5 Apps That Will Simplify How You Travel
The way we travel, whether it’s across the state or the world, has been transformed thanks to mobile technology, much like most other things in today’s marketplace. There are many apps available that make travel simpler, easier to plan and manage, and more enjoyable.
Below are five great apps to simplify your travel experience, and provide you with more time to enjoy your surroundings, as opposed to worrying about logistics.
Conde Nast Traveler called Detour the “world’s coolest audio guide.” With Detour, you can select a city, ranging from options like San Francisco and New York City in the U.S. to global cities including London, Paris and Berlin, and then access location-based audio tours of iconic locales. It’s much like the experience you’d receive from a tour guide, and a group sync feature makes sure all of your travel companions are having the same experience.
Packing Pro is an app that lets travelers get organized, quickly and easily. Packing Pro is a universal app that allows anyone, from individuals to families and large groups, create lists for any type of trip including day trips, international travel, and deployments. They can create an unlimited number of packing lists, and select from a broad category of existing items or set up their own. Features include list-making assistance, multi-person lists, iCloud Auto-sync, sharing options and customizable design.
This travel app provides maps for more than 800 cities and small regions so you can do everything from finding local attractions to looking up addresses of friends in the area. CityMaps2Go offers functionality for more than 150 countries, 15,000 destinations, and 50 million places. It also lets you access insider tips on the locations you’re traveling to, gather travel inspiration from blog articles, and save locations on your maps. Additionally, CityMaps2Go features detailed offline maps, saving roaming costs and not requiring data plans or internet connections.
GoEuro has a mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices that lets users find cheap train tickets, intercity bus tickets and last-minute flights, all in one streamlined search. You can book your tickets to get you around all of Europe in one user-friendly location, and also take advantage of live deals on tickets from reputable partners of GoEuro. Some of these partners include National Express, Eurolines, Eurostar, Virgin Trains, Gatwick Express, Deutsche Bahn and more.
Connecting travelers to bikes, surfboards and snow equipment, Splinster is a unique mobile app that lets you maximize your travel experiences by connecting with people willing to rent out their bikes and other equipment on a short-term basis. This bike and equipment sharing program tends to be a more economical way to access what you need, and the equipment owners are not only trusted, but also located around the world.
If you’re traveling between multiple countries, Currency is a simple but advanced app that provides you with real-time exchange rates for more than 150 countries and currencies. It’s been the top converter of its type since 2008. Features include Smart Quick Convert Values, support for split View on an iPad and support for 3D touch on iPhone 6s.