Taking a trip? Not without these apps you’re not! Whether your phone is an extension of your right hand, or you’re just looking for a little guidance on your trip, we’ve got a list of all the best apps for travel this year. Plug in, and start downloading.
Yelp: This app native continues to stay near the top of every “best app…” list. As one of the first restaurant finder apps on the iPhone, Yelp continues to update and polish it’s offerings without over complicating anything. Whatever you’re looking for – yelp will have the reviews and ratings to keep your trip on smooth sails.
Hopper: Know when to fly and buy and score the lowest fares with Hopper. It analyzes billions of flights daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you when to buy your tickets. No more guessing – and losing – Hopper has your back.
TripCase: Frequent travelers will appreciate the ability to organize multiple flights, hotel reservations, and plans all in one place. You can join itineraries, allowing family or friends to keep tabs without the constant notifications. Just think: no more waking up early to pick up a loved one at the airport, only to discover that their flight has been delayed. When a flight is delayed or changed, notifications are automatically shared.
SnapChat: See what’s happening in everyone’s neck of the woods with geotagging. Explore new areas and follow interesting people – The Hungry Partier at drewbinksy; Travel Sassy at Travel_Sassy; The Hostel Girl at the_hostelgirl; and #EartHabit at moon.prism. Also, now with the widely changing filters for locations, what happens in Vegas no longer stays in Vegas.
AirBnB: If we’re just being honest here, sometimes we just browse homes in random cities and countries just in house envy and for travel inspiration.
Bravolol: Here’s your modern day Rosetta stone that features a basic phrasebook in over 13 languages. Learn basic vocabulary and get help with pronunciation with phonetic spelling.
Goby: When you’re in a foreign city, it’s not uncommon to look around and wonder where all the cool kids hang out. Well, Goby has the answer. The app pinpoints the neighborhood hot spots – museums, hotels, eateries and more) in your proximity. But the best part – you’ll discover nearby events like concerts, plays, and more right around the corner. Your event guru, at your fingertips.
Citymapper: Google maps, you’re fired. Citymapper offers more detailed journey planner information than Google, including real-time departures and disruption alerts, as well as Uber integration and cycle routes. Boom.
Photocircle: An innovative, cross-platform, real-time photo-sharing app is going to be your new bff. Take photographs on one phone, add friends to your PhotoCircle circle, and share the photos easily with friends. No more handing strangers to take a single photo across a dozen phones – and more spending the next 10 minutes post-photo texting each other each other’s take. Is it just us, or does that sound exhausting?
Waze: Introducing the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Drivers in the similar vicinity share real-time traffic and road info to help save everyone the misery of sitting in traffic for hours on-end. Technology FTW.