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10 Best Travel Apps to Download Before Your Trip

10 Best Travel Apps to Download Before Your Trip

10 Best Travel Apps to Download Before Your Trip

There was a day when travelers lugged around travel guides, pocket dictionaries, and loads of paperwork in order to stay safe and organized on their trip. Not so anymore! Today you can find an app for just about anything. Keep everything you need to travel easily right in your back pocket. Here are just a few of the best travel apps you should download before your next trip!

Best Travel Apps for Trip Planning

1. TravelSpend

Nothing is more detrimental to your relaxing vacation than stressing over the finances. The TravelSpend app helps you budget for your next trip as well as keep track of your expenses as you go. You can even share your expenses with your friends and family in order to keep track of “who owes who.” 

App Store | Google Play

2. PackPoint

Are you one of the many jet-setters who procrastinates on packing? If you regularly find yourself throwing random articles of clothing in your suitcase the night before you travel, you need this app! The PackPoint app allows you to create a custom list based on your trip length, the weather, and your intended activities. Think like TurboTax but for packing!

App Store | Google Play

3. AccuWeather

With a good weather app you can prepare and pack for any situation! The AccuWeather app gives detailed information about daily conditions and severe weather alerts for both iPhone and Android users.

App Store | Google Play

Best Travel Apps While On-The-Go

4. Google Translate

Google Translate offers 108 languages by typing, 59 language translations while offline, instant camera translation in 94 languages, bilingual conversation translations for 71 languages. It is simply one of the easiest, most inclusive language apps out there!

App Store | Google Play

5. Apps for Currency Exchange

You need a good app to help you calculate currency exchange rates… and there are several to choose from! Try Xe – Currency Converter for Android and Currency for iPhone!

App Store | Google Play

6. Unit Converter

Unless you can convert Celsius to Fahrenheit in your head, you might want to save Unit Converter to your phone. This app offers 44 categories of common units to convert for both iPhone and Android.

App Store | Google Play

7. Withlocals

If you want to “tour a city like a local” you need this app! Withlocals gives you tip on nearby things to do and places to eat in over 50 cities around the world. You can also use this app to connect with a local person in the area to get a personal experience and make a friendly connection at your destination.

App Store | Google Play

8. WhatsApp

WhatsApp is the simple, and free way to stay connected with your friends and family while you are abroad. By using Whatsapp you can avoid some of those huge fees associated with texting abroad.

App Store | Google Play

Best Travel Apps for a Safe Trip

9. Smart Traveler by U.S. State Department

This is one of the most important apps to add to your toolkit. The Smart Traveler app will keep you connected with your local U.S. while you are traveling. Through this app you will have access to STEP, or the State Department’s “Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.” STEP will inform you of any national emergencies or political unrest at your destination.

App Store | Google Play

10. Red Panic Button

This app will give you peace of mind, especially if you are traveling solo. With the Red Panic Button you can discreetly send a preset emergency message to designated friends or family with just one touch.

App Store | Google Play

Shawna Levet

Shawna is passionate about helping travel agents grow their business and expand their knowledge as travel experts. She has been in the travel industry since 2011, helping agents and travelers alike find the best negotiated airfare and travel coverage to meet their needs.

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