Living in the digital world that we do now, everything can be done on your phone, including sorting out every aspect of your holiday from accommodation to transport to budgeting and collecting memories. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite travel apps with you guys!
Skyscanner is a great app for finding cheap flights and snatching up bargains. The best thing about this app in my humble opinion is that you can search for flights to anywhere. This means as long as you’re not too picky you can find some super cheap flights to some surprisingly awesome locations!
Hostelworld does a similar job to Skyscanner but for hostels instead. I recently discovered a love of hostels as a way of making friends and finding accommodation for reasonable prices. Hostelworld allows you to check out available hostels in a specific area and gives you loads of information about the hostels so you can be sure you’re making the right choice.
Trail wallet is another recent find of mine and I absolutely love it! It’s great for budgeting your trip and keeping track of how much money you’re actually spending whilst you’re on your holiday. Admittedly you only get 25 free entries and then you have to pay for the full version of the app but it doesn’t cost much and in my opinion totally worth it! You can track all your expenses in a variety of currencies and categories. It’s easy to use on the go and I’ve used it on two different trips for over a month in 8 different countries.
AirBnB is another great option as well as Hostelworld. You can often find some great and cheap places to stay on AirBnB as well as getting out of the touristy areas and glimpsing a bit more of local life. I’ve only had positive experiences with AirBnB both abroad and in the UK so I’d definitely recommend it.
Uber is a great shout because it works in so many countries! Obviously it doesn’t work everywhere but sometimes it can be so much easier than trying to work out the local taxi system (Especially late at night, when you have no local cash and you can’t figure out where the taxi rank is. Can you tell I’m speaking from experience?). The other handy bonus of Uber is that everything is in English so there’s no fear of miscommunication and also you feel safer because of the security protocols in place.
Polar steps is a sort of social media for travellers. It tracks where you’ve been and what you’ve photographed. It’s like a digital scrapbook or journal that allows you to share your trips with your followers and remember them in the future. I’ve yet to use it during a trip but I’ve used it to collate details from past trips and really enjoyed the way it turns out!
So there you have it! Those are my top travel apps!
What are your favourite apps?
Have you tried all of my favourites?