As the world becomes more reliant on smartphone technology, planning a trip has never been easier, and travel apps are sure to make the process so much easier and enjoyable -best part of it all, they’re free, which means more money for your adventures abroad.
Here are OutLoud’s top 5 travel apps:
Unique travel lodging can be found with this online community. Airbnb connects people renting their empty space with those in need of accommodations. Browse through their endless listings of homes anywhere in the world and engage with the local culture like never before. Whether you’re interested in renting a small apartment for the weekend, an entire home for a week, or a castle for a month, Airbnb has it all.
This is the perfect app to have all your travel info in one place – flight details, lodging, confirmation emails, and car rentals. Tripit automatically takes your booking emails and creates an itinerary for your entire trip. If you often find yourself scrolling through your email looking for trip details, this app exists to make your life easier and allows you to enjoy a stress-free vacation.
A spontaneous last minute trip is every traveler’s dream. Hitlist is the go-to app for those cheap last minute deals. All you have to do is let them know what you’re interested in and they’ll notify you with the best deals. The only downside is that they tell you exactly when to go, but this is perfect for those of us sitting around waiting for an adventure during summer vacation. Download Hitlist and you could be sipping coffee in Paris next week for only $360.
Hopper predicts future flight prices, watches specific trips for you, and notifies you when it’s the best time to book. With this app, you’ll never book another flight in fear that it’ll be cheaper down the road. This app analyzes airfare like no other and is extremely user-friendly.
This app proves to be a fundamental resource while planning a trip to a new destination. Guides is a new way to see everything a destination has to offer and allows you to make the most of your time during a trip. The app facilitates travel immensely and serves as a ‘guide’ throughout your whole adventure; it has recommendations from experts on what to see, where to eat, sleep, shop, and it even allows you to download an offline map so you are able to find places without a problem. It includes vital information about cities all around the world.
Whether you’re looking for the cheapest flight deals, unique lodging or even a free guide to a destination, the app world has your back and most importantly your wallet in mind. So, go ahead and start exploring your options.
By Rosaly Casanueva