As fun as travelling and exploring places might be, there are a number of things one might need help with. Asking locals about how to go around is definitely a great option but there can be times when that is not quite possible apart from being every introvert’s nightmare! So, here are some must-have travel apps that will come in handy & help you navigate through your vacation.
One of the best travel guidance platform, TripAdvisor claims to help hundreds of millions of people each month become better travellers. From planning each day, making an itinerary for yourself to making bookings for everything you wish to explore, this app is a one-stop-shop for almost all your travel needs.
With the world moving a little away from the concept of hotels, AirBnB is one app you can have a myriad of homestays and villa options. No matter where you wish to go, AirBnB has expanded their network to a varied extent and there is something for each budget range. Whether you are a backpacker, someone who is looking for luxury and relaxation or just want a stay experience that is unique, this app will always come through!
App Store – https://apps.apple.com/in/app/airbnb/id401626263
Ever find yourself standing in a TSA queue at the airport, frantically searching for that screenshot of your tickets & IDs while everyone around you just stares at you being a complete mess? No one loves that feeling. But TripIt will solve this for you. Declutter your itinerary and keep everything in one place. Gert real-time updates on your flight timings, gates, driving directions & ETAs, hotel reservations, ID cards, sharing trip updates with your family and friends or if someone’s coming to pick you up from the airport/railway station – all of this without ever leaving the app.
Similar to TripIt, this app is for your road trips. No doubt road trips are super fun but, without proper rest stops and fun things to explore along the way; it can easily turn into a nightmare. But this app won’t let that happen. Roadtripppers not only tells you the fastest route; it will show you the perfect route along with options for hotels, motels on your way, activities you can indulge in while you’re on the road and other attractions you can explore on the way to your destination.
5. Flight Jet Lag
Jet lag won’t kill you, but it can totally kill the vibe. So the best way to fight the horrors of jet lag is to adapt to your destination schedule gradually. Fight Jet Lag is an app to help people cope with jet lag. All you have to do is enter your current city, destination, your dates of travel & a little about your sleep schedule and using all the data, the app calculates the best sleep schedule with a smooth transition from one time zone to another. The app automatically sets up a number of morning alarms for you and schedules notifications to remind users when they should go to bed. The calendar displays the generated schedule, if necessary users can make changes to it.
6. Google Translate
Be it communicating something with someone or reading a sign board that holds information written in a language you don’t know, Google Translate will definitely help you in a lot of situations. The best part is that this is an offline app and does not require an internet connection in order to work!
When it comes to international travel, PayPal is one app that will come through at most times if you are short of cash. The registration process is easy and you can make transactions in a breeze, in any country.
App Store – https://apps.apple.com/in/app/paypal/id283646709
8. XE Currency & Money Transfers
Another great way for money transfer, this app will also provide you with real-time updates on the live market rates for 130+ currencies. With easy money transfer options, quick currency conversions, rate alerts and currency charts; XE is definitely a must have!
9. M-Indicator (For Mumbai)
The best app to navigate around Mumbai is M-Indicator. With each and every detail about all modes of public transportation, bus routes, train lines and maps; you can master the art of travel in the city of Mumbai. Along with Vada Pav, Mumbai is best known for its traffic and jammed roads and the best way to make the most of Mumbai is to travel by the Mumbai Local. You can get real-time updates and information on the running status and platform numbers along with when and how to change trains to reach your desired destination.
10. Sort My Scene
Want to enjoy nightlife in India? SortMyScene is a one stop destination for making all the booking you want to with updates on buzzing events happening around you. Get your name on guest lists in a jiffy, book tables and get tickets to the best parties in just a click through this app!
On contrary to the apps on this list, an app that we would never want you to use on vacation is a calculator! We know keeping track of the expenses can be difficult but let Splitwise do that for you. This app is the easiest way to share expenses with friends and family and stop stressing about “who owes who”. Reduce the stress and awkwardness that money places and focus on the bliss; not bills.
12. Goa Miles (For Cabs In Goa)
How to book cabs in Goa? Goa Miles is the best app to book a cab to travel within the city. Whether you want to book hatchbacks, sedans or SUVs; a cab will be available at reasonable prices in no time. From short-distances to airport-pickups, Goa Miles come through each time.
Looking to travel by bus? The RedBus app will provide you with each and every detail along with the reviews of people who have travelled by that operator, on that bus route. With a myriad of options to choose from, book a bus according to the timing and cost you feel is right for you!
Public transport and driver-driven vehicles are great. But, we understand that sometimes you just want to take that car for your travel needs at your own leisure, in your privacy. That’s when Zoomcar fits into the picture. Self-drive car rentals have become one of the best means of travel, whether in-city or outside. With an opportunity to select from a wide range of cars, Zoomcar is currently available in more than 45 cities.
And if any one of these beloved apps can’t help you enough, check out the StayVista Blog Page and browse through a whole list of travel blogs you can go through. From how to make the most of your solo trip to travel guides & must-try experiences; explore travel trends to the hilt.