The difference between a stressful, hectic journey and a stress-free journey lies in proper planning. In the earlier days, the best way to plan a long trip was by hiring a travel agent.
But now, with the entire world in the palm of your hand on your smartphone, no one needs a travel agent. Be it flight or hotel booking, or searching for the best places to visit at your destination, if you have a nice and proper travel application installed on your Android device, everything becomes easier. Let’s discuss the top 5 travel apps that are mandatory to install before planning any trip in 2019.
It can be considered to be an allrounder among all other travel planning apps.
- The app gets all your details like flight bookings or hotel reservations from Gmail and organizes them, helping you to access them easily.
- It also provides suggestions based on what you like and shows you all the best spots available nearby.
- There is also an offline mode where you can save the details of your trip so that you can access them even under low network coverage.
Looking for a place to stay? We give you the best app where you can book homestays from around 200 countries. Whether you are planning for a solo trip or a trip with several friends, you can choose across 4 million home rentals. You can choose the perfect one based on the review and pics by other people who already stayed there. The app is free to download and does not contain any ads.
Planning for a perfect short trip with a very low budget? Skyscanner is here to help you. You can search and book the cheapest flight directly using this application. It also provides a list of the cheap and budget-friendly hotel. The UI of the app is what makes it special. All you need to do is search for a place and the app instantly displays a list of flights sorted according to price increment. In short, the app is perfect for you if you are about to start or plan your next vacation in a budget-friendly manner.
With over 100 million downloads, TripAdvisor can be considered to be one of the best travel application for Android. You can search for the details about your destination, places to visit and stuffs to do, how to reach, budget-friendly hotels and restaurants, etc. All the details are posted by other travelers. Not only that, if you have any query regarding a certain place, post it. Fellow travelers are there to answer your query. All you need to do is sign in and you can browser across photos, reviews, and opinions posted by other users.
Planning a trip to a foreign country without being fluent in the local dialect of your destination? Google is there to help you again. Google translate can be considered to be the best translator app available currently. You can easily convert phrases, words or text from one language to what you speak in a few seconds.
The app supports almost 60 different languages. Not only that, after the latest update, it can even translate texts from signboards or posters after you capture the image using your device’s camera. If you download the package of the language you need, you can even use it offline. Undoubtedly, it is a must-have app when you are visiting a place where English is not used at all.
If you are the type of traveller that gets attracted to a destination by its unique culture and people, the thought of learning their language must not be new to you. While you can imitate to pronounce “hello” and “how much” with Google Translate, it doesn’t teach you more than that. Plus, we often don’t feel comfortable saying phrases we don’t even know what they are made of.
LingoDeer is a neat little language self-study tool I found recently. It doesn’t teach as many languages like Duolingo, but, with the languages it does teach, it teaches them very well. The cute, nerdy-looking deer offers Spanish, French, Portuguese German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian and Vietnamese to English learners, which covers most of the popular travel destinations on the world.
The app offers a offline mode that allows you to download all lessons beforehand and a silent mode that allows you to practice in trains and plains. The cost of the app also makes a lot more sense to me than Rosetta Stone. So I highly recommend you give it a try.
The above listing is based on my personal recommendation. I myself am a frequent traveler and these are the travel apps I always have on my phone. They make planning and traveling easier and trust me, you don’t need the extra tension regarding hotel booking and places to visit when you are planning a trip to relax and enjoy some free time away from your busy life. So, have these apps installed and enjoy the best trip of a lifetime. Also, do let us know if you use any other travel app that makes your vacation easier.