Whether we want to admit it or not, we are all constantly attached to our phones. At times that may be to our own detriment, but more often than not the resources contained within that tiny pocket-sized computer are endless. There are countless apps at our fingertips for anything we could possibly need. Here is a list of every travel app you NEED in your life.
I wish I found this one sooner! Roadtrippers is just what it sounds like: an app for road tripping. It can help you find things nearby like restaurants or attractions but it can also help you plan the best route to get from one place to the next. Not only does it route your trip, you can choose what kind of stops to make along the way or you can follow a route uploaded by another user.
This is essentially Google Maps on steroids. You can choose a landmark or an address to get to and it will give you the best way to get there. Once you choose your destination, it will tell you how long each method will take. Plus it suggests the best ones, alerts you to any issues, and gives weather appropriate options. It will even tell you the approximate amount of calories you will burn if you choose to walk or bike.
I never go to a restaurant in a new city without looking it up on yelp. The reviews and pictures are always worth a look.
Google Maps is a staple. If you don’t want all the bells and whistles of CityMapper, this is the navigation option for you.
At times, a car ride can be much easier than public transit or driving yourself so this is a must. Pro-tip: set up your accounts before you leave so you’re not fumbling for your credit card when you’re trying to get somewhere or get home.
If you rent a car or road trip this is a must! It will help you find parking and save you some cash. You also pay within the app and can extend a reservation from your phone as well. So no worries about not knowing how the paystation works or needing to stay late.
I’m a pen and paper kind of list maker, but this app does wonders for packing suggestions. Based on the location, duration, time, and type of activities, PackPoint will give you an itemized checklist of what you should bring with you. From weather appropriate gear to laptop chargers, it will make sure you don’t forget a thing.
I don’t like to continuously search for flights (I explain why in this post) but SkyScanner can not only help you find the best deal, it will save a trip and monitor it for you. Then, it will send you a push notification when the price goes up or down.
I mostly like this app because it pulls reservations from your email and lists them all, so I can keep track of where I’ve been and when. But you can also create ‘trips’ to add reservations, discounts, places, plans, tips, and more.
I’m always looking for new travel apps to try! What are some of your favorites?