, which means that you can’t move funds between accounts, and neither can anybody else.

11. Like a Local

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Avoid the tourist traps and let Like a Local tell you where the real hotspots in town are located. The app lets real locals post reviews and insights about their favorite places in town for you to see. You won’t get reviews from someone who has only lived there a week.

No matter where you travel, these best travel apps will help you get the most out of your experience. Go ahead and give them a try!

Let us know your favorite travel apps in the comment section below!

Comments (14)

  • Awesome list of really useful apps, thanks for these Sonal! I didn’t know about Mint, just downloaded and it looks super useful.
    Another app I thought I’d mention, is an app I’ve been using to send real Postcards from my phone when travelling! It’s called Postsnap (https://www.postsnap.com) – I’ve tried a few but postsnap is the best postcard app I’ve found which lets you hand-write a message and use your own photos – just thought I’d mention in case it comes in handy for anyone else. Personally, I’ve found finding postcards and stamps on holiday a real nightmare and this makes it just so easy to send real cards back home when you can’t find a mailbox and don’t have much time!

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      Hi

      Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your feedback. Postcards also seems to be a great app. Glad that you made my readers aware about it.

      Have a nice day!

      Reply
  • Hey Sonal, nice post. I have seen Sayhi Translate at work. I met a man in the airport who was visiting the US from Brasil. We both got bumped from our flight and he was confused about what was going on. He used Sayhi to ask me questions. We actually spent an hour talking to each other because of this app.

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      Hi Lydia

      it feels so good to interact with someone whose language we do not know. This app is really good. Even I have tried it.

      Thanks for sharing your experience.

      Have a nice day!

      Reply
  • We couldn’t have done without Google Maps on our last trip abroad – 13 countries in 3 months. We would have got completely lost wandering around the cities. An app that informed us of any changes/cancellations to our flight times meant we didn’t have to log in to airline websites to check (flights were being cancelled all over because of the 2010 Icelandic volcanic eruption). TripIt was good but I made sure I had a hard copy of all our travel details.

    I wish I’d known of some of the others you mention. I’ll know if there is a next time! Thanks Sonal.

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      Hi Sue

      You are very right, without Google Maps we feel lost. even travelling within the same city there are times we font know the routes. At that time Google Maps are really helpful. It helps me a lot while searching for a location.

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

      Have a wonderful day!

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  • Thanks for sharing this amazing list. I will certainly be checking many of these out.

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  • Hello Sonal! Awesome share here girlfriend. Perhaps someday I will be able to travel aboad.. Thanks Chery :))

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  • Hi Sonal,

    Interesting travel apps you’ve listed here. SayHiTranslate and LikeALocal sound most useful. Thanks for the info,
    Edward

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  • Wow Sonal,
    So much has changed in the world. I didn’t have any idea there were so many useful apps for traveling. I like Foodspotting, Amount, Translation, and Viber. That would make traveling abroad so much easier.
    Thanks for sharing these.

    Warmly,
    Dr. Erica

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      Hi Erica

      These apps are very helpful. I have tried some of them and they are really awesome!

      Do try them.

      Have a nice day!

      Reply

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