10 Of The Best Travel Apps

There genuinely is an app for everything these days and where would we be without them? The rise of the smartphone is well documented and it’s hard to imagine how we’d function without every imaginable piece of information at our fingertips. Apps have changed the face of many things, including that most purist of pursuits, travel. Tour guides and guide books are now no longer needed as you can plan, document and enrich experiences all from your phone, these 10 apps will make that cross continental trip that bit more enjoyable.



Want to experience a city like a local? Localeur is the app for that. With curated guides on everything from the best seafood to running spots, all produced by those who live in the area, you wont get a better recommendation.

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Nobody likes jet lag, fact. It’s the bane of many a trans-time zone trip. Prep your body and your mind with Entrain, the app will help gradually shift you sleeping schedule to lessen the impact of crossing the clock.

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Packing is a principle pitfall for travellers aplenty. PackPoint aims to lessen the load, mentally speaking, by organising what you need to pack depending on the length of the trip, destination and activities planned.

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Have all of that vital itinerary information organised for you into one place by simply sending your booking confirmation to the app. TripIt will also formulate suggestions for activities and attractions as well as sending over information like weather updates and maps – it’s almost like having a mobile PA for travel purposes.

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Data roaming charges aren’t remotely friendly on the wallet and so knowing where to find free Wi-Fi in a foreign country is an absolute necessity although not always easy. Load up this app for directions to the nearest fountain of connectivity, plus the offline mode allows you to download maps before you go – saving you from the horror of a massive bill once you return home.

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Avoid the tourist traps and locate authentic eateries around the world with help from Foodspotting. A foodie’s best friend, it will bring up local’s recommendations and you can even search based on GPS location.

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A favourite one for home and abroad, get the low down on the local area with this popular app when you’re both in the Capital and on the continent; a must for any man’s mobile library of apps.

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Airports are stressful places; make them a little less so with GateGuru. It will take you to the correct gate, keep you up to date on flight delays and even point out the best places to eat and duty free options on the way.

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Of course any exotic locale or city break wouldn’t be complete without sharing the experience with friends and strangers alike through Instagram.

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Get the best deal on flights and hotels with Hipmunk, saving precious pennies for additional spending splurges. Compiling all of the information for you, the app will seek out the best value travel options out there, even pulling from less traditional sources like Airbnb.

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