My 11 Best Travel Apps

I have been working for nearly 7 years in IT. I love technology, I’m passionate about this field but how can technology help us travelers? Here is a list of my 11 absolute best travel apps.

Airbnb

In my opinion this is the best app to find accommodation. It has a great design, user-friendly interface and the search function is really good. You can set the location, your budget and what kind of accommodation you want then search for it. The places will display in a Google maps style interface and you can navigate around to find your best bet. Clearly one of the best travel apps around.

It is available for Android and Apple products.

Worldaroundme

This application is fantastic; this is the perfect tool for travelers that need to know what is around them. If you are searching for a restaurant, drugstore, gas station, ATM, hotel, activities nearby or basically anything you just have to point your cell phone in front of you and see what is around you! It will tell you the name of the place and how far you are from that place. Great application on the best travel apps list!

It is available for Android and Apple products

Evernote

What about an app to put all your sticky notes, flight confirmations, hostel bookings or calendar reminders all at the same place? Evernote is doing just that and the good thing is that it synchronize in real time on your cell phone, tablet or computer. You won’t forget or lose anything again with this app and that’s why Evernote is making it on the best travel apps list.

It is available for Android and Apple products.

Wi-fi finder

Quite simple, you need a Wi-Fi connection? Scan around you and find one easily. The good perk about this best travel app is that you can find the closest public Wi-Fi near you!

It is available for Android and Apple products.

Skyscanner

This app scan every airline companies available and give you the cheapest flight tickets price. No wonder why this application is making the list of the best travel apps. I will show you how to use this great application efficiently in a later article on travel and flight hacks.

This app is available on most platforms

Tripadvisor

They have a really nice website with lot of information and the app is one of the best travel app. You want to read reviews about a place that you want to go backpack or travel? Want to know what kind of sightseeing and activities a certain country has to offer? There you have it.

It is available on many popular platforms.

Xe currency

Useful and simple app that convert currencies. This app is updating the currency rates in real time, so you have the latest conversion rates. A must have while traveling!

Available on many platforms.

Heywire

This app is really useful if you didn’t unlock your phone (I REALLY advise you to unlock your phone while traveling) or if you don’t want to. Heywire uses Wi-Fi connection to allow you to text your friends back at home without using any data. No more surprise cell phone bills!

Available for Android and Apple products.

Hostelworld

The name of this application is self-explanatory, this app is great to find and book hostels all around the world. This is the best app for hostel booking and often you will have a promo or coupon if you book an hostel using this app.

It is available on most platforms

Maps.me

This one is great. Connect your cell phone to a Wi-Fi connection and download all the maps you need. Then unplug the Internet and surprise! You have a Google Maps style application that you can use OFFLINE!

Available on most platforms

Skype

Last but not least, Skype! We all know Skype but this app will become really important oversea. You will miss your family and friends, and with Skype you can communicate by instant messaging and by video for free. Don’t skip this one, trust me.

Available on most platforms

And that’s it! This is my list of best travel apps and those will help you a great deal when traveling. Technologies nowadays go really far, so why not use it?

There is a lot more travel apps out there, which one are you using? Any recommendations? What are YOUR best travel apps?