I am into a lot of traveling in India as well as abroad. And traveling abroad at times can be a little difficult. From Hotel bookings, modes of communications, to exchange rates when traveling to different countries. So here in this article, I have put together a list of 10 Must have Travel Apps when you are traveling out of your country. Of course, all these apps need you to have a smartphone and an Internet Connection and thankfully most of the places today have wifi. In case you are looking to make a new smartphone purchase before your travels have a look at our articles on the best smartphones in India.
In this article, I have not mentioned any of the flight booking sites because all of them have various offers going around at various times. And I don’t think I have still found the one which has the best deals all the time. Moving ahead let us see the 10 Must have Travel Apps to make your travel abroad a piece of cake.
So for the First App in the 10 Must have Travel Apps would be very important as it deals with Money which is the first and the foremost thing you have to look into before traveling.
This is a free Application that is available on both Android and IOS. This is a very popular application to know the current currency exchange rates and has been featured but a lot of travelers in their travel channel. This application gives us live currency exchange rates and historical data. So while we are traveling to any country we exactly know our expenditure in our local currency and it’s easier for us to figure out the prices of things. This is a must have App for you in case you are often traveling to different countries.
This is an app that is used to track your daily expenses. This app has a free and a premium version and is available on bothe Android and IOS. Not only can you track your expenses and see how you’re doing in relation to your budget (which you can pre-set), but you can also take pictures of corresponding receipts and export all the data for further analysis. It has other functionalities like custom categories, ability to export data, see daily averages, statistics, and more.
The next 2 Apps in the 10 Must have Travel Apps are going to deal with your hotel bookings and help you have a comfortable stay on your next trip.
This app is very efficient when you are trying to book your accommodations in various places. This gives you an option to select the perfect location and budget for your stay. This application also has many other filters which will make your hotel booking experience a lot easier. Also, the prices on this site are usually one of the best deals you can get. This site also has a great customer support team to make your travel experience easy peasy.
This site is usually preferred when you want to have a more local experience in your stay. Airbnb’s are also more common abroad than they are in India. Airbnb offers you someone’s home as a place to stay instead of a hotel. They also provide you with details of the Host so you can contact them in case of any help. Also because you are living in an apartment you feel more at home and most of these places have a kitchen and other apartment facilities so that you can probably just have a home time when you are tired of too much going around. So a must have App on your phone.
The next app is more for a person like me who likes to travel with almost everything pre-planned and also who prefers to pack only what is required.
This is an app that helps you pre-plan your trip perfectly. This app tells you the weather conditions of the place you are traveling to and it also helps you design your travel itinerary based on the weather. You can also make your packing list on this app based on the weather so that you don’t end up overpack a lot of things and then worry about your luggage at the airport.
The Next App in the 10 Must have Travel Apps is very useful if you have no clue about the places to see on your travels . So this App does all the work for you.
This App helps you find out the best places to visit in a city. It also gives you major eat out spots and tourist attractions in that place. For example, if you are looking for the various beaches in some city then this app helps you find the beaches with details of the ones which are least crowded and the various eating joints on that beach etc. So this app is very useful to plan a perfect itinerary for your trip.
The next app that we have is to deal with the language issue we have when traveling abroad.
English has been a language that is most widely used in the world as a means of communication. But still there are some places where everyone doesn’t know English and in that case, talking to the locals for help or just to strike a conversation can be a task. So to assure that the language barrier doesn’t create any issue we have google translator which can convert a speech in any language to another. So use this to get the local experience and never hesitate to strike a conversation with anyone.
The next app is going to take care of the streets when you are traveling and help you navigate through the city with ease and without being lost.
Navigating your ways through a new city can be a task and we cannot always rely on directions given by people. So this app is a perfect solution for you as it helps you navigate from point a to b with the highest precision and help you keep yourself safe from any adverse situations. Google maps also provide you with recommendations for the public transports you can avail for your destination along with the bus number, metro, Train timings, etc. that you can take to reach your destination. This app is a must have whether you are traveling to a new city or maybe even a new place in your city. So go ahead and install the app now!
The next app is going to help you connect to your nearest wifi wherever you might be.
All the apps that we have mentioned and also posting images on Instagram when traveling calls for the internet and this app is the perfect solution when you don’t have an internet connection. This app provides you with a map of the available open wifi in your area along with the connecting passwords. So in case you are looking for wifi just go to this app browse to your location and see all the available wifi connections around you. So be sure to have this app with you while traveling.
The last app that I would suggest you to must have on your phones is uber. Often while traveling when we cannot take the metros, or trains, or buses our best solution then is to go take an Uber. This is a rental taxi service and is very easy to use. where you just enter your pickup and drop location and the cab arrives right at your doorstep. This app is also very trustful and you don’t have to worry about having paid extra for your transport because you are a tourist. This is also an app you want to use in your city when traveling. So go ahead and install the app now to make life easier.
One last and the most important advice for all is to have your phone battery right on point all the time. Because these apps can only be useful if your phone is alive. So to make sure you always have your phone battery charged carry a portable charger along with you while you travel. To check out the Best portable chargers available in India click on the link of our top recommendations.
I hope you enjoyed our article on the 10 Must have Travel Apps in 2019. Do share your reviews in the comment section below.
Thank You and Happy traveling!