Helpful Travel Apps

Thanks to advancements in technology, gone are the days of having to solely rely on paper maps and word of mouth when traveling. Although word of mouth can be amazing for finding the best spots in town, sometimes the good ole Internet makes traveling a little easier.

When traveling out of country, with the acceptation of all-inclusive trips, I haven’t purchased a data plan for my phone. Choosing to save money for experiences, I rely on Wi-Fi, apps, and screenshots to find my way when traveling.

After spending some time reading other travel blogs and compiling my own personal favourites here are some useful apps when traveling:

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Google maps: If you don’t have data take screenshots of maps and directions to reference when your phone is disconnected from services.

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Airlines: If you travel a lot with one airline, downloading their app and inputting your itinerary is a huge time saver for staying updated on flight status. One of my favourites is Air Canada’s, they send you notification on any changes, when boarding starts, gates, and other connections.

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Hopper: Select flights all over the world and compare prices.

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Airbnb: For a place to stay for one night or long term.

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Google Translate: Handy when you don’t speak the local language.

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Citymapper: For urban travellers, find out the best local routes to take.

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XE Currency: Tracking your expenses are important, no matter how long you’re traveling for. Current to your currently to help find deals.

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Time out: When you’re out of ideas of what to do, this app gives you some!


Do you have any recommendations?

~ L



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