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Top Must-Have Apps for Travel Enthusiasts

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Aabiya Noman Baqai

Writer and Editor at Destination Jeddah

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As we dawn into holidays, we start jotting down our travel plans, where we want to go, what we want to do etc.


If you’d like to enhance your travelling experience then the following apps are a must-have when on the go!

CheapOair:

optimized-travel-apps-cheapoairWhen you pick a location, all that’s left is to book a spot. It’s a user-friendly app which gives you the option to enter in your preferred to and from locations to figure out the airfare and what discounts and special deals that are available.


PackingPro:

optimized-travel-apps-packing-proThis is the perfect app to help you create and download lists on essential objects needed for travelling. It’s your on the go check list that you can sync with iCloud and use whenever you’re planning day trips, weekend getaways or even weekly or monthly trips.


TripAdvisor:

optimized-travel-apps-tripadvisorOnce you’ve reached your destination, this app helps you plan the actual activities during that trip. It has rankings of different restaurants, hotels and must see attractions made by millions of travelers. If you’re up for honest opinions on locations within a city and would like to avoid false promises made by hotels then TripAdvisor is your go-to app!


WorldMate:

optimized-travel-apps-world-mateThis is the official trip organizer app. It can help you plan the entire trip by sending you flight alerts and notifications about the activities that you’ve signed up for or that you’re interested in. If you’d like to make the most of each day and not miss out on the exciting stuff then WorldMate is a great option that can make it happen.


Perfect World Clock:

optimized-travel-apps-world-clockIf you’re the type that loses his/her mind because of jetlag and keeping track of time, then Perfect World Clock really is the ‘perfect option’. As the name suggests, this world clock gives you multiple time zones around the world so you know what time it is in your home land, your current destination and other locations you might be travelling to. Having to calculate time differences and considering daylight saving hours shall never be a hassle again.


TravelSafe:

optimized-travel-apps-travelsafeThis app is an important one. It has all the emergency and embassy numbers around the world that you should know in case you need them. It’s a handy app that can be used to in any location in the world and gives you assurance for a better, safer trip.


Uber:

optimized-travel-apps-uberUber abroad is more than a car hire service. It is a great transport service app that allows you to track people who are travelling on the same routes as you, so you can ask them for a ride. It’s a cheap and effective way of getting to places if public transportation is not a thing at your location.


Maplets:

optimized-travel-apps-mapletsThis is an offline map app that gives you a detailed navigation to your desired locations. It is especially useful for hikers, bikers and other trail routes. Maplets marks important routes to take on when going on adventurous excursions.


HearPlanet:

optimized-travel-apps-hearplanetThis is your on-the-go audio guidebook. If you’re not it a mood of listening to a tour guide or there really isn’t any tour guide available then this app is the ideal alternative. All you need to do is feed in your visiting location and viola. It informs you of the historic and important aspects of that location while you walk or ride through.


Wi-Fi Finder:

optimized-travel-apps-wifi-finderProbably the most important one for today’s generation, Wi-Fi finder helps locate Wi-Fi spots nearby in case you need to download something or do some online browsing. You definitely don’t want to use your cellular data abroad, and pay a bill beyond your pocket’s reach when your back home. Until you find the nearest Starbucks, this is the app you’ll need for Wi Fi.


TripIt

optimized-travel-apps-tripitIt was founded in October of 2006. It’s the world’s easiest travel organizing app. All you have to do is forward an email to get an itinerary. It’s accessible, so you can see all your travel plans in one place, on any device. You can book your travel from wherever you please and it is completely free. Once you email your travel details to the app, it creates your travel plan and also gives you suggestions and best routes. It’s social so your people can see when and where you travel and also accompany you there.


Couchsurfing

optimized-travel-apps-couchsurfingEnvision a world made better by travel and travel made richer by connection. Couchsurfers share their lives with the people they encounter, fostering cultural exchange and mutual respect. With Couchsurfing, you can stay with locals in every country on earth. Travel like a local, stay in someone’s home and experience the world in a way money can’t buy. Many cities have weekly language exchanges, dance classes, hikes and dinners. Make new friends.


Airbnb

optimized-travel-apps-airbnbFounded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Furthermore, when travelling to a country, it’s always important to know the contact info for embassies there, so here’s a very useful link that with all the information needed:

Embassy Worldwide

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