Aside from your backpack and your sneakers, your other travel buddy might perhaps be your iPhone or iPad. Any of these devices can truly help you with your travel needs like finding directions and getting restaurant recommendations. You probably rely on apps heavily to rescue you and maybe schedule your entire trip. Other travel enthusiasts get travel ideas online or look at forums to read reviews from other people regarding the destination they want to visit.
Before you pack your bags and leave home, make sure you have these great apps installed in your iOS device and see if they fit your needs:
If you like travelling by land and you want to know how much you should pay for your travel distance, Fuel Monitor will do the computing for you. This app allows you to see your speed, gas used, average consumption, distance, duration and price so you can easily split the gas bill among your peers or budget your gas allowance. It also has an efficiency meter that shows your driving efficiency information so you can save up on gas and reduce your carbon emissions.
Booking your hotel for your next trip? Stop calling your travel agent’s voicemail and download this app. Hotel Tonight is an application that can be used for you to see great hotel deals in the area that you want to go to and it will give you the cheapest rates for the rooms you want. You can book the room you want right from the app without any hassle or inconvenience. You can book hotels in its supported countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
Who doesn’t love Google Maps? We’ve all tried to search for random places and streets on this application, avoided getting lost in unknown roads because we just searched the road name on the app, and got away with our crush’s complete address just by searching the name of the street where he lives in. It is easy to use, and it’s still the most accurate Map application out there for mobile phones. Even Apple recommended it.
If you don’t like hotels and quirky rental spaces are cooler for you, then you should check out Airbnb. You can search and book for rental houses, apartments, and even islands (yeah, islands) for your next travel destination. The app has more than 200,000 listings for rent and has diversified types of accommodation depending on what your preference is. For those who want guest houses, it will be easy to find them here.
Tripomatic is your travel diary right at your fingertips—you can plan your next travel itinerary there, search and pin your travel pegs and view offline maps whenever you want to. You can browse through different attractions, see and view visitor guides on the places you want to go to, and check out nearby sights from where you currently are. It’s every traveler’s perfect travel buddy.
Thank you for sharing all of these travel apps Nancy! I travel a lot for my job at DISH, so I’ll have to make sure to check out your recommendations! One of my favorite apps to have with me on the go is DISH Anywhere because it lets me watch all of my shows from home, live or recorded, anywhere I go in the world! I use that app as a rescue for boredom during flight delays and such, but since I’m a TV junkie, I just enjoy using it as a way to keep up with my shows when I’m stuck half way across the country on business.