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A Few Handy Travel Apps

Travel-Apps

Published: 21 December 2017

Author: Zak Samuels

If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly glued to your phone. Normally this isn’t such a good thing but one big plus is they can be incredibly useful, none more so than when travelling. There are some great apps out there that can really help with organising things when traveling.

The list could go on and on, but I’ve selected a few that I think are particularly good starting points when travelling.

Maps.me
If your sense of direction isn’t great, this is an absolute lifesaver. Maps.me provides a brilliant way to find your way around while avoiding those overseas data roaming charges. You can download the map of your local area and it tracks your location even when you’re not connected to WiFi. You can pin locations such as a hotel so that you know you can find your way around. The database of locations is also fairly extensive and has useful stops such as petrol stations, restaurants and convenience stores included. The app is entirely free; just make sure that you’ve downloaded the map of the area while you’re still connected to WiFi.
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Citymapper
A personal favourite, even when I’m at home. You will need to have mobile data or be connected to WiFi to be able to use this app, so make sure that you don’t cause yourself unnecessary data charges by using this on the go. This app provides a real-time optimised route for reaching your location and includes details for a variety of travel options such as bus and train times; plus you have the option for Uber integration as well. The app accounts for real-time delays and disruptions, but will provide an alternative route as well. Citymapper is a brilliant tool for getting around metropolitan destinations, especially if you’re not familiar with the location.
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Roomer
This app is designed so that people can sell their hotel bookings if they’ve had to cancel their trip for some reason. The discounts typically range from around 30-80 percent. It provides reviews of the hotel along with the listing as well so that you’re not walking into it completely blind. Even if you just want a night away from home for a feeling of a little mini-break this can be a great option!
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Google Translate
Currently the Google translate app has 50 languages available to download for offline use. Although it’s not a substitute for being able to speak a language, this can be really helpful if you need to ask for directions to a general landmark such as a hotel or museum, or asking for specific dietary requirements in a restaurant in a new country.
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Google Translate
If you’re organised and forward-thinking, then this app might not be necessary for you. But for those like me, who always get to their destination and realise they’ve forgotten everything that they’re actually going to need, this app is a lifesaver. If you input your destination and the dates that you’ll be travelling, the app will then generate a recommended list of items to take with you. These lists can be added to or subtracted from at any time. Great for putting your mind at ease when packing your luggage!
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There are literally thousands of apps out there that can assist you in your travels, these are just a few that I have used in the past, and I find to be particularly useful.

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