Whilst travelling one of your most precious possessions is going to be your smartphone - it keeps you in contact with family, stores all your emails and itinerary info, helps you find where you need to go as well as letting you share your travels online. There are so many travel related Apps available all designed to help you navigate your way around new cities and regions. We've taken the time to round up the best of the best Apps any traveller could need. Check them out & download to your smartphone for convenient travel tools & guidance at your fingertips.
Available on iOS & Android this smart app provides real-time exchange rates & charts to help you make smart purchases & keep on top of your finances. XE currency has over 20 million users and can be used on- or offline and also personalized - best of all it’s free!
Never get lost in translation again! This language translator app will be your best bud if you’re travelling in countries where you don’t speak the local lingo. Type in questions, essentials phrases & conversation starters and it can instantly translate into any one of its 50+ languages. Get it now for free on iPhone or Android.
The best way to discover a city is to walk its streets. Let walking city tour app Kamino take you on a tour that makes sure you never get lost. This award winning app brings you local walking tours from travel guides & experts this making sure you see the best of what’s to offer in any destination. Personalise your tour with filters based on what you want to do and let the GPS lead the way - or you can upload your own discoveries. Sorry Android users this one’s only available on the App Store (another freebie).
Document your travels and create your own mobile-based scrapbook along the way with Trip Journal. Google’s most awarded app lets you compile a journal of your adventures by tagging sights and destinations with photos, videos and notes. Share with friends and family to keep them in the loop with live updates. Yours for only US$2.99 from the App Store or Google Play.
Ever found a beautiful building or landmark overseas but have no idea what it is? Once again Google knows-all and brings you Goggles to put a name to your view. Simply point your phone at a building, painting, statue or QR code and the app will search its database to give you all the info you could need. It can even translate foreign text for you! Free from the Google Play Store.
This must-have app tracks down the closest WiFi hotspot in over 100 countries worldwide. Download maps in advance to be able to use offline when you are out exploring. It even provides you directions to the hotspot to help you dodge international data roaming charges and filters based on hotspot location types (cafes, hotels etc.) Download free on any smartphone.
Store the ultimate guides in your pocket to discover the very best of the major city you're currently exploring. Browse the best restaurants, bars, clubs, gigs and events. With a wealth of knowledge collaborated from their experts as well as other users you will certainly find somewhere or something for you to try. All free to download & start exploring from the App store or Google Play.
Keep in contact with friends and family whilst travelling using this nifty communications app. Downloadable on all devices, it lets you message contacts (including international) free of charge. Free to message & download - all you need is a Wifi or Internet connection.
Travel Tip: The public transport systems in most cities usually have an app to help you navigate your travels & get you to the right platforms & stops.