5 Travel Apps To Download Before Your Next Vacation
Planning your next vacation? Lucky. However, we know how planning a perfect vacation can turn into a series of stressful situations. In order to avoid that, we’re sharing our top 5 travel apps to download before your next vacation.
After all, it’s 2018. If there’s something we have, that’s various travel apps. So, why go through the agony of planning a vacation when you can use an app to do the work for you? Today, an app can book flights, reserve accommodation and basically anything you need except pack your bags. However, there are also apps which can tell you what you need to bring with you. Close enough.
Basically, we live in a magical age where an app can do everything for us, and all we have to do, is pack our bags and enjoy our vacation. After a long week at work, the last thing we want is to think about different travel details as well. Let’s face it – apps are the ultimate travel buddies. So, let’s name the top 5 travel apps which will make your next vacation the best one yet.
If you haven’t used Skyscanner already, we highly recommend thinking about it. The app has been a travel buddy of ours for a long time now, and it can definitely help make your vacation a lot more enjoyable.
Skyscanner is an all-in-one travel app with flights, hotels and car rentals. It’s everything you need in one place.
The app compares millions of flights in order to find the cheapest deal in the shortest time period. Even if you still haven’t decided where you would like to go, Skyscanner can help you out. Explore their map, discover amazing vacation destinations and book your flight at an amazing price. You can even look for inspiration by categories, such as solo travel, quick getaway and more.
There’s no way we could go through this list, and not mention one of the greatest apps for vacation rentals out there.
Airbnb is an app which offers unique and unforgettable travel experiences. Staying in hotels is great, it’s what we’ve been doing for years. However, if you are looking for an adventure and would rather stay with a local, or in their home, so you can truly experience the country you are in, Airbnb is the app for you.
You can find amazing rentals in every country, and discover a whole other side of it by experiencing it (almost) as a local.
On various occasions, Google Maps, has been a life-saver for us. It doesn’t matter how well you think you know the country you are travelling to, make sure to have Google Maps on your phone.
Google Maps is without a doubt, the best navigation app out there. One of the best things is the fact that it offers various directions depending on how you are travelling. It will show directions for travel by car, public transportation, on bicycle or by foot. This can save you a lot of time. And it will make sure you do not get lost, which is highly important.
Another amazing thing about Google Maps is the fact that you can download various areas for offline use.
One of the most popular travel apps is definitely TripAdvisor, and there’s a high chance you already have it installed on your phone. Not only can you use it while travelling, but you can also use it to discover hidden gems in your hometown.
When travelling, you want to be sure that the hotel you are staying at is great, that the restaurants serve good food at a reasonable price and so on. With TripAdvisor, you have all those recommendations in one place.
One of the best things about TripAdvisor is the fact that you can choose your destination, and simply browse through different categories so you could know what’s worth seeing and what you should definitely avoid so you do not waste time.
Uber is a ridesharing app for fast and reliable rides. When you are on vacation, the last thing you want is to worry about transportation. That’s why Uber is the perfect solution.
The app operates in many countries, and there’s a great chance it is available in the country you are travelling to. Of course, make sure to double check this before you leave your home country.
Why Uber? Why not a taxi? There are many reasons for it. With Uber, you do not have to worry about changing your money to the local currency, speaking the same language or informing yourself with the local customs for tipping. The app will simply charge the right amount from your credit card so you do not have to worry about any of those things.
Travelling to a new country is always exciting, and always an amazing experience. However, the last thing you need on your vacation is to stress about various things simply because you didn’t plan ahead.
These top 5 travel apps will help you out along the way. They will make sure your planning goes smoothly, and that your vacation exceeds your expectations.
You’ve decided where you want to go, you know what you need to pack, and now it’s time to take days off work. Another thing you need to worry about? Not with Vacation Tracker, where you can book and manage your time off requests inside Slack.
Vacation Tracker is currently in public beta so go ahead and sign up on our website and take it for a test drive.
Aleksandra is a Digital Marketing Manager at Vacation Tracker, with a passion for traveling. When she’s not at her laptop, you can find her reading Harry Potter books or on LinkedIn, where she likes to share her knowledge of everything marketing-related.