BEST TRAVEL APPS – 2019


In this video, we’ll show you the best travel
apps in ten different categories covering everything from booking your flight and accommodation,
planning your budget to doing things with locals
and making your trip more fun. Don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
to our channel and enable notifications. And we want to hear what’s your favorite
app in the comments below. Most apps presented in this video are available
for both iOS and Android users. Check the description for download links
and more information. Here are our top ten picks. Number 10: Planning your trip When you are still deciding where to go,
use Google Maps. Type the name of the country, city, town or
even a hotel and explore surroundings with street view, see photos from other users and
get a feel of your next destination. You can also use one of the following
apps: TripAdvisor and Yelp, both a great resource of travelers’ photos,
reviews, and suggestions of places, accommodations, and restaurants. Roadtrippers, an app that helps you find amazing
places along your planned route and suggests interesting detours. That comes in especially handy when you’re
driving. Our winner is: Google Maps Number 9: Booking your flight or ride When it’s time to book your flight, you
want the best deal, right? Use Momondo to find, compare, and book flights
anywhere in the world. There are many other apps you can use to explore
the best prices and book your flights such as Kayak, Kiwi.com, Hopper, and others. We made a short video about the best flight
booking apps. The link is in the description. And if you also want to rent a car, most of
these apps compare rental car prices and you can also rent a car through their website. Check the description for the list of car
rental apps such as Hertz, Enterprise, and others. If you are traveling by train or bus, some
of the apps we described like Kiwi.com offer that option too. For train tickers you can also use apps like
Amtrak, Rail Planner Eurail, China Trains and others depending on your destination. But usually every country and bigger city
has its own app. Our winner is: Momondo Number 8: Booking your accommodation Next, it’s time to book your accommodation. Try using Booking.com, as it’s easy to use,
covers anything from hostels to luxury hotels and often offers an option to cancel your
booking free of charge, so if you find a better deal, you can cancel the old one
without any worries. There are many other useful accommodation
booking apps depending on the type of accommodation
you want to book. If you want a more authentic experience,
use Airbnb. If you’re looking for luxury hotels, download
one of the luxury hotel chain apps. And if you prefer free accommodation and hanging
out with the locals, use Couchsurfing. We created a short video with all the suggestions. The link is in the description. Our winner is: Booking.com Number 7: Planning your budget When you’ve decided on where to go,
you probably have a budget in mind. When you travel, it’s easy to lose track
of how much you’re spending. If you use Trail Wallet, planning and spending
on your trip will be much easier. You can create different categories such as
food, accommodation, etc. Once your trip begins, you will have to track
your expenses, which is a little bit annoying but in the long term can save you a lot of
money. We always spend less and have some extra money
to spend at the end of our trips. There are other similar apps too
like Trabee Pocket, Mint, etc. If you are traveling with friends, you might
want to use Splitter which helps you split expenses
with your travel companions. When you are traveling abroad you can use
Elk Travel Currency Converter which helps you convert to local currency and helps you
avoid a rip-off at a currency exchange office. And if you’re traveling by car, you can
plan your route with ViaMichelin which will calculate all road-related expenses such as
tolls and gas prices for your specific route. Check the description for full list of great
apps to help you plan your budget. Our winner is: Trail Wallet Number 6: When bored Yaaay, it’s finally time to go. But those flights, bus or train rides are
waaay too long, so let’s try to spend those hours as comfortably as possible. So, if you don’t have to work on a plane
or you can’t sleep, use Netflix. While Netflix is not a free app, there is
a monthly subscription, it lets you download movies and TV shows or documentaries so even
when you have to switch to airplane mode, you can watch your previously downloaded content. Just make sure to do it before you travel. We also recommend using the following apps
to make your trip easier: Podcasts – Explore and download a podcast
on your favorite subject. iPhone has a great built-in Podcast app and
if you’re on Android, you can download Google Podcast for free or pay $4 for Pocket Casts,
a popular and easy to use podcast player. Kindle – read your favorite books
on the go. Let’s not forget about music. If you use services such as Spotify, Apple
Music, Pandora, or similar, you can download your music before you travel. And of course, don’t forget to download
your favorite game or quiz at home. Especially because games are usually big apps
and require a lot of Megabytes to download. Our winner is: Netflix Number 5: Getting around town Ok, you have arrived at your destination. How to get around town? Again, our app of choice is Google Maps. It covers more territory than the majority
of other apps and can you can use it in big cities where you can search for public transportation,
small streets to find that hidden gem you found on TripAdvisor and much more. Also, if you want to save money on mobile
