Whether you’re about to set off on your first holiday or you’re a seasoned traveller who has seen the world, knowing exactly where to go and what to do without breaking the bank can seem like a daunting challenge. Fortunately, you can make travelling easy by letting these apps do the work for you.
Now that you’ve booked your flight and a place to stay, it’s time to get packing. PackPoint makes packing easy by organising what you need to pack based on information about your trip such as length of travel, the weather forecast at your destination, and any activities you have planned. Input basic information such as whether you are male or female, and let PackPoint know what you’re going to be up to, whether it be hiking, working or travelling with a baby. Finally, customise PackPoint with your own packing list items and connect it to Evernote so that you can view your packing list on all your devices, and you’re ready to go.
This easy-to-use app finds the most inexpensive flights and airline tickets and offers some great last-minute deals. You can also find the perfect hotel by accessing TripAdvisor reviews from within the app to compare prices and find exactly what you’re looking for, even if you need to find a place to stay tonight. The creators of Flight Network are so confident that they even list the prices of their competitors, so you can see for yourself what a good deal you’re getting.
Use this free currency converter whilst on your travels to ensure you’re not getting ripped off. XE Currency offers live exchange rates for every currency in the world by monitoring the quality of incoming data for the highest accuracy, so you won’t get caught out. You can sign up for an account for free and even use XE Currency to send cheap international money transfers while you’re away.
Once you’ve arrived at your destination, Foursquare will help you find the best places to eat, shop and visit so you can live like a local. It’s easy to sign in using your e-mail address or Facebook account and then simply tell Foursquare what you’re looking for: a cup of coffee, somewhere for lunch or the best place to dance into the night. Foursquare automatically lists its results in order of proximity to your location, and provides reviews and ratings for price and overall experience to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
On the other hand, if you’re not sure what it is you’re looking for and you need a little inspiration, Nearify can help by telling you what’s going on in your area. First, tell Nearify what kind of events you’re interested in going to, whether it be live music, theatre, workshops, tours, festivals or all of the above. You can then find out which events are happening near you today, tonight, tomorrow or this week. You can use Nearify to follow your favourite artists and musicians, save events for later, and find tickets and directions to the venue, so you never have to feel lost or at a loose end.
These apps can take you through from the daunting planning stages of your trip right to the end so that you can avoid the stress of travelling and just enjoy the trip.