10 Essential Apps you NEED while travelling

Got a trip coming up? Make it better with these practical travel apps.

Whether you’re navigating a new place without data, trying to understand a foreign language, or booking your stay, these travel apps will make your life on the road a lot easier.

1. Maps.me

Maps.me is a must-have while traveling. It has saved me so many times when I was lost in a country. The great thing about maps.me is that you can download regions or countries, so you can even use it offline. The downloaded maps don’t take up a lot of space.

Maps.me is based on the Open Streets Map project. Ideal for exploring on foot or hiking trails. It often shows more landmarks and trails than other mapping apps such as Google or Apple Maps. It shows you everything you will need while traveling, like ATMs, banks, stores, and even WIFI access points.

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2. XE Exchange

The best way to avoid getting scammed and overcharged while traveling is knowing the exchange rates. Xe Exchange shows the latest rates and works even if you are offline.

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3. TravelSpend

If you’re like me and trying to travel on a budget, TravelSpend is a lifesaver. It helps you keep track of all your travel expenses so you don’t overspend and have to cut your trip short. It’s super easy to use, and you’ll feel more relaxed and confident when you know you’re on top of your spending.

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4. Hostelworld

Hostelworld is the largest platform for booking hostels. If you’re a budget traveler and plan on staying in hostels, this app is a must-have. Once you’re logged in, it allows you to effortlessly book accommodation in just a minute.

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5. Booking.com

Booking is the biggest booking platform in the world with over 28 million accommodation options to choose from. It usually has the cheapest price for hotels and other accommodations.

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6. Google Translator

This an app you can’t go without while traveling, it is incredibly useful. You can use the camera function to scan written texts and even engage in full conversations using the voice recording option. It’s a simple but effective!

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7. Skyscanner

This app is perfect for searching flights and setting price alerts to find the cheapest upcoming flights.

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8. Revolut

Revolut is the perfect banking app for travelers’ spending. I’ve used it all over the world and it has never let me down. It’s super easy to use, and it doesn’t take in a bunch of extra fees when you withdraw money abroad. Plus, the app helps me keep a close eye on my spending, and I can top it up whenever I want to.

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9. Duolingo

Being able to speak even a few words in a foreign language can open up a whole new world while traveling. Duolingo is the perfect app for learning the basics, making it much easier to get around. And the best part, It’s free!

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10. Pocket

This app is perfect for saving travel guides. Just hit the share button and select the Pocket Icon. You will be able to save this article or another blog post to read later.  

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11. Picolo

Picolo is a fun party. Perfect for spicing up hostel nights when you’re in the mood for some lighthearted entertainment with your new friends.

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12. Inshot

Inshot is the perfect app for editing videos and photos on your mobile phone. It has a lot of free functions and is easy to use.

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