data you can download the entire city map at home or in your hotel and GPS will still
work even with mobile data switched off. Apple Maps is similar to Google Maps, but it doesn’t have the same coverage
all over the world. For public transportation,
you can also use Moovit. If you want to get around town faster and
comfortably use Uber or Lyft. If you use your own car and want to check
the gas prices around you, use GasBuddy, an awesome app which unfortunately only works
in the US, Canada, and Australia. And if you want to share a ride with someone,
use BlaBlaCar, a great app for carpooling. Also, apps like Zipcar where you can rent
cars by hours instead of days can be great when you don’t need to rent a car for your
entire trip. In certain bigger cities, you can rent an
electric scooter like Bird or Lime. It’s a new fun way to explore the city. Our winner is: Google Maps Number 4: Translation When you travel abroad you will most likely
need a good app to translate. Google Translate does a great job. First of all, make sure to download the language
of your next destination, make available offline, before you travel. This way, you don’t need an internet connection
when you need to translate fast. Google Translate is super easy to use and
covers almost the entire world. For most languages, you can also use their
photo feature where you can simply hover over the original text and voila, the text is translated
into your language in real time. And for major languages, there’s the conversation
option where you can record in real time and the translation is played out instantly. Then, the next person can speak in their language. Awesome, right? There are many great apps
to translate such as iTranslator, Speak & Translate, TripLingo
and others. Check the description for the full list. Our winner is: Google Translate Number 3: Connected around the world Connecting to the world on your trip and
communicating can be tricky. We often use WhatsApp because it uses your
phone contacts and lets you call and text other people. There are many other apps available, like
FaceTime if you are using an iPhone, which works really well, but you will only be able
to talk to another iPhone users, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and others. It’s probably best to download a few of
them as in our experience, depending on the part of the world you are traveling to, people
tend to use different apps. Sometimes finding a WiFi connection is difficult. Use Facebook to discover WiFi in your area. Or download WiFi Map, an app where you can
download WiFi locations in advance. Our winner: WhatsApp Number 2: Making your trip pleasant Trips are fun but many times also overwhelming. Use Headspace, a great meditation app to help
you relax while traveling, when you come to your hotel room after a long day or even on
a metro in a big city. Headspace will even help you fall asleep. Headspace offers guided meditation of various
lengths and depending on your current situation. Completely different, but still something
that will make your trip more interesting is PocketGuide, an app offering
location-based audio guides. And when you can’t find toilets anywhere
near you, use the Where is Public Toilet App. Our winner is: Headspace Number 1: Doing things with locals Doing things with locals can always add extra
layer to your travel experience. Download Withlocals, a great app that lets
you book different experiences with locals like home dinners, workshops,
city tours, etc. Airbnb also offers similar experiences, from
waterfall hiking to discovering hidden gems, partying with locals, etc. Eatwith is an app that lets you book local
unique dinners, cooking classes, and food tours. If you’d like to hang out with likeminded
people, download Meetup, an app that lets you find groups that host in-person events
for people with similar interests. Culture Trip also offers great guides and
tips to explore your destination. Our winner is: Withlocals Do you have a favorite travel app or do you have experience using
one of the apps we described? Share it in the comments below. And don’t forget to like this video, subscribe
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14 Replies to “BEST TRAVEL APPS – 2019

  1. What's your favorite travel app? 🌎
    Do you have experience using one of the apps we described?
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    We'd love to know, share it here 😉

  2. What about SkyScanner for flights? I have always found the cheapest flights there. And Agoda for accommodations. I've always found the lowest prices for hotels/hostels there.

  3. I like Get Your guide, tripadvisor, Yelp, Trainline, Citymapper, Uber and Currency apps. For London Tube map and Heathrow Express are two I use often

  4. I recently discovered an app called Tiplr. It's like a community where people can post their own travel tips. The best part is that they're coming from real people and it's cool for people that want to get started with writing travel articles!
    Here's a link to the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiplr/id1176303189?ls=1&mt=8

  5. I suppose the following apps belong to "Making your trip pleasant" category. What I am looking for is a GPS controlled audio guidebook. Very handy for travelers who likes to learn about local culture and history. Maybe they should be a category of their own –

    – PocketGuide Audio Travel Guide
    – TourPal
    – TripScout
    – VoiceMap

    Any recommendation? These Apps are free, but in App purchase for each location can add up very quickly. Therefore, it is of particular interests for vacationers to have a recommendation as trying out can become very expensive. Thanks!

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